Is it natural for one grade to move up from the mocks to the real exam???
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.
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.
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
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.
I got close to a D in English Lit but came up with A*. Mock exams are marked so harshly!
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.
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.