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[04/10/2020] News Update: AP Computer Science A (2020)

Date: Friday, April 10, 2020


News Update: AP Computer Science A (2020)


What we know about the [AP Computer Science A] exam ...


*Exam date: May 15th, 2020


*Exam duration: 45 minutes


*ONLY FRQs (Free Response Questions)


* Number of FRQs: 2


* Content of FRQs:

Q1: Array/ArrayList

Duration: 25 minutes + (5 minutes to upload)

Weight: 65%

Q2: Methods and Control Structures

Duration: 15 minutes + (5 minutes to upload) Weight: 35%

Q1 Description:

"Question 1 assesses students' ability to do the following:

*Write program code to satisfy method specifications using expressions, conditional statements, and iterative statements

*Write program code to create, traverse, and manipulate elements in 1D

array to ArrayList objects."


Q2 Description:

"Question 2 assesses students' ability to do the following:

*Write program code to create objects of a class and call methods

*Write program code to satisfy method specifications using expressions,

conditional statements, and iterative statements"


*No multiple choice


*ONLY units 1-7

NO 2D arrays (unit 8)

NO Inheritance (unit 9)

NO Recursion (unit 10)


[FYI: Abstract classes and interfaces were already removed from the AP CS A 2020 exam before the sudden AP exam schedule changes.]



Source: Advanced Placement

Website: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org

YouTube video: "AP Computer Science A: 6.1, 2.9 Array Creation/Access and Math Class"

Link: https://youtu.be/W1USzNX2T8o

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