Predicted Grades For UK Universities - 02 November 2020

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Predicted Grades For UK Universities

02 November 2020

As an accredited UCAS centre, SI-UK North America works to help students apply to UK Universities. We have created an FAQ to help students understand more about Predicted Grades, their importance when applying to UK universities, and the process of obtaining and uploading them to UCAS.

For further information or support in your application or Predicted Grades, email vicki@studyin-uk.com

Why do UK Universities require Predicted Grades?

A predicted grade is the grade of qualification an applicant’s school or college believes they’re likely to achieve in positive circumstances based on previous academic achievements.

Why are Predicted Grades important for UK Universities?

Predicted grades are used by universities and colleges, as part of the admissions process, to help them understand an applicant’s potential. They are used to make conditional offers and most medical and dentistry schools in the UK will not make offers without them.

Who fills out Predicted Grades Forms?

Guidance counsellors for Grade 12 students will request applicant’s teachers tocomplete and sign the forms provided by SI-UK.

Where are Predicted Grades uploaded?

SI-UK Advisors will upload predicted grades to applicant’s UCAS. 

Guidelines and Principles for Predicted Grades

UCAS requires that predicted grades should be:

  • entered for all pending qualifications, unless the assessment method or structure of the qualification makes this inappropriate – failure to do so can lead to complications or, in some cases, the rejection of an application
  • in the best interests of applicants – fulfilment and success at college or university is the end goal 
  • aspirational but achievable – stretching predicted grades can be motivational for students
  • determined by professional judgement –expertise and experience are vital in informing predictions
  • data-driven – while each school will have its own process, teachers should look at past Level 2 and Level 3 performance, and/or internal examinations to inform your predictions
  • finalised by the point of application submission – UK universities are only likely to consider the predicted grades received through a UCAS application.

For further information or support in your application or Predicted Grades, email vicki@studyin-uk.com

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