Congratulations to both students for their outstanding academic achievements.
Advanced Placement® (AP®)
Established in 1955 by the College Board, the AP Program is considered a standard for academic excellence in the United States. AP courses with qualifying exam grades are accepted for credit, advanced placement or both, by most American colleges and universities.
In addition, AP courses and exam grades are used in the admissions process in more than 400 universities outside of the United States. Students enrolled in an AP course at QSI Chengdu are required to take the AP exam in May. QSI Chengdu administers all AP Exams on campus each year.
AP International Diploma (APID)
The school offers a number of College Board advanced placement classes. We encourage students at QSI to challenge themselves by taking AP courses, as they progress through the secondary program. College Board offers an AP International Diploma that is globally recognized. It requires students to display mastery on AP Exams across several disciplines, and represents an exceptional level of achievement.
"The APID is available to all students throughout the globe. As the APID requires a score of 3 or higher on five AP Exams, it allows students to demonstrate that they have exceeded most university entry requirements, and some of the most competitive scholarship awards consider students' AP Exam scores. Many universities also use AP Exam scores to place students into honours classes." (College Board)
Students must earn a score of 3 or higher on five or more total AP Exams, based on the exam criteria requirements listed within each of the content areas below.
Exams taken multiple times will only count one; the highest schore will be used for award calculation.
AP Exam Criteria
Eligible AP Courses
Two AP Exams from one world language
culture course and one English course.
World Language and Culture Courses
Chinese Language and Culture
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
|One AP Exam offering a global perspective.||
|One AP Exam from either the sciences or math.||
|One additional AP Exam.||