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 US colleges and universities give credit and advanced placement to AP students who received a grade of 3 or above on the exams. Many US colleges and universities offer sophomore standing to students who have a sufficient number of qualifying grades. In the UK, 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 UK 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.
The College Board, the parent organization of the AP Program, has commended TASIS England for its strong exam results. The TASIS England 2020 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 2020
"This has been the most challenging year that our AP students and our School has ever faced. Despite these challenges, the high pass rate and excellent scores that are well above the global results are a testament to the success of our programs, the many hours of dedicated learning from our students, and the purposeful teaching facilitated by our faculty both on-campus and online.
As we celebrate our students’ successes, what we are most proud of is the fact that our resilient students continue to nurture their intellectual curiosity and are ready to play their part as they engage in the learning opportunities that lie ahead, here at TASIS and in their new learning communities and universities.”
Bryan Nixon, Head of School