The College adopts a consistent and optimistic approach to predicting grades for Higher Education applications. Please see below for our approach to both A Level and BTEC qualification predicted grades.
A level predicted grades will be based upon student achievement in the Summer Progression Exams and the professional judgement of subject teachers. The results of the Progression Exams will be published at Progress Review 4 in late June and the results in these exams will form the minimum basis for student predicted grades. When deciding as to whether increase a predicted grade above performance at Progress Review 4, subject teachers will use individual 6.1 subject performance data as evidence of student potential to inform their final judgement. Predicted grades will be published via Progress Review 4.
BTEC predicted grades are based primarily on the externally accredited 6.1 results that students achieve in August of their first year. The PR4 report will not feature Current Grades for BTEC subjects, as all such courses complete an external qualification at the end of the 6.1 year. As a consequence, BTEC predicted grades will be published via the portal before teaching begins in September. When deciding as to whether increase a predicted grade above performance at 6.1, subject teachers will use prior unit performance data to inform their final judgement.