ADVANCED PLACEMENT

The Advanced Placement program allows academically committed students to potentially earn a university credit while still in high school. The AP program is administered by the College Board in the United States who oversees the curriculum, testing and scoring. The College Board also administers the SAT tests for students interested in attending school in the United States. These courses are recognised and accepted by many Ontario and Canadian universities. 

This opportunity to “reach forward” is academically very challenging and requires students to work independently with the guidance and support of a teacher in that subject area. Students could also use the AP Program to better prepare themselves for introductory level university courses. The skills students learn in the AP Program help raise their profile for professional schools such as law and medicine. 

 

At Quantum Academy, students can start preparing for the AP exam as early as grade 11. Students will be enrolled in the same classes as other students taking their “regular” Ontario credits and then complete additional work to build their skills and knowledge in that subject area. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and enrol in the Pre-AP courses offered in grade 11 and the AP courses offered in grade 12. 

We offer pre-AP courses in

biology

chemistry

functions

advanced functions

AP courses available for grade 12

biology

chemistry

english

calculus

Advanced Placement Courses

The AP Biology program is designed to be an extension and enrichment of the University Biology program, containing about 10% enriched content. Together with Grade 12 Advanced Placement Biology, the AP program is the equivalent in content range and depth with a first year university introductory biology course. The AP program provides higher level studies for students who are prepared to meet the challenge of university level work. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal with the rapidly changing science of biology. Typically, successful AP students are self-motivated, task-oriented, proficient readers who are able to prioritize their time and who have parental/guardian support. Students will write a standardized AP exam near the end of the AP program. A successful result on the AP exam may grant students credit and/or advanced standing in first year post-secondary studies.

Recommended prerequisite: 80% or higher in SBI3UE Grade 11 Pre-AP Biology
Strongly recommended: SCH3U1

University Preparation | 1 credit

Biology - Advanced Placement

The AP Chemistry program is designed to be an extension and enrichment of the University Chemistry program, containing about 10% enriched content. Together with Grade 12 Advanced Placement Chemistry, the AP program is the equivalent in content range and depth with a first year university introductory chemistry course. The AP program provides higher level studies for students who are prepared to meet the challenge of university level work. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal with the rapidly changing science of chemistry. Typically, successful AP students are self-motivated, task-oriented, proficient readers who are able to prioritize their time and who have parental/guardian support. Students will write a standardized AP exam near the end of the AP program. A successful result on the AP exam may grant students credit and/or advanced standing in first year post-secondary studies.

Recommended prerequisite: 80% or higher in SCH3UE Grade 11 Pre-AP Chemistry

University Preparation | 1 credit

Chemistry - Advanced Placement

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Recommended prerequisite: A mark of 80% in grade 10 Academic Math (MPM2D1). This course should be taken as a pre-requisite for the AP Advanced Functions (MHF4UE).

University Preparation | 1 credit

Functions Pre-Advanced Placement

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

Recommended prerequisite: Mark of 80% in 11 Functions (MCR3U1 or MCR3UE). This course must be taken as a prerequisite in first semester for the AP Calculus (MCV 4UE).

University Preparation | 1 credit

Advanced Functions - Pre-Advanced Placement

Calculus and Vectors - Advanced Placement

English - AP Literature & Composition

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.

Recommended prerequisite: MHF4UE - Advanced Functions - Pre-Advanced Placement

The AP English Literature and Composition course is designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students can deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students should consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. This course will also meet all expectations outlined in the Ontario ENG4U course and is intended to prepare students for university and the AP Literature and Composition Exam.

Prerequisite: ENG3U1 - English - University

University Preparation | 1 credit

University Preparation | 1 credit

Our mission is to help all our students reach their full potential. We want to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and values that they will need to become responsible and successful members in the competitive global economy.

Dr. Tarana Oumoudova,

Principal

 

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