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    I've just started year 13, and dropped a subject so I'm only studying Biology, Geography and Maths but I think I'm struggling more than in AS with 4 subjects.

    My AS grades weren't great so my aim was to keep up with the work and take my notes as I learn them, this is almost impossible in the evenings as I just have too much homework to do. I'm also not really enjoying them as much, I dread my biology lessons which I used to love, simply because I'm struggling to keep up with understanding the prior topics so new ones just feel overwhelming. I'm really struggling with maths too, core 3 is dominated by trig which I'm bad at and mechanics is a real struggle.

    I've tried talking to my teacher for help in maths but he's really pushed for time and even when he does explain things, it's too rushed for me, I need someone to really start from the beginning but he just doesn't have the time.

    I need some advice on 1) How do I keep up with the work and 2) is it normal to be struggling all of a sudden after AS? I feel like I just want to give up at the moment, especially because I'm dreading maths and biology which I used to enjoy.
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    3 ideas:

    Are the CGP revision guides (or other revision texts) any good for you? They really help some people.

    Could you ask if you could record your lessons (if you think that would help you)? It can really help to play the lessons back at home on your phone or a cheap recording device.

    Taking notes on your computer (if you have one you could take to school) is sometimes much easier then writing them. Would that help? If the teachers say you can use one?
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    (Original post by dancing sloth)
    3 ideas:

    Are the CGP revision guides (or other revision texts) any good for you? They really help some people.

    Could you ask if you could record your lessons (if you think that would help you)? It can really help to play the lessons back at home on your phone or a cheap recording device.

    Taking notes on your computer (if you have one you could take to school) is sometimes much easier then writing them. Would that help? If the teachers say you can use one?
    I might give the CGP revision guide a go for biology but I don't find them as helpful for maths. I like the idea of recording my lessons, I have a real issue where in lessons I sometimes feel a bit lost, but think I'll go over it at home which builds up even more work for me.

    It's just finding the time to do it, I need to get myself into some study habits because I come in from school at the moment, take a nap and don't actually start work until around 8pm Everything is a mess at the moment and I don't know how I'm going to last out the year!

    Thanks for your help though!
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    You're just settling in. It's always hard to start with.
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    By 8pm I'm shattered :yawn:.

    I'd definitely try to get the work done first :work:

    and keep the nap for later :sleep:
 
 
 
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