What if my actual results are worse than my mocks?

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I did really well in my mocks, getting 4 A*s, 2 Bs and the rest being As. I got them because we had all our mock exams really close together and I basically spent the whole 2 weeks off YouTube and Steam so I could spend the night before each exam going through the revision guide for that exam. I sort of did that for my actual exams but they were further apart and I don't feel like I put myself under the same amount of stress due to the sense of security my mocks gave me. I spent half my time revising and the rest binge watching Once Apon A Time and Community on Netflix. I went into each exam with confidence and didn't feel very out of my depth in any of them but I do worry that I've wasted potential a bit. Anyone here done a similar thing and how did your results turn out in the end?
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If your results are lower than predicted grades/mocks then you're likely to be reject by your choice sixth form depending on the competition/course/school/requirement
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It'll be fine, you'll still get into your chosen college, they're not hard to get into, at least shouldn't be for you from the sounds of your mocks
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If your results are lower than predicted grades/mocks then you're likely to be reject by your choice sixth form depending on the competition/course/school/requirement
Im staying on at the same sixth form as my high school. They like me so I should be allowed in with any results within reason, I'm just more scared of disappointing myself.
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Glorious Fellow PCMR brother, I am sure you have done fantastic if you've got those grades in mock, stop worrying! In the meantime relax and pray to our Lord and Saviour Gabe, that we get good grades.
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I have the same worry. I did work harder for my real exams but I still am worried my mock results will have been better, which would be so frustrating! We've just got to wait it out I guess


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I did my 1st year AS exams and smashed my mocks comfortably but under real exam-pressure, something which you cannot replicate in mocks/practice I'd say I slightly underperformed. But then again most people would marginally dip under exam-pressure. Hopefully we're all fine
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There's little point in worrying about it. If I were in your place, I'd worry slightly maybe for a few days. I just got over my exam worry. It took about a week of saying to myself: "it'll be all okay, no one will judge you."

Literally, if you do worse than your mocks, I think you will be the only one that's disappointed (you shouldn't be though). If you're worried about people judging (I usually am), teachers and students won't remember what you got for your mocks, so you're fine.

And finally, if you feel you've wasted potential, it's great you've realised now. GCSEs compared to A levels aren't that important - but still important of course. It's good that you've realised you may need to work harder or differently to make yourself feel better.

It's your life, take control of it and make sure you will be happy with the outcomes.
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(Original post by Thesockmonster2)
I did really well in my mocks, getting 4 A*s, 2 Bs and the rest being As. I got them because we had all our mock exams really close together and I basically spent the whole 2 weeks off YouTube and Steam so I could spend the night before each exam going through the revision guide for that exam. I sort of did that for my actual exams but they were further apart and I don't feel like I put myself under the same amount of stress due to the sense of security my mocks gave me. I spent half my time revising and the rest binge watching Once Apon A Time and Community on Netflix. I went into each exam with confidence and didn't feel very out of my depth in any of them but I do worry that I've wasted potential a bit. Anyone here done a similar thing and how did your results turn out in the end?
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