If you didn’t do as well as you’d hoped in your mock exams, don’t be downhearted or lose motivation. There’s still plenty of time for you to turn things around before the summer!
That’s because, even if your summer exams have been cancelled, your mock grades will not automatically become your final grades (as they did for some students in 2020).
Schools will assign grades using a combination of teacher-assessments, internal summer exams and other measures of progress (like coursework and classwork).
Keep checking our social media pages and blog regularly over the coming months, as we’ll be sharing and explaining all the new and relevant exam updates from the official sources.
So keep studying with our new Revision Notes (see below for an example of one our fantastic new revision diagrams), pushing yourself with our new Topic Questions, and use the Spring and Summer terms to achieve your full potential.
If things went even slightly awry for you, it’s important thing is to be analytical about it and think about why.
Did you fall short of what you wanted because you ran out of time? Now you know to work on your timing.
Was it a lack of preparation or rest — say, you slept badly the night before, you didn’t eat breakfast, or you were distracted by nerves? Now you know to prioritise that kind of self-preservation in the future. If there was a specific topic (or a few) that you struggled with, guess what: it’s time to really hone in on those topics and make sure you can crack them before the summer.
Did you know that we regularly post blogs with revision tips, exam tips and topic explainers? Browse our library of expert-written posts here.
When it comes to the things that did go well, it’s vital you don’t get complacent. As much as you need to think about areas for improvement, it’s also vital you stay consistent in the areas in which you excel. Make sure you maintain the energy and determination that helped you succeed in your mocks, so it can help you again in the summer.
Why not consider helping your friends to revise the topics you find easy, so that they can help you with the topics you find difficult?