I got some of my results back today - a few of my students have been moved up, none have been moved down.Given that you have been exposed directly to the grading procedure, I wondered if you think the method used this year is a fair one? Maybe it is the best they could do with the limited time available to put in plans, but myself and a few friends are quite worried for results day because it seems that literally anything could happen. The grading system seems fairly brutal, and every day there are stories about grades being moved up, or down, or sideways, and at this point I think I would have been a lot happier just doing the exams
There is always the option to re-take in Autumn, I guess... if you're willing to drop your university application and re-apply next year
I did my best to give fair grades, realistic grades, and not to be over optimistic because I was worried that submitting grades which were too good would result in all being downgraded (after all, the exam board doesn't know individual students). In my favour was that last year's cohort did very well, so if we were compared to that it wouldn't hurt us.
I think we have to be pragmatic about this. It's a first, the boards had to do something to just prevent teachers around the world giving too high grades to their students. Those who are really unhappy will get another chance but I think Universities will be taking all of this into consideration as well. if you've missed your offer and predicted grades, I think they will look at others aspects of your application including the grades predicted at the time.
Of course, some people will lose out. If you, or your class, are significantly better than previous year groups in your school, you might not get the credit for that. If there's been a change of teacher who suddenly made everything better this year (or who predicts better!) that might not be reflected.
I expect some of my A-level students to be disappointed. Those who coasted last year, hoping to do the work this year - and who HAVE done the work and WOULD have got much better grades this year - might be marked down on the basis of their grades from last year. There's a lesson there for all of us, I think.
In short, I don't think it's ideal, but I can't think of a better way it could have been done under the circumstances.
Best of luck when the time comes anyway!