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Science Class Help

idkanymorelolidkanymorelol 34 replies20 threads Junior Member
So we are scheduling soon for junior year, and I am debating on if I should take Earth Science. Here is what I’m considering for this year:
(Honors) Earth Science
AP Physics 1

Here were my previous science courses:
9th - Biology
10th - Chemistry/AP Environmental Science
11th - ?

So here are my questions:
1. Does it look bad if I take Earth Science? It’s seen as an easier class at my school, but it interests me so much.
2. Would colleges look down upon it if I take it? (Alongside Physics)?
3. Would it look bad going from AP Environmental Science to Honors Earth Science?

Like I said, it really interests me. However, mainly people who want to take an easy science take it in 9th and 10th grade...whereas I would be taking it in 11th.
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  • izrk02izrk02 Forum Champion American U. 1011 replies47 threads Forum Champion
    Why would you take APES and then honors? It'll likely be the same material just taught at a lower level.
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  • idkanymorelolidkanymorelol 34 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Not necessarily. Honors Earth Science is mainly in meteorology and geology, whereas APES barley touched on either of these.
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  • izrk02izrk02 Forum Champion American U. 1011 replies47 threads Forum Champion
    @idkanymorelol That's your school then, I guess. At most schools in my district, it's the same curriculum but modified.
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  • idkanymorelolidkanymorelol 34 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Oh, okay. But would this look bad to colleges?
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  • mangmang385mangmang385 5 replies1 threads New Member
    I would recommend AP physics 1, and if possible take earth science along with it. If you are interested in earth science for college, taking ap chemistry and physics is extremely useful, and would definitely make you more competitive. You already have APES which is another good choice. Overall, don't miss out on an ap class, I believe that steadily increasing the number of aps I took from year to year, as well as a drastic improvement in the grades of my harder classes are what got me into some top school (I was slightly lacking in gpa and had good but not outstanding test scores, upward trends matter). Best of luck to you.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 82800 replies738 threads Senior Member
    edited April 9
    If it is physics versus earth science, take physics. (For some reason, it is common on these forums for high school students to want to avoid physics.)

    If you will take physics anyway, what other course would you choose if you did not take earth science?
    edited April 9
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  • idkanymorelolidkanymorelol 34 replies20 threads Junior Member
    Okay thanks! So I plan on majoring in environmental science maybe idk yet. If I take AP Physics 1 junior year, then AP Chem senior year that would be good?
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  • idkanymorelolidkanymorelol 34 replies20 threads Junior Member
    I would probably take another science course.
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