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    So my mocks begin on Thursday.

    I've hardly done any revision at all and I realise that any over-anxiety about these mocks is entirely my fault. I have had a prolonged period of illness now where my eating and digestion has been completely messed up. I have a lot of oesophageal pain and have lost a lot of weight. Eating is very difficult. I've been to the GP and now two different hospitals to see the consultant and specialists. Also, I am almost unable to get to sleep sometimes.

    This is all having a knock-on effect - I am sometimes in what I would describe as extreme tiredness and fatigue. This has led me to have no motivation to do any work. Even in in-class tests this term and so forth I have had serious timing issues that never arisen before. Basically I haven't done any revision for my mocks and am concerned that they will be nothing but a humiliating waste of time!

    This is not helping my stress and anxiety and my general low feeling - all of which was bad enough before.

    I know these are only mocks but mocks are important in some ways.

    I don't know. There are a lot of things.

    I guess I wondered what you guys think about how important mocks are? And what I should be doing now - with just 1 day until they start.

    So sorry for the length and the lack of coherent question - I suppose any wisdom is appreciated right now.

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    Go over any important formulae that you need to learn/remember, if you're really low on time. Make sure you get enough sleep before the test, and don't stress yourself out over them. I know plenty of people who've done crap on their mocks only to get top grades at the end of the year, the trick is to look at what topics you do the worst in on the mock exams, so you can focus on those topics and not revise the ones you did well in as much. Constantly revising is the way to go to get good grades, but remember that your health comes first, mocks definitely shouldn't be higher on your list of priorities.
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    Go over any important formulae that you need to learn/remember, if you're really low on time. Make sure you get enough sleep before the test, and don't stress yourself out over them. I know plenty of people who've done crap on their mocks only to get top grades at the end of the year, the trick is to look at what topics you do the worst in on the mock exams, so you can focus on those topics and not revise the ones you did well in as much. Constantly revising is the way to go to get good grades, but remember that your health comes first, mocks definitely shouldn't be higher on your list of priorities.
    Thanks a lot for your reply. Yeah health comes first. I know thery're just mocks.

    More than anything it's the actual being in the exam rather than when a bad grade comes back - hey ho. I know what I need to do after these mocks and I've done well in coursework so all is not lost.

    Thanks for putting things into perspective.
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    You could always look at these mock as the worse case scenario, you will definitely do better in the real exams if you revise for them, like the person said above any topics you do well in you obviously know quite well as you wouldn't have revised them so you won't need to do much work on them.

    If you want to do some revision just try reading through your school books or a revision guide but don't do too much as it might just stress you out and that really doesn't help. If you find you don't know things you might not need them (especially if you haven't learnt it yet). You're health obviously needs to come first though so don't do too much. You could do a past paper in the subject (if its like maths) if you think that might help but if not just go in and see what happens.

    Good luck with your mocks and I hope you feel better, remember these will be the first of many mocks (if your school is anything like mine) so you will get more chances to do better.
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    (Original post by AlexSO)
    So my mocks begin on Thursday.

    I've hardly done any revision at all and I realise that any over-anxiety about these mocks is entirely my fault. I have had a prolonged period of illness now where my eating and digestion has been completely messed up. I have a lot of oesophageal pain and have lost a lot of weight. Eating is very difficult. I've been to the GP and now two different hospitals to see the consultant and specialists. Also, I am almost unable to get to sleep sometimes.

    This is all having a knock-on effect - I am sometimes in what I would describe as extreme tiredness and fatigue. This has led me to have no motivation to do any work. Even in in-class tests this term and so forth I have had serious timing issues that never arisen before. Basically I haven't done any revision for my mocks and am concerned that they will be nothing but a humiliating waste of time!

    This is not helping my stress and anxiety and my general low feeling - all of which was bad enough before.

    I know these are only mocks but mocks are important in some ways.

    I don't know. There are a lot of things.

    I guess I wondered what you guys think about how important mocks are? And what I should be doing now - with just 1 day until they start.

    So sorry for the length and the lack of coherent question - I suppose any wisdom is appreciated right now.

    Thanks
    I get where you are coming from with this. I am a current Year 12 student and I have some anxiety problems. Last year I got really worked up about my mocks because I didn't revise, but really they do not mean anything. I got a D in my geography mock and an A for my actual GCSE, so they aren't representational. The worst thing that could happen is if the year as a whole does badly they'll talk in assemblies about the future and how you need to grow up (our year group was told this) but really that's not true. It isn't worth worrying about and I wish I'd known that then.
 
 
 
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