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
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.