AP® Biology

AP® Biology

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Some Basics

AP Biology requires a year of basic biology and chemistry as prerequisites, and is designed to prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Often, students also take the May SAT Biology Subject TestTM as it takes place at approximately the same time; other students might prefer an additional month of prep and opt for the June administration.

See our blog, Prepping for the SAT Subject Test in Biology

Topics covered include

  • In depth look at mechanisms of evolution and Darwin
  • Allele frequencies and phenotype frequencies as predicted by Hardy-Weinberg, and why those frequency predictions are rarely met
  • Structural, genetic and biochemical evidence for relationships amongst eucaryotes
  • Use of free energy by autotrophic cells to form biological building blocks
  • How cell cycle abnormalities and deregulation may lead to tumor formation
  • Cell mediated and humoral responses of the immune system
  • Recombinant DNA techniques and laboratory protocols

Some common stumbling blocks might include

  • Understanding/differentiating photosystem 1 & photosystem 2 reactions
  • Population dynamics as a function of genetic variation
  • Detailed aspects of translation
  • Cellular respiration

Can We Help?

There is a concept many seem to buy into that biology is just a memorization course. Not correct! Looking at big picture processes help you to understand and remember the minutiae involved. Our teachers focus on the overall process first, which helps you understand how the little steps fit into the big picture. Using our interactive whiteboard and video we can help you through problem areas you are sure to encounter.

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