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    Mock exams aoife0509

    Is it true that the mocks are harder than the junior cert

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      SryanBruen

      Yes

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      marywballyvee

      Obviously they are, if you think about it, Aoife. The mocks are in mid-February and the junior cert is June. There would be topics that ye haven't yet covered fully in class by February that ye would have done by June, which would naturally make it easier

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      A-123St

      Aside from having all topics fully covered, more revision done in class and more time to study for the Junior Cert, are the mocks actually harder as exams? Like are the questions usually of a higher standard than JC questions, are they marked harder, etc?

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      SryanBruen

      Yes A-123St.

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      Jordanol

      I don't think the mocks were marked harder, if anything I did better in my mocks than in the actual junior cert. It just seems harder because it is your first time sitting something close to a state exam and you will never have enough time in the mocks to completely finish all of your papers.

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      SryanBruen

      Jordanol, mine were marked very hard like I got an F in Science in the mock, I got a C in the actual JC.

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      Jordanol

      Got a b in geography In the mocks and got a c in the real thing, id say you just happened to study more for the actual thing, I don't think the markings gonna be that strict

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      SryanBruen

      I did not study at all for either.

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      SryanBruen

      All I did was help students on this throughout.

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      SryanBruen

      Plus my teachers (well Maths to say the least) said that the mocks were marked hard themselves and you can't get better evidence than that.

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      SryanBruen

      Only thing I can see for me that was marked harder in the actual JC was CSPE.

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