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Do Universities look at external public exams or internal mock Exams?
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Do Universities look at external public exams or internal mock Exams?
Considering internal mock exams mean absolutely nothing at all outside of your school, what do you think? You don't put mocks on your university application, they're called mocks for a reason; they're mock-up, pretend exams with no actual value.
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Do Universities look at external public exams or internal mock Exams?
If you did external one; they'll look at that. If u did internals for end of year exams; they'll look at that. ASK YOUR TEACHERS IF UR UNSURE THEY KNOW BEST
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Do Universities look at external public exams or internal mock Exams?
They look at predicted and actual grades not mocks.
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Do Universities look at external public exams or internal mock Exams?
You generally apply to uni during year 13 before you have completed your external exams, so you show them your predicted grades. In my school these are based on mocks because we don't do AS's in subjects where the AS doesn't contribute to the final A level. However if you do AS's then predicted grades will probably be based on these. Ask your teachers to clear it up
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If you did external one; they'll look at that. If u did internals for end of year exams; they'll look at that. ASK YOUR TEACHERS IF UR UNSURE THEY KNOW BEST
Universities never even know if you take any mock exams, they don't look at them, because they can't. Mock exams are internal, pretend exams (often made up of past papers) that mean absolutely nothing outside of the school, they're only there for progress monitoring. The grades of mock exams are not disclosed to universities because they're not official and do not show any kind of qualification.
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...and your school might use them for predictions (which universities do see)
A school is extremely unlikely to just copy and paste mock results into the predicted grades section. Obviously the student's whole academic profile will be taken into account, how fair the mocks actually were on reflection, how much effort the student is putting in, any discussions with the student about what they need to be predicted (obviously they won't always get predicted what they want but it will be taken into account), etc.
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Universities never even know if you take any mock exams, they don't look at them, because they can't. Mock exams are internal, pretend exams (often made up of past papers) that mean absolutely nothing outside of the school, they're only there for progress monitoring. The grades of mock exams are not disclosed to universities because they're not official and do not show any kind of qualification.
It can easily be included in the reference.

(Original post by Glassapple)
A school is extremely unlikely to just copy and paste mock results into the predicted grades section. Obviously the student's whole academic profile will be taken into account, how fair the mocks actually were on reflection, how much effort the student is putting in, any discussions with the student about what they need to be predicted (obviously they won't always get predicted what they want but it will be taken into account), etc.
The mocks form a large part of many school's prediction process and OP should be aware.
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Universities never even know if you take any mock exams, they don't look at them, because they can't. Mock exams are internal, pretend exams (often made up of past papers) that mean absolutely nothing outside of the school, they're only there for progress monitoring. The grades of mock exams are not disclosed to universities because they're not official and do not show any kind of qualification.
Well i know a soxth form down the road using them grades to base predicted grades and to be talked about in references!?
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