This course will introduce students to the elements of short stories, novels and forms of poetry. It will emphasize the development of their knowledge, skills and understanding of the Writing Process as a means to communicate effectively. Students are required to respond in oral and written forms to demonstrate their comprehension level. Grammar and writing skills are other important topics.
This course includes the study of various types of literature such as the short story, the novel and poetry. There will also be an emphasis on writing skills including grammar. Students will be expected to communicate their ideas orally as well as in written form.
Focused Literary Studies 10
This course encourages students to delve more deeply into literature as they explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works in a variety of media. Students will be exposed to a variety of new reading experiences as well as short stories, novels and poetry.
Students will build their writing competencies by exploring a variety of structures, forms, and styles of compositions. They will develop their writing craft through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising texts.
The course will foundational skills of grammar, essay writing, and analysis. Students will continue to develop their writing craft through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising texts for a variety of audiences and purposes.
English Studies 12
This course has been designed to enable students to become fully skilled language users, capable of comprehending and responding to the multiple forms and functions of language that surround them. Units of study include: novel, short stories, poetry, creative writing, practical writing, grammar and oral communication.
The Math 7 course reviews all basic number operations. Other units include patterns, shapes and space, statistics and probability. Problem-solving skills are emphasized.
The Math 8 course covers basic number operations; patterns and relationships with an introduction to variables and equations; measurement; and shape and space concepts. Students will use a variety of methods to solve practical and theoretical problems.
The Math 9 course reviews basic operations and emphasizes algebra and geometry. Problem solving skills are stressed and students are challenged to use independent thinking in their solutions.
Foundations of math and Precalculus 10
This course is an extension of Math 9 with the emphasis moving from concrete skills to the more abstract. Problem solving assignments will become more complex and challenging.
The Principles of Mathematics pathway prepares students for the study of calculus. Course organizers include: variables and equations, relationships and functions, 3-D objects and 2-D shapes. Students will be involved in more advanced problem solving activities.
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus, such as engineering, science, mathematics, economics, and some business programs. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, permutations and combinations, and the binomial theorem.
This course is designed for students planning to progress into mathematics, science, engineering, or commerce at the post-secondary level. Topics include differential calculus and the slope of a curve, and integral calculus and the area under a curve. Applications of calculus are included
and algebraic, exponential, trigonometric, and logarithmic functions relative to calculus are studied.
Social Studies 8
This course is designed around four key understandings: contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social and political change; changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions; human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards; exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
Social Studies 9
This course is designed around four key understandings: emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events; the physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change; disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies; collective identity is constructed and can change over time.
Social Studies 10
In Social Studies 10, students continue to learn how to think like historians, geographers, and political scientists. They will study Canada from 1815 to today. Themes to be investigated include: Indigenous peoples, the growth of responsible government and Canada’s current government, immigration, the World Wars, the Great Depression, and the history of post-WWII Canada. The knowledge, skills, and competencies developed throughout the curriculum will prepare students to participate in society as responsible citizens.
Explorations in Social Studies 11
Social Studies 11 Explorations will cover topics relating to political studies, and social justice. Students can expect to question their assumptions and develop a greater understanding for what it means to be an active citizen.
Social Justice 12
Students will develop ethical reasoning skills as they explore issues of oppression and injustice in a Canadian and Global context. They will be asked to define personal and social responsibility when examining oppression based on ability, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital and family status. They will analyze both the causes and consequences of injustice and explore viable solutions by understanding how social change has occurred in the past.
20th Century World History 12
World History 12 seeks to examine the rise and development of different types of states in the 20th Century, their interdependencies, challenges and tensions. Students are encouraged to reflect on the role of the historian, examining primary and secondary sources, and to think and discuss the ways life has changed – and how it remains the same – over the past 100 years.
Science 8 focuses on the Life Sciences, and introduces students to the basic concepts in Chemistry, Geological Processes and Energy. Students will perform laboratory experiments with an emphasis on proper laboratory procedures and safety.
This course covers the areas of Chemistry, the Solar System, Ecology, Energy and the Human Body. Lessons will consist of lectures, laboratory experiments and project work.
The themes of Science 9 are continued in this course with emphasis on Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Laboratory experiments and projects will remain important parts of the course.
Life Sciences 11
In this course, students are introduced to a variety of biological skills, scientific processes, and themes. The course surveys the array of life forms on earth in the five kingdoms: Kingdom Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. The course outline covers: Adaptations & Evolution; Microbiology; Mycology; Plant biology; Animal Biology; and Ecology.
Physics 11 is an introductory course that focuses on the principles and theories of Physics, encourages investigation of physical relationships, and illustrates the relationship between theory and application. The application of Physics to everyday situations is highlighted throughout the curriculum. The learning outcomes for Physics 11 include: Physics Introduction; Wave Motion and Geometrical Optics; Kinematics; Dynamics in One Dimension; Energy; Special Relativity; and Nuclear Fission and Fusion.
Chemistry 11 is a laboratory course in which students are introduced to the activities of Science Safety and the Scientific Method. Curriculum topics include: Introduction to Chemistry; Atoms, Molecules, and Ions; Mole Concept; Chemical Reactions; Atomic Theory; Solution Chemistry; and Organic Chemistry.
Anatomy and Physiology 12
Anatomy and Physiology 12 is a comprehensive course that will reintroduce students to topics they have been seen in previous Science courses but much more detail. The vast majority of the course deals with the human body from a biochemical and physiological point of view. Students will gain a broader insight and deeper appreciation for how the human body functions.
Physical Health Education 8, 9, 10
In these courses the students will participate in a variety of popular Canadian sports. They will also learn the rules and vocabulary of each. Emphasis will be placed on participation and personal fitness.
Active Living 11, 12
The Active Living 11 and 12 curriculum focuses on promoting healthy attitudes and regular physical activity as important parts of each student’s lifestyle. It emphasizes analyzing and improving physical competence, maintaining personal fitness and developing effective leadership. Health requirement.
Computer Studies 10
Through this course, students will become more sophisticated in their use of information technology tools such as computers, printers, scanners and digital cameras, and apply the associated software. Students will develop stronger information literacy skills and learn about various careers that use and apply information. They will consider the cultural, ethical and legal implications of information technology.
Computer Programming 11
Information and Communications Technology 11 involves the study of how information is created, processed and transmitted by computers. The course will be useful to anyone pursuing science, math or technology courses after high school.
Art 8, 9
These courses will give the students experience in many different art media. Vocabulary related to Art will also be taught and Canadian cultural themes and holidays will be integrated into project work.
Food Studies 12
Food Studies 12 focuses on planning and preparing nutritious food for individuals, groups, and families. Students will develop various skills from planning menus to preparing attractive meals. They will increase their knowledge of nutrition as they prepare dishes from a variety of cultures. Students will examine social and political economic factors that impact food production and preparation.
Career Education 7, 8, 9
This course will help the students make healthy and responsible choices in their lives. Topics include healthy lifestyles, as well as the prevention of substance abuse, child abuse and injuries. Family life education is introduced. Career development is another important topic
Career Life Education 10
The aim of these courses is to enable students to become responsible individuals who can make plans, set goals, and make informed choices about such topics as career awareness, exploration, and financial literacy.
Career Life Connections
This course is a requirement of all students in the British Columbia School System. The goal of Career Life Connections is to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school. To complete this course, transitions, students must collect evidence on their achievements in the areas of Personal Health, Community Connections and Career and Life, and participate in a fine Capstone Presentation.
English as a Second Language Courses
These courses are designed to assist students with specific language skills needed to succeed in regular Junior High School courses. Basic reading and writing skills will be reviewed and new subject related vocabulary reinforced. Speaking, listening and study skills will be emphasized.
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