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Available Credit Courses 

Students can select their courses according to their interests, aptitudes and future plans.

Grade 9 and 10 Courses

  • Academic courses (D) develop students’ knowledge and skills through the study of theory and abstract problems.

  • Open courses (O) are comprised of a set of expectations that are appropriate for all students and designed to broaden students’ knowledge and skills in subjects that reflect their interests and prepare them for active and rewarding participation in society.

Grade 11 and 12 Courses

  • University preparation courses (U) are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs.

  • University/college preparation courses (M) are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific programs offered at universities and colleges.

Grade 9

SNC1D, Science 9

  • Course Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

MPM1D, Principles of Mathematics 9

  • Course Description: This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

CGC1D, Issues in Canadian Geography

  • Course Description: This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

ENG1D, English 9

  • Course Description: This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

Grade 10

FSF2D, Core French

  • Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: FSF1D

BBI2O, Introduction to Business 

  • Course Description: This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

  • Course Type: Open

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

CHC2D, Canadian History Since World War I

  • Course Description: This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different individuals, groups, and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on identities, citizenship, and heritage in Canada. Students will develop an understanding of some of the political developments and government policies that have had a lasting impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

CHV2O, Civics and Citizenship

  • Course Description: This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

  • Course Type: Open

  • Credit Value: 0.5

  • Duration: 55 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

GLC2O, Career Studies

  • Course Description: This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

  • Course Type: Open

  • Credit Value: 0.5

  • Duration: 55 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

ENG2D, English

  • Course Description: This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: English Grade 9 Academic or Applied

 

SNC2D, Science

  • Course Description: This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

MPM2D, Principles of Mathematics

  • Course Description: This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: MPM1D, Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or MFM1P, Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied and MPM1H, Mathematics Transfer Course, Grade 9

ADA2O, Drama

  • Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.

  • Course Type: Open

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

 

Grade 11

CLU3M, Understanding Canadian Law 

  • Course Description: This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

SBI3U, Biology

  • Course Description: This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SNC2D, Science, Grade 10, Academic

SPH3U, Physics

  • Course Description: This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SNC2D, Science, Grade 10, Academic

 

SCH3U, Chemistry 11

  • Course Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SNC2D, Science, Grade 10, Academic

ENG3U, English 11

  • Course Description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: English, Grade 10, Academic

MCR3U, Functions 

  • Course Description: This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: MPM2D, Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

Grade 12

CLN4U, Canadian and International Law

  • Course Description: This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

MHF4U, Advanced Functions

  • Course Description: 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.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: MCR3U, Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or MCT4C, Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

MCV4U, Calculus and Vectors 

  • Course Description: This course builds on students’ previous experience 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.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Advanced Functions course Grade 12 (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).

SBI4U, Biology 12

  • Course Description: This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. environment.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SBI3U, Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

SPH4U, Physics 12

  • Course Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SPH3U, Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

SCH4U, Chemistry 12

  • Course Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: SCH3U, Chemistry, Grade 11, University

BOH4M, Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals

  • Course Description: This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyze the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.

  • Course Type: University/College Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: None

ENG4U, English 12

  • Course Description: This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing analytical literary and argumentative essays, personal writing and  independent research academic report. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

  • Course Type: Academic

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: ENG3U, English, Grade 11, Academic

ETS4U, Studies in Literature 

  • Course Description: This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: ENG3U, English, Grade 11, Academic

PLF4M, Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership

  • Course Description: This course enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to
    promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making
    informed decisions that enhance their well-being. The course will prepare students for university programs in
    physical education and health and kinesiology and for college and university programs in recreation and
    leisure management, fitness and health promotion, and fitness leadership.

  • Course Type: University/College Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Any health and physical education course

HFA4U, Nutrition and Health

  • Course Description: This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.

  • Course Type: University Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

HNB4M, The World of Fashion

  • Course Description: This course gives students the opportunity to explore the world of fashion. Students will learn how to create a fashion product using various tools, techniques, and technologies while developing their practical skills. Students will learn about various factors that affect the global fashion industry, the needs of specialized markets, and the impact of fibre and fabric production and care. In addition, they will learn about social and historical influences on fashion. Students will apply research skills when investigating aspects of the fashion world.

  • Course Type: University/College Preparation Preparation

  • Credit Value: 1.0

  • Duration: 110 hours

  • Prerequisites: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

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