coatsoft
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
I completely understand that there need to be mocks to track your progress but do you find once every 2 months is too much? I don't mean in lessons, but a week or two full of exams. I feel this disrupts lesson time and revision too much.
0
reply
Chlorophile
  • Study Helper
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
(Original post by coatsoft)
I completely understand that there need to be mocks to track your progress but do you find once every 2 months is too much? I don't mean in lessons, but a week or two full of exams. I feel this disrupts lesson time and revision too much.
You've got a week full of exams every two months?! That certainly sounds completely over the top, we have one week a year of official mocks and that's it...
0
reply
n_hundred
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
Mocks help, but only 1/3 benefit from them
0
reply
Nicolalmh
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report 6 years ago
#4
I think it's more beneficial to do an old exam paper in class in controlled conditions and carry on the rest of the week with normal lessons. I missed 20 hours of lessons due to mock week, think how much content could be fit into that time!
However, I started at a new college and without the mocks I would have no idea how the exam situation worked there (where the seat numbers are, where bags are kept, how papers are handed out).
0
reply
beyknowles
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
I think they're pointless. Their only said purpose is to see where we're going wrong, but we have past papers for this.
0
reply
r-t
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
(Original post by coatsoft)
I completely understand that there need to be mocks to track your progress but do you find once every 2 months is too much? I don't mean in lessons, but a week or two full of exams. I feel this disrupts lesson time and revision too much.
Most schools/colleges do mocks only in January but it is strange that you have it every 2 months. I am an A2 student so have done plenty of mocks. I do not find it that useful because if you do badly then it makes you feel like you're going to fail for the remainder of the year and give up which was the problem I had last year. At the end of the day you know where you are working at in your head and how much revision you do which is much more important than mocks. I also sometimes don't find teachers markings very accurate which could mean the results are also wrong aswell.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
coatsoft
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#7
(Original post by Chlorophile)
You've got a week full of exams every two months?! That certainly sounds completely over the top, we have one week a year of official mocks and that's it...
Well, my teachers seem to have really gotten into their spreadsheets as results took a dip last year and they've been expecting a visit from ofsted.
0
reply
coatsoft
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#8
(Original post by n_hundred)
Mocks help, but only 1/3 benefit from them
It's safe to say I am part of the 2/3
0
reply
H0PEL3SS
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#9
Report 6 years ago
#9
(Original post by n_hundred)
Mocks help, but only 1/3 benefit from them
I agree with this. However, the people who tend to benefit from them are the proactive and focused, who don't really need the extra push that mocks result in.
0
reply
r-t
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#10
Report 6 years ago
#10
(Original post by beyknowles)
I think they're pointless. Their only said purpose is to see where we're going wrong, but we have past papers for this.
Yes but with past papers you can still look at the mark schemes before you do them so it doesn't really give you a valid result. However the whole point of mock exams are that you haven't seen the question paper or the mark scheme before so you couldn't prepare for it in advance so your result is more valid.


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
CharmingCat
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#11
Report 6 years ago
#11
(Original post by coatsoft)
I completely understand that there need to be mocks to track your progress but do you find once every 2 months is too much? I don't mean in lessons, but a week or two full of exams. I feel this disrupts lesson time and revision too much.
Although I dislike the prospect of freaking over exams, I think that mocks can be useful in the sense that they give you the one last push to get motivated and succeed in your GCSEs. Still, I can't believe that you endure them every two months - once a year is more than enough!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (34)
29.06%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (11)
9.4%
No I am happy with my choice (64)
54.7%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (8)
6.84%

Watched Threads

View All