Course Description:Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition is a course designed to provide advanced English students an opportunity to earn college credit while simultaneously mastering the Standards of Learning for English 12. In addition to meeting English 12 requirements, students will be involved in an intensive study of literature and writing. As they read, students will consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The emphasis is on improving writing and analytical skills through in-depth analysis of meaningful readings. Writing assignments focus on the critical analysis of literature and include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays. There is no SOL test given for this course.
Students are required to complete summer assignment(s).
Students receive weighted credit for participating in AP classes, they receive college credit only by achieving a high score on the College Board’s Advanced Placement Tests. There are fees for each test, which students will be responsible for paying. Colleges have different criteria for awarding credit for scores on AP tests, and it will be the responsibility of students to contact colleges to ascertain their policies regarding Advanced Placement scores.