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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Are you doing GCSE?


    Lol I have my AS maths mock tomorrow I'm really scared...
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    (Original post by Popsiclez)
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    Well then please don't stress I'm sure you'll do really well!x
    Yeah in yr 11 I had a friend who did art GCSE and it seems like that's all she ever did...
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    For starters, they're not that bad at all. I don't recall ever getting an A in any mock exam, and C's are about average. The whole point of mock exams is to give you an idea of what level you are currently working at. So getting a C doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a C in the exam. It just means that you need to put in more revision and boost your effort a little to get up to where you want to be.
    Honestly, don't fret about it. If you're a hard enough worker (which, judging by the fact that you're even bothered about your mock results suggests you are) you can easily get better results in your exams. In my experience, it's very common to go up 2 grades in your final results from your mock grades. So if you are sitting at Cs right now, then As are totally doable. Best of luck

    (P.S I have no idea what a grade "7" is. Here in Scotland that's the equivalent of a D, but from other posts I've read I think it's actually quite a good grade in England and Wales? )
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    (Original post by jack0634)
    For starters, they're not that bad at all. I don't recall ever getting an A in any mock exam, and C's are about average. The whole point of mock exams is to give you an idea of what level you are currently working at. So getting a C doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a C in the exam. It just means that you need to put in more revision and boost your effort a little to get up to where you want to be.
    Honestly, don't fret about it. If you're a hard enough worker (which, judging by the fact that you're even bothered about your mock results suggests you are) you can easily get better results in your exams. In my experience, it's very common to go up 2 grades in your final results from your mock grades. So if you are sitting at Cs right now, then As are totally doable. Best of luck

    (P.S I have no idea what a grade "7" is. Here in Scotland that's the equivalent of a D, but from other posts I've read I think it's actually quite a good grade in England and Wales? )
    I broke down crying and finally told my mum and she said that I didn't ' know how to revise' and that if I 'fail' my GCSEs then 'that's it'. Now my parents aren't speaking to me. They won't let me drop history and I've been trying since year 10, it takes up so much time and I still don't get a decent grade and it's to the detriment of my sciences but whenever I say that they just cut me off.
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    Don't worry, I got Es in mock exams and A* in the actual ones. Work hard - you can do it; learn from your mistakes.

    If you can still applying to university without history (I don't know if there's a minimum thing as I'm an English applicant), I don't understand why your parents have a problem with you dropping it. Maybe discuss it with them formally (i.e. say you want to talk to them like an adult/open dialogue). Surely, it'll be better if you could focus on the others.
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    Don't worry, I got Es in mock exams and A* in the actual ones. Work hard - you can do it; learn from your mistakes.

    If you can still applying to university without history (I don't know if there's a minimum thing as I'm an English applicant), I don't understand why your parents have a problem with you dropping it. Maybe discuss it with them formally (i.e. say you want to talk to them like an adult/open dialogue). Surely, it'll be better if you could focus on the others.
    If you don't mind me asking; how did you revise? As my revision technique is far from perfect and has been for a long time now.
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    (Original post by kirstenolivia)
    If you don't mind me asking; how did you revise? As my revision technique is far from perfect and has been for a long time now.
    Everyone has something that works for them. Practice papers for me were a must.

    I just went through the textbook - highlighting/making sure I understood (notes took too long for me, but some of my friends made notes). Then, I did past papers (all of them).
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    You did fine, just work on your sciences i guess. Honestly unless you are aiming for oxbridge getting a C in your GCSEs isn't going to stop you from anything, and considering you got an A in some subjects I wouldn't worry.

    Dont go on TSR for this, if you arent an A* student on here you are a disgrace in their eyes
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    [QUOTE=kirstenolivia;69715712]Hi I've done all my mocks and I'm rlly scared to tell my parents my grades I've been hiding it for a week and crying every single day. This is all I've got back so far . I don't know what to do.

    Physics C
    Chemistry C
    French (reading and speaking only) A
    Maths A
    English Lit 7
    English language 7

    Also my history teacher said that our mocks had generally depressed from our year 10 exam results but I don't see how that can be because last year I barely revised and I actually revised this year.[/QUOTE
    They're not even bad. Do you feel you put in enough hours of revision?
    Trust me, when it comes to the real things you will take them much more seriously but they're just mocks, don't let the grades dishearten you.
    Last year in my GCSE mocks I came out with C's and even some D's, then ended up getting A's and a few B's. Think the main reason for that is that I realised I don't want to end up with them grades in the real thing so I used them as motivation.
 
 
 
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