AP Tests: Hardest and Easiest





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By Cicero (Cicero) on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 10:45 am: Edit

I was wondering how hard the AP Chemistry, Physics B and English Literature Tests are? How do the SAT tests compare with the AP tests, like Chemistry and Physics? Also, what were your hardest and easiest AP tests?

By afoweij on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 10:27 pm: Edit

all of those APs are very hard. all the aps are very hard. they're supposed to be. but i hear the hardest are calc, lit, physics C, chem, bio, and econ

the SAT:II chem test is not as hard, but its really tricky. they really try to get you on a lot of questions.

By Cicero (Cicero) on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 11:05 pm: Edit

Thanks a lot. Do you have any tips for preparing?

By Hiiiii on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 02:18 am: Edit

Rank of AP Exams—Highest Percentage of People Earning a 3 or Higher

1. AP Calculus BC –81.2%
2. AP Spanish Language –77.2%
3. AP Spanish Literature –76.1%
4. AP Studio Art-Drawing—74.9%
5. AP Computer Science AB—73.6%
6. AP Psychology—72.4%
7. AP French Literature—71.9%
8. AP European History—70.8%
9. AP Art History –70.3%
10. AP Music Theory—69.8%
11. AP Calculus AB—67.9%
12. AP English Literature—66.1%
13. AP German Language—64.9%
14. AP Biology—64.5%
15. AP Government and Politics—Comparative—64.5%
16. AP Computer Science A—63.2%
17. AP Economics (Micro)—62.1%
18. AP Human Geography—61.7%
19. AP English Language—61.6%
20. AP Latin—Vergil—61.5%
21. AP Economics (Macro)—60.5%
22. AP French Language—60.1%
23. AP Studio Art (General Studies)—59.2%
24. AP United States History—57.4%
25. AP Statistics—56.9%
26. AP Latin Literature—55.6%
27. AP Government and Politics—United States—54.9%
28. AP Environmental Science—43.4%

Average—65.14%

By satII? on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 10:34 am: Edit

If I take the AP test in something should I also take the SATII test in the same subject. For example, I am taking AP Chemistry, should I do both the AP and SATII for it?

By mac on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 06:08 pm: Edit

Hiiiii, where did you get those AP stats? What about chemistry?

By tim on Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 07:35 pm: Edit

1. AP Calculus BC –81.2%
2. AP Spanish Language –77.2%
3. AP Spanish Literature –76.1%
4. AP Studio Art-Drawing—74.9%
5. AP Computer Science AB—73.6%
6. AP Psychology—72.4%
7. AP French Literature—71.9%
8. AP European History—70.8%
9. AP Art History –70.3%
10. AP Music Theory—69.8%
11. AP Calculus AB—67.9%
12. AP English Literature—66.1%
13. AP German Language—64.9%
14. AP Biology—64.5%
15. AP Government and Politics—Comparative—64.5%
16. AP Computer Science A—63.2%
17. AP Economics (Micro)—62.1%
18. AP Human Geography—61.7%
19. AP English Language—61.6%
20. AP Latin—Vergil—61.5%
21. AP Economics (Macro)—60.5%
22. AP French Language—60.1%
23. AP Studio Art (General Studies)—59.2%
24. AP United States History—57.4%
24. AP Chemistry--57.4%
26. AP Statistics—56.9%
27. AP Latin Literature—55.6%
28. AP Government and Politics—United States—54.9%
29. AP Environmental Science—43.4%


off of college board
forgot to put in apchemistry ;)

By mac on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 11:38 am: Edit

Thanks Tim. Very helpful.

By tim on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 02:26 pm: Edit

But remember, AP Calculus BC is very hard, it's just that the people who take it tend to be really smart that's why they do so well.

By nyguy on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 06:54 pm: Edit

yeah it like that for most of those ap
ap environmental is a cakewalk thou. its for hippies, just show up and read the books. i pulled off a 4 and my friend got a 5. but no college accept the credit. most ap hardness rankings though are swayed toward student abilities, so take my advice for what its worth

By hi on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:48 pm: Edit

also...AP Latin doesn't really have any prep books, so that might be another reason

By incognito on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 05:01 pm: Edit

All i know is that i studied REALLY hard for AP US history, and i didnt do very well on it.

By faskj on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 07:18 pm: Edit

Ditto. The US Hist average at my schoool was a 2.

By why on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 12:54 pm: Edit

why is US History so hard?

By Dori on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 05:30 pm: Edit

because it covers such a large period of time....that's why i took it at CC

By awpeofijaweiof on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 06:53 pm: Edit

no the euro hist covers more stuff,
us history is harder cause it goes into a lot more specific details

By why on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit

that's helpful. Thanx for the info!

By pathetic on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 09:29 pm: Edit

LOL, Govt & Politics (U.S.) only has a 55% pass rate? It was so easy.

By hi on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 06:02 pm: Edit

1. AP Calculus BC –81.2%
2. AP Spanish Language –77.2%
3. AP Spanish Literature –76.1%
4. AP Studio Art-Drawing—74.9%
5. AP Computer Science AB—73.6%
6. AP Psychology—72.4%
7. AP French Literature—71.9%
8. AP European History—70.8%
9. AP Art History –70.3%
10. AP Music Theory—69.8%
11. AP Calculus AB—67.9%
12. AP English Literature—66.1%
13. AP German Language—64.9%
14. AP Biology—64.5%
15. AP Government and Politics—Comparative—64.5%
16. AP Computer Science A—63.2%
17. AP Economics (Micro)—62.1%
18. AP Human Geography—61.7%
19. AP English Language—61.6%
20. AP Latin—Vergil—61.5%
21. AP Economics (Macro)—60.5%
22. AP French Language—60.1%
23. AP Studio Art (General Studies)—59.2%
24. AP United States History—57.4%
24. AP Chemistry--57.4%
26. AP Statistics—56.9%
27. AP Latin Literature—55.6%
28. AP Government and Politics—United States—54.9%
29. AP Environmental Science—53.4%

Sorry that was a typo...AP ES is 53.4% not 43.4%

By Reptile517 (Reptile517) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 03:54 pm: Edit

Hey, "pathetic," how did you do on the AP Govt. exam? What was your score?

By Nautical_2000 (Nautical_2000) on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 11:28 pm: Edit

AP Chemistry is one of your harder AP exams -- I say this with experience. Macroecon isn't as bad...

If you're going to take the SAT II scheduled before the AP exams, I think it's a good idea to have some "test-taking" practice. But really the SAT IIs have no purpose unless you're applying to an Ivy or Berkeley.

By Kaimeluin (Kaimeluin) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit

Calculus BC is hard because of series in my opinion. None of the kids in my class, including me, know series extremely well. That's the one thing we requested our teacher to reteach us before the AP exam the rest of the material is mostly AB Calc. The BC topics are not bad at all just series like I stated before. I plan on making my five again.

By Upenn06 (Upenn06) on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 11:43 pm: Edit

u.s history isn't hard; it just depends on your school. at my school, the avg. was a 4.

By Lancelot69 (Lancelot69) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 12:53 am: Edit

u seem to make a lot of mistakes, dumba$$, where's AP physics?

By Autodidact (Autodidact) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 11:28 am: Edit

Keep in mind there is a massive difference in the number of schools offering, and students taking, some of these tests. The results listed above, at first glance, wouldn't tell you this. CalcBC is undertaken only by the strongest students (who probably would do well in most categories.) Government, however, has the strongest chance of being taught by a coach--draw your own conclusions.

By Fireflower (Fireflower) on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 06:58 pm: Edit

I think I posted that "pathetic" message a long time ago. Anyway, I got a 5. I only studied the night before too.


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