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Students typically take six to seven classes per day suited to their course of study and their particular stage of academic development. Each day is divided into seven periods and the school year is divided into three terms, with some year-long courses and some term-long courses.

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Tawjihi Equivalency

Note: The information below is applicable to students graduating in 2021 and onwards.

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:

  • Students can replace 25% of school numeric grades from the last three years of high school by one AP exam, one ACT exam, or two SAT subject exams.
  • For option 3, 4 and 5, to get the science stream equivalency, one of the two AP Exams should be from the following list: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology. The second AP Exam can be from the following list: AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Statistics, or AP computer Science
  • AP Statistics and 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 Studio Art Equivalent to one SAT and NOT an AP Exam.
(excluding students who took the AP Studio Art Exam as juniors in May 2020)
A-Level Arabic Equivalent to one SAT exam NOT one AP

AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics

are considered two separate  exams
AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus BC are NOT considered different exams but the same exam
AP Physics I, AP Physics II and AP Physics C are NOT considered different exams but the same exam
SAT Math I and SAT Math II are considered two different  exams.
SAT Biology E and SAT Biology M are NOT considered different exams but s the same exam

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

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%
  • 18 = 65%
  • 19 = 67%
  • 20 = 69%
  • 21 = 71%
  • 22 = 73%
  • 23 = 75%
  • 24 = 77%
  • 25 = 79%
  • 26 = 81%
  • 27 = 83%
  • 28 = 85%
  • 29 = 87%
  • 30 = 89%
  • 31 = 91%
  • 32 = 93%
  • 33 = 95%
  • 34 = 97%
  • 35 = 99%
  • 36 = 100%
  • A* = 100%
  • A = 95%
  • B = 85%
  • C = 75%
  • D = 65%