Mocks have never been so important – not only to help students understand what to expect and how it will feel when they take their live exams, but to also help teachers identify the gaps to focus on revision and intervention.
What is the Mocks Service?
The Mocks Service provides schools and colleges with Pearson Edexcel GCSE and A level exam papers* for use in mock examinations. The papers are sat by students, marked by Pearson examiners and the mock results are uploaded to ResultsPlus for item level analysis.
There are two levels of service:
- paper-based for GCSE and A level (available only to schools and colleges in the UK)
- onscreen GCSE and International GCSE for English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.
Learn more about our Mocks Service by watching our video:
Autumn 2021 mocks
If you'd like to offer mocks in October 2021, the deadline for submitting your student entries is 15 September 2021. We're also providing mocks in November and December 2021.
New for autumn 2022
- GCSE (9-1) Maths secure mock papers
- GCSE (9-1) English Language Lift
- GCSE (9-1) French, German and Spanish
Our new GCSE English Language Lift qualification has been designed to engage and motivate students through a choice of contemporary texts, relatable modern themes, and skills-based writing tasks. We are offering this GCSE as an alternative option to our current GCSE English Language (1EN0), not as a replacement.
> Take a look at our GCSE (9-1) English Language Lift qualification.
We're offering GCSE (9-1) French, German and Spanish writing papers for the first time in the Mocks Service. We’ll be providing amended 2019 papers in line with the amendments announced in 2020 to create a better exam experience for students.
> Find out more about the amendments to our GCSE (9-1) French, German and Spanish assessments.
New for spring 2022
International GCSE English and Maths onscreen mocks will be available from January 2022. We'll let schools know as soon as the booking window is open.
*Locked assessments will be used as part of the Mocks Service. This means padlocks will remain in place until centres have completed mocks cycles. These papers are still freely available to schools and colleges who have access to EOL.
Getting to know the Mocks Service
How does it work?
Download our infographic to understand the process and decide between paper-based or onscreen mocks.
How to use the Mocks Service
Guidance to support you, from creating your Mocks Service account and finding the mocks booking window to submitting your student entries and accessing your students’ results in ResultsPlus.
Mocks Service FAQs
We also provide additional support in our Mocks Service FAQs.
What educators are saying about the Mocks Service