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Over half of A level grade predictions adrift, study finds

The overall accuracy of teachers' predictions of A level grades dropped to 42 per cent when the A* grade was introduced in 2010, a government-commissioned study has found.

Over half of all A* grade predictions were wrong, and more than 45 per cent of A grades predicted for university applicants overshot actual results, says a report published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills on research conducted by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

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