What classes does AP Bio cover?

Course Overview AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics like evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions.

Is AP Biology hard in high school?

AP Biology is one of the more difficult APs based on its challenging curriculum, the low rate of students who earn 5s on the exam, and the consensus from students on the demanding nature of the class. Ideally, you should take an Intro to Biology class before you take AP Biology so that you’re fully prepared for it.

Is AP Bio or chem harder?

However, our son thinks taking AP bio in junior year makes more sense since AP biology tends to be relatively ‘easier’ than AP chemistry for most kids and his next year classes are rigorous.

Is AP Biology worth taking?

Is AP Biology worth it? Yes, taking AP Biology and passing the AP exam can boost a student’s GPA, prepare them for rigorous college coursework, and offer college credits.

Should I take AP Bio as a freshman?

In some schools, AP® Biology is open to sophomores, and in others, students are required to wait until their junior or senior year. It is rare for students to take AP® Biology in their freshman year. Some students take regular biology their freshman year, and AP® Biology their sophomore year.

Is there calculus in AP Bio?

Different AP courses in science cover different mathematical concepts; for instance, Calculus shows up on AP Physics, and Statistics shows up on AP Biology. So you’ll need to be at least pretty good at math to succeed on these tests!

Is there chemistry in AP Bio?

Yes. Most of the chemistry used in AP Biology is covered at a very shallow depth and can be reduced to a few simple basic concepts.

What AP classes should I take junior year?

For Junior Year – I recommend 3-5 APs, AP English Lang, either AP US History or AP Human Geography, either AP Bio or AP Chem, AP Language of your choice if you qualify like AP Spanish, French, and either Honors Pre-Calc or AP Calc AB.