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Business Studies


Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies


BDI 3C
Grade 11 College/College Prep

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their personal goals by satisfying the needs of others. You will learn about values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity.

 

English


English


ENG 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that you need for success in secondary school programs and in your daily life. You will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.


English


ENG 2D
Grade 10 Academic

This course extends the analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that you need for success in secondary school academic programs. You will study and interpret challenging texts, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces from contemporary and historical periods. You will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be the effective use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: ENG 1D or ENG 1P


English


ENG 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course extends the key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that you need for success in all areas of the curriculum. You will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: ENG 1D or ENG 1P


English


ENG 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyze media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

Prerequisite: ENG 2P


English


ENG 3E
Grade 11 Workplace Prep

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG 2P


English


ENG 3U
Grade 11 University Prep

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyze challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyze the relationships among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

Prerequisite: ENG 2D


English


ENG 4E
Grade 12 Workplace Prep

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study informational texts and literature from various countries and cultures; write summaries, reports, résumés, and short essays; complete an independent research project; and explain the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be the use of specialized language related to the workplace accurately and coherently in appropriate contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG 3E


English


ENG 4U
Grade 12 University Prep

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent research project; and apply key concepts to analyze media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

Prerequisite: ENG 3U


Grade 12 College English


ENG4C
Grade 12 College

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

Prerequisite: ENG 3C or ENG 3U


The Writer's Craft


EWC4U
Grade 12 University

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language.

 

Geography


Canadian Geography


CGC 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course draws upon your everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including the ecozone framework, to help you learn about the geography of Canada and Canada's place in the global community. You will investigate the interconnections among Canada's landforms, climates, soils, plants, animals, and human activities, in order to understand Canada's character and diversity.


Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism


CGG 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the natural environments, economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact.

Prerequisite: CGC 1D or CGC 1P

 

Guidance and Career Education


Career Studies


GLC 2O
Grade 10 Open (.5 Credit)

In this course you will learn how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work, and how to contribute to your community. You will learn how to assess your own knowledge, skills, and characteristics, and how to investigate economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning options, prepares you for community-based learning, and helps you build skills for managing work and life transitions. You will design action plans for pursuing your goals.


Civics


CHV 2O
Grade 10 Open

This course explores what it means to be an informed, involved citizen in a democratic society. You will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, you will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore your own and others. beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.


Designing Your Future


GWL 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course prepares you to make successful transitions to post-secondary work and education or training. You will explore the realities and opportunities of modern workplaces, while refining your employability skills and learning how to manage your career. You will target appropriate post-secondary education or training options and begin to implement an action plan for post-secondary success.

Prerequisite: GLC 2O


Leadership and Peer Support


GPP3O
Grade 11 Open

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.


Learning Strategies


GLS 1O
Grade 11 Open

This course explores learning strategies and helps you become a more independent learner. It increases you personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts. You will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve your learning and achievement, particularly your literacy, numeracy, communication, and planning skills. This course will increase your confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.

 

History


Canadian History in the 20th Century


CHC 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course traces Canadian history from Wilfred Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nation’s recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. You will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. You will discover the importance of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in historical studies. You will be encouraged to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.


World History to the Sixteenth Century


CHW 3M
Grade 11 College Prep/University Prep

This course investigates to history of humanity from the earliest times to the sixteenth century. You will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with particular emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structure and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. You will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as particular innovations, and you will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.

Prerequisite: CHC 2P


World History: The West and the World


CHY4U
Grade 12 University

This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social political, and economic systems. The skills and knowledge developed in this course will enable students to understand and appreciate both the character of historical change and the historical roots of contemporary issues.

 

Mathematics


Foundations of Mathematics


MFM 1P
Grade 9 Applied

In this course, you will develop mathematical ideas and methods by exploring applications, using technology, and doing hands-on activities. You will investigate relationships of straight lines in analytic geometry, solve problems involving the measurement of three- dimensional objects and two-dimensional figures, and apply key numeric and algebraic skills in problem solving. The course encourages you to consolidate core skills and deepen your understanding of key mathematical concepts.
Required equipment: You will need to have a scientific calculator.


Foundations of Mathematics


MFM 2P
Grade 10 Applied

In this course you will consolidate your understanding of key mathematical concepts through hands-on activities. You will extend your problem-solving experiences in a variety of applications. You will solve problems involving proportional reasoning and the trigonometry of right triangles; investigate applications of linear functions; solve and apply systems of linear equations; and solve problems involving quadratic functions. The effective use of technology in learning and in solving problems will be a focus of the course.

Prerequisite: MFM 1D or MFM 1P


Principles of Mathematics


MPM 2D
Grade 10 Academic

In this course you will broaden your understanding of relations, extend your skills in multi-step problem solving, and continue to develop your abilities in abstract reasoning. You will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multi-step problems in analytic geometry; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills.

Prerequisite: MFM 1D or MFM 1P


Functions and Applications


MCF 3M
Grade 11 College Prep/University Prep

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending your experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. You will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to financial and trigonometric applications. You will reason mathematically and communicate your thinking as you solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: MFM 2P or MPM 2D


Functions and Relations


MCR 3U
Grade 11 University Prep

This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends your experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. You will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning. You will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics.

Prerequisite: MPM 2D


Mathematics for Everyday Life


MEL 3E
Grade 11 Workplace Prep

This course enables you to broaden your understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. You will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations.
Prerequisite: MFM 1P/ MFM 1D

Prerequisite: MFM 1D or MFM 1P


Mathematics of Personal Finance


MBF 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of exponential growth and of important areas of personal finance. Students will investigate properties of exponential functions and develop skills in manipulating exponential expressions; solve problems and investigate financial applications involving compound interest and annuities; and apply mathematics in making informed decisions about transportation, accommodation, and career choices.

Prerequisite: MFM 2P


Advanced Functions


MHF4U
Grade 12 University

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.


Calculus and Vectors


MCV4U
Grade 12 University

This course builds on students’ previous experiences with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics and some areas of business including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.


College and Apprenticeship Mathematics


MAP 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in many college programs. You will use statistical methods to analyze problems; solve problems by applying the principles of geometry and measurement to the design and construction of physical models; solve problems involving trigonometry in triangles; and consolidate your skills in analyzing and interpreting mathematical models.

Prerequisite: MBF 3C or MCF 3M or MCR 3U


Mathematics for College Technology


MCT 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course will equip you with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for entry into college technology programs. You will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solve problems involving inverse proportionality; and explore the properties of reciprocal functions. You will also analyze models of a variety of functions, solve problems involving piecewise-defined functions, solve linear-quadratic systems, and consolidate key manipulation and communication skills. This course enables you to consolidate and expand many precalculus concepts explored in previous mathematics courses. Contextual applications and technological tools are integrated to support the development of new skills and the exploration of a variety of mathematical models.

Prerequisite: MCR 3U


Mathematics for Everyday Life


MEL 4E
Grade 12 Workplace Prep

This course will enable you to broaden your understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. You will use statistics to investigate questions of interest and apply principles of probability in familiar situations. You will also investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; solve problems involving estimation and measurement; and apply concepts of geometry in the creation of designs.

Prerequisite: MEL 3E

 

Physical Education/Health


Health for Life


PPZ 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course will help you develop a personalized approach to healthy living. You will examine the factors that affect your own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. You will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living- an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. You will develop the skills needed to take charge of and improve your own health, as well as the skills needed to encourage others to lead healthy lives.

 

Science


Science


SNC 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course covers basic concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics. You will develop practical skills in scientific investigation and apply your knowledge of science to everyday situations. You will design and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to cell division and reproduction, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, astronomy and space exploration, and static and current electricity.


Science


SNC 2D
Grade 10 Academic

This course enables you to deepen your understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics; to extend your skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. You will conduct investigations and study scientific theories related to ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, particularly acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.

Prerequisite: SNC 1D or SNC 1P


Science


SNC 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course enables you to deepen your understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics; to extend your practical skills in scientific investigation; and to apply your knowledge of science to real-world situations. You will design and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to ecological sustainability, chemical reactions, weather systems, and motion.

Prerequisite: SNC 1D or SNC 1P


Biology


SBI 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course focuses on the processes involved in biological systems. You will learn concepts and theories as you conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and physiology, and environmental science. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: SNC 2D or SNC 2P


Biology


SBI 3U
Grade 11 University/University Prep

This course furthers your understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. You will study cellular functions; genetic continuity; internal systems and regulation; the diversity of living things; and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps you refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Prerequisite: SNC 2D


Chemistry


SCH 3U
Grade 11 University Prep

This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. You will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used to develop new products and processes that affect out lives and our environment. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

Prerequisite: SNC 2P


Physics


SPH 3U
Grade 11 University Prep

This course develops your understanding of the basic concepts of physics. You will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. You will develop scientific inquiry skills as you verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from your investigations. You will also analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: SNC 2P


Biology


SBI 4U
Grade 12 University Prep

This course provides you with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. You will study and conduct investigations in the area of metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: SBI 3U


Chemistry


SCH 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed and the role of chemistry in daily life and in the development of new technologies and products.

Prerequisite: SNC 2D or SNC 2P


Chemistry


SCH 4U
Grade 12 University Prep

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. Students will further develop problem solving and laboratory skills as they investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Prerequisite: SCH 3U


Grade 12 College Physics


SPH4C
Grade 12 College

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. You will explore these concepts as they relate to mechanical, electrical, fluid (hydraulic and pneumatic), and communications systems, as well as to the operation of commonly used tools and equipment. You will develop scientific-inquiry skills as you verify accepted laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from your investigations. You will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.


Physics


SPH 4U
Grade 12 University Prep

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories of physics. Students will explore further the laws of dynamics and energy transformations, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields; electromagnetic radiation; and the interface between energy and matter. They will further develop inquiry skills, learning, for example, how the interpretation of experimental data can provide indirect evidence to support the development of a scientific model. Students will also consider the impact on society and the environment of technological applications of physics.

 

Social Sciences and the Humanities


Living and Working With Children


HPW3C
Grade 11 College

This course focuses on the well-being of children in family and community settings. Students will study child behaviour and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community, and will learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children, familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children, and introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children=s behaviour in response to others.


Living Spaces and Shelter


HLS3O
Grade 11 Open

This course analyses how different types of living spaces and forms of shelter meet people’s physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs and reflect society’s values, established patterns of living, and economic and technological developments. Students will learn how to make practical decisions about where to live and how to create functional and pleasing environments, and will explore occupational opportunities related to housing and design. They will also learn skills used in researching and investigating living accommodations and housing.


Managing Personal Resources


HIP3E
Grade 11 Workplace

This course prepares students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources (including talent, money, and time), to develop interpersonal skills, and to understand economic influences on workplace issues, in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences and introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating resource management.


Parenting (E-Learning)


HPC3O-E
Grade 11 Open

NOTE: This course is available via E-Learning only.
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote the positive and healthy nurturing of children, with particular emphasis on the critical importance of the early years to human development. You will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide early behaviour. You will learn skills in researching and investigating questions relating to parenting.


Understanding Canadian Law


CLU3M
Grade 11 College/University

This course explores legal issues that directly affect students' lives. Students will acquire a practical knowledge of Canada's legal system and learn how to analyse legal issues. They will also be given opportunities to develop informed opinions on legal issues and to defend those opinions and communicate legal knowledge in a variety of ways and settings.


World Religions


HRF 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships. You will learn about a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. The course also helps you to develop skills used in researching and investigating topics related to world religions.


Challenge and Change in Society


HSB 4M
Grade 12 College Prep/University Prep

This course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour, and their impact on society. You will analyze cultural, social, and biological patterns in human societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time. You will also explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to the analysis of contemporary trends.

Prerequisite: Any "U" or "M" course in social science, English, or Canadian and world studies.


Child Development & Gerontology


TPO4C
Grade 12 College

This course helps students understand the stages of development and needs of children and the elderly. Students will master the fundamental skills required to meet these needs; acquire an awareness of legislation governing the care of children and of elderly people who require support or supervision; evaluate social and recreational activities for children and the elderly; and assess available facilities. Students will also examine career paths in child and geriatric care, the impact of technological developments on products and services, and health and safety laws.


Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society


HHS4M
Grade 12 College/College Prep/University/University Prep

This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent-child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. You will learn the interpersonal skills required in order to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.


Parenting and Human Development


HPD4E
Grade 12 Workplace

This course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility of parenting, with emphasis on school age and adolescent children. Students will learn, through practical experience in the community, how early child development affects later development, success in school, and personal and social well-being throughout life, and how children and parents change over time. This course also develops students’ skills in researching and investigating various aspects of parenting and human development.


Philosophy- Questions and Theories


HZT 4U
Grade 12 University Prep

This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. You will learn critical thinking skills and the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world's traditions; you will also learn how to develop and explain your own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help you refine the skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

Prerequisite: Any "U" or "C" course in social sciences, English, or Canadian and world studies.