AP Biology

Course Number: 406/407

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.

Course Description:
This is a second-level biology course that utilizes college text and selected labs specified by the AP program. The pace of the course is accelerated so that the student will complete all the necessary content to successfully take the AP test in May. The first semester of the course is a fast-paced review of the material already learned in Biology. Students interested in health, medicine, or a biological science degree in college are encouraged to take this course, if they qualify.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Campbell Biology, AP Edition  with Mastering Biology; 11th Edition, 2016

ISBN: 9780134446424  E-text with Mastering Biology

ISBN: 9780134454665 Hardcopy with E-text and Mastering Biology

Students are strongly encouraged to buy the text directly from Pearson.

To locate the book on their website, go to Pearson →  enter school’s zip code (92116) → select OLP → enter ISBN (must choose AP Edition, Campbell Biology 11th Ed.)

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of:
Biology Honors with a “B” or better OR Biology with an “A”
AND
Chemistry Honors with a “B” or better OR Chemistry with an “A”.