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Are IB courses typically harder than AP courses?

Hi everyone, I'm deciding between taking IB and AP classes. I've heard mixed opinions about whether IB is harder than AP or not. What are your thoughts on this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're exploring your options between IB and AP courses. The difficulty of these courses can vary depending on the specific classes and your strengths. Generally, IB courses have a focus on a more holistic, globally-minded education, whereas AP courses give you the opportunity to dive deep into specific subjects.

Some students might find that IB courses are harder because they require more written work, international perspectives, and the completion of an extended essay. On the other hand, some may find AP courses harder due to their in-depth, fast-paced approach in certain subjects.

Your best bet is to consider which educational experience matches your learning style and interests more. Reach out to your school counselor, as they can help you make an informed decision based on your individual needs. Good luck!

9 months ago

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