You can start taking college-level courses while still in high school by taking advantage of the Advance Placement (AP) programme. It also lets you get a jump start on your college education by earning college credits or APs while you're still in high school. Starting in the ninth grade, you can begin preparing for the Advanced Placement exams. Both Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC are designed to help students develop a solid foundation in calculus theory and practice various calculus-related skills. You cannot sit for both the AP Calculus AB and BC exams in the same calendar year. If you want to impress admission officer and create better chances of receiving admission to the university of your choice, then you are at the right place. **Masterclass Spaces** has made a remarkable journey in delivering **Best AP Calculus AB Coaching** & Best AP Calculus BC Coaching over the past few years. Keep reading to know more.

**AP Calculus AB**

Integral and Differential Calculus are the foundations of this subject. The duration of this course is 12 months.

**Key Concepts**

1. Limits and Continuity

2. Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties

3. Differentiation: Composite, Implicit and Inverse Functions

4. Contextual Applications of Differentiation

5. Analytical Applications of Differentiation

6. Integration and Accumulation of Change

7. Differential Equations

**What You Need to Know Before Attempting AP Calculus AB ?**

1. Prior to beginning ones study of calculus, all students should have completed the equivalent of four years of secondary mathematics classes available to students who intend to continue their education beyond high school. These classes should have covered topics such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.

2. You are required to have prior understanding of the properties of linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions, as well as the knowledge and ability to graph these functions and solve equations involving them.

**Format of Exams**

The time allotted to complete the Calculus AB exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

There will be two parts to the exam.

First Part: 45 MCQs, 1 hour 45 minutes.

Part A, you may not use a graphing calculator

Part B: Some questions require a graphing calculator

The second section is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and consists of six open-ended questions.

Part A: 2 questions, using a graphing calculator

Part B: 4 questions, No graphing calculators allowed

**AP Calculus BC**

It is a course of 1 year that builds on calculus and the subsequent study of calculus with a single variable.

**Key Concepts**

1. Limits and Continuity

2. Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties

3. Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions

4. Contextual Applications of Differentiation

5. Analytical Applications of Differentiation

6. Integration and Accumulation of Change

7. Differential Equations

8. Applications of Integration

9. Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Vector-Valued Functions

**What You Need to Know Before Attempting AP Calculus BC?**

1) It is recommended that all students take the equivalent of four years of secondary mathematics tailored for college-bound students, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions, before beginning calculus.

2) You should be able to graph and solve equations involving linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise-defined functions.

**Format of Exams**

The time allotted to complete the Calculus BC exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

There will be two parts to the exam.

Section 1: 45 MCQs, 1 hour 45 minutes.
There's a 50% weight on the final grade

Part A, you may not use a graphing calculator
Part B: Some questions require a graphing calculator

Section 2: It is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and consists of six open-ended question.
There's a 50% weight on the final grade.
Part A: 2 questions, using a graphing calculator
Part B: 4 questions, No graphing calculators allowed

**Some Important Points to Remember**

1. Both the courses have essentially the same themes with a few more topics in Calculus BC.

Second, Calculus AB and BC differ not in difficulty but in content. Calculus AB is equivalent to the first semester and Calculus BC is equivalent to one year of Calculus.

Third, taking Calculus AB instead of Calculus BC can lighten your load considerably and provide you more time to focus on other subjects if you're interested in doing so.

4. Jumping to Calculus BC requires a thorough comprehension of Pre-calculus that is Calculus AB, then only you’ll be able to do well in Calculus BC.

5. One should select for Calculus AB when he/she intends to major in the subject of economics, business, bio or chemistry. While on the other hand go for Calculus BC when you wish to study in Computer-related fields, applied math or statistics.

Reach out at **info@masterclassspace.com** to kickstart your AP journey with Masterclass Spaces expert tutors!