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. In 2021, 136 TASIS England students in Grades 9 to 12 took 346 AP exams in 23 different subjects. They achieved a pass rate of 88%, which is significantly higher than the global average of 60%. 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 2021
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