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Advanced Placement tests (AP)
The best way to gain a head start in college is by earning Advanced Placement (AP) credits while you are still in high school. Doing well on the rigorous AP exams takes lots of focus and excellent preparation. Luckily, Tutors of Oxford NYC can help you to do both.
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- Overview of the AP tests
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Overview of the AP tests
An Overview of the AP tests |
WHY TAKE THE AP TESTS? |
i. Get Credit. More than 1,400 colleges and universities accept AP credits. ii. Save Money. The AP exam costs ~$91 to take an and can potentially earn you college credit. The same credits can cost thousands once you're in college. iii. Build Confidence. AP courses are college level classes. They'll give you a good idea about what to expect at university |
WHEN CAN I TAKE THE AP TESTS? |
The AP Tests are held in May each year i. Chemistry - Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ii. Calculus AB - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. iii. Calculus BC - Thursday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. iv. Physics 1: Algebra-Based - Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at noon. v. Physics 2: Algebra-Based - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at noon. vi. Physics C: Mechanics - Monday, May 8, 2017 at noon. vii Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. |
HOW IS THE AP SCORED? |
Each subject test receives a score on a scale of 1-5. |
HOW LONG IS EACH AP TEST? |
2-3 hours depending on the subject |
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE AP TESTS? |
Exclusively multiple-choice questions. Click on the relevant link below to learn more about each subject: i. Calculus AB ii. Calculus BC iii. Physics |
REGISTERING FOR THE AP? |
AP Test - Calculus AB
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Two sections in 3 hours and 15 minutes Section 1: i. 45 multiple-choice questions ii. 1 hour and 45 minutes Section 2: i. 6 extended questions ii. 1 hour and 30 minutes |
SKILLS TESTED |
i. Analysis of Graphs ii. Limits of Functions, iii. Asymptotes iv. Continuity (property of functions v. Concept of Derivatives vi. Derivatives at a point vii. Derivatives as a function viii. Second derivatives ix. Application and computation of derivatives x. Definite integral xi. Application of integrals xii. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus xiii. Anti-differential xiv. Numerical approximations |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION |
i. Algebra, ii. geometry, iii. elementary functions, iv. trigonometry v. analytical geometry |
AP Test - Calculus BC
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Two sections in 3 hours and 15 minutes
Section 1: i. 45 multiple-choice questions ii. 1 hour and 45 minutes Section 2: i. 6 extended questions ii. 1 hour and 30 minutes |
SKILLS TESTED |
i. Analysis of Graphs ii. Limits of Functions, iii. Asymptotes iv. Continuity (property of functions) v. Parametric, Polar and vector functions vi. Concept of Derivatives vii. Derivatives at a point viii. Derivatives as a function ix. Second derivatives x. Application and computation of derivatives xi. Definite integral xii. Application of integrals xiii. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus xiv. Anti-differential xv. Numerical approximations xvi. Polynomial approximations and series |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION | i. Algebra, ii. geometry, iii. elementary functions, iv. trigonometry v. analytical geometry |
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Section 1: Multiple Choice (50 questions, 90 minutes, 50% of score) i. Discrete items ii. Items in sets iii. Multimark items (two options are correct) Section 2: Free Response (5 questions, 90 minutes, 50% of score) i. Experimental Design (1 question) ii. Quantitative/Qualitative Translation (1 question) iii. Short Answer (3 questions, one requiring a paragraph-length argument) |
SKILLS TESTED | This course is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers:i. Algebra ii. Newtonian mechanics iii. Rotational dynamics iv. Angular momentum v. Work, energy, and power vi. Mechanical waves vii. Sound viii. Electric circuits |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION | i. Algebra, ii. geometry, iii. elementary functions, iv. trigonometry vi. analytical geometry |
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Two sections in 3 hours and 15 minutes Section 1: i. 45 multiple-choice questions ii. 1 hour and 45 minutes Section 2: i. 6 extended questions ii. 1 hour and 30 minutes |
SKILLS TESTED | This course is equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers:i. Fluid mechanics ii. Thermodynamics iii. Electricity and magnetism iv. Optics v. Atomic and nuclear physics |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION | i. Algebra, ii. geometry, iii. elementary functions, iv. trigonometry v. analytical geometry |
AP Test - Physics
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Either Physics B or Physics C should be selected based on the coursework covered i. 3 hours long ii. 70 multiple choice questions iii. 6-8 extended questions |
SKILLS TESTED | i. Newtonian mechanics ii. Fluid mechanics and thermal physics iii. Electricity and magnetism iv. Waves and optics v. Atomic and Nuclear physics |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION | General math skills including i. Algebra ii. Trigonometry |
AP Test - Chemistry
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EXAM STRUCTURE | Either Physics B or Physics C should be selected based on the coursework covered i. 3 hours long ii. 70 multiple choice questions iii. 6-8 extended questions |
SKILLS TESTED | i. Newtonian mechanics ii. Fluid mechanics and thermal physics iii. Electricity and magnetism iv. Waves and optics v. Atomic and Nuclear physics |
RECOMMENDED PREPARATION | General math skills including i. Algebra ii. Trigonometry |
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