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    hi guys,
    So recently year 11 took their mocks. Our school got our results back fairly quickly, and to cut a long story short, I Failed... all of them.
    I haven't had English or geography back yet, but I got a C in maths, an E in History and an E in science. I really, really, really want to go to my school's sixthform, but they require 5A*-B grades, and my confidence of getting those grades is low now. Before the mocks, I was predicted mostly B's, But I'm really stressed and wondering... If I failed my mocks, will my school still offer me a conditional offer, as I'm an internal candidate? I already have an A in rs, and I hope to study Classics, philosophy, rs and geography... I'm just so sad and confused. I really wish the school wouldn't do this to us. I really appreciate your answers and feedback thanks guys!:confused:
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    Well, I guess it depends on your school as to how much leeway they're prepared to give - it might be worth talking to a teacher or head of year about your concerns, and see what their attitude would be. And also ask for advice/help on how to improve; most teachers do actually want their pupils to do well!
    And part of that is marking mocks harshly - in most cases mocks are the reality check that persuade people to really work hard for the real things. You have a few months - you could push up grades in all your subjects! You might have to look at your revision style (are you learning effectively) and your exam technique (are you communicating your knowledge in the way that will get marks in an exam), but you can definitely do it. With work. So please don't let bad mock results get you down; take it as an incentive to get the results you want. Best of luck
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    Thanks Actaeon,
    This has been a massive reality check. I think a lot of students have an artificial idea that if they're predicted, say a B, that's the grade they would get if they didn't do any revision, but the truth is you have to work for that grade. I'm doing 2 past History questions a week, and asking my teacher to mark them. I'm going to talk to my head of year tomorrow to reassure myself. Again, Thanks
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    I did pretty badly in my mocks, but my actual grades were much better. I got a D in my History mock because of a very silly mistake (I wrote the whole exam about Clemenceau while the question was about Wilson), but I got an A in the real thing and am now studying AS History. Your mocks are a way of figuring out where you are going wrong before your actual results day when it is too late! Use this as a way of making sure you can do what you need to do in the exam. If you don't already have them, ask for your mock papers back and ask your teachers to go over what you can improve from them, and the best way of answering the exam questions. I think most people do worst in their mocks and their actual exams.
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    Mocks are a crap indicator of how you'll really do - I got a D in the English Language mock last year and got full UMS in the real thing (A*)

    Don't worry, I'm sure you will do well in the real papers.
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    Mocks mean nothing. I got a D in my English language mock and an A* in my GSCE, E in chemistry and then got a B in the actual exam (was only 3 marks off an A aswell). Had quite a few more like those 2 aswell. Just work hard from now till May/June time and you'll easily be able to obtain at least the 6 B's you need to go to sixth form.
 
 
 
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