Anyone else got year 11 mocks coming up?

(37 Posts)
webwiz Thu 29-Nov-12 18:30:18

Just being nosey really. DS's start next week and apparently they are revising in school so he doesn't need to do much at home hmm.

omgmydd1isnearly16amIoldenough Sat 01-Dec-12 22:23:44

My DD1 started hers on 17th November and has done 6 mocks already. She has already finished her maths GCSE so asked whether they would have to sit mocks as they have no more exams and were told they would have to confused. Luckily her maths teacher is on the ball as he has sorted out some AS mocks for them to do as they will be starting their AS level in January.

moosa1 Thu 06-Dec-12 05:51:19

Can anyone enlighten me on the subject of mock exams, please. Are they past year papers, the same across all schools or do schools prepare their own tests?

Polgara2 Thu 06-Dec-12 06:23:38

Well our school is using past papers.

webwiz Thu 06-Dec-12 08:16:44

DS has done mostly full past papers but I think History will just be parts of past papers put together to cover the bits of the syllabus that they have already done.

moosa1 Fri 07-Dec-12 10:53:13

Thank you. So it is definitely worth going through the past papers. My son realised in the morning he lost his schoolbag 2 days ago! Yesterday was an inset day. Gosh! I hope he is going to find it in school. It s never ending.

creamteas Mon 17-Dec-12 22:52:49

Anyone got results from their mocks yet? We had had Maths so far (did ok) but none of the subjects which have module papers in January. Very frustrating!

webfizzystuff Tue 18-Dec-12 09:19:33

DS has all of his I think, he has various results ranging from very good to ok but no disasters.

What modules are there in Jan creamteas? DS has an English lit exam but they actually did that mock earlier than the others so that they could see what they still needed to work on for the exam. According to his English teacher DS makes the questions harder than they are - I'm not sure how he can fix that one!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Tue 18-Dec-12 09:22:17

There is science in January here...

We've had some results but off the record... They're giving them out formally after Christmas.

gelo Tue 18-Dec-12 09:47:40

Loshad, controlled assessments which are bits of real gcses can take place any time. I know some mfl writing tasks are taking place this week at our local school and these are like mini exams that you have time in advance to prepare for. Worth quite a lot percentage-wise too.

creamteas Tue 18-Dec-12 17:37:26

web My DD is taking 3 science papers, geog, and English language.

We are waiting for the Geog and English mock results...... (they didn't do formal mocks for science, just working on past papers in class)

webfizzystuff Tue 18-Dec-12 18:56:18

Very frustrating creamteas it would be helpful to have the mark and the paper back for Geog and English Lang to see where any problems are.

creamteas Tue 18-Dec-12 20:15:37

My thoughts exactly. They have had some general feedback in class, but knowing the detail would help shape the revision strategy!

I've heard a rumour that for English at least the plan is to enter them all again in the summer anyway, because the exam board is not going to release the UMS (after last year's fiasco). I hope to find out more at parent's eve which is (also frustratingly) after the Jan exams!!!

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