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In Fall 2014, The Advanced Placement Program will be replacing AP Physics B with a two-year sequence designed to foster greater depth of conceptual understanding and more time engaged in inquiry-based learning. The new courses, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2, will be equivalent to the first and second semesters of a typical introductory, algebra-based college physics course. This website informs physics teachers and school administrators about what's changing in AP physics, from course scope to exam design. The framework shifts away from a traditional "content coverage" model to one that focuses on key ideas in introductory physics. The approach was developed to allow greater time engaged in the practice of science, with less focus on mathematical routines.

Resources available on this web page include the Curriculum Framework, FAQ's on the new AP Physics, examples, and reference material on inquiry instruction. The changes to each course were guided by National Research Council and National Science Foundation recommendations, following several years of collaborations among university educators and master AP teachers.
Editor's Note: The AP Chemistry course has also undergone major revision, slated for adoption in Fall 2013. See Related Materials for a link to the College Board's web page on AP Chemistry revisions.
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AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2: Course Revisions. (2012). Retrieved October 21, 2017, from College Board: https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/stem/physics
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