AP Biology Page
Dear AP Biology Student:
Advanced Placement Biology is a course designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. A qualified AP Biology student is one that is highly motivated, is academically oriented, has excellent study skills and reading abilities, and views learning as a journey rather than an obligation. In order to provide the most up-to-date information in the field of biology, you will be required to refer to the textbook often. The book that we will be using is:
Title: Biology, 7th edition.
ISBN: 0-8053-7146-X (College Edition, cloth binding) or 0-8053-6777-2 (Student Edition
w/CD, HS Binding. An International version is also available.)
Authors: Neil Campbell and Jane Reece.
The Student Study Guide for Biology (ISBN: 0-8053-7155-9) is an excellent resource to assist you throughout the year. Many students swear by this book and find it extraordinarily helpful.
In addition you will be required to purchase a review book: Barrons AP Biology, and the accompanying flash cards are optional.
Because the exam is in mid-May, I require that students complete summer reading requirements and assignments prior to the start of school. This is necessary to ensure that all topics are addressed to fully prepare you for the AP exam. The Summer Assignment Link is here and on the AP Homepage.
It is my goal that the AP Biology course offered to students at Belleville High School provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. I am confident that AP Biology can help you greatly as you continue to develop the academic skills necessary to succeed in college, while providing you with a realistic notion of what college courses may be like. Despite the rigor of this course, an overwhelming majority of students enrolled pass the AP exam and find it very rewarding and enjoyable!
I look forward to seeing you in the Fall!
Additional information regarding AP Biology at Belleville High School and the summer
requirements can be obtained by visiting the class webpage at: www.bellevillebiology.com/APBioHOME.htm
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org