AP (Advanced Placement)

Why should I take an Advanced Placement (AP) exam?

By taking an AP exam, you will demonstrate university-level academic ability and strengthen the competitiveness of your future university applications while exploring and affirming your academic interests. Universities in more than 55 countries (including more than 95 universities in the UK, 65 in Canada, 10 in Australia, 4 in China, 2 in HK) recognise AP exam scores in their admission process and/or for credit and advanced placement. Moreover, according to the College Board, students who take AP exams get higher grades in university than those with similar grades who did not take AP exams.


How to get a 5 on the AP exam?

At CANA, our AP tutors will guide you on taking and organizing effective AP study notes to foster optimal learning of key concepts, as well as providing AP test preparation materials from reputable publishers. We will sort past exams by topics to enhance regular practice exam drilling to solidify application of materials in the exam context.  All of our instructors have scored 5s on the relevant AP exams, or have coached and instructed students who have subsequently attained 5s.  As such we offer first-hand experience on test taking strategy and problem solving methodology that can be applied to obtain a maximum score. In addition to teaching, we also provide counsel on which AP subject exams as well as what combination of AP subjects are most likely to strengthen students’ university application. 

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2017 AP Regular Courses

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Subjects Offered

Currently 33 courses and exams are being offered in AP. They include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Literature
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Chinese
  • Foreign Languages
  • Environmental Science
  • Art
  • Music

Exam scores range from 1 to 5 --- 5 being the highest.

Test Dates
Exams are offered, once a year, in May. Scores are made available in July.

Get in touch with an AP Coordinator at a local participating school. Contact us for more information regarding exam registration and testing for Hong Kong and China students.



Subjects offered

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology