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Are mocks really that important? My teacher said that we will be put into foundation or higher based on how we done on it and I think I got less than a half. Also, does anyone know what the grade boundaries roughly are for OCR Gateway Biology Higher?
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(Original post by *Alisha*)
Are mocks really that important? My teacher said that we will be put into foundation or higher based on how we done on it and I think I got less than a half. Also, does anyone know what the grade boundaries roughly are for OCR Gateway Biology Higher?
I think it should be fine as long as you do better in the real thing. Maybe tell your teacher you just had a bad day if you want to be put into the higher exam. Grade boundaries change every year maybe you can check your board's website for last year's exam's boundaries.
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Are mocks really that important? My teacher said that we will be put into foundation or higher based on how we done on it and I think I got less than a half. Also, does anyone know what the grade boundaries roughly are for OCR Gateway Biology Higher?
An employer, university, or sixth form will never say to you that you can't join because you failed at your mocks.

Mocks are only there for practise for the real thing. If you did badly, ask for the paper, see what went wrong, how you should improve, and revise it for your actual exams. Your mock results really don't matter, they're just there to show you how well you can do. That doesn't mean don't try though - teachers care, and they can give a good scope on how you will do in your actual exams.

As for getting higher or foundation - if she does put you down to do foundation, speak to them, tell them that you didn't revise enough, had a bad day etc, and that you want do the higher paper - it should be your choice in the end.
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Mocks are important because they will be used as your predictions for A LEVEL

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Mocks are important because they will be used as your predictions for A LEVEL

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Omg what are you going to do now????? You failed your mock you can't go to college now, that means you can't go to university omg and you won't be able to get a job omg omg
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She's asking about GCSE subject lol no a level has higher or foundation option.

To the original poster, the grade matters if it decides whether you'll be doing higher or foundation. So if you didn't do so well and get put into foundation, you're risking only getting a maximum of a C grade in the actual exam
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Are mocks really that important? My teacher said that we will be put into foundation or higher based on how we done on it and I think I got less than a half. Also, does anyone know what the grade boundaries roughly are for OCR Gateway Biology Higher?
Yeah sometimes they do matter, for higher the grade boundaries are lower but the content is supposedly harder.
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Omg what are you going to do now????? You failed your mock you can't go to college now, that means you can't go to university omg and you won't be able to get a job omg omg
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An employer, university, or sixth form will never say to you that you can't join because you failed at your mocks.

Mocks are only there for practise for the real thing. If you did badly, ask for the paper, see what went wrong, how you should improve, and revise it for your actual exams. Your mock results really don't matter, they're just there to show you how well you can do. That doesn't mean don't try though - teachers care, and they can give a good scope on how you will do in your actual exams.

As for getting higher or foundation - if she does put you down to do foundation, speak to them, tell them that you didn't revise enough, had a bad day etc, and that you want do the higher paper - it should be your choice in the end.
I did revise there were just too many graph questions and so many calculations you had to do.
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the tiers you're doing should be 95% your choice, the other 5% is the teacher's recommendation, but at the end of the day, you can pay the examiner to change your tier and money speaks louder soooooo of course teachers can't intervene then.
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If this happened now you would be well and truly oofed
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