Are MOCK GCSEs hard?

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I just wondered which mock gcses are worth revising throughly for. I want good grades however not too upset if i get lower than i'm predicated.. they r next week starting Wednesday. So which subjects are hard in the mocks??
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Depends on what subjects you are good at. You should know what you need to revise extra hard and what you will be ok on with a bit of revision. Use your common sense.
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(Original post by Tribi18)
I just wondered which mock gcses are worth revising throughly for. I want good grades however not too upset if i get lower than i'm predicated.. they r next week starting Wednesday. So which subjects are hard in the mocks??
mocks are sooo much harder than the proper exams - you should revise for all the important ones e.g. english, maths so you get an idea as to what sort of grades you will get. xx
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i guess most people would say no, as most people are doing alevels. although i never found GCSEs hard anyway
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If you remember that the mock mean so little that they are pointless then they will seem so easy as to be boring.
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In my mocks I got like E's and D's, in my real exams I got mainly C's.

I got 12% on my mock intermediate GCSE maths exam, I was in set 2 and I got one of the highest marks!
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The mocks are exactly what you should expect in your final GCSEs, as they were once real exam papers. If you find them hard, then you know how much/little you need to revise.
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I would say it's worth revising if you are a conscientious person, since if you get bad marks you'll probably feel really worried about it. The hardest tests will of course depend on what you are good at, but it will often also depend on the teaching style in each subject. For example, my economics and IT papers seem to have been marked pretty fairly, to give us a realistic idea of where we stand, whereas many people doing French got 0/90 in some sections of their mock because the teachers are trying to scare us into working hard.
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(Original post by elpaw)
i guess most people would say no, as most people are doing alevels. although i never found GCSEs hard anyway
go and tell the guy who marked ur polish exams then! (j/k)

in all fairness, i wouldn't say that u wud have represented the average 16 year old's intelligence at that age! ur a genius!
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looking back now i would say they were easy but at the time i probably thought they were hard. I don't think i did very much revision though. At the time i though if i did well doing no work then it would give me confidence and stop me panicking when i actually did some work. I also thought that if i did badly it would give me a good kick up the backside and make me work harder.

IN the end i think i did well but it jsut made me too cocky so i only really revised for science, languages and history for my proper GCSE's
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(Original post by happysunshine)
The mocks are exactly what you should expect in your final GCSEs, as they were once real exam papers. If you find them hard, then you know how much/little you need to revise.
They will usually find the hardest past papers and/or mark very harshly, I think. I did my maths GCSE a year early and I was one of only five in the class who got A*s in the mock, yet everyone got them in the real thing.
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I did very little revision for my mocks and so far the grades I've had have been pretty good. A* in Maths, Physics and RS with very little revision. The only one I was disappointed on was History where I got a B with no revision.
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(Original post by elpaw)
i guess most people would say no, as most people are doing alevels. although i never found GCSEs hard anyway
GCSEs are hard for me as I'm forced to take a load of subjects that I'm crap at.
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GCSEs are hard for me as I'm forced to take a load of subjects that I'm crap at.
What subjects you doing? I think it's wrong to say that gCSE's are because some people find them really difficult others are just lucky...
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Often people get higher marks in their actual GCSEs than in their mocks.
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(Original post by Xenon)
Often people get higher marks in their actual GCSEs than in their mocks.
Agreed.

I got worried after getting a B in my ICT mock exam but managed A* in the real exam. The coursework dragged me down to A though.
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(Original post by thefish_uk)
Agreed.

I got worried after getting a B in my ICT mock exam but managed A* in the real exam. The coursework dragged me down to A though.
I thought you hadn't taken your GCSE's yet? Or am I confused (which I always am")...
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(Original post by thefish_uk)
A* in Maths
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(Original post by Xenon)
Often people get higher marks in their actual GCSEs than in their mocks.
its virtually everyone, i dont know any1 who got higher in mocks than real thing.

thats no exaggeration - most people dramatically improved, others just did better.
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(Original post by Tribi18)
I just wondered which mock gcses are worth revising throughly for. I want good grades however not too upset if i get lower than i'm predicated.. they r next week starting Wednesday. So which subjects are hard in the mocks??
biology is kinda hard...bu ti havent got my results so i wouldnt know for sure...and the maths wasnt easy!
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