Hello. I am a junior and am currently enrolled in AP Calculus AB. I am doing well in the class, and am maintaining an A average pretty easily. However, I am not sure what I should take next year. I know that prestigious colleges generally view Calc BC much more favorably than Statistics, but there are a few factors that are making me unsure whether I should take it. First of all, at our school, AP Calculus BC covers both AB and BC curriculum, so if I were to take that next year I would essentially be repeating a lot of the stuff from this year. I actually was originally enrolled in BC this year after Honors Precalc last year, but after I got a D on the first test I pretty much realized that I was not going to do too well and that I would be better served in AB. Part of the reason for this is the teacher is EXTREMELY difficult. Out of all of the very top students in that class, I know only 2 or 3 that manage to get an A. Obviously this worries me as I would like to keep my GPA as high as possible (currently it is a 4.0 so I would rather not have it go down...). AP Stats on the other hand is quite easy at my school and I could easily get an A in it. Basically my question is this: would I be better served taking Calc BC and getting a lower grade or taking AP Stats and getting an A, in terms of how colleges would view me? Please note that I my intended college major is either International Relations or Economics, so it's not as if I am a hardcore engineering or math type of person.