1. Learn what you love
Students can specialise and focus on subjects that they enjoy and are highly motivated to achieve success. AP courses help students learn to tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills as they learn and prepare for external examinations. Popular courses among our students include sciences, mathematics, language, literature, arts and computer science.
2. Strengthen your university application
Each year, more than 1.25 million high school (senior secondary) students take AP examinations. AP courses are valued by college and universities as markers of academic ability, demanding content, and rigorous assessment. University admission officers that AP courses on your transcript represent challenge and commitment. The program is recognised in over 100 countries including the UK, US and Canada.
3. Be READY for the next step
AP courses are more demanding than regular high school classes, most being similar to first-year college courses. The courses are academically rigorous, offering challenging work and a taste of what college classes are like. Students learn essential time management and study skills needed for university and career success. AP courses are content-rich, laying foundations for future study in a range of disciplines and career applications.
4. Get university/college credit
AP exams are graded on a scale from 1-5, and many universities consider ‘3’ (Qualified) as a successful demonstration of understanding equivalent to passing a college-level course in the subject. Students who plan and succeed in a broad range of AP courses are eligible for the AP International Diploma and other awards. Thousands of universities grant advanced placement or credit hours for successful students.
5. Keep your options open
ACS students can pursue academic and personal challenges across a wide range of opportunities, including the widely-respected but demanding IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes. AP courses allow students the flexibility to undertake one or two more difficult courses while managing other commitments and pursuing passions in engineering, sport, arts, service, business and more. Students can apply themselves in a balanced way that still leaves time for themselves and things they care about beyond the classroom.