Tips for Mocks

Trying to decide how to approach a mock test for your GCSE or A level course? Mocks are the perfect opportunity to gauge your status in a subject and identify any areas that may require improvement. The following simple steps will help you get the most out of your mocks.

Revise for the mock.
Familiarise yourself with the format of the mock, especially time allocation for each section.
Read each mock question carefully and consider what the examiner would consider an inclusive answer.
Complete the mock in a similar setting to how the actual exam will be conducted.
Overall, treat the mock like the actual exam.

By following these five simple steps your mocks will serve as a excellent benchmark to determine what revision techniques are successful and what areas might need extra attention. Remember, mocks are only helpful if you prepare for them in a similar manner to how you will prepare for the exam! If you have more questions about sixth form mock examinations visit the Ashbourne website at