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    I'm currently struggling with balancing revising previous chapters whilst keeping up in the current chapter we're learning about in class. My teachers have started to be more strict with us due to poor January results so we're constantly tested and put on the spot in class, something which I dread. So I've been having to do a lot of work on things we're currently learning about in order to be able to complete the tests and answer questions on the spot. But consequently I'm neglecting previous chapters.

    I'm doing biology, chemistry and physics at A2 so they're quite demanding. I'm not sure whether to focus solely on what we're currently learning about in order to fully understand it all completely or divide my time between current and previous chapters.

    What do you guys do?
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    OMG! This is the exact samee situation with me! Apart from the subjects LOL, i'm taking History, English, Sociology and Politics. I find the situation you wrote about for History and it's extremely frustrating. I mean i understand the teacher has to go through.the content but i hate when they give us exam questions on the stuff, i mean we haven't revised the content yet so ofcourse were not going to get the best marks. Sorry, i just realised i'm complaining and not really helping.. I feel for you though! :facepalm:

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    (Original post by LeaX)
    I'm currently struggling with balancing revising previous chapters whilst keeping up in the current chapter we're learning about in class. My teachers have started to be more strict with us due to poor January results so we're constantly tested and put on the spot in class, something which I dread. So I've been having to do a lot of work on things we're currently learning about in order to be able to complete the tests and answer questions on the spot. But consequently I'm neglecting previous chapters.

    I'm doing biology, chemistry and physics at A2 so they're quite demanding. I'm not sure whether to focus solely on what we're currently learning about in order to fully understand it all completely or divide my time between current and previous chapters.

    What do you guys do?
    This is a tough one, whilst I was doing my A-levels I had the same dilemma and I realised half way through the year that I should have been 'keeping up' with content. I think at this point during your a-levels it is OK to not study previous chapters and keep going with what you are currently learning - so long as you are using your time as efficiently as possible. There will be plenty of time at the end of the year to revise previous chapters before exams as well as cover all the content taught. Therefore, I wouldn't panic too much about the previous work. A-levels are not designed to be overwhelming, there will be time for everything I assure you!
 
 
 
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