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Posted by Birdy (U14199871) on Monday, 7th December 2009
Ok, so everyone is saying that mocks are a huge thing, but hardly anyone has done reivison. I'm really worried as I've had so much work that I haven't been able to do ANY revision and my mocks are this week and next! Is it true that mocks are what sixth form's look at to put you into their sixth form? I'm so worried because I know in these mocks, because I've done no revision, I'm going to get D's and C's, but I'm predicted B's and A's! Help!
Posted by Sean (U14249324) on Thursday, 10th December 2009
Don't worry, Mocks dont matter. I have not revised revised much at all and I have no worries, and if you get bad results then it motivates you to revise and get good marks for the real one! Mocks are only there so you get a feel for what the real exams are like, the results don't matter as much
Posted by Dolphinlover1 (U3662008) on Friday, 11th December 2009
dont fuss 2 much on mocks, but u do need 2 do some revision and treat it as if it was a real exam, because if for some reason u r unable 2 attend an exam they will look at your mocks as well as target grades,cwk etc...to give u a fair mark....there r other reasons why mocks could b used.....might not happen but if swine flu got really bad and schools got shut over exam period they would have 2 use mocks as well as cwk etc 2 give u a grade but dont worry i've just had my mocks and although i didnt do as well as i want 2 do in the real thing i got all grades C or above
Posted by U14200613 (U14200613) on Saturday, 12th December 2009
Revise thats the best thing you can do
if you wanna go to sixth form
Posted by royalcoolkid10 (U14253336) on Saturday, 12th December 2009
dont worry!! if u worry a lot you will have a low score but if you try really really hard that you will get the level u want so keep practising!!!!
Posted by Lizzie (U13841885) on Wednesday, 23rd December 2009
We've just got our mocks back at our school,
a lot of people were crying becuase they werent what people expected- so i was pretty glad I revised.
I know that I can 4 A*'s, &A's and a B with some revision
so I know that i need to do more to get better results.
A lot of people who hadnt revised at all got really bad marks.
I didnt go overboard, dont get stressed out about them- but do treat them like thyere the real thing becuase you really do benefit form it
Plus, if you do well then you're more liekly to want to revise again for the real thigns if you know what you can achieve
Posted by U14280708 (U14280708) on Sunday, 3rd January 2010
They do matter they are the precidted grades the colleges see. But they also help you.
Posted by loveyouuuxo (U14367296) on Wednesday, 3rd March 2010
they only matter if you dont turn up for your actual GCSE exams in the summer. if u dont attend, then they take ur mock exam grades
does this help ?
Posted by polkadot (U14427735) on Saturday, 24th April 2010
yes, mocks do matter. if u want to go to 6th form, then you need to aim for the best you can so they will be able to see your potential. it also helps to revise for them because it gives you time to work out which revision techniques work best for you, before you get thrown into the real ones, and your grades can give you an idea of if you are doing enough revision, and on the right topics.
but don't panic too much, otherwise you will end up working yourself up, and then you'll never get the grades you want!
just think of it a practise, chance to get to know the style of the paper, and the experience of sitting an exam. its not the end of the world if they don't go to plan, just make sure you learn from your mistakes for the real ones!
Posted by Rhiannon (U14798381) on Sunday, 27th February 2011
I know this is really late, but I'm interested. Where I live, mocks ARE extremely important, as our mock grades get sent to college. Does that not happen there?
Posted by Bookyworm (U14534068) on Thursday, 28th July 2011
Mocks are quite important; as if you get good grades in your mocks and actual exams, the college will know you are consistently achieving well.
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Posted by U15174924 (U15174924) on Monday, 5th March 2012
Ok, so everyone is saying that mocks are a huge thing, but hardly anyone has done reivison. I'm really worried as I've had so much work that I haven't been able to do ANY revision and my mocks are this week and next! Is it true that mocks are what sixth form's look at to put you into their sixth form? I'm so worried because I know in these mocks, because I've done no revision, I'm going to get D's and C's, but I'm predicted B's and A's! Help! They are just a back up if you fail the main exams. Don't worry just revise for the final exams and you will be fine. The only disadvantage to your situation is you no longer have a safety net for appeal if you fail the mocks. Just hang in there and keep studying
Posted by Dannoo10 (U13842680) on Friday, 23rd March 2012
personally I think mocks are just meant to get you ready for the real exams coming ahead. It helps because when you're taking the real test you know you've been through this before and realized what you did wrong and right. Mocks are also useful so you can revise what you think you found hard, but the real exams are what matter the most and what universities, colleges and sixth form really look at, so don't worry too much, but make sure you remember what you find easy and what you find hard in the test so it helps you out in the long run!
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