Advanced Placement (AP) Courses & SAT Test Centre

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SAT and AP program at Clifford International School in Guangzhou, Panyu, China

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

CIS is proud to be able to offer our students the opportunity to take selected Advanced Placement (AP) courses. These courses are designed, created and assessed by the American College Board, and they are a chance for students to deepen their understanding of selected subjects, as well as challenge themselves with university-level academic material.

Students who successfully complete AP courses have a greater likelihood of acceptance at the university of their choice, as well as the potential of reducing their first-year university course load. Also, AP coursework can help students build critical thinking skills and self-confidence, as well as develop time-management and study skills, all of which are essential in post-secondary education.

Clifford International and Manitoba program students have a variety of AP courses to choose from. The courses offered vary from year to year, but include the following:

  • AP Psychology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Art
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Computer Science

Students who take AP courses will earn Manitoba credit. They have the option to take the AP exam in May.

SAT Testing

Clifford School has special permission to give the SAT exams to our students at our school, which is not common among schools in China and provides our students a unique advantage. We are only permitted to give SAT exams to students registered at Clifford School.

Students in many other schools in Guangdong are required to travel to Hong Kong to write the SAT. This is expensive, time-consuming, and forces students to write exams in a crowded and stressful environment.

Clifford students write SAT exams at our school, in classrooms in the International Building. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, allowing Clifford students to write in a low-stress environment in which they can achieve optimal results.

Students who received a score of 4 or 5
Students taking AP courses who achieved higher than the world average
Number of AP exams written in 2023