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A guide to AP courses in the UK

AP or Advanced Placement courses are now available for students in the UK. These courses have curriculum and exams that are created by the College Board which are standardised and far more rigorous than general courses that are offered in American high schools. Read on to learn more about AP courses available in the UK.

AP courses in the UK

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are a great way of gaining extra credit for students wishing to attend either a higher education college or university. If a student scores either a three or above, then this will help with future education. These courses are now also useful for UK students who are applying to UK universities although, some Oxford colleges are exempt. Find AP courses in the UK If you are considering to take AP classes to do AP tests and exams, you can learn where to do so by getting in touch with your career advisor or tutor. There are also many websites offering valuable information on AP courses worldwide, such as Gsgi.co.uk. Examples of schools in the UK offering these courses, include as follows: TASIS (The American School in England) and The American School in London.

Benefits of AP courses

A major benefit of studying an AP course is that while in high school, you can gain additional credit for higher education courses. This means that it effectively gives students a head start when they attend college or university. As getting places in colleges is increasingly becoming more competitive, any extra credit that students can put down on their application will likely be worthwhile. Key benefits of AP courses A further benefit of AP courses is that they enable students who are high achievers or in the gifted category with an additional option of study whilst they are in high school. For those students who have successfully completed AP courses, some colleges and universities allow them not to do their introductory coursework for college classes. This means that those students will have less to worry about when beginning their higher education. Some school districts and departments of education in the US will also offer students a subsidy when studying AP maths courses. Some schools offer further help to those who are taking AP courses as well as their usual high school classes, through offering free tests.

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