I am still reeling from marking the GCSE mocks. OK, so it was a hard paper (AQA June 2011 if you must know) but it doesn't take away from the fact most of my students should have got their C grade, and most of them got below said magic C grade. I am not keen on after-school revision sessions (at least not until after Easter) so how do I ensure that students take these exams seriously and make the appropriate progress? All I can think of for now is a tough regime of death by vocab test. Anything else? Answers on a postcard. Forgot to say, they did equally c**p in the Higher and Foundation - they did H first then F, but still somehow didn't manage to understand "moustache" or "lunettes". Kill me now, please!