Choosing USA Advanced Placement courses for U.K. universities.

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samofcoding
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I'm a Brit, living in France, who is moving to the US after finshing my GCSEs in June. I'm currently choosing which AP courses to take. I am hoping to be able to get into a very good university, such as Cambridge or Imperial, in Natural Sciences. After looking at the AP courses offered by the school, I have concluded that I need to take 5 each year. These would include -

  • French (1)
  • Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C - Mechanics
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Physics Algebra Based 1 (1)
  • Computer Science A (1)
  • Physics Algebra Based 2 (1)
  • Statistics (1)




What are your opinions on these choices? Are all my assumptions correct? and are there any reccomendations for which order to take the courses in? I am currently considering first taking the subjects marked (1).

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Have you looked at the Cambridge and imperial websites? They’ll list how many and which APs they prefer.
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Have you looked at the Cambridge and imperial websites? They’ll list how many and which APs they prefer.
I have. They require a typical 5 Grade 5s in AP tests. They also prefer both physics C courses, and Calculus BC. Just wanted to get the internet's opinion.
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I have. They require a typical 5 Grade 5s in AP tests. They also prefer both physics C courses, and Calculus BC. Just wanted to get the internet's opinion.
If they’re asking for 5 then why are you planning to take 10?
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Have you looked at the Cambridge and imperial websites? They’ll list how many and which APs they prefer.
I have. They require a typical 5 Grade 5s in AP tests. They also prefer both physics C courses, and Calculus BC. Just wanted to get the internet's opinion.

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If they’re asking for 5 then why are you planning to take 10?
"require"...
Most of the schools I'm applying for offer between 3 and 6 AP classes a year. As Cambridge need a high level of attainment, I thought that I might take more of the tests, as the American system is far behind the current UK system.
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