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CSMathAsa1994
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I always see a lot of these forums, but they involve every subject. If you are going to make a hardest AP forum, then you need to distinguish between math/science and the humanities.

Here are the math/science AP's

AP Calc BC, AP Calc AB, AP Stat, AP Computer Science A, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Environmental Science

Ranking:

1) AP Calc BC/AP Physics C

2)AP Chem

3) AP Bio

4) AP Calc AB

5) AP Computer Science A/AP Physics B

6) AP Stat

7) AP Environmental Science

I have personally only taken AP Calc AB, AP Comp Sci, and AP Stat. However, I have friends that compare their APs. So I know that AP stat and env science are jokes.

Here are the math/science AP's

AP Calc BC, AP Calc AB, AP Stat, AP Computer Science A, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Environmental Science

Ranking:

1) AP Calc BC/AP Physics C

2)AP Chem

3) AP Bio

4) AP Calc AB

5) AP Computer Science A/AP Physics B

6) AP Stat

7) AP Environmental Science

I have personally only taken AP Calc AB, AP Comp Sci, and AP Stat. However, I have friends that compare their APs. So I know that AP stat and env science are jokes.

Post edited by CSMathAsa1994 on

## Replies to: Hardest AP? (just math and science)

388Member1.) AP Physics C

2.) AP Chem

3.) AP Bio

4.) AP Calc BC

5.) AP Physics B

6.) AP Computer Science A

7.) AP Calc AB

8.) AP Statistics

9.) AP Environmental Science

2,216Senior Member1) AP Physics C: E&M

2) AP Biology

3) AP Physics C: Mechanics

4) AP Chemistry

5) AP Physics B

6) AP Computer Science A

7) AP Statistics

8) AP Calculus BC

9) AP Environmental Science

10) AP Calculus AB

I wouldn't rate any of them as "hard" except possibly Physics C E&M. Note that I am probably biased to some of them as I self studied some, including Statistics. Had I taken a Statistics class I probably would put BC above Statistics, but I can't say for sure.

I consider Psychology to be a science more than a social science, even though it's classified as social science by CB, and obviously has non-scientific elements. If I were to rank it, I'd place it at 10), the 2nd easiest after Calculus AB.

190Junior Member2)Physics C (E/M)

3)Physics C (M)

4)Calculus BC

5)Physics B

6)Chemistry

7)Computer Science A

8)Enviromental Science

9)Calculus AB

10)Statistics

404Member1,582Senior MemberBiology is NOT harder than Chemistry, among the many other problems with this ranking.

349Member69Junior Member2) AP Chemistry

3) AP Physics C: Mechanics

4) AP Biology

5) AP Physics B

6) AP Computer Science A

7) AP Calculus BC

8) AP Statistics

9) AP Calculus AB

10) AP Environmental Science

851MemberThen Physics B. The rest are sort of whatever.

775Member932Member190Junior Member@ jspeed12 - I'm actually taking Calc AB and Physics B as well as self-studying Calc BC, Chem, and Statistics. Unlike a lot of people I suck at memorization and the love Chem and I don't see what's so difficult about it.

349MemberIdk if its necessarily harder though, I think its just we're not the best at it

5,015Senior MemberI for one, found AP English Language to be harder than AP Physics B.

And yes, Bio can be very hard if you aren't good at memorizing things.

190Junior MemberAnyway, how a person ranks their AP's depend on several factors that altogether makes it very controversial. Aspects that effect a person's opinion of an AP include the difficulty of the teachers, how the material is taught, how the exam is given, how the exam is scored, how one learns, and many more.

However, there are some AP's that are obviously harder than others:

Calculus BC is harder that Calculus AB

Physics C (both) is harder that Physics B

-This may not even be true. Physics B covers more material and has a harder grading curve, but Physics C is more in-depth and test more advanced concepts. It's like comparing Math I and Math II. Math II tests much more difficult concept than Math I but students, on average, score 50 points higher. This can be argued that those who take Math Level II are better prepared...

That's the problem with controversies; they never end.

A very good idea for a thread though :)

2,216Senior MemberI know someone who took all three physics tests in a year. 5 on C: Mech, 4 on B, and 2 on C: E&M. Obviously, she was much more geared towards the mechanics aspect of physics. Also, like the above poster said, B has a harder curve and covers a much more broad spectrum of material. I think 5 on both physics C exams is harder than 5 on B, but getting a 5 on one or the other may be easier for some people than a 5 on B.

Obviously, Calculus BC is harder than AB (the curves are hardly different, about 1-2% easier for BC, but you get an AB subscore for BC anyway). But for the rest, every person might have a different opinion.