I’d been psychologically and spiritually murdered by horrendous Mock results.
I had to do UK university interview, extended essay, and applications for U.S. schools (with a lot of essays) over the Christmas vacation. And … right after I came back, I took mock, and the results are horrible. I got 7s in HL History and SL English and got 6 in SL French… but I am an excessively humanities-oriented person, which made my other results look disgusting (SL Business, HL Math, HL Chemistry, and I don’t even want to mention the grades I got). For the internal assessments, I got 7s in every subject which was one of the reasons why I couldn’t revise any bit for the Mock.
I can cruise through the humanities.
But for both social and natural sciences, I have to study.
I heard that the mock results are sent to Geneva…
But I think it’s so unfair for me to be marked down if I’m on the borderline in the actual exam because of the fact that I couldn’t revise properly for the Mock in January right after being absorbed with EE and University application.
Can I still improve a lot? (by the margin of 2~3 from each of the science subject) for the real exam?
Any experience of people who did poorly on Mock but did great on the real IB?
What is the actual function of sending scores to Geneva at this point?
Any realistic influence on the final results?
(I am sorry but … yes I am in panic)
What makes you any different from everyone else who's been dealing with university applications? Should they mark everyone up because of it?
Get your head down and work. Thats the answer.
It's only a fricking mock FFS.
I think they will only look at your mocks if you are ill around the time of the real exams. and don't worry: if you really work hard you can still improve! I also got more points in my actual exams than in my mocks. BUT: this means you will not have a life besides IB from now on.
Thanks peeps...now I better go do some work huh, L'Optimisme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How many grades do people tend to raise from mocks to the May exams?
Is it realistically possible to raise 2 or even 3?
I got really bad results on my mocks too. But looking at the paper I wouldn't say it was that much harder than the passpapers I was doing. Which is what freaks me out. I can't get this result on the real exam!!
I believe it IS possible to raise 2 grades. My working grade is a 6/7 anyway, but somehow I screwed up the mocks and got a 4.
Well if your real exam grade is 2 points away from your predicted grade (for your individual subjects) then IBO will check all your IAs and your exams for that subject and like recorrect it, then deciding whether or not to change your grade.
I got 42 in my mock, ended up with 40 (although I had some mitigating circumstances). The same thing happened to a few others in my class. However, you can't generalise, I'm sure you will meet the offer if you work hard!