Welcome to AP Biology!
AP Biology is a year-long course that is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam in Biology. The course is designed around the new AP Biology curriculum framework that focuses on the Big Ideas in biology and their connections. The curriculum provides a basis for students to develop strong conceptual understanding in biology and the opportunity to integrate that knowledge through inquiry-based activities and laboratory investigations. There is less memorization and more content depth. Reading skills are extremely important for the format of the new test.
The AP Biology curriculum is structured around four Big Ideas: Evolution, Energy Processes, Information and Interactions. These ideas encompass the core principles and theories of all living systems. To master the concepts, students will learn through modes of: tests, quizzes, labs, activities, video lectures, current event articles, and scientific journals.