Landon Students Perform Well on A.P. Exams
Strong Results in Range of Subjects
Last spring, Landon students in Forms IV, V and VI sat for A.P. tests in a wide range of subject areas. The School currently offers 17 Advanced Placement courses. The boys performed well overall, with excellent results in many test areas.
Among the highlights, on the English Literature and Composition exam, 10 out of 12 Landon students earned the highest marks of four or five. On the BC Calculus test, 13 out of 14 Landon boys who took the test scored a five. Performances were also strong in subjects as varied as Biology, Music Theory, Latin, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. For the U.S. History test, which is taken in many schools by upperclassmen, Landon’s sophomores scored well, with more than half of those who took the test achieving fours and fives.
“The value of AP courses is not located principally in test results, but rather in the way in which they encourage intellectual rigor and committed inquiry,” said Assistant Headmaster John Botti. “That said, the scores returned by Landon students are a credit to both the boys and their teachers. A lot of talented boys worked very hard, and they should be proud of their achievements.”