WAT High School Diploma Programme

Advanced Placement

What is Advanced Placement?

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a joint curricular endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. AP, sponsored by the College Board, offers standardized courses to high school students that are recognized as equivalent to undergraduate post-secondary courses. Students earning high enough scores on the AP exam qualify for either university credit or advanced placement.

About College Board:

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

Source: https://www.collegeboard.org/about

Video link here https://www.collegeboard.org/about

Looking to see what AP Exam Score is required to receive credit for first year courses at various post-secondary institutions? Click here: http://www.bctransferguide.ca/


Courses Offered
Year 11

  • • PreAP economics - Micro/Macro
  • • PreAP Human Geography
  • • PreAP French Language and Culture
  • • PreAP English Language and Composition
  • • Integrated Science
  • • Math Studies > PreAP Calculus
  • • Physical and Health Education

Year 12

  • • AP Human Geography
  • • AP Biology
  • • AP Physics
  • • AP Chemistry
  • • AP French Language and Culture
  • • AP English Language and Composition
  • • AP Calculus
  • • Physical and Health Education


Universities in over 60 countries outside the United States recognize AP in the admission process.

The two-year programme includes thorough preparation to the exams and to the expectations of international universities.


For the school year, an example of the exam schedule will go as so:


  • • Psat (mock SAT exams): Twice a year in grade 11
  • • SAT exams at the end of grade 11
  • • AP economics Micro and/or Macro at the end of grade 11
  • • Toefl (Test of English as a Foreign Language) end of grade 11
  • • Mock AP: Twice a year in grade 12
  • • AP English and AP Calculus AB/BC: end of grade 12

WAT offers all AP exams at the end of grade 12.