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    In my mock maths last year I got a U, but for the real GCSE got an A so know it's possible to go up, but like obviously gcses are a lot easier than a levels so i'm wondering if the people that got a's/b's in their a levels done so well in their mocks?
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    Mocks don't mean anything unless you've put the same amount of effort into them as you would for a real exam and even the you've got months to improve.
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    It's def possible. I did the IB, but got the equivalent of an E at A-level in one of my mocks, just months before the real thing and then in the actual exam got the equivalent of an A*! Anything is possible - work hard and you'll get there!
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    i never used to make much of an effort with mocks. if you did then you won't go much higher. but still you can always improve by learning from your mistakes.
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    I got an E in a mock paper and then full marks in the real exam, so it certainly is possible. Just make sure you address the problems you had from your mocks and give yourself plenty of time to thoroughly learn the syllabus and do practice papers.
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    My teacher would tell people not to expect much more than grade higher, but it entirely depends on how much effort you put into mocks vs the real thing, any special circumstances that occur, w/e
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    sometimes depends on the mocks - they're marked in school, and sometimes to a slightly higher standard than actual exams due to some schools expecting a high standard from their students. but whatever the circumstance with marks is, you can go up, but i wouldn't say going up by that many grades is likely unless you work pretty hard and do serious revision before the exam. but good luck anyway.
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    you will do better in the real thing as you don't really care about the mocks...also, doing **** will motivate you to work harder (it didn't work for me, but I did ok)
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    thanks guys!
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    Mocks are there for you to see where you are going wrong, go over it and you'll probably do much better with a bit more effort.
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    I went from a D to a A, so yes.
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    I generally improve on the real thing, but that's only because i'll of revised for it.
    So that is not impossible with some work.
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    I got ABCU in my mocks and came out with AAAA

    Anything can be done plus mocks motivate you to do better and enlighten you as to what needs more revision
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    I got U's in every single unit test we did last year in my AS biology. In my mock I got a D, and in my real test I got over 90%. I think teachers mark really harshly to scare you into working! Anything's possible, but that doesn't mean sit down, relax, and start revision a week before the exam!
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    Only you know how well you can do and how much effort you put into your mocks.
    Everyone on here is saying it is possible, but if you revised solidly for the mocks and got those grades, well...
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    It is possible... for nearly every Psychology essay I did before the exam I got C grades but in the actual exam I go 92/100 and 100/100! But it depends on how hard you work before the exams - do lots of revision and practice questions, basically.
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    (Original post by anna_disraeli)
    In my mock maths last year I got a U, but for the real GCSE got an A so know it's possible to go up, but like obviously gcses are a lot easier than a levels so i'm wondering if the people that got a's/b's in their a levels done so well in their mocks?
    I'd say B not A. You havent studied hard enough....
    but.. prove me wrong if you can, then come back and gloat...
    I'll rep u if u make the A ur looking 4.
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    hell yes!!! I always get U's and D's and E's for my mocks because I hate them and I never revise for MOCKS, but I manage to pull it through in the end because I simply revise at the RIGHT time or when it matters the most
    For those who say No, that's stupid. If you get D's because you don't revise, you can still manage to get a top mark in the real exam. If you revised and still got a D then your pretty much doomed...
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    Yeah mocks really don't mean anything because by the time the exam comes round you'll hopefully have revised harder and have the added adrenaline/pressure boost that will psych you up - makes a big difference in the end!
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    I went from a D to an A in AS Maths.
 
 
 
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