Hi guys, I'm new to the student room and I am looking for some advice to do with the mocks. I started them on Monday this week and they have all gone pretty well, apart from the English Language AQA Higher Mock Exam in which I panicked after realizing what I had written was not good enough.
My predicted grades are 9 A*'s and 3 A's. I was told that English Language GCSE is more important than English Lit, and I want a straight answer as to how important the mocks really are as I know I can get an A* in all, if not all of my subjects, and I think that my teachers also do, but if I don't get these grades in these mocks, would be it be that important?
Personally, I am not holding these mock exams in high regard as I have had little time for revision due to completing Controlled Assessments in Geography, IT and the Shakespeare CA of the English Lit, and I don't think that these mocks will reflect my true abilities, but would poorer grades really have that big an effect on my progress etc. Could anyone offer any advice?
Are Mocks that important? watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-12-2014 00:48
- 06-12-2014 00:12
Mocks are a good way of practicing for exams and on average, you go up a grade or two. I never felt like they were important until I ended up having an operation at very short notice. If for some reason you cannot make it to an exam because of a medical condition, it'll be your mock grade that plays a part in your final grade!
Also, if you don't do as well as your predicted grades in your mocks, just take it with a pinch of salt. I failed my citizenship mock and came out with an A*!
I used mocks as a way of kick starting my revision and found that it really helped by May/June as I only had to refresh the topics that I was weak on!
Hope this helps!
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