WCI AP Program
The WCI AP Program is made up of one (1) Grade 11 course (SPH3UW – Physics 1) and seven (7) Grade 12 courses (SBI4UW Biology, SCH4UW Chemistry, SPH4UW Physics 2, Physics C – Mechanics, Physics C – Magnetism & Electricity, ENG4UW English, FEF/FSF4UW French, and MFH4UW/MCV4UW Calculus AB/BC). A total of 10 Potential AP Exams can be taken which stem from these eight (8) courses.
Note: WCI does not offer AP exams other than those mentioned above. We also currently do not offer AP exam writing opportunities to students who are not in the WCI AP courses, or to students who do not attend WCI. Please contact the AP College Board to find out where you can write AP exams if you are not a student in our WCI AP courses.
THE BENEFIT OF AP COURSES AND EXAM WRITING
Gain the Edge in University Preparation:
- Get a head start on the calibre of work presented at University
- Improve writing skills and sharpen problem-solving techniques
- Develop the study habits necessary for tackling challenging coursework
Stand Out in the University Admissions Process:
- Emphasizes commitment to challenging academic excellence when completing AIF (Additional Information Form) for University applications
- Gain self-confidence and demonstrate maturity/readiness for University
Broaden Intellectual Horizons:
- Explore the world from a variety of perspectives
- Study subjects in greater depth and detail
- Develop deeper level skills in reasoning and analysis
- Enhance comprehension and understanding of concepts
- (Potentially) earn Transfer Credits to University for high scores on AP Exams
Note 1: Ontario/Canadian Universities ONLY see the first 5 characters of Course Codes (e.g. ENG4U) which means they will not know which courses you took at the AP Level.
Note 2: A high score on the AP exam is the only factor which can lead to a Transfer Credit.
ENROLLING IN APPLYING TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Students intending to apply should:
- Meet the requirements of the student profile (see below)
- Consult with the subject teacher(s)
- Complete the Google form application online by the posted deadline
- Be prepared to pay the non-refundable AP Course fee of CDN $140/exam (May 2020 cost/exam) for any exam(s) they wish to write – early November Semester 1 exam ordering deadline; early March Semester 2 exam ordering deadline
- Be a CURRENT WCI student
- Enjoys a challenge and can manage the stress of an added workload
- Has a well-established work ethic and possesses the willingness to work hard
- Is enthusiastic, self-directed and capable of handling the accelerated pace of learning
- Demonstrates strong literacy and communication (verbal and written) skills
- Displays consistent personal initiative
- Possesses resilience and self-advocacy skills
- Has a passion and curiosity for the subject of study
- Demonstrates an intellectual curiosity over a broad range of interests
- Demonstrates superior academic potential and displays academic excellence in the chosen subject area (achieves over 85%)
AP COURSES AND EXAMS OFFERED AT WCI
- English – ENG 4UW – > English Literature and Composition Exam
- French – FEF/FSF 4UW – > French Language & Culture Exam
- Mathematics – MHF 4UW & MCV 4UW (student must sign up for both) -> Calculus (AB or BC) Exam
- Biology ->SBI4UW Exam
- *Physics -> SPH 3UW (*Gr. 11) *Physics 1: Algebra-Based Exam
- Physics SPH 4UW (3 potential exams) ->Physics 2: Algebra-Based, Physics C: Mechanics, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exams
- Chemistry -> SCH4UW Exam
Please visit the AP College Board Exam Dates and Times site to see the 2021 AP Exam schedule.
THE AP EXAMINATIONS
Students enrolled in AP courses (may) write the AP examination in the first two weeks of May. Waterloo Collegiate will coordinate the time and place of the examinations and direct students to resource materials. Exam marks are released to students at the beginning of July. Students may elect to inform universities of their marks. The student is responsible for determining if credit in an AP course is acknowledged for advanced placement at individual post-secondary institutions.
Note: In May 2020 due to Covid19 all AP exams were written online. No format has yet been announced for May/June 2021 AP exams. Refer to the AP College board site regularly for updates and more information.
AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) EXAM ORDERING FOR MAY 2021
QUADMESTER 1 CLASS (SBI4UW)
Students enrolled in Quadmester 1 course(s) SBI4UW will opt to order and pay for their exam in early November 2020 (Date TBA). The student will pay for their exam on School Day (or cash to Ms. Crosby in Guidance) which will allow Ms. Crosby to update the student to the AP College board as ordering an AP Exam.
QUADMESTER 2 (and later) CLASSES
Students enrolled in any other AP classes (other than SBI4UW) will opt to order and pay for their exam before early March 2021 (Date TBA). The student will pay for their exam on School Day (or cash to Ms. Crosby in Guidance) which will allow Ms. Crosby to update the student to the AP College board as ordering an AP Exam.
Note: Due to Covid19 a student may choose to NOT write their AP exam in May/June 2021 and a refund will be issued AFTER this time frame. No refunds will be processed until AFTER the exams are written.
If a student decides LATER that they wish to order an exam after their deadline has passed, a $40 late application fee is applied. Due to this we strongly recommend that uncertain students order and pay for their exam and then in June 2021 request the $140 refund if they do indeed not write the AP exam.
A message will go out on School Day during the payment window. If you have any questions about AP Exams or ordering please email Ms. Crosby: Lauren_Crosby@wrdsb.ca.