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Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma

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AP courses give students access to rigorous college-level work.

Students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines can attain globally recognised qualifications which certificates certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. The AP Capstone helps students develop key academic skills useful in college and beyond as they become more self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers. 

AP students build confidence and learn the essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success. Institutions of higher learning value the rigour of AP courses, providing applicants a competitive advantage for admission.

The AP is considered the standard for academic excellence in the US, and is increasingly recognised as a quality university entrance qualification in Europe and the rest of the world.

AP courses currently offered


English Language & Composition  
English Literature & Composition


Calculus AB



Social Studies

United States History

AP Comparative Government & Politics


 Studio Art - 2D Design


*The school reserves the right to add or delete courses according to student demand and staff availability.

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Global Recognition

AP courses are fully recognised in the United States and Canada, where approximately 3,000 colleges and universities take part in the programme. The vast majority of universities that receive AP grades grant credit or advanced placement for successful examination results. 

AP Scholar Awards

Each year the AP programme confers awards to High School students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement on their AP examinations.
Award Requirements
AP Scholar Grades of 3 or higher on three or more full-year AP exams
AP Scholar with Honour Grades of 3 or higher on five or more full-year AP exams; avg. exam grade of 3.5
AP Scholar with Distinction Grades of 3 or higher on five or more full-year AP exams; avg. exam grade of 3.5
AP International Scholar The one male and one female student in the world with the highest grades on the greatest number of full-year AP exams. Student must attend a school outside the US.