AP Biology Syllabus
Mrs. K. King
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Introduction: What is AP Bio all about?
Summary: Course Outline , Syllabus (pdf) Advanced Placement Biology is designed to be equivalent to a two semester college introductory biology course. The class is conducted at the college level and students are expected to work accordingly. AP Biology differs significantly from a traditional high school biology course due to text content, depth of material covered, lab work, and time and effort required to achieve mastery in subject area. This course is designed to be taken by students after successful completion of high school biology (or biology honors) and high school chemistry (or chemistry honors).
Text: Biology, Campbell & Reese 6th ed. Textbook provided by EGHS.
Labs: Lab link You will be required to complete twelve (12) labs set forth by The College Board Advanced Placement Program. You are also required to purchase the A.P. Biology Laboratory Manual, $18.00. Due to the large amount of time required for laboratory set-up, it is essential that you are always present on lab days. Please be prepared to stay after school occasionally to finish long labs. You will be given advance notice for those days.
Study Guide: (Optional) Taylor, Martha R. Student Study Guide for Biology. 2001 6th ed. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.
The A.P. Examination: Exam Information The exam is three hours in length and is designed to measure a student's knowledge and understanding of modern biology. These exams are administered during (or just prior to) "finals week" in the media center at Eau Gallie High School. The exam consists of an 80-minute 100 item multiple choice section (60% of exam grade), a 10-minute reading period, and a 90-minute free-response section (40% of exam grade) consisting of four mandatory essay questions that encompass broader topics and concepts, one of which is based on one of the twelve labs. On a 5 point scale, a score of 3 or better is passing.
*Time frame is an approximation. Revisions may be made do to time fluctuations.
Ch. 1- 5 (3 ˝ weeks)
Ch. 7 and 8 (2 weeks)
Ch. 6, 9 and 10 (3˝ weeks)
Ch. 11-15 (3˝ weeks)
Ch. 16-21 (3 weeks)
MIDTERM EXAM CH 1- 21 AND ALL LABORATORY EXERCISES
Ch. 22-28,31 (4 weeks)
Ch. 29-30, 35-39 (4 weeks)
Ch. 32-34, 40-49 (4 weeks)
Ch. 50-55 (2 - 3 weeks)
AP EXAMINATION: TBA
FINAL EXAM/LAB: UNIT TEST #9: Ch. 50 - 55 and Laboratory 11 & 12 (Turn in lab manual for grade).
AP Biology Student Resources
(CD with each textbook)
Online password will be given in class
Brevard County Schools score highest on Advanced Placement Tests
among ten largest counties in Florida for students scoring 3 or higher.
For those scoring 3 or higher, Brevard’s 62.5% is also higher than the State’s 47.7% and Global 59.6%
Way to go AP students!!! Let's keep up the fantastic work!
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