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    Hello, TSR. I have been ghosting on here for a while but my current situation has urged me to make an account.

    I am looking for some advice.

    In the November GCSE mocks I got mostly As and a few A*s, without too much revision. To be honest, all I did was go over my weak areas the night before each exam (and for some, cram the entire course). Obviously, this is not great but it did work.

    Recently, in class, we have been completing new mock papers. In History, I got a C (after an A in the Nov mocks) and another C in Latin (after an A in Nov, 2 marks off an A*). This is making me nervous, as I revised a lot more for these tests than for the Nov mocks.

    This may seem like I am overreacting but the exact same thing happened last year. At my school, the RS GCSE is taken in year 10. I got an A in the mock, after being borderline A/A* for the two years of the course and was predicted an A*. I think that revised for the final exam the same amount as my friends, who all got (at least) As and were predicted (mostly) As. In the final exam, I got a B. Just to reiterate, this was two grades below my predicted grade. This experience was extremely disheartening.

    Has anyone experienced this, or something similar? Is there any way to improve my grades? Should I focus on revising mainly exam technique, instead of knowledge? Am I overreacting?
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    (Original post by meimay090316)
    Hello, TSR. I have been ghosting on here for a while but my current situation has urged me to make an account.

    I am looking for some advice.

    In the November GCSE mocks I got mostly As and a few A*s, without too much revision. To be honest, all I did was go over my weak areas the night before each exam (and for some, cram the entire course). Obviously, this is not great but it did work.

    Recently, in class, we have been completing new mock papers. In History, I got a C (after an A in the Nov mocks) and another C in Latin (after an A in Nov, 2 marks off an A*). This is making me nervous, as I revised a lot more for these tests than for the Nov mocks.

    This may seem like I am overreacting but the exact same thing happened last year. At my school, the RS GCSE is taken in year 10. I got an A in the mock, after being borderline A/A* for the two years of the course and was predicted an A*. I think that revised for the final exam the same amount as my friends, who all got (at least) As and were predicted (mostly) As. In the final exam, I got a B. Just to reiterate, this was two grades below my predicted grade. This experience was extremely disheartening.

    Has anyone experienced this, or something similar? Is there any way to improve my grades? Should I focus on revising mainly exam technique, instead of knowledge? Am I overreacting?
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