AP French Literature

AP French Literature

Advanced Placement French Literature (or AP French Literature) is an Advanced Placement course and examination offered by the College Board. This course is designed to replicate a college French literature course for high school students. 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]

Required Reading

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.

Grade Distributions

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:

External links

* [http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_frenchlit.html AP French Literature at CollegeBoard.com]

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