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Celebrating Advanced Placement Exam Success

TASIS England is delighted to announce the 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) exam results. This year, 136 Upper School students took 346 AP exams in 23 different subjects, achieving an 88% pass rate and an impressive average mean score of 3.9.

Both are significantly higher than the global pass rate of 60% and global average mean score of 2.9. Our candidates earned the maximum score of 5 in 33% of the exams taken, and 61% of the exams received a score of 4 or higher. Furthermore, 73 TASIS England students – more than half of the cohort – qualified as AP Scholars with a mean average of 3.95.

Head of School Bryan Nixon commented, “Despite the challenges of the past year, the high pass rate and excellent scores earned by our students are once again well above global results. This success reflects a resolute commitment to learning by our students and to purposeful teaching by our faculty, both in person and online.

We are grateful to our dedicated teachers and proud of our determined students. As we celebrate their achievements, we also encourage them to continue to grow in adversity, engage in their learning journey, and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, whether here at TASIS or in their new learning communities and universities.”

Academic Dean and AP Coordinator Amy Maurer added, “This year's AP Students overcame so many challenges in preparing for the exams.  They showed us that they are resilient, hardworking, dedicated students and I could not be more proud of them.”

The 2021 AP exam results are summarized below:

  • 88% pass rate (world average 60%; UK average 83%)
  • Average mean score 3.9 (world average 2.9; UK average 3.8) 
  • 33% of the exams were scored 5 (out of 5)
  • 61% of the exams were scored 4 or higher
  • 73 students qualified as AP Scholars with a mean average of 3.95