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10

4 credits

Focus on developing a strong base of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students are also encouraged to develop both critical thinking skills and an increasing appreciation of Literature.

Literature: Students will study a variety of literary forms from both classical and modern writers. Non-fiction writing is included in the syllabus. Composition: Emphasis is on the writing process, with particular attention to the types of writing that are required for the English 10 Provincial exam in January or June.

Prerequisites:
English 9. Note: English 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Foundations and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 10 is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identifies for post-secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences.  Topics include surface area and volume of 3D objects, applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, coordinate geometry with linear relations, systems of linear equations, and function notation. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11  and Foundations of Mathematics 11.

Prerequisites:
MA9 with C min. Scientific calculators are required. Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Is taking Planning 10 online for you? Do you have a busy schedule? Do you like the flexibility to be able to complete course work at a time that is convenient to you? Are you computer literate and self-disciplined enough to complete your coursework without having structured daily classes? Then you should consider taking Planning 10 online next year.

All students must complete Planning 10 in order to satisfy graduation requirements. Specifically, Planning 10 provides focuses on four core areas; the Graduation Program, Education and Careers, Health and Finances. Like the regular Planning 10, the aim of the online course is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life. Planning 10 provides students with the opportunity to relate their learning in school to the demands and expectations of society and to help students to enhance their personal well-being and realize their full potential.

Prerequisites:
none
4 credits

Science 10 is a continuation of the concept strands dealt with in Science 9. The material is more concept-oriented and requires some mathematical calculations and problem-solving approaches. Laboratory work and reports are further developed. The major topics include:

  • Chemistry - atomic theory, formulas, and writing and balancing chemical equations.
  • Biology - microscope, cell structure and function, reproduction, and genetics.
  • Physics - electrostatics and current electricity, and how electricity is used in the home.
  • Earth Science - radioactive dating, volcanoes, earthquakes and continental drift.
  • Each section will last approximately one quarter of the semester.
Prerequisites:
SC 9 with strong work habits. Science 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Concentrates on an introduction to gaining a better sense of our nation of Canada, and primarily post-Confederation. Development of Canada with an emphasis on what BC has to offer the world will be highlighted. A focus will be on the building of our nation which includes topics such as The National Policy, immigration, the elusive Canadian identity, as well as past and current issues surrounding our Aboriginal peoples. Current events and comparative modern day relevant topics are also included and encouraged based on student interest.

Prerequisites:
SS9

11

4 credits

Biology 11 is an academic course that is a tool to investigate the life around us. Exploration of the inter-connectedness between the many different species in our world will be encouraged through online discussion and projects. Topics include:

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Animal Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
Prerequisites:
Science 10
4 credits

Chemistry 11 is an introductory academic course that builds a foundation for later studies in chemistry. The course material involves both reasoning and problem solving. The major topics include:

  • introduction to chemistry
  • atoms, molecules, and ions
  • the mole concept
  • chemical reactions
  • atomic theory
  • solution chemistry
  • organic chemistry
Prerequisites:
Science 10 and Foundations and Precalculus Math 10
4 credits

Designed to enhance students' appreciation for literature while focusing on improving writing skills. Students will study essays, novels, plays, poems and short stories from various times, places, and authors to provide an opportunity to read good literature and to develop their comprehension, writing, and discussion skills.

  • Literature: Continued focus on both classical and modern writers. Particular emphasis on theme and purpose.
  • Composition: Emphasis on rhetorical strategies for successful writing.
Prerequisites:
English 10
4 credits

Foundations of Mathematics 11 is an exciting study of a broad range of math topics, designed to ignite students interests in math and many of it's different facets. Students will engage with ideas like logical and spatial reasoning, algebraic interpretation and statistical analysis. Students will also undertake a history of mathematics project.

The topics covered include:
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
  • Sine and Cosine Law
  • Geometry and Reasoning
  • Rates and Ratios
  • Inequalities and Linear Programming
  • Statistical Distributions and Analysis

This course is available as an entire video curriculum, with flash animated videos and interactive technology components. There is engaging instruction, and comprehensive practice materials. A graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 is suggested but not required.

Prerequisites:
FPC10. Scientific calculators are required.
4 credits

Pre-Calculus 11 requires that students have complete Principles of Math 10 or Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10. The goal of Pre-Calculus 11 is to prepare students for Pre-Calculus 12, which will in turn see students fully prepared to take Calculus in high school or University. This course consists of exciting, interactive animation and video lessons, that guide students in discovery of the following topics:

Quadratic Functions
Radical Functions
Polynomial Functions
Absolute Value Functions
Rational Expressions
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Trigonometry

Prerequisites:
FPM10 with C+min. Graphing calculators required.
4 credits

Students will build on concepts and skills learned in Science 10. Topics covered in this course are kinematics; relative motion and projectile motion; dynamics and gravitation; impulse and momentum; work, energy and power; waves and optics; nuclear fusion and fission and special relativity. Learning support for students is available both on-site and online.

Prerequisites:
Science 10 and Foundations of Mathematics and Precalculus 10 with a C+ average. Strong problem solving skills.
4 credits

Emphasizes the study and appreciation of Canada and the forces and events that have influenced Canada's development. Students will  examine the foundations of the Canadian government, history of Canada and the geography of world problems. Designed to give students a rich understanding of Canada and how responsible citizenship requires an understanding of the structure and function of Government.

Prerequisites:
SS10. Social Studies 11 is a provincially examinable course.

12

4 credits

Biology is the science that deals with the environment and everything within it, including how everything works and interacts with each other. This course in particular deals with some of the biochemical reactions that occur in the human body, as well as taking a look at the cell and the systems of the human body. Biology 12 is an intense but fascinating course that will leave students with a better understanding of how their body works through the use of projects, virtual labs and virtual dissections. Major topics include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Biology – study of body systems: digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary, reproductive.
Prerequisites:
Biology 11 and Chemistry 11 preferred or permission from the instructor.
4 credits

This course provides a more in-depth examination of several important branches of Chemistry. A scientific calculator with exponential and logarithmic functions is required. The major topics include:

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Solubility
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Oxidation-Reduction

 

Prerequisites:
Chemistry 11. Corequisite: Precalculus 12 or permission of the instructor. Note that CH12 is highly mathematical.
4 credits

Re-emphasizes the more mature development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. There is also a more sophisticated approach to the study of literature. Students will write a provincial exam in January or June.

  • Literature: Novels, plays, essays, poems, and short stories are studied for the following reasons:
  1. Students learn to appreciate literature as a means to understanding themselves and society. Students identify and discuss values, attitudes, behavior, and the human condition in general.
  2. Students study a variety of literary forms from different times, places, and authors so that they may gain an appreciation for the scope of the literary heritage that is theirs.
  3. Students develop skills in analysis, criticism and evaluation by exploring theme, point of view, and character development.
  4. Encouragement is given to read for enjoyment and for information.
  • Composition: The emphasis is on the writing process. Students are also challenged to progress toward more sophisticated writing styles. A major research essay is a requirement of the course.
Prerequisites:
English 11. Note: English 12 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Foundations of Mathematics 12 is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions. The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.

Prerequisites:
4 credits

Pre-calculus 12 is designed for students who have a particular interest in mathematics, or who have career aspirations in the fields of engineering, mathematics, the sciences, economics, and some business programs. The main purpose is to develop the skills needed to continue on with the study of calculus. This course relies heavily on topics covered in previous grades. It is strongly suggested that students with less than 60-65% in Pre-calculus Math 11 discuss their course selection carefully with their teacher. Topics include graphing transformations, polynomial, rational and radical functions, logarithms, trigonometry and combinatorics.

Prerequisites:
Pre-calculus 11, Graphic calculators required
4 credits

Students will be expected to attend "extra-curricular" exam preparation sessions near the end of the course. Students will apply vector analysis to a variety of problem-solving situations. This course is intended for serious students who are continuing their education at university. Major topics include:

  • Kinematics (motion)
  • Dynamics (forces)
  • Energy & Momentum
  • Equilibrium (static forces)
  • Circular Motion & Gravity
  • Electrostatics
  • Circuits
  • Electromagnetism
Prerequisites:
Physics 11 with a B minimum and Precalculus 11 with a C+. Strong problem solving skills.