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What are the 3 hardest AP classes and tests?

SpinDoctorSpinDoctor Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
Here are my opinions:
2. Chemistry
3. Calculus

1. European History
2. American History
Post edited by SpinDoctor on

Replies to: What are the 3 hardest AP classes and tests?

  • imiracle911imiracle911 Registered User Posts: 3,309 Senior Member
    This really has no meaning you know that right? This is YOUR opinion. So it will be different from mine or others. But if you're doing this poll for I don't know some reasons that is irrelevant to my concerns no offense dude.
    For me
    1. Studio Art (I am just all thumbs. I can't do art so I will obviously fail this one terribly if I take it)
    2. Lit (maybe because I'm a foreigner who knows)
    3. USH (sort of hard. You can never be certain about anytihng on this exam)
  • SpinDoctorSpinDoctor Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    I'm doing it for kicks. Why do i keep feeling the hate here? Of COURSE it's just opinion. Jeez. I haven't even TAKEN AP Chemistry...
  • drummerboy88drummerboy88 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Although everyone obviously has their own opinion on what tests are harder for them, the three tests known as the hardest the collegeboard puts out (not the courses but the actual tests) are Physics B and the two physics Cs. At least as far as I have been informed.
  • be_a_starbe_a_star Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    I sure hope it's not AP chem. I figure it'll be my hardest class this year, but i don't want it to be too hard.

    AP spanish is pretty darn hard if you're not a native speaker, and I have heard that the two hardest courses at my school are AP physics and Ap US History.
  • SpinDoctorSpinDoctor Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    Oh, I forgot, the Language tests are impossible. Or so I've heard. Oh dammit, they;re all APs, what was I thinking...
  • Doogie311Doogie311 Registered User Posts: 1,723 Senior Member
    AP Physics B/C u choose
    AP Chem
    AP (any language)
  • green_applegreen_apple Registered User Posts: 226 Junior Member
    AP Physics B (Way harder than C because the topics are too broad)
    AP Computer Science (It's not offered frequently, but for those who took it know it's hard)
    AP (ANY LANGUAGE if you arent a native speaker) else AP Lit
  • tanonevtanonev Registered User Posts: 723 Member
    I'd say the APs that are the polar opposite of your intended major...for a CS/Math person like me, Physics, Chem, CS, & Calc were a breeze, but Foreign Language, History, and Lit were murder...

    What about the AP Arts? I've never taken them or met anyone who took them, so...
  • be_a_starbe_a_star Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    Do mean all types of arts? I took AP Music theory this year. It was really difficult at first getting some of the stuff down, but I found that after a little concentration on each topic, it became much easier. It was definitely easier than AP spanish.
  • ryfrky07ryfrky07 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    I've heard the tests for AP Latin Virgil are hard; a girl who got into Harvard had a 2 on the test.
  • tanonevtanonev Registered User Posts: 723 Member
    I believe I could have taken Music Theory without much extra prep, since I've played piano for several years and done the CM exams...I was referring rather to the ones where you have to submit portfolios...I'm guessing if you don't have talent, don't even bother?
  • artpaintartpaint Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    I submitted an AP Drawing portfolio. It's definitely the most fun exam you could take - there isn't a written exam aside from a brief statement. Oh, there isn't a time limit either. You can include any work that you've done during your lifetime. I guess if you like visual arts or music, those exams would come easy to you. Unlike all the other tests, when you complete an AP art portfolio you get something tangible out of it. When you are finished you have all your work nicely documented and matted, which really comes in handy for when you have to show your portfolio to colleges.
  • harriharri Registered User Posts: 408 Member
    At my school, the class for AP U.S. history was very hard, but the test wasn't as bad.

    I avoided AP Chem and AP Physics because I don't like those subjects and had a feeling that they'd be difficult.

    A word on AP Bio - I didn't even finish the multiple choice section, and I still got a 5.

    AP Languages (French) - The reading and writing parts aren't that bad if you've been studying the language for a while. The trouble occurs when there's listening comprehension and when you have to verbally reply to prompts while recording yourself ... not fun.
  • so save meso save me Registered User Posts: 517 Member
    From what I've heard, AP Physics and AP Spanish
  • confidentialconfidential Registered User Posts: 1,009 Member
    Physics C and Languages.
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