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:
New for autumn 2021
We're pleased to announce for autumn we'll be providing mocks for the new GCSE (9-1) English Language 2.0 qualification, plus GCSE (9-1) French, German, and Spanish.
We're also including new secure mock assessments in both our paper-based and onscreen Mocks Service for GCSE (9-1) Maths.
Continue reading below for more information on our new papers for Autumn 2021.
Autumn 2021 mocks
If you'd like to offer mock exams in October 2021, we recommend you submit your student entries by 15 September. We're also providing mocks in November and December 2021.
New for autumn 2021
- GCSE (9-1) Maths secure mock papers
- GCSE (9-1) English Language 2.0
- GCSE (9-1) French, German and Spanish
Our new GCSE English Language 2.0 qualification has been designed to engage and motivate students through a choice of contemporary texts, relatable modern themes, and skills-based writing tasks. We're offering this GCSE as an alternative option to our current GCSE English Language (1EN0), not as a replacement.
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.
New for spring 2022
GCSE and International GCSE English Language, English Literature 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