AP United States Government and Politics

AP Courses

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.

TYPICAL AGE RANGE

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.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

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.

EXAM

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 Government and Politics

Study the key concepts and institutions of the political system and culture of the United States. You'll read, analyze, and discuss the U.S. Constitution and other documents as well as complete a research or applied civics project.

  • Connecting political concepts to real-life situations
  • Explaining the impact and implications of certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • Analyzing data to find patterns and trends and draw conclusions
  • Reading and analyzing text and visual sources
  • Developing a claim or thesis and supporting it in an essay

POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Urban Studies
AP United States Government and Politics
1500+

STUDENTS

A class of diverse, international students and a community of like-minded peers.
60+

COUNTRIES

A 24/7 global timetable to suit multiple timezones worldwide.
100+

TEACHERS

Top-tier teachers selected for engagement, inspiration and results.

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