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Class decision

I have most of my class schedule for next year mapped out but there is one thing that I can't decide on. I have to choose one or the other, but next year I'll have AP Lit and AP Physics 1 definitely. I just can't choose whether I should take AP Calc or take AP Physics 2, thoughts?

 
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AP Physics 2 is precalculus based but ultimately seems more rigorous than AP Physics 1, so if you are thinking of going into physics and are confident in your knowledge, swapping 1 for 2 could be an option. However, calculus is extremely valuable if you are going into a STEM field, and even a rudimentary understanding sets you up for success in physics (more advanced applications have a substantial calculus component).

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🎤3 months ago

In order to take AP 2, I need to take AP 1; since it's my senior year, I would need both. As for my career, I want to pursue English but enjoy science, so I'm leaning towards physics.

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3 months ago

Oh, I see. Then physics seems like the best choice for you, especially since you enjoy it. Best of luck!

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3 months ago

I would say AP Physics 2, as you need to complete AP Physics 1 before. Whichever would match your future career or what you enjoy more would be the best bet. Are your Physics classes one semester each?

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🎤3 months ago

My school does trimesters and both classes are all three trimesters

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