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AICE Psychology

AICE Phycology replaced AP Psychology in some Florida high schools.
Sophomore Jordan Mclntosh sits and listens to the guitar group play in Spanish teacher Lydia Harless’ class on March 9, 2020.

As many may know AP Psychology has been banned in effect starting 2023-2024 in the state of Florida by the state’s Education Dept. The reason behind AP Psychology being removed was to forbid discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in classrooms.

However, there is a new course being offered called AICE Psychology.

The AICE Psychology course is organized by the Cambridge International Program. The Cambridge International Program’s mission is to prepare US high school students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and university like AP College Board.

So, what’s the difference between AP Psychology and AICE Psychology?

AP Psychology has a lot of units and requires you to learn about 6,000 vocabulary terms throughout the year. On the other hand, AICE Psychology has the same unit but afterward has 12 different case studies students learn throughout the school year.

These case studies that students work on throughout the year focus on abnormal detailed investigations. Ultimately helping students observe facts and experiments that will help them gain more knowledge in psychology.

“I feel like this change is for the better because we know the exact structure of all the questions on the test where our case studies come in handy,” Social Studies teacher Melia Garcia said.

Many students take AP classes for college credit. The college credits students earn in AP Psychology are also available in AICE Psychology.

Like AP Psychology, AICE Psychology has an end-of-the-year exam students must take.

The AICE Psychology exam consists of two tests each being one hour and 30 minutes. The first exam is on the 12 case studies that students work on throughout the year with open-ended questions with the second exam consisting of unit one research methods.

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