- AP French Literature
Advanced Placement French Literature (or AP French Literature) is an
Advanced Placementcourse and examination offered by the College Board. This course is designed to replicate a college French literaturecourse for high schoolstudents. Students study a variety of novels, plays, and poetry, all written in French.
Due to low numbers of students taking AP French Literature, it will be discontinued after the 2008-2009 year. [http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/04/09/32ap.h27.html]
The works required by the College Board for the 2008 exam were:
Moderato Cantabile" by Marguerite Duras
Le Cid" by Pierre Corneille
Candide" by Voltaire
Une Tempête" ("A Tempest") by Aime Cesaire
Pierre et Jean" ("Pierre and Jean") by Guy de Maupassant
L'École des femmes" ("The School for Wives") by Molière
* Poems by
Charles Baudelaire, Jean de la Fontaine, Joachim du Bellay, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Louise Labé.
In the 2007 administration 2,068 students took the exam from 478 schools. The mean score was a 3.30.
The grade distribution for 2007 was:
* [http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_frenchlit.html AP French Literature at CollegeBoard.com]
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