As part of the Advanced Placement course and exam redesign , AP will offer two new physics courses beginning in fall 2014. These courses, AP Physics 1 and Physics 2 , will replace the current AP Physics B course; as a result, AP Physics B will retire in fall 2014. This two-course physics model better reflects the introductory algebra-based college course sequence at most colleges.
The new AP Physics 1 and Physics 2 courses and exams:
Read more about the topics covered in the AP Physics 1 and 2 courses.
As with all AP courses, the AP Physics 1 and 2 curriculum and exam development was overseen by a committee comprised of college faculty members and AP teachers from across the country. The committee reviewed introductory-level Physics syllabi from colleges and universities across the country. This curriculum review helped the committee define which elements of introductory algebra-physics Physics were elemental and important to keep in the design of the revised curriculum. The final curriculum was also reviewed and validated by a separate panel of more than 50 physics faculty from a variety of institutions.
What do the redesigned courses and exams mean for colleges?
The first score reports for Physics 1 and 2 will be available in July 2015. Colleges can prepare for these changes in three ways:
Theodore Hodapp, Ph. D., Director of Education and Diversity
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Hamline University, St. Paul, MN Phone: 651-523-2293