Advanced Placement AP

Honours and Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Honours and AP Programs at Robert Bateman Secondary are designed to enrich the education of students and challenge them to seek knowledge and understanding beyond the parameters of the regular curriculum. Admission to the Honours and AP Program is by teacher recommendation.  AP courses allow engaged students to begin their college studies while still in secondary school.  The AP Program of university-level work offered to secondary students prepares them for AP examination each year in May.  With these examinations, students may earn university credit.   It is expected that students who choose to take the AP exam will pay the College Board exam fee for each exam.  The fee is set by the AP College Board in the fall (this was $130 per exam for the 2023-24 school year).  Honours and AP courses are for students willing to apply their inquisitiveness, ability and resilience.  Highly motivated students excel in Honours and AP; however, the program also attracts hard-working students who may not achieve top academic grades.  We believe that the following describe the attributes of a Pre-AP/ AP student:

Hard Workers

Students are committed to taking ownership of their learning and persevering despite obstacles and challenges.


Students develop their natural curiosity.  They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning.  They actively enjoy learning, and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.


Students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in various forms of communication.  They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


Students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, to make reasoned, ethical decisions.

What Options are there for AP at Robert Bateman Secondary?

Honours Courses AP – Advanced Placement Gr. 12 Courses
English 10, 11 AP English 12
Science 10 AP Chemistry 12
Life Sciences 11, Chemistry 11 AP Biology 12
Socials Studies 10, 11 AP European History 12


For more information:  

Contact:  Ms. Kristi Anderton, AP Coordinator
(604) 864-0220