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Advanced Placement (AP) is an American program created by the College Board and recognized by American colleges and universities. It offers college-level curricula in various subjects to high school students. Students taking AP courses are assessed in May once a year. Passing the AP exam can count toward college credit. Students are encouraged to take more than one AP over the length of their studies.

  • It gives the students the opportunity to experience college-level work and gain in depth knowledge of a subject.
  • It helps develop deep passion for a subject.
  • It provides students with a competitive edge with university admissions process worldwide.
  • Students have the chance to earn university level credits from institutions worldwide if exam results are strong

Al Mawakeb is one of the few schools in Dubai offering AP courses.

Our AP course offerings include:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP French
  • AP Computer
  • AP Physics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History: Modern
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP 2-D Art and Design
  • AP 3-D Art and Design
  • AP Art History
  • AP Drawing

Which grades are eligible to take the AP exam?

Gr. 10, 11 and 12 students are eligible to register for AP courses.

How are AP exams scored?

Each AP exam is given a score from 1 to 5.

5: Extremely Well Qualified
4: Well Qualified
3: Qualified
2: Possibly Qualified
1: No recommendation

Any score of 3 or higher is considered passing. Receiving credit for an exam grade varies from universities to university. The College Board website has a list of universities and the credit it offers for specific subjects and grades.

How do students register for an AP exam?

  • The school registers the students for AP exams. Students will be required to pay a registration fee
  • The exam will be conducted in school in the month of May