AP Physics vs. IB Physics SL

<p>Can anyone give me the similarities and differences in terms of content and difficulty.</p>

<p>anyone, anyone?</p>

<p>yeah. I’m currently in IB Physics SL. but our class has both IB and AP kids. They are a lot different. IB has their own set of symbols that you have to know. for example: for displacement, for AP i think its x, but for IB i think its ‘u’ and many things of that sort. IB requires you to know how to derive formulas, and I dont think AP does. The difficulty level for the AP is higher than that for IB, atleast most students feel that way. and IB has three physics papers, and AP has just one 4 hour long test.</p>