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    The other elements are exams in that subject the student hasn't missed and coursework (if there is any). If you miss it all then they won't give you a grade unless (bizarrely) you are dead.
    Ah so if you miss all components altogether it will be as if you didn’t take it at all - isn’t this equivalent to a fail? My certificate said anything below a 1 is not recorded.

    Or maybe the subject doesn’t come up on the certificate since you didn’t take it - so it’s as if you never entered it?
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    My mocks were today and I know I had done terribly in my maths exam probably below a pass because I didn't attempt most questions because it was so hard and my teacher didn't teach it to me. Do mocks really matter?
    They mean practically nothing. Take it from me who got the most A*s in my school, they do not mean anything whatsoever. I was getting Bs and As in my November mocks I think, and got almost all A*s in the summer. Just because they have little importance, it doesn't mean you should just slack off though - they could still be used to generate target grades (although these mean VERY little tbh). The only possible consequence of not doing well in November mocks is the chance of not getting an offer from a sixth form, if it's some highly prestigious 5A grade requirement sixth form (like mine is), as your target grades will be looked at. Even so the effect is negligible.
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Ah so if you miss all components altogether it will be as if you didn’t take it at all - isn’t this equivalent to a fail? My certificate said anything below a 1 is not recorded.

    Or maybe the subject doesn’t come up on the certificate since you didn’t take it - so it’s as if you never entered it?
    Us don't appear on certificates but I believe universities can see them through UCAS so you need to declare them on university applications. If a candidate misses all the assessment then I always withdraw them so they don't get a U.
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    Us don't appear on certificates but I believe universities can see them through UCAS so you need to declare them on university applications. If a candidate misses all the assessment then I always withdraw them so they don't get a U.
    Yea sounds fair. I think most schools would o that as it wouldn’t look good to have a U taint their pass rates because of a lazy student.
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    (Original post by HannahA2745)
    My mocks were today and I know I had done terribly in my maths exam probably below a pass because I didn't attempt most questions because it was so hard and my teacher didn't teach it to me. Do mocks really matter?
    No they don't, don't worry My mocks were right after the Christmas holidays last year and I barely revised and so got As and Bs. For my real thing, I got 12A*s, so if I can do it, you can xx
 
 
 
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