I have to admit I was pretty frustrated with my 10th grade sons over their last Biology test grade. We are part of a homeschool cooperative and one of their classes is their 10th grade Biology class. The curriculum is through Apologia, which they have been using since we've been attending our homeschool cooperative. Can I just say that Apologia is amazing curriculum, and I knew this, and I know this. That being said...
While I was pretty frustrated with my 10th grade sons over their last Biology test grade, when we figured out another course of action for this current chapter, which included me quizzing both of them rigorously, with the answers to the Study Guide, the On-Your-Own questions, and the Module Summary, all of which Apologia science classes are known for, I then, got super frustrated with Apologia...in defense of my sons.
This stuff was hard. I don't mean hard. I mean extremely hard.
I'd taken a college-level Biology class with a LAB within the past 10 years at a very difficult university and my Biology class was nothing compared to their 10th grade level Biology.
And then I remembered someone telling me about how their son was taking Chemistry in college so he went back to his Apologia Chemistry textbook and notes to study for his college-level Chemistry class and he aced the class.
And I had to smile, grin, and bear the difficulty. And then I encouraged my sons because they were studying the chapter hard and they were doing great with the quizzing. And when all is said and done with not just this chapter but this class, my 10th grade sons will never have to worry about a college-level Biology class. They'll ace it because they are going to finish out the school year doing very well in Biology.