What subjects does AP programme cover?

16 June, 2020
What subjects does AP programme cover?
giasuib – Advanced Placement (AP) is a popular educational programme in American high school, and currently becoming a fighting goal for Vietnamese students who want to study in the USA. But do you know what subjects does AP programme cover?
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What is AP?

AP – an acronym for Advanced Placement, is an examination organized by The College Board for gifted high school students who want to enroll in prestigious universities in America. The process of teaching and learning AP has grown quite popular amongst high school in the USA. Each subjects in AP programme last for 1 year with higher academic demand than normal high school. Therefore, AP programme is only for students in 10-12 grade with good academic performance and motivation to achieve a high level in a particular subject. Approximately each year has 2.7 million students apply for AP programme.

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What subjects does AP programme cover?

With a total of 38 subjects in 22 different fields, AP programme possesses contents that correspond to the first year of college. AP certificate is accredited by most universities in America and others. The content of the subjects is compiled under the cooperation of universities’ committee and high school AP instructors. When following AP programme, students will get used to college-based coursework, and have the opportunities to gain college credits while in high school. Below is a list of AP subjects:

– Interdisciplinary

AP Capstone Diploma Program

AP Research

AP Seminar


– Art

AP Art History

AP Drawing

AP Music Theory


– English

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition


– History and Social Sciences

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

AP Phychology

AP Human Geography

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP United States History

AP World History


– Math and Computer Science

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Statistics


– Sciences

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics


– World Languages and Culture

AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP French Language and Culture

AP German Language and Culture

AP Italian Language and Culture

AP Japanese Language and Culture

AP Latin

AP Spanish Language and Culture


For more: Getting acquainted with AP Economics 


With a diverse and broad number of subjects like that, many students get confused when registering for an AP subject. If you don’t know what subject to pick then first you need to take your hobby and personal skills into consideration when choosing a suitable subject. Moreover, if you are interested in subjects that are not common in high schools such as Psychology or Economics then don’t be afraid and just apply for them. Now you know what subjects does AP programme cover?

For more: How to find AP Economics tutor?

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