Is it easier to self study AP Chem or Bio?

<p>I know they're both rigorous science courses and I will be missing out on the labs and et cetera from not taking the actual courses in school, but I have no choice as my school offers no AP classes.</p>

<p>I've never taken an AP class or exam before and I have limited prior science knowledge (I'm a sophomore), but I have a really strong interest in those topics. Is self-studying any of those two exams even realistic? Which will be easier to study for outside of a classroom setting?</p>

<p>Thanks, any advice is appreciated!</p>

<p>It’s definitely possible, but you should keep in mind that the lab portions (in both chem and bio) are critical to the AP curriculum, especially after they changed the bio last year. In my opinion, chem is more math based, while bio is reading and concept intensive. It’s probably really up to you though, whatever you like more.</p>

<p>I would say that Biology is easier. But have you taken an Honors Bio or Honors Chem class before?</p>

<p>They changed the biology exam?</p>

<p>Thanks for your input guys, and no, I unfortunately have no experience in honors chem or bio. I go to a specialized school and its impossible to choose your own classes (everyone takes the exact same classes) until junior or senior year.</p>

<p>^ In that case… I think Bio is easier to learn from scratch than chem is. Not taking any sort of advanced Chem class before AP Chem might turn into a huge mess for you. There is a lot of stuff to know for Bio, but I think that the concepts are much easier to understand.</p>