which is harder, AP BIO or APUSH

<p>I know it depends on schools but please give me your opinion and I'll see how the majority turns out...</p>

<p>I didn't think APUSH was hard at all.</p>

<p>I got a 5 on the AP test after just reviewing the Kaplan flash cards</p>

<p>Well @ my school AP Bio takes the cake in the dificulty department. We worked our buts off all last year and most of us passed abot 14 of 16. :) Also @ my school APUSH is a joke 7 out of 30 kids passed the test this year. :( But that is just because the teacher was lazy and did not like grading tests or assingments so we had very few. I have heard from other students that Bio is the hardest AP class except for Calc.</p>

<p>It depends on you, mostly. I thought, though, that Bio had more facts to memorize, however, both are mainly composed of memory work.</p>

<p>APUSH is super easy.</p>

<p>Anything with the word biology in it is by default more difficult. Of course it's harder than US history, come on, US HISTORY?!
I'm not biased either. I promise that bio will be harder than ushistory.</p>

<p>For a quick anecdote this year (skip this, it's pretty ranty-ish).</p>

<p>this year in regular bio...about the only class where I regularly get C's on tests in reality, but the curves always bring it back to a B...LOL. (I ended up with 90.001 in that class, baller. that's because i lost my textbook the FOURTH week of school and found it the day before finals (next-to-lastday of school) and studied that day the entire book...so 100% on the finals i had a low grade before cuz I had a 32.45% in hw lmao).</p>

<p>I thought that APUSH was far, far more difficult than AP biology, both in terms of class difficulty and regarding the AP test.</p>

<p>Bio is a traditionally freshman class and one of the easiest APs to take at my school (the teacher has like a ~97% pass rate) and US is among the hardest (with a lower pass rate, I bet).</p>

<p>The bio test was a piece of cake, I'm confident that even w/out the FR I would have managed a 5. The US test unfortunately did not give me such assurance (still a 5 though :)).</p>

<p>I'm biased, of course, but I felt that bio was a cake walk and US one of the hardest classes available at my school.</p>

<p>Apparently, APUSH is super-easy because in some state (I think South or North Carolina?), everyone has to take it, so there is a giant curve. :D</p>

<p>Grade Distribution from 2007 (%):</p>

<p>Biology:
5 - Extremely Well Qualified - 19.3
4 - Well Qualified - 20.3
3 - Qualified - 21.2
2 - Possibly Qualified - 23.2
1 - No Recommendation - 15.9 </p>

<p>US History:
5 - Extremely Well Qualified - 11.1
4 - Well Qualified - 19.9
3 - Qualified - 22.2
2 - Possibly Qualified - 26.2
1 - No Recommendation - 20.6</p>

<p>The grade distribution means nothing.... often it is just a reflection of how many people took the test (because the more test-takers, the more skewed the sample of test-takers is towards the worse performances).</p>

<p>Look at AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism. One of the harder tests, but it has probably the highest rate of 5's (~40%) because the people who take the test are very self-selected.</p>

<p>yeah i took APUSH this past year and it was extremely easy(almost no hw, tests all graded with an ENORMOUS curve ect...although i got a 4 on the exam :( however from what I hear AP Bio is a rather difficult AP class from talking to several of my friends who did take it...</p>

<p>I didn't say they meant anything, I just copy/pasted the numbers for anyone who was curious.</p>

<p>One could argue that the factor which most accounts for the difference in distributions is societal perception of the "easiness" of the subject matter: that's why the English and social studies exams tend to have a much lower pass/5 rate than their math-science counterparts.</p>

<p>I got a 5 on APUSH from only using the textbook.</p>

<p>I thought APUSH was significantly harder than AP Bio. It might have been the difference in teaching style, or maybe my interest in the subject. But I felt that APUSH had much more work and memorization and the test was harder. </p>

<p>But, as you can see in this thread, individual opinions differ quite a bit.</p>

<p>Both are easy.</p>

<p>It depends on your interest in the subjects. I personally love biology so AP Bio was easy for me. AP USH was boring as crap, but I still did well in the class.</p>

<p>APUSH at my school is a harder class. As for the tests, I found Bio harder, but that's only because I self-studied it.</p>

<p>I don't know, but I'm taking both this year!</p>

<p>It depends which subject you're better in.
I thought AP Bio was a lot harder than APUSH, but I still passed both exams.</p>

<p>I personally enjoyed both classes, but both were challenging. I'd probably have to go with APUSH being slightly harder simply because I've always been a biology person.</p>