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Hobbesian
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Is it natural for one grade to move up from the mocks to the real exam???
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Depends on a lot of things, but I was predicted B/C for Maths, but got an A!!!

(still can't get over it!) :p:

Anyway, in my personal experience, the predicted grades aren't entirely accurate, and yes it is possible to move up a grade, not sure of the term "natural" though. Sometimes you could be a little complacent if your mock marks were good, and actually do worse in the real thing. Make sure that doesn't happen!

Good luck!
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For my IGCSEs I was perdicted a B in Chemistry but came out with A*! Really depends on whether you prepared for the mock as well as you should have.
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Yeah, it's not exactly 'natural' for you to move up a grade - your B won't become an A without any effort! But it does seem to be true, according to older students, that between your trial exams and the real exams, you get taught a lot more exam technique and you can learn from the mistakes you made at the mocks. So if you put your mock exam experience to good use, I think it is possible to move up a grade.
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Lol i got all Ds and Cs in my mocks, i got all As in the end. I think if you are willing to revise and work for your proper exams you will be fine, mocks just tend to be a wake up call for most people. People often move up atleast one grade
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don't mean to shatter your hopes, but it can go the other way to. :cool: in my exams i moved down one grade in Biology...anyway studdy hard, there are no short cuts. and don't read to much in the mocks, they should not be used as predictions to what will happen but as a practice to see what you know and don't know.
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It is quite common to go up a grade between the mocks and the real exams because by that time you'll have done more past papers and will generally be better prepared, plus coursework will be included for the final GCSE grade. It depends how hard you work for mocks though. I went up a grade in English, English lit, maths, French and food tech, up 3 grades in media, stayed the same in double science and RE and went down a grade in history.
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(Original post by NEED-A*)
Is it natural for one grade to move up from the mocks to the real exam???
Most certainly. Don't take your mocks as an accurate representation of what you can hope to get in the real exams. When June comes...

1) More time for revision
2) Papers marked less harshly
3) Exams spread over a few weeks so even more time to revise and overall less intense than than the mocks
4) You'll have revised once for the mocks, so when it comes to revising for the real thing, you'll have some of the facts fresh in your mind.
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Yep i got a B in my ICT mock, A in food tech, Bs in english lang & lit (harshly marked I think, my teacher hated me lol :rolleyes: ) and ended up with A in english lit and A*s in the rest. Of course it takes a lot of hardwork and effort so be prepared for that.
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Im predicted C's and D's
i am doing my mocks and i hope i can improve for the real exam.
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I got close to a D in English Lit but came up with A*. Mock exams are marked so harshly!
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(Original post by Piggy)
I got close to a D in English Lit but came up with A*. Mock exams are marked so harshly!
Yay, I got B+ and A- in my mocks. That's encouraging.
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so is it a definite fact that mocks are marked more harshly than the real exams, even though i only got 2 b;s and the rest A's and A* for my mocks i am feeling unnecessarily insecure.
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Yup, teachers are harsher with the mocks, which is good, you don't want them to mark too liberally and then find you don't get such a good result in the real thing. It's a general rule you can expect to move a grade up - partly through another 5 months of study, partly I suppose because of the harsher mock marking.

I also think people don't bother revising as much for the mocks - or at all - plus as they're all in one week (normally), you have no time between exams to revise for the next. Your real ones go from late May to late June so you have more preparation just before the exam.
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