However, many students will see the mocks mainly in two ways. First, as a sinking moment of reality that the real exams are coming soon. Second, that the grades they receive will be their predicted grades. The sooner students connect to the reality of their exams the better.
The unmotivated need the exams to become more real and tangible to help them drive forward to success. Those who have a clear aim need the exams to help keep themselves on track, understand where they can easily make improvements. Those students who inflate the significance of the mock exams to being predicted grades are ill informed and certainly adding unnecessary pressure to themselves.