Im just wondering.. has anyone here taken (I dunno what the American equivalent is called) a course during highschool, called something along the lines of Maths 2 or something?

Here, its called 4 unit maths, and basically its syllabus consists of hardcore stuff like conics, mechanics, really gay looking curves, calculus (industrial strength) and all this other stuff which u end up repeating for the first 2 years if u take mathematics in university...

My question for those who have taken it is.. how do you learn all that in one year? I mean.. Im 1 year away from my last year in high school where Im gonna take this course, and Im .......... scared so far. Like, I try my best to learn some of the basic stuff in it like integration and just 'math' in general, but no matter how hard the question seems, the teacher will break my spirit by saying its only a 3 unit question. damn...

From perspectives of friends who have taken the course, done the final exam, and is still alive say that its one of those things where a 50% is considered a sick mark.. so.. yeah.

Anyone can recommend any study strategies? Right now my plan is to learn all of this and next years physics and chemistry this year, then concentrate on math the next. But it aint going very well cos apparently Chemistry is kinda hard too... o god. Life better get sweet after high school.