Predictions show the typical grade achieved by all students
nationally with similar GCSE or KS4 averages studying the same subject, for
courses ending in 2016.
If a prediction is expressed as a split grade (e.g. 'Dis/Mer') then the first grade listed is the main prediction.
If the second grade is lower it implies that the student is at the lower end of the range to predict that grade.
If you have several students predicted 'Dis/Mer' it would be above average if they did all achieve Distinction.
Conversely if the second grade is higher it implies that the student is at the high end of the range.
A 'Dis/Mer' prediction is higher than 'Mer/Dis' - the former is a low Distinction, the second a good Merit.
Predictions marked with this symbol are for a subject where
there is insufficient national data to give meaningful predictions. The
prediction is therefore based upon an aggregate including other
subjects within the same SSA.
Predictions for A/AS Level for students with GCSE average below
about 37 should be treated with caution, due to a lower number of results used to generate and unusual results profiles for some of these students.
Only a minority of students achieving an average GCSE below C
grade will have gone on to study A/AS; often because their GCSE average
was not representative of their chances at A Level. The prediction
given is not the typical grade for any student with this GCSE average, but only for those students enrolled on A Level courses.