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pink997
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I am currently a 10th grader that is attending a British international school. Next year i plan to move to the American international school so i can do AP's instead of A Levels (British equivalent). The only problem with this transition is the fact that i dont know which maths class i'll place into (which is really important since its my strongesr subject and also because i plan to major in finance therefore i need to take the most advanced math classes). At my current school our maths classes are divided up in terms of ability. I am in the top set and therefore i am one year ahead in comparison with my peers. I know i have completed Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II however the maths course i am taking now is IGCSE Additional Maths. I think most of the topics taught on trig etc are the equivalent of precal as i am have looked at the other schools precal syllabus.

Can you guys please look at both the syllabuses and tell me if i am covering all the essential prerequisite topics i need for AP Calculus AB as i prefer to take that next year.

IGCSE Additional Maths (Refer to pages 9-12): http://www.cie.org.uk/images/88852-2014-syllabus.pdf

Pre calculus: [url]https://****/file/d/0BxDE6CXd91JhR0lzc1g3bHhwb0k/edit[/url]

Thanks for the help

Can you guys please look at both the syllabuses and tell me if i am covering all the essential prerequisite topics i need for AP Calculus AB as i prefer to take that next year.

IGCSE Additional Maths (Refer to pages 9-12): http://www.cie.org.uk/images/88852-2014-syllabus.pdf

Pre calculus: [url]https://****/file/d/0BxDE6CXd91JhR0lzc1g3bHhwb0k/edit[/url]

Thanks for the help

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## Replies to: Should i take Precalculus or AP Calculus AB next year?

384Member47Junior Member346Member384MemberI can't do AP Calculus BC next year as it is the hardest math class in my school. Therefore, i won't have a maths class to take senior year.

I should also mention although im doing IGCSE Additional Maths im finding it quite difficult to grasp some of the concepts . So do you think i should skip pre cal now? And what are the topics i need from pre cal for AP Calculus AB?

294Junior Member47Junior MemberAnyways calc AB will teach you little important ideas with the content you'll have gone through so calc bc and then either no math senior year or take math through dual enrollment. After Calc BC normally people take either Calc 3 (aka multivariate calc) or linear algebra and each of those is a one semester course which should cover your senior year.

384MemberThat seems like a great option, but since i live in a country in the middle east where that option definitely isn't available to me i have no choice but to do AB junior year & BC senior year or pre-calculus honors junior year and BC senior year.

Thanks for the advice though, much appreciated.