AP United States History

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What are Advanced Placement (AP) courses?

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are rigorous, college-level courses and assessments offered in US high schools. Administered by the College Board, they have now replaced the SAT Subject Tests for college applications. Doing well on AP courses can translate to college credit in US and Canadian universities.

AP courses are structured to be self-study material with a standardized exam offered once a year. As such many high schools might not offer the correct guidance or teaching for AP courses.


AP courses are offered all throughout high school and as such can be taken by students aged 15-18 through self-study or proper classes.


The AP courses can be taken as a part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


All exams are externally offered during a two-week period in May and can be taken at designated centers. 3 hours and 15 minutes paper Section 1 | Multiple Choice | 55 questions Section 2 | Short Answer | 3 questions

Basis of what you will learn in AP United States History

Learn how to analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

Students will explore the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have influenced the United States from approximately 1491. Through the analysis of various sources such as texts, visual materials, and historical evidence, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nation's transformation over time. The course will emphasize the development of critical skills, including the evaluation of primary and secondary sources. Students will learn to assess the claims, evidence, and reasoning presented within these sources.


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AP United States History


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