2015 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

As one of the few AP tests that count for second year college course credit, the AP Physics 2 exam requires a higher level of knowledge than most. Help young scientists study for their upcoming AP Physics 2 exams with previous free-response questions, including the topics of refraction, circuits, and electric fields. Use the scoring guidelines and teacher tips to offer support and guidance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign one question per week, one sub-question per day, to keep writing and analysis skills strong throughout the year
  • Compare pupils answers to the sample responses and discuss the strengths and weaknesses
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects students are comfortable with all AP Physics 2 content
Pros
  • Offers advice for time management
  • Requires scientific writing, critical thinking, and mathematical communication
Cons
  • None