I know during high school we said to ourselves and our peers, “these classes don’t really matter, why are we stressing ourselves out and making it harder?”
“It’s not going to matter in the future anyway”
Having said this, do AP or IB classes matter, besides allowing us to get credit for college?
Even in college, I heard people say that taking those didn’t matter since we’re all in the same college. I agree to a certain extent, but comparing my own experiences and my ability to analyze content material quicker than my peers, I feel it did help.
Even in high school, having taken AP courses and IB courses, although they were both scaled the same, IB was so much more difficult and demanded so much more analyses and understanding. Maybe we don’t realize it, but these courses probably allowed us to learn things and think in certain ways, understand things in different ways. Even when we don’t realize we’re using those skills derived from those courses, we automatically just do so. It’s ingrained in us.
I just found it super interesting. Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this matter!