Ap chemistry vs Honors chemistry

<p>Hey guys I will be taking AP chemistry my junior year this year and I just wanted to get a general idea of how hard Ap chem is vs honors chem because I had honor chem this year and maintained a 99 average both semesters so I think I should be ok but I just want to have a general idea
P.S. Not trying to brag just stating </p>

<p>Really depends on your school - maybe your honors teacher was easy, while your AP teacher will regard themselves as the gatekeeper to chemistry, so no one gets a break. Or it will be easy as well. AP Chem, like most APs can run the gamut - but the AP Chem test is not known for being easy. Look up the score distribution, but also realize no one takes AP Chem on a whim, so the pool of students who take it tend to be self-selecting toward the smart side.</p>

<p><a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AP_Chemistry”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AP_Chemistry</a></p>

<p>If you got a 99 you will be FINE.</p>

<p>It really depends on the teacher. I got a 99 in my honors chem class this year as well, but I attribute a lot of that to my teacher because he was phenomenal. While the class was challenging, he taught all the material thoroughly. However, I’m not taking AP chem next year because I don’t feel comfortable with the teacher. If the teacher I had this year was teaching it, I think I would have taken it. The kids who take AP chem at my school say they “literally live and breathe chemistry.” That just didn’t sound appealing to me because I’d rather focus on AP history and English courses. It really depends on your interests, the teacher, and how you generally feel about the class and the amount of work you’ll be doing</p>

<p>If you want a sense of how tough the class is: look around and find the % of people who get a 5 on the Chem AP at your school (not counting this year! the test is totally new and data will be thrown off quite a bit because they’re redoing the curve!) and compare it to the national average. If it’s significantly higher, the course will be very tough. Generally, though, you should be able to get through the first half of a semester of AP Chem with just a solid knowledge of Honors Chem. It doesn’t get that interesting until around a quarter of the way through.</p>

<p>its definitely one of the harder AP classes even for the science type people. Id say you should do fine if you work hard at it. the difference in the class is that in honors you need to know what happens when you mix chemicals, in AP you need to know why they react that way. </p>

<p>Also, the AP for Chemistry was new this year. Chemistry tends to be trickier than the other two AP sciences.</p>

<p>Honestly, AP chem wasn’t that tough for me. I never took honors chem (or any chem course) before taking AP Chem, but I still managed to score a 5 on the exam, and an 800 on the corresponding SATII subject test. If you study hard, you should be fine. I studied around 1-3 hrs/day, but I’m homeschooled, so there was no ‘wasted’ lecture or class time. :P</p>

<p>Yeah; I got a 5 as well. AP Chem isn’t super-difficult but you just have to put effort into it and really learn the material or you’ll be one of the other 89.9%.</p>

<p>You’ll be fine, but I have to say AP Chem is the hardest AP class I’ve taken. Harder than Calc BC even (although I had an amazing teacher)</p>

<p>“Yeah; I got a 5 as well. AP Chem isn’t super-difficult but you just have to put effort into it and really learn the material or you’ll be one of the other 89.9%.”</p>

<p>… yeah, this test is a piece of boston pie if you really learn the material and put in the required work …</p>

<p>whether or not you can handle it is up to you. will you put in the time to learn the material? if you had no problem learning the material in honors chem and you are ready to work then you’ll be fine. if you get a review book be sure to get the newest release because the test was reformatted last year. </p>

<p>Honors chem varies between schools I believe, but in my experience, AP chem is significantly more difficult. If you found honors chem to be easy, odds are you will be one of the best prepared students to take AP. AP Chem isn’t terribly hard, but it is one of the more difficult APs. It’s very conceptual, which many people struggle with, though your success in honors chem indicates that you will be one of the few who will not. Just make sure you take the time to prepare for the exam and understand the world of chemistry. Figuring out how to solve a problem is much harder that actually applying a process or law to solve it. </p>