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TASIS England Academics

We are dedicated to inspiring within each student the pursuit of knowledge, the love of wisdom, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of strong characters.

Worldwide University Preparation

The Advanced Placement (AP) Courses offer qualified students the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. More than 90% of U.S. colleges and universities give credit and advanced placement to AP students who received a grade of 3 or above on the exams. Many U.S. colleges and universities offer sophomore standing to students who have a sufficient number of qualifying grades. In the U.K., universities view exam results as similar to British A-level results; consequently, students who succeed on three or more AP exams are well prepared for entry into U.K. universities.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program Overview
Most students may not take more than three AP classes during one school year. Students must have a B+ average in the prerequisite course and/or the permission of the Department Head in order to register for an Advanced Placement course.

AP Excellence  

The College Board, the parent organization of the AP Program, has commended TASIS England for its strong exam results. The TASIS England 2019 pass rate is 89%, which compares favorably with an American independent school average of 70%. Year on year, the TASIS pass rate typically falls between 86 and 90%.

AP courses offer students an intensive academic experience as well as the flexibility and freedom to focus on their strengths. In addition, the AP International Diploma is available as an option for students applying to universities outside the United States. 

To find out more about the AP Program, visit the College Board website.

AP Results 2019

"Universities may look at our high pass rate and mean scores that are well above the global results, and recognise the success of our programs and the many hours dedicated by our students, and facilitated by our teachers, that have ensured that this facet of each student’s learning journey is successfully completed. But what we are most proud of is the fact that our students continue to nurture their intellectual curiosity and are emboldened and ready for the opportunities ahead as they play their part in their new learning communities and universities throughout the world."
Bryan Nixon, Head of School



What is the AP Program?

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is designed to provide motivated high school students with university-level academic courses. Established in 1955 by the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey, the AP Program offers a range of externally-graded examinations. 

The exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. More than 3,000 USA colleges and universities grant credit for qualifying exam grades (often 3 or higher). AP exam results are used as admissions criteria for universities in many countries outside the USA, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

The AP Program and the UK University Entrance

Admission to UK universities is determined primarily by examination results. The British university system regards AP exams as equivalent to A levels, the most advanced credential earned by British high school students. TASIS England students normally take at least three AP exams to be competitive at the most selective British and European universities.
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