AP French Literature

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Advanced Placement French Literature (also called AP French Literature or AP French Lit) was an Advanced Placement course and examination offered by the College Board. The course was designed to replicate a college French literature course for high school students. Students studied a variety of novels, plays, and poetry, all written in French.

Due to the low numbers of students taking AP French Literature, it was discontinued after the 2008–2009 year.[1][2][3][4]

Required reading[edit]

The works required by the College Board for the 2008 exam were:

Grade distributions[edit]

In 2007, 2,068 students took the exam from 478 schools. The mean score was 3.30 with a standard deviation of 1.34.

The grade distribution for 2007 was:

Score Percent
5 24.2%
4 23.5%
3 23.2%
2 16.3%
1 12.7%


  1. ^ Cech, Scott J. (April 4, 2008). "College Board Intends to Drop AP Programs in Four Subjects". Education Week. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Jensen, Anne (February 2009). "Addressing the Cancellation of the French AP Literature Exam". The French Review. 82 (3): 610–614. JSTOR 25481624.
  3. ^ D'gama, Alissa M (April 14, 2008). "College Board Cancels Four AP Examinations". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Pennell, Arden (May 9, 2008). "French teacher fights cancellation of AP exam". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved October 24, 2018.

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