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Morning all :-) anyone's dc do badly in their mock gcse's but ok in the real thing?

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SurferJet Mon 07-Dec-15 08:13:45

Mock exam week & DS not confident sad

titchy Mon 07-Dec-15 08:16:20

Yep! Cs, Ds, an E and a U in mocks. 10 A and A stars in the real things. She somehow managed to find a work ethic after Christmas, and spent 10 hours revising each weekend plus an hour each evening.

TheSecondOfHerName Mon 07-Dec-15 08:19:11

Last year (Y10), DS1 took one subject a year early. He got a U in the mock, and was still getting D grades in the past papers he did in March. In the actual exam, he got an A (two marks off an A*)

SurferJet Mon 07-Dec-15 09:06:12

That's really encouraging - thank you so much smile

Bunbaker Mon 07-Dec-15 09:09:51

That gives me hope.

GloriaHotcakes Mon 07-Dec-15 09:13:07

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SurferJet Mon 07-Dec-15 09:14:03

E to an A! That's fantastic!

GloriaHotcakes Mon 07-Dec-15 09:20:24

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Waitingandhoping2015 Mon 07-Dec-15 10:43:25

Well I did, but that was quite a few years ago! Couldn't see the point of revising for mock exams that didn't matter. I remember getting 18% in English Lit and about 25% in English and the teacher throwing a wobbly, but ended up getting As in both.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 07-Dec-15 10:49:27

Yes, my mother's. wink

I never passed a mock in my life.

It's like a friendly footy match isn't it really? Rare is the student who is going to give his all at that stage. Especially knowing it just isn't going to matter that much.

catslife Mon 07-Dec-15 11:42:23

Yes it's possible have seen it happen with some of my students. It's hard to achieve top grades in mocks when they haven't yet completed the course. Most pupils grades increase by 1 or 2 grades between now and June.
A word of caution: in some subjects e.g. Science and Maths, teachers may use results to (provisionally) decide on tiers of entry so dcs do need to do well enough to make sure they can take Higher tier/ cover the higher tier work needed. Mock grades could also be used if pupils are absent (due to illness) in the real exams.

Savagebeauty Mon 07-Dec-15 11:44:08

Yes. DS turned Ds and Es in triple science into As.
Came out with all As and A*s

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 07-Dec-15 11:48:49

Yes, Cs Ds and Es to As Bs and Cs.

Biggest surprise was a History E to an A, especially as DS had decided there was no hope, he would concentrate on his other exams, and did not one jot of history revision after the mocks.

BlueSmarties76 Tue 08-Dec-15 08:12:45

Yes, E to an A in one subject despite no revision in between. hmm

camptownraces Tue 08-Dec-15 20:03:13

Catslife explains it very well. Including reasons why it's at least worth trying.

Castrovalva Tue 08-Dec-15 20:52:18

Yep, me

I did sod all for the mocks And then got my are in gear for,the real thing.

What did scare me into never doing that again was my mate who was hospitalised with appendicitis the day of our first GCSE. So they just used the mock grades instead. Scary stuff.

SurferJet Tue 08-Dec-15 20:58:06

Thanks all smile

& that's good to know catslife, thank you.

OnTheBirdBranch Tue 08-Dec-15 22:18:32

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cosytoaster Tue 08-Dec-15 22:28:26

Yes, mainly Cs and fails to all higher grades/passes, including some As and Bs. Think the biggest leap was U to B in English Lit. No idea how it happened as didn't seem to put much of an effort in.

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