I’m considering whether I should take AP World History for Sophomore year. The prerequisite for my school is that I need a 95 or above in “Modern European History” (a required history course I’m taking). I’ve just barely made the prerequisites: a 94 last semester and a 96 this semester. So there’s a few things that have made me doubt:
- The current AP World History teacher is leaving, and I have no clue if the new teacher will be good or not.
- This is my first AP course. I mean, "technically" I've been taking AP level Chinese since 5th grade. So a better way to say it is, next year will be the first year that I take AP exams (AP Chinese & AP World History).
- My planned career path isn't actually in the History/Social Sciences field, I plan to major in accounting/finance. Will this course be disregarded?
- It says online that the passing rate and "5" rate for AP World History are quite low!
ANY advice would be helpful! I’ve spoken with my history teacher + course advisor and they’ve both given me the OK to take the course, I just want to know what I’m about to get myself into…