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Predicted Grades

When predicting grades the details on how you (or your school or college) are determining what differentiates this candidate and, for example, what makes them an A* or A grade student is really helpful to tutors in the reference.

However, the University is aware of the challenging nature of predicting exact grades and that in some international schools and colleges this is not common practice.

Methods of making predictions will of course vary from institution to institution but tutors value the key role teachers play in providing reliable information about a student’s academic potential in a particular subject. It is important to note that tutors will expect students to have the relevant predicted grades for their chosen course but the offer will be conditional* upon the student achieving these grades.

*Conditional offer: an offer made to an applicant by the University, whereby the applicant must fulfil certain criteria before they can be accepted on the relevant course.