Algebra II, Pre-Calc, Calculus
The two courses and the two corresponding exams are designated as Calculus AB and Calculus BC.
The Calculus AB Exam will be primarily devoted to the topics in differential and integral calculus. These topics are the focus of the AP Exam questions.
Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics.
Both courses are intended to be challenging and demanding; they require a similar depth of understanding of common topics. They both represent college-level mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and/or credit. These courses are the culmination of the study of algebra, geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry, with the addition of advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions. With a solid foundation in courses taken before AP, students will be prepared to handle the rigor of a course at this level.