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 Post subject: AS /A2 Mocks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Do your children have mocks for AS and A2 in the Jan/Feb before the real exams in the summer? We were looking at a possible sixth form that doesn't have mocks as it says it takes away teaching time and is difficult to fit into the timetable. I find this strange or am I old fashioned and this is now the norm. It almost seems to me that due to retakes the first time is sometimes used as a mock as they can always retake.....


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 Post subject: Re: AS /A2 Mocks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Hi - interesting question! I think things have changed since I was at school and the only "A level" exams were at the end of the second year. So plenty of time for mocks - in our case March of lower 6th and November of Upper sixth.
The A levels course now is punctuated by modules in January and June of each year - dependent on subject the pupil may be doing formal exams each time. TBH they hardly seem to be studying for any length of time before the next exam comes along... :roll: Many teachers will set "exam questions" in class and these will help the pupil to know how they are doing - probably as much as formal mocks used to.


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 Post subject: Re: AS /A2 Mocks
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:34 pm 
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The departments I have worked in used full paper 'mocks' but not in a formal week of exams.


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