GCSE mocks harder than real exams?

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isabelmarant
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Hey guys, my mock exams start tomorrow and I've done all I can in terms of revision. However, the year aboves in school have said their mock exams were way harder than the real GCSE exams, with people who revised tons for both their mocks and GCSEs getting 5s or 6s (Bs) in the mocks and straight 9s in the real GCSEs (A**). So what's the deal? The school seems to want to make them harder to propel us into working harder because we're scared of failing after bad mocks results, but what's the point of making them harder than the real thing?

People at school are incredibly stressed, especially because my school is so highly academically achieving and there's a lot of pressure to get all 9s. People are losing sleep and there's a host of mental health problems that can arise from stress, but pastoral care at school is sh*t. I'm scared that I'll get disappointed after mocks, because I've worked so hard over the xmas holidays (6+ hours of revision a day, even on xmas day!) but I could come out of the mocks with 6s.

Anyone else has a school that wants them to fail their mocks??
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Im assuming they are using the same past paper questions and all they're doing is putting the grade boundries way higher than usuall even though that seems counter-intuitive. The one way to make sure you get 9s is to get full marks on all the papers
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My daughter works hard but on her mocks exam she not getting good grades she's telling me that the mock exams are really really hard but she's been told IGCSE exams easier she is predicted a 5 in maths in her mocks but when she goes tuition she is doing exam papers and she's game predicted at 8 and a 9 but the school mocks are hard she said so I'm quite worried for my daughter not sure how she reacts because she's just getting told off by me everyday because she's not revising enough I am saying it she's saying to me that exam papers are hard the mock ones
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Yh blud man got a's and 9's what you gonna do now init init
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my mocks were harder but i guess it’s partly because when you do your gcses you have revised more and the content is more solid in your brain, also teachers tend to make their own grade boundaries for mocks which tend to be higher than normal grade boundaries so you could get the same mark in gcses but get a 5 in your mocks and an 8 in your gcses
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(Original post by isabelmarant)
Hey guys, my mock exams start tomorrow and I've done all I can in terms of revision. However, the year aboves in school have said their mock exams were way harder than the real GCSE exams, with people who revised tons for both their mocks and GCSEs getting 5s or 6s (Bs) in the mocks and straight 9s in the real GCSEs (A**). So what's the deal? The school seems to want to make them harder to propel us into working harder because we're scared of failing after bad mocks results, but what's the point of making them harder than the real thing?

People at school are incredibly stressed, especially because my school is so highly academically achieving and there's a lot of pressure to get all 9s. People are losing sleep and there's a host of mental health problems that can arise from stress, but pastoral care at school is sh*t. I'm scared that I'll get disappointed after mocks, because I've worked so hard over the xmas holidays (6+ hours of revision a day, even on xmas day!) but I could come out of the mocks with 6s.

Anyone else has a school that wants them to fail their mocks??
I got a 4 in my english lit mock but an 8 in the real exam. Also for geography I got a 2 in my mock but a 6 in the real exam.

However for subjects like Maths most people only get like 1 grade higher max than what they go in their mocks in my school.
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Hey, I’m currently doing my exams now and they are way easier. We were told that it’s to ease the pressure DURING the actual GCSE, like they made practise SATs harder in primary school
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Weird..I got predicted 50 - 60 out of 80 in some of my mocks for both English language and math, but predicted 40 ish out of 80 in the actual exams for math.
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