I had similar results to you during my
mocks (apart from science's and maths) and went to 8s and 7s in GCSEs so don't lose hope (and I also revised the day before too so don't worry ab revising too late
Here are my tips based on the subject I did, which I can see you did as well
Use this tip for every subject under science - MAKE SURE TO MEMORISE YOUR PRACTICALS!
Not just memorise them, learn the human errors, how to improve the experiment, and the DV/IV of every experiment.
These questions are worth 6 marks, which you can not lose out for!
-> Since you're in year 11 rn and it's nearly December, i wouldn't waste my time making notes. Not only does it NOT help, you'll be too focused on writing the notes to understand the topic and also practising questions.
I would instead print off a bunch of knowledge organisers. These are life-saver! It's tiny boxes that summarise every key point from the spec about a topic. You may have to print maybe 1-3 Knowledge organisers for the same topic depending where you get them from (I can't sure your organisers have all the key points, you can also go through your spec and check yourself - add on if anything is missing
-> LOTS of PMT qs, those Qs were a lifesaver, and I know ur combined and sum Qs in PMT r triple, but just suck it up and do it. It's so worth it. Trust me.
-> Also, go through every past paper and whichever question you get wrong, make a flashcard on one side with the qs and the other side the ans
-> You can also use the flashcards to help you with any topics you don't understand/keep getting wrong and
-> There's no easy way to say this, but maths is practice. Mathsgenie does it all for you, and if you have access to save my exams, that's the best!
Just search packs for the topic you want to practice, watch a video or two and every week from now on, and try to master 1-3 topics.
There are, I believe, individually 90 topics you should be able to answer. If you master 45 of the topics (45 hard topics), you will get a 9.
^ How do I know this? Cuz this was the tip my maths tutor gave my class, and we all came out with grade 7-9s (9 being the most common)
-> I went from a 2 in history to an 8 overnight (no, literally, I never revised for history till the day before the exam)
-> What I would do is memorise the question structure. History is a straightforward subject. There', in a wa, only 1 correct answer, written in 1 correct structure. Im unsure of Edexcels structur, so ican'tt help youwithn the specific structure for each q, sadly.
-> Also, memorise knowledge organisers.
Idk if im super good at memorisin, but it was the only way i believe i got an 8 in history.
I printed off this massive 8 page long knowledge organiser of every topic and memorised every single word
^ this not only helped me understand the content, but I also had enough knowledge to add to my 12 markers, etc
-> Make your teacher mark past papers you do at home as well (The day before I gave in a paper to my teacher who marked and graded it as an 8, that's when ik what I was doing was correct)
I'm not gonna write ab english since i struggled with that a lot and it's too complicated to explain without showing it?
My top tips for english are:
- memorise your techniques
- categorise your annotations which you're going to use in ur essay (eg every quotes to do with anger should be under 1/2 paragraph, all your quotes to do with sadness should be under 1/2 paragraphs)
- make sure your ideas are flowing well together
- learn how to introduce and conclude you essays correctly
- learn how to introduce and conclude your paragraphs correctly
- learn to include context in basically every paragraph
- spoon feed the examiner and explain EVERYTHING
^ this is what got me from a streak of grade 3s in English to an 8