It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…AP Exam Week!
Yes, my fellow Brentonians, it is again that time when students in Advance Placement classes are tested on just how advanced they really are. Many Grade 12s have been reviewing for these exams all year. It’s one of the last opportunities to get those final credits towards university.
The College Board, a non-profit organization based in New York City, has run the AP programs since 1955. In 2006, more than one million students took over two million AP examinations. The AP curriculum is designed to be difficult for high school students. Most AP courses are sufficient preparation for the AP exams that students can opt to take towards the end of the school year. If students do well, they can ften opt out of introductory courses in university which can save them time and money. The grading of these tests is on a one to five scale:
5 – Extremely well qualified
4 – Well qualified
3 – Qualified
2 – Possibly qualified
1 – No recommendation
As the end of the school year is slowly, but surely, coming to a close, and June exams are just around the corner, many of the Advanced Placement students are studying hard, cramming late and making last minute pleas to the exam gods to get them that special credit. Depending on the course, many students get to do it all over again in just a few short weeks.
We’re almost at the end of our Brentwood journey. There are only forty-five days to go. All we have to do is take a deep breath, buckle down and make the most of the rest of third term!
Bonne chance, mes amis!
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