Ap Bio or Ap Chem or AP Physics

<p>I just cant decide which class i should take next year(currentlyy a sophomore)</p>

<p>right now it is prolly something like</p>

<p>Ap Bio 50%
Ap chem 30%
Ap Physics 20%</p>

<p>last year the class was very easy
last year i took the bio SAT 2 and did decent on it; i scored a 720; One of my reasons for doing Ap Bio is to try to raise that score. (it is the only SAT 2 i have taken so far) Is it worth it to take the class so i can do better on the test?</p>

<p>I am doing reasonably well in chemistry this year but sometimes i feel lucky to get an A even though i have an A average</p>

<p>I have no history in any physics classes; but it just sounds cool</p>

<p>what should i do?</p>

<p>I don't have any experience with physics, but it sounds really hard. However, you should try and get in at least a year of bio, a year of chem, and a year of physics before you take an additional year of any course. So if you didn't have an introductory physics course already, you should do the physics.</p>

<p>As to physics: how good are you at math? Because you've never taken a physics class before, I'd be a bit wary of taking the AP.</p>

<p>Don't think so much about the SAT II. If you take Bio, you can retake Bio. If you take Chem, you can take the Chem SAT II. </p>

<p>Instead, focus on which one you think you'd like more, which one would be best for the career you have in mind now, etc.</p>

<p>Also, if you can find out which teacher teaches each course, that could also influence your decision.</p>

<p>of the three, Physics is the easiest (at least in my experience)</p>

<p>I'm in an almost identical position. But I decided already to go with AP Bio and Physics as my electives. The classes I want to take as a senior include 5 AP classes. I want to get Physics out of the way. It is unlikely I'm going to take AP Physics. I will take AP Chemistry as a senior. </p>

<p>I decided to take AP Bio because of the score thing and even though both classes are equally intense, I read the Campbell book ~3x so Bio's good. I'm familiar with specific terms and stuff. Except the labs are long as hell. So that will kill me. And the fact I'll have a crappy schedule due to two science classes=double labs.</p>

<p>AP Bio, dude. It's definitely way deeper and up to par with college biology.</p>

<p>It's also known as the infamous "GPA Killer." So beware!</p>

<p>AP Biology (if you use the canonical Campbells text) has literally no calculations, no difficult "concepts", but is just one huuuge term teaser. If you are good at sitting down and memorizing a chapter, AP Bio will be a breeze for you.</p>

<p>if you are taking chemistry this year, you should probably take AP Chem or AP Bio. If you like to learn about molecular structure and the more theoretical components of chemistry and want to apply that knowledge, then go for AP Bio. If you like the quantitative aspects of chemistry, take AP Chem.</p>

<p>If you plan on taking calculus next year and like math, take AP Physics.</p>

of the three, Physics is the easiest (at least in my experience)


<p>I'd disagree. I think it's the hardest. But you cannot categorize this type of stuff anyway, everyone's mind works differently. But for me, it's nearly impossible. Chem, on the other hand, came pretty easy. Bio was hard for me too for some reason.</p>

<p>I took all three!</p>

<p>AP Bio soph year, AP Chem and Phys junior year.</p>

<p>My easiest was Bio, simply because it required only memorizing facts, no calculations. My hardest is Physics. Chem is pretty easyish, but still requires a lot of concentration, whereas I could slack off majorly in Bio and still get an A. </p>

<p>I think that Bio is a good starter AP.</p>

<p>What i did last year (my junior year) is take AP Bio and AP Chem, and then I took the AP test in Chem last May and I'm taking the Bio test this year once I finish the IB HL II part of it. I'm taking Physics this year too.</p>

<p>So, i guess what I'm saying is, I basically took AP Chem last year and AP Bio and Physics this year.</p>

<p>what i did was take honors bio and honors chem frosh/soph year (cuz they were kinda required), then this year (jr) i am taking ap physics b. next year, i'm taking ap bio. it looks good on colleges that you took at least 1 year each of the big 3 sciences (bio, chem, physics), and that way senior year, you can take whatever you want. plus, if it turns out that you like physics, you might take physics c your senior year (if your school offers it)</p>

<p>Take them all, thats what some of my friends are doing.</p>

<p>We've completed Bio and Chem, so next (junior) year, their doing AP Chem and H Physics (dropped electives for the year in order to accomplish this); and they'll take AP Bio and AP Physics senior year (dropping language). </p>

<p>I think their going to study themselves into depression.</p>

<p>i've taken AP PHYS and AP CHEM.. umm CHEM ftw</p>

<p>Experience: Chem.</p>

<p>It really really really really really really depends on the situation in your school. My advice is talk to upperclassmen who took the courses, be realistic about your abilities, and do what you want.</p>

<p>I took AP Bio and Accelerated Physics(really similar to the AP class at my school) in my sophomore year and I though bio was easy. Physics was tough for me. This year I am taking AP Chem and I think it also is a really tough class.</p>

<p>From experience: AP Chem. AP Physics is harder, and AP Bio is harder than both. I loved AP Chem.</p>

<p>To those who have taken Physics AP: in your opinion, what was it about Physics AP that made it so difficult?</p>

<p>I would save ap physics for senior year, as thats the class where you dont necessarily need honors before. As for ap bio and ap chem, taking the honors course helps alot. but for sophomore + junior year, my advice would be to take the two that are easiest, which all depends on the teacher, of course.</p>