Course Content:Intense practices with AP former exams; Instructors will provide in-depth lecturing which assist students to tackle their “blind spots”; Practise with relevant techniques and sills (especially for FRQs)

Date and Time

  • March 19, 2022 to April 30, 2022
  • Every Saturday 
  • 10:45 AM ~ 1:15 PM
 

AP Crash Course 

Scoring AP 5 takes time, effort, and scientific curriculum design, and Kate Language has created THREE phases of learning to help students progress to guarantee 5 in May.  PHASE Crash (17.5Hr): Intense practices with AP former exams; Instructors will provide in-depth lecturing which assist students to tackle their “blind spots”; Practise with relevant techniques and sills (especially for FRQs) Suitable for students: 
  • Who have completed the Advanced course; 
  • Who have overall understanding of all units in curriculum;
  • Who plan to practice on previous  AP tests;
  • Who need critic on their response;
 

AP Macroeconomics

The AP Macroeconomics Exam questions measure students’ knowledge of macroeconomics principles and their ability to reason within the discipline. 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES.  

Who Should Choose this Course? 

  • Have taken the Advanced course already, AND
  • Have reached a certain level of familiarity of the format, question types and certain techniques in solving questions AND
  • Look for a final boost up to get 5.
 

Learning Objectives 

  • Attend AP Macroeconomics Exam
 

AP Courses FAQ

It’s usually scheduled in mid May, starting from three time slots: 8am, 12pm, and 2pm of each day. Students can only take AP tests for any chosen subjects once a year. Please CLICK for 2021 AP test calendar.
If you can take the AP course with your school, then you need to:
  • Step 1: get a Join Code from your AP teacher or AP coordinator from your school
  • Step 2: find the AP LOGIN page on www.collegeboard.org
  • Step 3: log on MyAP account with your account ID and password or register for one account ID and password
  • Step 4: choose “Join a Course”, input your Join Code in Step 1
  • Step 5: review your information and your registration is completed
  • Step 6: you will be given a Code by College Board website, with which you can have access to more materials
  • Step 7: you must seek help from your school AP Coordinator to issue a payment, as you cannot pay on www.collegeboard.org

Notes: there is no Cancellation Fee if you complete the test registration and payment before November 13th; there will be $40 USD Late Fee if you register for the test between November 13th and March 12th. The last day of registration is March 12th.
If you cannot take the AP test with your school, you can be arranged to take the test in your chosen AP test centre by taking the following steps:
  • Step 1: find the test centre that handles the AP subject you choose. You may call AP centre via 1-888-225-5427 or +1(212)632-1780 for the contacts of an AP Coordinator nearby, or inquire by emailing apstudents@info.collegeboard.org
  • Step 2: call the AP Coordinator and you will be guided for registration. He/ she will indicate your test date and location.
  • Step 3: AP Coordinator will help you with payment and materials.
All AP subjects are college level courses, so 9th graders should carefully choose those they can handle at the young age. For example:
AP English Language and Composition This advanced English course focuses on critical thinking, language skills, reading comprehension, rhetorical analysis, research strategies, which are all beneficial for high school and college learning. The questions of AP English Lang are quite similar to that in the SAT English section, so it is efficient to prepare for the two simultaneously.
AP United States History It is quite a challenging subject for all candidates, as there are only 32% students scoring 4 or above. Students need to learn history through nine significant phases, understanding events and their causes and impacts. However, it is such a valuable subject that a university Admission Officer can inspect candidates’ learning ability and critical thinking.
Grade 10 is the year when students need to plan for their future majors in colleges, so the AP subjects should be related to the major to lay a foundation. For example:
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus AB is comparatively easier than BC, so students who plan to major in engineering or Science should choose BC. Business students are advised to take AP Calculus AB, as it is highly identical with the Freshman year Calculus.
AP Psychology AP Psychology is one of the most popular comprehensive subject, so it is a good choice for students who have not decided on a major, either science or arts. AP Psychology is ranked on medium level of difficulty, covering schools of Psychology, as well as knowledge about statistics and biology.
AP French Language and Culture Among all AP language tests, French (taken mostly by Canadian candidates) and Spanish (most useful foreign language in the U.S.) are the most popular subjects. AP French Language and Culture tests students comprehension on all types of literature, listening and speaking, as well as writing.
Grade 11 is the most overwhelming year when students do the most AP tests as an university application plus. They are encouraged to choose the following subjects:
AP Economics (Microeconomics & Macroeconomics) Students can take both AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics simultaneously or take AP Microeconomics one year prior to Macro, and both courses are mandatory in the first year of universities for business school students. Macroeconomics can also improve academic performance in university if students major in politics, government, law, history, etc.
AP World History AP World History is ranked on top for the level of difficulty, only 9.21% candidates scoring 5 in the year of 2020.  This subject requires candidates to integrate sources, analyze evidence, formulate viewpoints, and most importantly inspect relationships in historical events.
AP works more as an application plus or add-on than a mandatory score, as it proves to the Admission Officers that applicants avidly take challenge by learning college-level courses in high school. Legit AP score, usually 5 (top universities) , can gain certain credits in college. The credit policy varies from university to university, you may find details under following session.
There is no minimum number of AP courses for students, instead students will be evaluated based on the school resources they have access to. For example, if one’s school provides 15 AP courses and he/she takes 4, then the ratio of taking challenges is 4/15. Whereas if one also takes 4 AP courses out of the only 4 provided by school, then the ratio of taking challenges is 4/4 (100%). Therefore, the latter student will be evaluated as a higher achiever and more competitive candidate in university application.
In fact some IB students also take a few AP tests if time allows, as they may choose subjects they are very interested in or those as application add-on.
Since 2020, Harvard canceled the Advanced Standing policy, meaning students cannot be granted credits or graduate in 3 years. Instead, AP 5 can enables students to skip some foundation courses and switch to advanced courses. Meanwhile AP 5 of language (i.e. French, Spanish, etc.) can be used to meet Harvard’s graduation requirement (master at least one foreign language).
Yale allows students to gain credits with AP 5s, and this policy is known as “Acceleration Credit”. The number of Acceleration Credit varies from different AP courses:
AP 5 that worths 1 Acceleration Credit: English Language; English Literature; Art History; Calculus AB; Music Theory; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism; Physics C: Mechanics
AP 5 that worths 2 Acceleration Credits: Language (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish); Calculus BC
According to Princeton’s credit policy, students with AP 5s will be allowed to 1) select more advanced course; 2) meet the requirement of learning a foreign language; 3) graduate in 3 years; 4) complete BSE in Math, Physics, and Chemistry; notes: students will not be allowed to select courses that are easier than provided AP subjects.
AP 5 that worths 2 Credits: Microeconomics + Macroeconomics (together); Calculus BC; Biology; Chemistry; Physics C; French; German; Italian; Latin; Spanish.
AP 5 that worths 1 Credits: European History; US History; World History; English Literature; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Chemistry (score 4)
IN UPenn, AP 5s can be used to either gain credits or skip some foundation courses, and it all depends on subjects.
AP 5 that worths 1 Credits: Chemistry; Computer Science; Calculus BC; Physics 1; Physics 2; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism; Physics C: Mechanics; French; German; Italian; Latin; Spanish; Spanish Literature
AP 5 that skips foundation course: Art History: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Psychology; Statistics
Like UPenn’s credit policy, Columbia University allows students to either gain credits or skip foundation courses with AP scores, but it is more lenient with the score that not necessarily AP 5 can have this benefit.
AP  that worths 3 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) English Language; English Literature; US Government and Politics; Comparative Government and Politics; US History; European History; Music Theory* Biology; Chemistry*; Computer Science A*; Calculus AB*; Calculus BC*; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism ; Physics C: Mechanics; Statistics French; German; Latin; Spanish; Spanish Literature
AP  that worths 6 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Calculus BC;  Physics 1 AND 2 AP  that worths 4 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Microeconomics AND Macroeconomics (at least one 5, the other 4 or above)
Brown allows students to skip some foundation courses with AP 5s of different subjects, and policy varies from department. You may find more details on Brown’s official website.
Unlike most Ivy League universities, Dartmouth doesn’t have AP credit policy to enable students to graduate earlier, instead it allows qualified students to skip foundation courses and the AP 5s will be listed on students’ official transcript as “Entrance Credit” to display excellence.
AP score qualifying for Entrance Credit: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Microeconomics; Environmental Science*; Human Geography; Calculus AB*; Calculus BC*; Chemistry; Computer Science A*; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism*; Physics C: Mechanics*; Statistics*
AP score qualifying for skipping foundation course: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Human Geography*; German*
AP score qualifying for skipping one foreign language course: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) French; Italian; Latin; Spanish*
Cornell has an AP Credit policy that enables students to graduate in less than 4 years.
AP that worths 3 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Psychology; Calculus AB*; Calculus BC*; Chemistry*; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism*; Physics C: Mechanics*; Statistics* French*; Italian*; Spanish*
AP that worths 4 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Chemistry; Computer Science A; Physics 1; Physics 2; Physics C Electricity and Magnetism; Physics C: Mechanics; Statistics
AP  that worths 8 Credits: (those AP subjects with a * sign mean AP 4 is acceptable) Calculus BC (non-engineering students)

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