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Advanced Placement® (AP) program

The International School of Kuantan (ISK) offers the Advanced Placement® (AP) program to its high school students. The AP program is a set of internationally-recognized, university-level courses and exams that are available to students while they are still in high school. By participating in AP courses and successfully completing the corresponding exams, students can earn university credits and demonstrate their academic readiness to universities.

ISK offers a range of AP courses to its high school students. The following AP courses are offered at the International School of Kuantan (ISK):

  1. English Language and Composition: This course focuses on developing students' critical reading and writing skills. It emphasizes rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and synthesis of information.

  2. Chinese Language and Culture: This course is designed for students who have a strong foundation in Chinese and want to further enhance their language skills and cultural understanding.

  3. Calculus AB/BC: This course covers differential and integral calculus, providing students with a solid foundation in calculus concepts and techniques. The BC level delves deeper into topics like infinite series and parametric, polar, and vector functions.

  4. Statistics: This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools used in statistical analysis. It covers topics such as data collection, probability, statistical inference, and data analysis.

  5. Pre-Calculus: This course prepares students for advanced mathematical concepts and is designed to strengthen their algebraic and trigonometric skills before they take Calculus.

  6. Biology: This course explores fundamental concepts in biology, including cellular processes, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

  7. Chemistry: This course covers topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, and thermodynamics.

  8. Physics: This course introduces students to the principles of classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, and modern physics.

  9. Psychology: This course provides an overview of the major theories and concepts in psychology, including the study of behavior, cognition, and mental processes.

Please note that the availability of these courses may be subject to change, and it is always best to consult with us directly for the most up-to-date information on the AP courses that we offer.

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Taking AP courses at the International School of Kuantan (ISK) offers several benefits for students.

Here are some of the advantages of participating in the AP program at ISK:

  1. University Credit: One of the primary benefits of taking AP courses is the opportunity to earn university credit. Many universities and colleges grant credit or advanced placement to students who score well on AP exams. This can allow students to skip introductory-level courses in institutions of higher learning, saving both time and money.

  2. Academic Rigor: AP courses are designed to provide a challenging and rigorous academic experience. They are taught at a level comparable to introductory university courses, which helps students develop strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Engaging with rigorous coursework can better prepare students for the academic demands of university education.

  3. University Readiness: AP courses aim to prepare students for the academic expectations and rigors of university. By participating in these courses, students gain exposure to university-level curriculum, teaching methods, and workload. This can help ease the transition from high school to tertiary education and increase students' confidence in their ability to succeed in higher education.

  4. Enhanced University Applications: AP courses and exam scores are highly respected and recognized by universities worldwide. Including AP courses on university applications can demonstrate a student's commitment to academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to challenge themselves. It can give students a competitive edge in the university admissions process.

  5. Broadened Knowledge and Skills: AP courses cover a wide range of subjects, allowing students to explore their interests and expand their knowledge beyond the standard high school curriculum. These courses provide in-depth content knowledge, critical analysis, and research skills that can benefit students in various academic and professional pursuits.

  6. Personal Growth: Taking AP courses can foster personal growth by promoting a strong work ethic, time management skills, and discipline. The challenging nature of AP courses encourages students to develop perseverance, self-motivation, and a growth mindset. These qualities are valuable not only for academic success but also for lifelong learning and personal development.

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