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    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?

    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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