What did people get in gcse mocks compared to real exams?

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OKAY so I really want to know what other people got for their mocks GCSEs compared to their real ones in the summer, i feel really disheartened now because my first few haven't gone too well (im partway through). I didn't revise as much as i normally would because i had some other things going on and i am so so scared and worried because my target grades are high
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(Original post by OliviaJH)
OKAY so I really want to know what other people got for their mocks GCSEs compared to their real ones in the summer, i feel really disheartened now because my first few haven't gone too well (im partway through). I didn't revise as much as i normally would because i had some other things going on and i am so so scared and worried because my target grades are high
I did better in my mocks than in my real GCSE exams :fluffy:

Put the work in and in the end you'll be fine. Use your mock grades as motivation :yep:
If you know you didn't work as hard as you normally would, you already know there's room for improvement.
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I did better in my mocks than in my real GCSE exams :fluffy:

Put the work in and in the end you'll be fine. Use your mock grades as motivation :yep:
If you know you didn't work as hard as you normally would, you already know there's room for improvement.
ohhh that must have been annoying! and thank you, i will definately do that
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ohhh that must have been annoying! and thank you, i will definately do that
Indeed it was, but I expected it to happen... you're welcome :hugs:
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(Original post by OliviaJH)
OKAY so I really want to know what other people got for their mocks GCSEs compared to their real ones in the summer, i feel really disheartened now because my first few haven't gone too well (im partway through). I didn't revise as much as i normally would because i had some other things going on and i am so so scared and worried because my target grades are high
Don't worry! I got D's in my Mocks and came out with all A*s, A's and B's
The biggest difference is English Language - Mock D (Didn't answer the full paper tbf) and came out with 2 A*s for English in the end! Don't worry about it it means nothing - nobody ever gets the same in their mock!

I also have a good friend who was in my triple science who got E's in her Science mocks and came out with A*AA in the real things
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I'd rather have my mock grades instead of my actual ones.
Just preserver and get through it among the many past papers out there
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I got 2 As, 6 Cs, a D and a U (French.)

In my real GCSE's I got 6 A*s, 3 As and a B (French.)

They are just mocks and you have ages left until the real exams. Use them as motivation to do better and you will be fine, honest. Oh and do lots of past papers
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Don't worry! I got D's in my Mocks and came out with all A*s, A's and B's
The biggest difference is English Language - Mock D (Didn't answer the full paper tbf) and came out with 2 A*s for English in the end! Don't worry about it it means nothing - nobody ever gets the same in their mock!

I also have a good friend who was in my triple science who got E's in her Science mocks and came out with A*AA in the real things
Oh wow, you're right- they are really good grades! thanks thats reassuring

It's just that our school treats them so seriously and we get them in a letter and then a parent's evening and everything, and i just REALLY don't want them to think im going to fail because i know i can do it with enough work
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(Original post by aamirac)
I'd rather have my mock grades instead of my actual ones.
Just preserver and get through it among the many past papers out there
Yeah, i know a few people who did better in their mocks, It IS frustrating but thanks i will!
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(Original post by OliviaJH)
Oh wow, you're right- they are really good grades! thanks thats reassuring

It's just that our school treats them so seriously and we get them in a letter and then a parent's evening and everything, and i just REALLY don't want them to think im going to fail because i know i can do it with enough work
Thank you! My mocks where seriously so bad that my head teacher suggested I enroll on to college to retake my GCSE's - which I obviously didn't need to do and now am doing A levels!

So i totally get you there - schools will all over react as it can make them look bad if theres a low pass rate (My schools was 48% 5-A*-C so evidently they went mental!) They do also understand that the majority will do better in the real thing so dont worry!
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I often did a bit better in the real exam than in the mock. I remember one chemistry mock I got 9% but then I got a B in the real module exam (A level, not GCSE, but still sticks. However this was largely due to not doing enough for the mocks and then hammering it for the real exam. If you worked your socks off for the mock it is likely it is fairly accurate unless you got really unlucky.
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Mocks I got 1 A*, 3A, 4B,4C,1D--->Real grades 5A*, 4A, 4B
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I got 2 As, 6 Cs, a D and a U (French.)

In my real GCSE's I got 6 A*s, 3 As and a B (French.)

They are just mocks and you have ages left until the real exams. Use them as motivation to do better and you will be fine, honest. Oh and do lots of past papers
Thank you so much! my motivation is definately coming back, one more thing: Is there anywhere else i can get past papers that you now of apart from my exam board websites which only show the last 3 years' ones?
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(Original post by OliviaJH)
Oh wow, you're right- they are really good grades! thanks thats reassuring

It's just that our school treats them so seriously and we get them in a letter and then a parent's evening and everything, and i just REALLY don't want them to think im going to fail because i know i can do it with enough work
I totally get it, my school was the same. My parent's evening with my French teacher was a tad awkward to say the least Just remember they aren't your real grades and you know you can do better in the real exams. Mocks are just good practice at the exam style and doing it under timed conditions. You will be fine. Good luck with everything
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Mocks: only done like 6 subject exams for mocks
A* in English Language, A* in Maths, A* in RE, A in Spanish, A in Add. Science, B in Food Tech
I didn't revise much for my mocks but I don't think they matter because you'll be motivated to revise once your exams are nearer.

I remember feeling like utter crap after my first exam, and this made me revise loads. I thought I was going to fail all of my exams!
At the end I managed 10A*s somehow Don't be too disheartened!!!
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i don't really remember my mock results but I remember I got an A* in geography mock but got a C in the real thing

i got Bs and Cs in my science mocks but i got A*s and As in the end

because i wanted to go into science I put all my effort into that and neglected the humanities and other subjects so :/

don't neglect any subjects!

but idk i think i'd rather have 2A*s 3As 3Bs 3Cs than just 11 Bs but that's just me lol

people who can get 13 A*s - what are y'all Kryptonians or summin?
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(Original post by Omni Vanitas)
Mocks I got 1 A*, 3A, 4B,4C,1D--->Real grades 5A*, 4A, 4B
That gives me a bit of hope then, thanks-well done on great grades!
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I think I got lower in my mocks than my final GCSE exams.
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I'd rather have my mock grades instead of my actual ones.
Just preserver and get through it among the many past papers out there
Innit. When I did my mock GCSEs I got all As and Bs. When I did the actual exams I got five Cs, and the rest were Ds and Es.

I was a **** academic back then.
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(Original post by OliviaJH)
Thank you so much! my motivation is definately coming back, one more thing: Is there anywhere else i can get past papers that you now of apart from my exam board websites which only show the last 3 years' ones?
Oops sorry, I linked the wrong post the first time I got mine off the exam board website (bearing in mind this was two years ago) and you should be able to find some older ones if you search around online.
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