AP Human Geography

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Advanced Placement Human Geography (also known as AP Human Geo, AP Geography, APHG, AP HuGe, AP HuG, AP Human, or HGAP) is an Advanced Placement social studies course that studies human geography and is a year-long college course for students in the 9th Grade. [1] The AP exam is administered by College Board.

This college-level course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analyses to analyze human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice.

Exam

The AP Human Geography Exam consists of two sections. The first section consists of 60 multiple choice questions and the second section consists of 3 free-response questions. The sections are 60 and 75 minutes long, respectively. It is not necessary to answer the free-response questions in essay form; instead, points are awarded on certain keywords, examples, and other vital aspects.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of informational book-related homework, which often requires students to strive to learn information independently. The curriculum teaches about diffusion, human traits, religion, and population clusters.

The topics covered by the exam are as follows: [2]

Topic Percent
Geography: Its Nature and Perspective 5-10%
Population and Migration 13-17%
Cultural Patterns and Processes 13-17%
Political Organization of Space 13-17%
Agriculture and Rural Land Use 13-17%
Industrialization and Economic Development 13-17%
Cities and Urban Land Use 13-17%

Grade distribution

The exam was first held in 2001. Grade distributions for the Human Geography scores since 2010 were:

Score 2010 [3] 2011 [4] 2012 [5] 2013 [6] 2014 [7] 2015 [8] 2016 [9] 2017 [10] 2018 [11] 2019 [12] 2020 [13]
5 9.7% 11.7% 12.5% 12.0% 11.0% 12.2% 11.9% 10.6% 12.9% 10.7% 11.8%
4 16.5% 18.2% 19.5% 20.3% 20.0% 20.5% 20.0% 17.4% 19.8% 18.3% 22.4%
3 20.6% 21.2% 20.4% 20.7% 21.1% 21.1% 19.8% 21.0% 21.6% 20.1% 24.8%
2 17.4% 17.5% 17.8% 18.6% 18.4% 16.7% 19.2% 17.2% 17.0% 16.9% 10.9%
1 35.7% 31.5% 29.8% 28.3% 29.5% 29.5% 29.1% 33.8% 28.7% 33.9% 30.1%
% of Scores 3 or Higher 46.8% 51.1% 52.4% 53.0% 52.1% 53.8% 51.7% 49.0% 54.3% 49.1% 59.0%
Mean 2.47 2.61 2.67 2.69 2.65 2.69 2.66 2.54 2.71 2.55 2.75
Standard Deviation 1.37 1.39 1.40 1.38 1.37 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.40 1.39 1.39
Number of Students 68,397 93,941 98,679 114,361 136,448 159,609 184,663 199,756 216,783 218,333

References

  1. ^ "Stuyvesant High School - AP Human Geography".
  2. ^ AP Human Geography:
  3. ^ 2010 AP Scores Distribution
  4. ^ 2011 AP Scores Distribution
  5. ^ 2012 AP Scores Distribution
  6. ^ 2013 AP Scores Distribution
  7. ^ 2014 Student Score Distributions
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Total Registration. "2016 AP Exam Score Distributions". www.totalregistration.net. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  10. ^ Total Registration. "2017 AP Exam Score Distributions". www.totalregistration.net. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  11. ^ https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/research/2018/Student-Score-Distributions-2018.pdf
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/AP_Trevor/status/1138516129415147520
  13. ^ "STUDENT SCORE DISTRIBUTIONS" (PDF). Retrieved June 9, 2021.