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Students typically take six to seven classes per semester suited to their course of study and their particular stage of academic development. Each day is divided into four blocks and the school year is divided into two semesters, with mainly year-long courses and a few semester-long courses.

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Tawjihi Equivalency

Note: ACT subject tests can be replaced by SAT subject exams.

Students intending to attend a Jordanian university or gain certain professional licenses in Jordan can obtain a certificate of Tawjihi equivalency in lieu of taking the national Tawjihi examination. Some Arab countries also require Tawjihi Equivalency. To obtain equivalency, students must complete one of the following examination options, in addition to King’s Academy requirements, by the time of their graduation:

Important notes:

Replacing school grades Students  can  replace  25%  of  school  numeric  grades  from  the  last three  years of high school  with   one AP exam,  the ACT general test, two ACT subject tests, OR two SAT subject exams.
AP Computer Science AP Computer Science will not be considered for the science stream equivalency, UNLESS accompanied by one of the following AP Exams: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology.
AP Statistics AP Statistics will not be considered for the science stream equivalency, UNLESS accompanied by one of the following AP Exams: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology.
A-Level Arabic Arabic A-Level is counted as equivalent to one ACT subject test NOT one AP.
AP Studio Art AP Studio Art is counted as equivalent to one ACT subject test NOT one AP (excluding students who took the AP Studio Art Exam as juniors in May 2020).
AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics are considered two separate exams.
AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC are NOT considered different exams but the same exam.
AP Physics I, AP Physics II  and  AP Physics C

AP Physics I, AP Physics II and AP Physics C are NOT considered different exams but the same exam.

SAT Biology E and SAT Biology M

SAT Biology E and SAT Biology M are NOT considered different exams but the same exam.
ACT Math I, ACT Math II, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics ACT Math I, ACT Math II, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics are considered different exams.
ACT English I and ACT English II ACT English I and ACT English II are considered TWO different exams.

The ACT General Test

The ACT General Test is considered a scientific exam.
ACT Subject Tests and SAT Subject Exams An ACT subject test and SAT subject exam for the same course are NOT considered different exams but as the same exam.
ACT Subject Test and AP Exam An ACT subject test and AP exam for the same course are considered two separate exams.

 

AP, ACT and SAT scores conversions

The raw score of the AP exams is converted into a score of 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1

AP External Exam Score Out of 100 (Tawjihi)
5 100
4 93
3 86
2 50

Scores of 1 and 2 are considered failing scores for Tawjihi equivalency purposes

 

SAT Subject Exams Scores Conversion ACT Exam Scores Conversion A-Level Exam Scores Conversion
  • 450 - 470 = 65%
  • 480 - 500 = 70%
  • 510 - 530 = 73%
  • 540 - 560 = 77%
  • 570 - 590 = 80%
  • 600 - 620 = 83%
  • 630 - 650 = 86%
  • 660 - 680 = 90%
  • 690 - 710 = 93%
  • 720 - 740 = 95%
  • 750 - 770 = 98%
  • 780 - 800 = 100%
  • 16 = 64%
  • 17 = 67%
  • 18 = 70%
  • 19 = 73%
  • 20 = 76%
  • 21 = 79%
  • 22 = 82%
  • 23 = 84%
  • 24 = 86%
  • 25 = 88%
  • 26 = 90%
  • 27 = 91%
  • 28 = 92%
  • 29 = 93%
  • 30 = 94%
  • 31 = 95%
  • 32 = 96%
  • 33 = 97%
  • 34 = 98%
  • 35 = 99%
  • 36 = 100%
  • A* = 100%
  • A = 95%
  • B = 85%
  • C = 75%
  • D = 65%