Aim­ing High

Se­nior stu­dents at Chris­tian Al­liance PC Lau Memo­rial In­ter­na­tional School share their views on Ad­vanced Place­ment cour­ses and how this cur­ricu­lum pre­pares them for univer­sity

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus | Christian Alliance Pc Lau Memorial -

Given Hong Kong’s ex­tremely com­pet­i­tive aca­demic en­vi­ron­ment, it may come as a sur­prise that only a hand­ful of schools of­fer Ad­vanced Place­ment (AP) cour­ses. These classes let stu­dents ex­plore sub­jects in greater depth and achieve univer­sity-level credit in the process. Three se­nior stu­dents from Chris­tian Al­liance PC Lau Memo­rial In­ter­na­tional School (CAIS) share their views on AP cour­ses and their ben­e­fits. Jessie Gui, Ni­cholas Mok and Ash­leigh Ward came to CAIS from Sin­ga­pore, Canada and South Africa, re­spec­tively. Com­bined, they’ve taken AP cour­ses in bi­ol­ogy, cal­cu­lus, chem­istry, com­par­a­tive gov­ern­ment, English, Pu­tonghua and world his­tory. hard, but it’s also about the whole ex­pe­ri­ence and find­ing ful­fil­ment in help­ing oth­ers as a stu­dent leader. Both my sis­ters are thriv­ing at the Univer­sity of Toronto and are also in­volved in lead­ing a Chris­tian fel­low­ship. I look for­ward to that.

I’d love to move back to Canada and study sci­ence. Tak­ing AP should help, as cour­ses are ac­cepted for credit at schools that in­ter­est me in the US and many uni­ver­si­ties around the world.

I want to go to the Univer­sity of Hong Kong, with a ma­jor in his­tory and a mi­nor in the­atre—the­atre is an­other big pas­sion of mine.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.