Advanced Placement (AP) Program
Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.
Advanced Placement program at QSI:
Generally, students begin AP study in the Secondary III (11th grade) year, although some will begin in Secondary II or I. AP courses are single-year, intensive studies that give students a great deal of flexibility and mobility across the strong QSI secondary curriculum.
Facts about Advanced Placement Courses and Exams:
1. Students who pass an AP exam can be awarded college credits at Universities across the world.
2. AP Exam scores can be uses as prerequisites for many Australian and European universities.
3. AP Exams are considered equivalent to IB or A Level work.
A Different Kind of Class:
From the moment you enter an AP classroom you'll notice the difference —in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures; instead, you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
Prepare to Succeed in College:
AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.
How Do I Enroll?
Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enroll. Talk to the Resource Teacher at QSI about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.
Courses are offered by AP trained QSI teachers (2016-17):
- World History
- Art History
Advanced Diploma with Honors:
Requirements are the same as the Academic Diploma with the added condition that accumulated credits include at least two Advanced Placement (AP) courses (10 credits each). A total of 240 credits are required for this diploma.