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Visual Art 8

Are you looking to have fun, experiment with new materials, and have more control over your artistic creations? Art 8 is an exciting introductory course designed for grade 8 students looking to explore and experiment with a wide range of media. Students will learn and practice drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculptural techniques through mini “bootcamps”, blog work, sketchbook exercises, and projects. Students will gain a better understanding of the elements and principles of design while taking ownership of their own learning and letting their curiosity and independent ideas guide them to create authentic works of art. The primary goal of Art 8 is for students to enjoy the process of creating, foster curiosity, and creative thinking, and strengthen their confidence in personal expression. All Newcomers welcome!

Prerequisite: No prerequisite although most students have taken art 6 & 7

Visual Art 9

Discover your inner creativity, and have the most incredible time learning about the wonderful world of Art and all it has to offer. Visual Art 9 encourages students to create authentic art that is student directed, expressive and personally meaningful. This course gives students the opportunity to explore and develop their creative problem skills through the exploration of a wide variety of media, which includes Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Collage, Ceramics/Sculpture, and Mixed Media. Students will gain strength and confidence as they further explore and develop the skills and techniques leant in Visual Art 8. Through mini “bootcamps”, Blog work, sketchbook exercises, and Big Idea projects students will be inspired to let their ideas and curiosity guide their learning. This course will leave students with the knowledge and basic skill requirements needed to continue their studies in the Visual Arts.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite although previous art experience will be advantageous.

Visual Art 10

Whether you are continuing your creative journey from Art 9 or are just beginning a new artistic adventure as a grade 10 student, Art 10 is a visual art course where the emphasis on learning through practice, building on what students know, and introducing them to new ideas, materials, skills, and processes are paramount. The units are designed to help students learn more about what it is to think like an artist and to create work using “big ideas” and a variety of materials. The concept, rather than the final product, will often be the starting point, and students are expected to take ownership of their own learning, letting their ideas and curiosity guide their learning. Rather than starting with a specific project’s clear end product, students will regularly be given a theme or “Big Idea” to explore followed by a series of mini lessons or “Boot Camp” demonstrations where various processes and procedures are taught. Students will be enabled to further their curiosity in exploring the “Big Ideas” through more flexibility of choice in artistic materials and processes. Further developing and refining artistic skills through the use of a variety of 2-D and 3-D art materials and processes, understanding art in both a historical and contemporary context, and making connections from these to your own artwork will be explored through sketchbook work, blog reflections, and larger studio projects.

Prerequisite: Ultimately, students will have taken Art 9 as a solid foundation before taking Art 10. However, students with a strong desire and commitment to improve their artistic skills and expand their creative ideas are encouraged to take this course, regardless of having taken Art 9.

Visual Art 10 Enriched

Do you want to make authentic art that is student directed, expressive and personally meaningful? Studio Art 10 Enriched is designed for grade 10 students who anticipate taking AP Studio Art 12, this course will focus on projects and learning that will prepare students for the final portfolio submission required in AP Studio Art 12. Studio Art 10 Enriched introduces students to the basic skills and methodologies of two-dimensional art through mini “bootcamps”, Blog work, exercises, and projects. Students will engage in skill building exercises exploring fundamentals such as line, volume, shape, texture, colour, composition, mark making, and expressive drawing and painting. Students will be challenged to create works where the concept is the starting point and students are then expected to take ownership of their own learning and let their curiosity and independent ideas guide them to create authentic works of art. Students will be challenged to create works of high quality and meet rigorous expectations.

Prerequisite: The prerequisites for an Enriched course are 86% plus in the previous regular course (i.e. 86% in Visual Art 9 to go into Visual Art 10 Enriched), and permission of the Head of Department.

Art History 10

Have you ever wanted to know if all those rumors about the Mona Lisa are true? Ever wondered why Van Gogh cut off his ear? Have you ever found yourself in a gallery and wished you could better understand what you’re looking at? This introductory course in Art History is a foundation course for students, regardless of their level of art experience, who are interested in learning about the history of art and who wish to develop skills to better understand and appreciate artwork and architecture across a variety of time periods and cultures. In Introduction to Art History 10/11, students will be introduced to strategies for looking at and discussing works of art and architecture, putting important works into a historical context, and building confidence when trying to answer questions like “What is art?” and “Why and how do we study it?” Finally, students will build upon a broad historical timeline for important works of art from the Ancient artworks of the past to the Contemporary works of today and make connections with important social and political content of those time periods. Coursework includes formal activities and assessments such as writing assignments, quizzes and tests, as well as collaborative projects/group-work, presentations, and at least one field trip to a local gallery. The ultimate goal is for students to find this course to be thought-provoking, challenging, fun, and rewarding as they walk away with a greater appreciation for art and it’s history throughout the world. This course is also strongly encouraged as sound preparation for AP Art History 12.

It is important to note that this is not a studio course. Viewing and understanding art and architecture is the focus, not the making of art. Finally, this course is a mixed grade course that is open to both Grade 10 and Grade 11 students.

Prerequisite: No prior study of the history of art is required. Open to students in grades 10 and 11. Sound writing skills are strongly recommended.

Art Foundations 11

Whether you are continuing your creative journey from Art 10 or are revisiting your artistic practice after a few years of hiatus, Art Foundations 11/12 is a studio space for all creative minds. It is not unusual to have students bound for Art School, and newbies, together in the same studio. In this course, emphasis is placed on improving skills, learning new techniques, and building confidence in the studio. The units are designed to help students learn more about what it is to think like an artist and to create work that is personally meaningful, using “big ideas” and a variety of materials. The students are expected to take ownership of their own learning, letting their ideas and curiosity guide their practice. Students will further their curiosity, exploring the “Big Ideas” through more flexibility of choice in artistic materials and processes. Developing artistic skills through the use of a variety of art materials and processes, understanding art in both a historical and contemporary context, and making connections from these to your own artwork will be achieved through sketchbook work, blog reflections, and larger studio projects. Over the course of the year, students seeking a future in the visual arts will continue producing a portfolio of work for submission to post secondary art schools.

Prerequisite: Art Foundations 11 or similar course at another school. If space permits, Grade 12 students with little or no experience in visual art may join the course at this point.

Digital Photography 11

Do you often spend more time editing your photos than you do taking them? Do you obsess over lighting and subject placement when you are setting up each shot you take on your phone? You may have photo-mania...and we have just the cure.

This course will introduce students to the artistic possibilities within digital photography using professional Digital SLR cameras. There will be several skills/techniques and processes that we will explore in this course in terms of learning how to harness the power of a manual camera(shutter speed, aperture, lens choice) as well as exploring editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Students will also be introduced to using studio lighting and remote flash equipment which allow them to shape and mould their subjects to a very professional and stunning level.

We will explore topics in this course such as: Still object Photography, Portraiture(both traditional and contemporary), Photoshop manipulation and Photojournalism(visual storytelling). In the final term we will also explore conceptual photography through large group based approaches to installed photographic works.

Although students will learn many concrete skills and techniques within SLR photography, a huge emphasis in the course will be on student creativity and opportunities to go off in new and innovative directions with their photographic art.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite.

Graphic Design 11

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a movie poster for your favourite movie or a new logo for a company that you think needs a facelift? Do you see dazzling graphic t-shirts and think, “Hey, I think I could design a t-shirt people would want to wear!” Do you see the Comic Sans font being used too much and think, “I need to fix this!” If so, this course might be for you.

Through observation, discussion and hands-on practice we will explore the wide spectrum of possibilities offered by the study of graphic design. Practical explorations will range from concept building with pen and paper to project completion with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS6. Students will become familiar with the wonderful world of fonts, both in the computer and how to create them by hand. Although several required skills will be taught in this course, there will be plenty of opportunity for students to creatively approach each assignment in their own personal direction which will allow students to develop their own personal style and creative process as they mature as young artists.

Very quickly in this course you will begin to see that visual communication is a challenging and incredibly satisfying form of art. Getting your message and ideas out to the world through images and words is something we all do in many aspects of our lives and through this course you will become a master of this practice. Not only will you learn to use your hand and your creative mind to make amazing designs, you will also develop a critical eye for what makes great design and why certain designs are such an effective, memorable and integral parts of our lives. An open mind and a thirst for doodling is a must have.

Prerequisite: No prerequisites necessary, but knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is an asset.

Visual Art 11 Enriched

Do you want to make authentic art that is student directed, expressive and personally meaningful? Studio Art 11 Enriched is designed for grade 11 students who have taken Studio Art 10 Enriched and anticipate taking AP Studio Art 12. This course will focus on projects and learning that will prepare students for the final portfolio submission required in AP Studio Art 12. Studio Art 11 Enriched builds on the basic skills and methodologies of two-dimensional art covered in Studio Art 10 Enriched through mini “bootcamps”, Blog work, exercises, and projects. Students will engage in skill building exercises exploring fundamentals such as line, volume, shape, texture, colour, composition, mark making, and expressive drawing and painting. Students will be challenged to create works where the concept is the starting point and students are then expected to take ownership of their own learning and let their curiosity and independent ideas guide them to create authentic works of art. Students will be challenged to create works of high quality and meet rigorous expectations.

Prerequisite: Visual Art 10 Enriched, with an A standing and permission of Head of Visual Art and Enriched Visual Art teacher.

Exemptions: Students who wish to enter Visual Art 11 Enriched without taking the Visual Art 10 Enriched prerequisite will be required to demonstrate sufficient skills, prove demonstrated ability, self-motivation and self-direction as well as provide a portfolio. They will only be allowed to enter the course with the permission of the Head of Visual Art and Visual Art 11 Enriched teacher.

Art History 11

Have you ever wanted to know if all those rumors about the Mona Lisa are true? Ever wondered why Van Gogh cut off his ear? Have you ever found yourself in a gallery and wished you could better understand what you’re looking at? This introductory course in Art History is a foundation course for students, regardless of their level of art experience, who are interested in learning about the history of art and who wish to develop skills to better understand and appreciate artwork and architecture across a variety of time periods and cultures. In Introduction to Art History 10/11, students will be introduced to strategies for looking at and discussing works of art and architecture, putting important works into a historical context, and building confidence when trying to answer questions like “What is art?” and “Why and how do we study it?” Finally, students will build upon a broad historical timeline for important works of art from the Ancient artworks of the past to the Contemporary works of today and make connections with important social and political content of those time periods. Coursework includes formal activities and assessments such as writing assignments, quizzes and tests, as well as collaborative projects/group-work, presentations, and at least one field trip to a local gallery. The ultimate goal is for students to find this course to be thought-provoking, challenging, fun, and rewarding as they walk away with a greater appreciation for art and it’s history throughout the world. This course is also strongly encouraged as sound preparation for AP Art History 12.

It is important to note that this is not a studio course. Viewing and understanding art and architecture is the focus, not the making of art. Finally, this course is a mixed grade course that is open to both Grade 10 and Grade 11 students.

Prerequisite: No prior study of the history of art is required. Open to students in grades 10 and 11. Sound writing skills are strongly recommended.

Art Foundations 12

Whether you are continuing your creative journey from Art 10 or are revisiting your artistic practice after a few years of hiatus, Art Foundations 11/12 is a studio space for all creative minds. It is not unusual to have students bound for Art School, and newbies, together in the same studio. In this course, emphasis is placed on improving skills, learning new techniques, and building confidence in the studio. The units are designed to help students learn more about what it is to think like an artist and to create work that is personally meaningful, using “big ideas” and a variety of materials. The students are expected to take ownership of their own learning, letting their ideas and curiosity guide their practice. Students will further their curiosity, exploring the “Big Ideas” through more flexibility of choice in artistic materials and processes. Developing artistic skills through the use of a variety of art materials and processes, understanding art in both a historical and contemporary context, and making connections from these to your own artwork will be achieved through sketchbook work, blog reflections, and larger studio projects. Over the course of the year, students seeking a future in the visual arts will continue producing a portfolio of work for submission to post secondary art schools.

Prerequisite: Art Foundations 11 or similar course at another school. If space permits, Grade 12 students with little or no experience in visual art may join the course at this point.

AP Art History 12

Whether you are looking to be a more confident art museum visitor, looking to explore the diversity of human history through the eyes of art, or simply seeking to inspire your own creativity, AP Art History is likely the course for you! AP Art History, an elective academic course open to students in Grades 11 and 12, is a challenging, university-level course, which enables students regardless of their level of experience in art, to develop skills in appreciating artwork, with an emphasis on visual analysis. Students will acquire tools to allow them to be conversant about works of art they encounter for the rest of their lives by mastering how to approach a work of art, the vocabulary and analytical methods with which to discuss it, and the knowledge of how it fits into the general sweep of art historical periods, cultures, and styles. The study of art history aids students in making connections between a variety of disciplines, as it enhances their understanding of politics, literature, philosophy, science, religion, and culture. AP Art History helps students to appreciate art and architecture from around the world (a great set of skills to have for future world travels!). By giving “voice” to works from lesser- known artists and from unfamiliar cultures, this course aims to develop as broad as possible a perspective about and appreciation for the art and architecture from European-based cultures (or the “Western Canon”) as well as art and architecture beyond the European tradition. Ultimately, students will walk away not only feeling well-prepared for the AP Art History Exam, but will have an increased individual appreciation – and perhaps even a passion – for the visual arts and its place in society.

Prerequisite: This course is open to all students in grades 11 and 12 and no prior study of art history is required. However, the Introduction to Art History 10/11 course is suggested as a solid foundation for AP Art History. Sound writing and critical-thinking skills are strongly recommended.

Digital Photography 12

This course is designed to allow students to further expand their knowledge of the digital photographic arts and to build on skills and concepts learned in Digital Photography 11. Students will explore a range of visual and conceptual subject matter through a variety of photographic activities and will consolidate the practical skills required for the production of digital photographic artworks (i.e. use of an SLR camera and use of Adobe Photoshop). Students will produce a body of photographs that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will critically evaluate photographs using specific criteria. While examining historical and cultural contexts of Western photography, a strong emphasis will be placed on the creative aspect of photography as well as the impact that photographic images have on the viewer.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography 11 or relative experience is strongly recommended.

Graphic Design 12

This course aims to allow students to continue exploring the artistic possibilities of graphic design. Through observation, discussion and creation of visual media we will be exploring the vast world that is Graphic Design. After using paper and pen to build a concept for a project, most of the images that we create will be finalized using Adobe Creative Suite 6 with an emphasis on Illustrator and Photoshop. This course is recommended for students who have completed Graphic Design 11 and have a strong understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Silkscreen Printing. In Graphic Design 12, students are encouraged to explore a more personal approach to the creative process and to begin to develop media preferences and self-direction. More complex Silkscreen designs will be explored in 2 and 3 colour applications Although several required skills will be taught in this course, there will be plenty of opportunity for students to creatively approach each assignment in their own personal direction which will allow students to develop their own personal style and creative process as they mature as young artists.. Although the majority of the work in Graphic Design will be created in the studio, Students will occasionally be expected to do research, project building and sometimes assembly of projects outside of class time.

Prerequisite: Graphic Design 11

Art Portfolio 11/12

- The grade 11 Art Portfolio course is officially titled 'Art Portfolio 12'. It is the same course as described below in the Visual Art 12 offerings.
- Students will be expected to develop a portfolio of work in preparation for future applications to art related post – secondary institutions. Assistance will be given in all aspects of developing a professional portfolio.
- Students will be evaluated on the integrity and depth of their studio explorations and their ability to be self-motivated and self-directed.

Important Note: Students considering this course are advised to look at taking 'Visual Art 11 Enriched' as a possible alternative. To clarify the difference between these two courses please talk to your art teacher.

Prerequisite:

- An "A" standing in Art Foundations 11
- Open to Art students in grade 11 or 12.
- Permission of Department Head.
- Demonstrated strong self-motivation and self-direction.
- Serious intentions to build a portfolio for post-secondary study

AP Studio Art 12

If you are looking to build a portfolio for art school or to challenge yourself to create a body of artwork exploring an independent concept then AP Studio Art is for you. AP Studio Art builds on the portfolio work created in Studio Art 10 and 11 Enriched with the year focusing on the Concentration portion of the AP Studio Art portfolio. Students are required to submit an exam portfolio at the end of the course in either Drawing or 2D Design. This portfolio is then submitted to the College Board. Students will be expected to work outside of class time in order to create works of high quality and meet rigorous expectations.

The portfolio consists of three sections:

Breadth: 12 images including a variety of works demonstrating understanding of 2-D Design or Drawing issues

Concentration: 12 works describing an in-depth exploration of a particular 2-D Design or Drawing concern

Quality: 5 works demonstrating understanding of drawing or two-dimensional design in concept, composition, and execution

Prerequisite: Visual Art 11 Enriched & permission of the Head of Visual Art and AP Studio Art 12 teacher.

Exemption: Students who wish to enter AP Studio Art 12 without taking the Visual Art 11 Enriched prerequisite will be required to demonstrate sufficient skills, prove demonstrated ability, self-motivation and self-direction as well as provide a portfolio. They will only be allowed to enter the course with the permission of the Head of Visual Art and AP Studio Art 12 teacher.

AP 2D Design Portfolio 12: Digital Photography

If you are looking to build a portfolio for art school or to challenge yourself to create a body of artwork through Photography or Graphic Design exploring an independent concept then AP 2D Design Portfolio is for you. Students are required to submit an exam portfolio at the end of the course in 2D Design. This portfolio is then submitted to the College Board. Students will be expected to work outside of class time in order to create works of high quality and meet rigorous expectations.


AP 2D DesignPortfolio(Photography) is structured with these three sections:
Breadth – 12 works that demonstrate competence in a wide range of concepts and themes
Concentration – 12 works that demonstrate the technical and conceptual ability to follow and evolve explorations on a single theme.
Quality – 5 works taken from the above 24 that demonstrate excellence in the chosen area.
**note: Portfolio Quality work from previous photography courses may be included.

Prerequisite: Digital Photo 11 or extensive experience of Photography and SLR cameras and lenses. Enrolment in this course is by interview only. Approval of department head and AP teacher is required and is based on previously demonstrated ability, self-motivation and self-direction of the student

Yearbook 11

This course offers students the chance to learn about the exciting world of publishing while actually working on our school yearbook. Topics of study will cover all aspects of publishing a book from how it is constructed to how it is written and designed. Yearbook 11/12 students participate in all aspects of the production and completion of the yearbook. Students learn to use an on-line desk-top publishing program and graphics tools such as Adobe Photoshop. Yearbook design skills are taught in conjunction with computer skills as the students put together a 288 page book. This will be accomplished in individual as well as group settings. A positive attitude and commitment to the project is needed as well as the willingness to work with fellow students. Yearbook students also take the majority of the photos, and consequently photo composition and scanning techniques are part of the curriculum. Students who would enjoy putting together a quality book that will capture people's imagination are encouraged to take this course. Students selecting this course will be expected to meet all deadlines. This course will grant credit for Applied Skills or Fine Arts.

Prerequisite: Information Technology 11 or suitable computer skills.

Yearbook 12

This course offers students the chance to learn about the exciting world of publishing while actually working on our school yearbook. Topics of study will cover all aspects of publishing a book from how it is constructed to how it is written and designed. Yearbook 11/12 students participate in all aspects of the production and completion of the yearbook. Students learn to use an on-line desk-top publishing program and graphics tools such as Adobe Photoshop. Yearbook design skills are taught in conjunction with computer skills as the students put together a 288 page book. This will be accomplished in individual as well as group settings. A positive attitude and commitment to the project is needed as well as the willingness to work with fellow students. Yearbook students also take the majority of the photos, and consequently photo composition and scanning techniques are part of the curriculum. Students who would enjoy putting together a quality book that will capture people's imagination are encouraged to take this course. Students selecting this course will be expected to meet all deadlines. This course will grant credit for Applied Skills or Fine Arts.

Prerequisite: Information Technology 11 or suitable computer skills.

Performing Arts

Band 8

This group meets three times per week during the regular school schedule. Its purpose is for studying music through performance on an instrument in a full ensemble. The course of studies also includes solo performance and small ensemble work.

Prerequisite: Must have some experience playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, or have permission of instructor.

Jazz Band 8

String Orchestra 8

This will be an Intermediate/Advanced course to develop skills related to the performance of Chamber Music in a traditional Orchestral setting. Students will study and practice specific techniques essential to the production of various Orchestral idioms. Students will develop an understanding and identification of specific styles significant to the history of Orchestra.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Choir 8

Grade 8 Choir is an excellent course for any student who wishes to sing a wide variety of songs, to learn more about vocal technique, and to learn how to develop music reading skills. This group meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule with the purpose of studying music through vocal performance in an ensemble.

Prerequisite: None

Chamber Music 8

Junior Chamber Choir 8

This course is an ensemble of grade 8 - 12 students who work on challenging SAB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Dance 8

It is the goal of the Collingwood Dance Department to develop confident, well-rounded dancers that have a wide variety of kinetic vocabulary and creative thinking skills. The techniques that will be studied are: ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Students will also learn how to structure sequences of movement and develop their own creative style using group improvisational work. Other areas that will be studied are modern dance history, and dance performance. All dancers will also be required to perform in various performances. This full credit course meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Drama 8

In grade 8 Drama students are expected to work cooperatively in groups and with partners and to speak their lines honestly and in a confident, clear voice. Once lines are memorized, students play their scenes on their feet and make clear choices about movement and staging. In a major final presentation, students are expected to fully produce their scenes with costumes, props, dynamic movement, and honest acting. Students are encouraged to be constructively critical of their own work and the work of others, and expected to participate, with full energy, in acting exercises and improvisational activities. This group meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Band 9

This group meets three times per week during the regular school schedule. Its purpose is for studying music through performance on an instrument in a full ensemble. The course of studies also includes solo performance and small ensemble work.

Prerequisite: Must have some experience playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, or have permission of instructor.

Orchestra 9

This will be an Intermediate/Advanced course to develop skills related to the performance of Chamber Music in a traditional Orchestral setting. Students will study and practice specific techniques essential to the production of various Orchestral idioms. Students will develop an understanding and identification of specific styles significant to the history of Orchestra.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Choir 9

Grade 9 Choir is an excellent course for any student who wishes to sing a wide variety of songs, to learn more about vocal technique, and to work on music reading skills. This group meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule with the purpose of studying music through vocal performance in an ensemble.

Prerequisite: None

Jazz Band 9

Chamber Music 9

Intermediate Chamber Choir 9

This course is an ensemble of grade 8 - 12 students who work on challenging SAB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday at 7am. The course focuses on learning music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Dance 9

It is the goal of the Collingwood Dance Department to develop confident, well-rounded dancers that have a wide variety of kinetic vocabulary and creative thinking skills. The techniques that will be studied are: ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Students will also learn how to structure sequences of movement and develop their own creative style using group improvisational work. Other areas that will be studied are modern dance history, and dance performance. All dancers will also be required to perform in various performances. This full credit course meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Drama 9

Grade 9 provides the student with a wide range of opportunities to respond to their particular needs and interests and to explore and evaluate the dramatic process. The objective of the course is to acquire the knowledge and practise the skills necessary to perform live on stage. Live performance will take the following forms: Scene work; improvisation; movement presentation. This group meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Stagecraft 9

Stagecraft focuses on Technical and Design knowledge development for live productions. The students explore the technical aspects of Lighting, Sound, and Set. Students will be involved with Drama Productions, the Musical and Dance show, from Design development to installation of Set, Light and Sound. Students will learn to operation these systems during performance. Students will also Design, Direct and Perform in class scenes. There will be a strong focus on Safety and Reliability. Students will aid in the maintenance of the theatre.

Prerequisite: Students must possess a strong work ethic and great determination to finish projects. Students must be willing to collaborate and work in teams. They must be flexible and adaptable in order to maximize their learning outcome from the course.

Intermediate Band 10

The purpose of the course is to study music in the concert band/jazz idioms and their related techniques. Some improvisation skills will be developed and qualities of expression and style are key content areas in the course. The repertoire will present a balance of technical and musical challenges.

The Collingwood Instrumental Ensemble is made up of students who have demonstrated proficiency on their instrument, in a Concert Band or Jazz Band settings, and rehearses during the regular daytime school timetable.

The Ensemble performs within the Collingwood campuses and at local festivals and concerts.

Prerequisite: Band experience in Grade 9 OR permission of Director

Senior Jazz Band 10

Senior Jazz Band 10 is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Jazz Band setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz band.

Classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Instrumental Music

Orchestra 10

This will be an Intermediate/Advanced course to develop skills related to the performance of Chamber Music in a traditional Orchestral setting that rehearses outside of the regular timetable. Students will study and practice specific techniques essential to the production of various Orchestral idioms. Students will develop an understanding and identification of specific styles significant to the history of Orchestra.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Jazz Combo 10

Jazz Combo is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Combo setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz combo.

Classes meet once a week during lunch.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Choir 10

Choir 10 is an excellent course for any student who wants to continue to learn and explore music with their voices in an ensemble setting. It is for students who want to sing a wide variety of songs and learn about vocal technique. The course focuses on elements of ear training, sight reading, listening, music history and performance.

The classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

The Grade 10 Choir will perform a number of times throught the year, both in school and in the community.

Prerequisite: None.

Intermediate Chamber Choir 10

This course is an ensemble of grade 8 - 12 students who work on challenging SAB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Dance 10

It is the goal of the Collingwood Dance Department to develop confident, well-rounded dancers that have a wide variety of kinetic vocabulary and creative thinking skills. The techniques that will be studied are: ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Students will also learn how to structure sequences of movement and develop their own creative style using group improvisational work. Other areas that will be studied are modern dance history, and dance performance. All dancers will also be required to perform in various performances. This full credit course meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None.

Advanced Choreography 10

Advanced Choreography is the class and rehearsal time for the Senior Dance Company. This class is made up of students with more than 4 years of dance training/experience and the must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in the three areas of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance plus exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of composition. Through historical research, problem-solving, and critiquing, the students will increase their understanding of artistic, intellectual, social and human development. This is a full credit course that takes place outside the regular timetable.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Advanced Hip Hop 10

Advanced Hip Hop is the class and rehearsal time for the Hip Hop Crew. This class is made up of students with more than 3 years of dance training/experience and they must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in Hip Hop and Street Jazz styles as well as exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of choreographic skills. This is a full credit course that takes place outside the regular timetable.

Classes are currently twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:20.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Drama 10

Grade 10 Drama continues to focus on the development of the essential skills necessary to perform effectively in front of an audience. The students explore how to play for a response, what a character is, and what truth in acting means. To that end, we rehearse and perform several short dramatic dialogues, focus on both verbal and non-verbal expression, and practice moving through space on stage to support the meaning of the scene.

Prerequisite: None

Senior Chamber Choir 10

This course is an ensemble of grade 10 - 12 students who work on challenging SATB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Stagecraft 10

Stagecraft focuses on Technical and Design knowledge development for live productions. The students explore the technical aspects of Lighting, Sound, and Set. Students will be involved with Drama Productions, the Musical and Dance show, from Design development to installation of Set, Light and Sound. Students will learn to operation these systems during performance. Students will also Design, Direct and Perform in class scenes. There will be a strong focus on Safety and Reliability. Students will aid in the maintenance of the theatre.

Prerequisite: Students must possess a strong work ethic and great determination to finish projects. Students must be willing to collaborate and work in teams. They must be flexible and adaptable in order to maximize their learning outcome from the course

Intermediate Band 11

The purpose of the course is to study music in the concert band/jazz idioms and their related techniques. Some improvisation skills will be developed and qualities of expression and style are key content areas in the course. The repertoire will present a balance of technical and musical challenges.

The Collingwood Instrumental Ensemble is made up of students who have demonstrated proficiency on their instrument, in a Concert Band or Jazz Band settings, and rehearses during the regular daytime school timetable.

The Ensemble performs within the Collingwood campuses and at local festivals and concerts.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Band 10 and/or permission of the Director of Instrumental Music

Senior Jazz Band 11

Senior Jazz Band 11 is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Jazz Band setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz band.

Classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Orchestra 11

This course is for a small ensemble of students who work on advanced choral music. The course focuses on elements of ear training, sight reading, listening, music history and performance. All of the students who are in this ensemble will be automatically be a part of the Concert Choir.

This is a course that is available through an audition process or by permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Jazz Combo 11

Jazz Combo 11 is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Combo setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz combo.

Classes meet once a week during lunch.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor

Choir 11

Choir 11 is an excellent course for any student who wants to continue to learn and explore music with their voices in an ensemble setting. It is for students who want to sing a wide variety of songs and learn about vocal technique. The course focuses on elements of ear training, sight reading, listening, music history and performance.

The classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

The Grade 11 Choir will perform a number of times throughout the year, both in school and in the community.

Prerequisite: None.

Senior Chamber Choir 11

This course is an ensemble of grade 10 - 12 students who work on challenging SATB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Dance 11

It is the goal of the Collingwood Dance Department to develop confident, well-rounded dancers that have a wide variety of kinetic vocabulary and creative thinking skills. The techniques that will be studied are: ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Students will also learn how to structure sequences of movement and develop their own creative style using group improvisational work. Other areas that will be studied are modern dance history, and dance performance. All dancers will also be required to perform in various performances. This full credit course meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Choreography 11

Advanced Choreography is the class and rehearsal time for the Senior Dance Company. This class is made up of students with more than 4 years of dance training/experience and the must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in the three areas of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance plus exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of composition. Through historical research, problem-solving, and critiquing, the students will increase their understanding of artistic, intellectual, social and human development. This is a full credit course that takes place outside of the regular timetable.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Advanced Hip Hop 11

Advanced Hip Hop is the class and rehearsal time for the Hip Hop Crew. This class is made up of students with more than 3 years of dance training/experience and they must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in Hip Hop and Street Jazz styles as well as exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of choreographic skills. This is a full credit course that takes place outside of the regular timetable.

Classes are currently twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:20.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Acting 11

In Grade 11/12 Acting, we continue working on some of the advanced skills necessary to play for truth on stage. Building on scene work and improvisational skills, students focus primarily on the elements of effective dramaturgy and storytelling, with an eye to creating and performing in front of an audience. To that end, we write and perform short pieces based on personal experience, create outlines based on a hero's journey, and stage and perform scenes around dramatic moments. As well, students work on short one-act plays with the emphasis placed on staging, production values, and playing honestly and simply.

Prerequisite: None

Intermediate Chamber Choir 11

This course is an ensemble of grade 8 - 12 students who work on challenging SAB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Stagecraft 11

Stagecraft focuses on Technical and Design knowledge development for live productions. The students explore the technical aspects of Lighting, Sound, and Set. Students will be involved with Drama Productions, the Musical and Dance show, from Design development to installation of Set, Light and Sound. Students will learn to operation these systems during performance. Students will also Design, Direct and Perform in class scenes. There will be a strong focus on Safety and Reliability. Students will aid in the maintenance of the theatre.

Prerequisite: Students must possess a strong work ethic and great determination to finish projects. Students must be willing to collaborate and work in teams. They must be flexible and adaptable in order to maximize their learning outcome from the course.

Junior Dance Company

Intermediate Band 12

The purpose of the course is to study music in the concert band/jazz idioms and their related techniques. Some improvisation skills will be developed and qualities of expression and style are key content areas in the course. The repertoire will present a balance of technical and musical challenges.

The Collingwood Instrumental Ensemble is made up of students who have demonstrated proficiency on their instrument, in a Concert Band or Jazz Band settings, and rehearses during the regular daytime school timetable.

The Ensemble performs within the Collingwood campuses and at local festivals and concerts.

Prerequisite: Instrumental course in grade 11 and/or permission of the Director of Instrumental Music

Senior Jazz Band 12

Senior Jazz Band 12 is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Jazz Band setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz band.

Classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Band 11 level and/or Permission of the Director of Instrumental Music

Orchestra 12

This will be an Intermediate/Advanced course to develop skills related to the performance of Chamber Music in a traditional Orchestral setting. Students will study and practice specific techniques essential to the production of various Orchestral idioms. Students will develop an understanding and identification of specific styles significant to the history of Orchestra.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Jazz Combo 12

Jazz Combo is for students for students who wish to develop skills related to the performance and improvisation of Jazz in a traditional Combo setting.

This course will allow students to improvise better and perform appropriate Jazz solos within the context of a traditional Jazz combo.

Classes meet once a week during lunch.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Choir 12

Choir 12 is an excellent course for any student who wants to continue to learn and explore music with their voices in an ensemble setting. It is for students who want to sing a wide variety of songs and learn about vocal technique. The course focuses on elements of ear training, sight reading, listening, music history and performance.

The classes are three times per week during the regular school schedule.

The Grade 12 Choir will perform a number of times throught the year, both in school and in the community.

Prerequisite: None.

Senior Chamber Choir 12

This course is an ensemble of grade 10 - 12 students who work on challenging SATB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Director

Dance 12

It is the goal of the Collingwood Dance Department to develop confident, well-rounded dancers that have a wide variety of kinetic vocabulary and creative thinking skills. The techniques that will be studied are: ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Students will also learn how to structure sequences of movement and develop their own creative style using group improvisational work. Other areas that will be studied are modern dance history, and dance performance. All dancers will also be required to perform in various performances. This group meets 3 times per week during the regular school schedule.

Prerequisite: None

Advanced Choreography 12

Advanced Choreography is the class and rehearsal time for the Senior Dance Company. This class is made up of students with more than 4 years of dance training/experience and the must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in the three areas of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance plus exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of composition. Through historical research, problem-solving, and critiquing, the students will increase their understanding of artistic, intellectual, social and human development. This is a full credit course that takes place outside the regular timetable.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Advanced Hip Hop 12

Advanced Hip Hop is the class and rehearsal time for the Hip Hop Crew. This class is made up of students with more than 3 years of dance training/experience and they must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in Hip Hop and Street Jazz styles as well as exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of choreographic skills. This is a full credit course that takes place outside the regular timetable.

Classes are currently twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:20.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Acting 12

In Grade 11/12 Acting, we continue working on some of the advanced skills necessary to play for truth on stage. Building on scene work and improvisational skills, students focus primarily on the elements of effective dramaturgy and storytelling, with an eye to creating and performing in front of an audience. To that end, we write and perform short pieces based on personal experience, create outlines based on a hero's journey, and stage and perform scenes around dramatic moments. As well, students work on short one-act plays with the emphasis placed on staging, production values, and playing honestly and simply.

Prerequisite: None

Intermediate Chamber Choir 12

This course is an ensemble of grade 8 - 12 students who work on challenging SAB (Soprano, Alto and Baritone) choral music. They learn Jazz, Pop, Classical and various ethnic music. This ensemble rehearses Wednesday and Friday at 7am. The course focuses on learning choral music through performance.

All of the students who are in this ensemble will automatically be a part of the Concert Choir with their performances and music expectations. This music will be rehearsed outside class time. Currently: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.

Prerequisite: Audition or permission of Instructor

Stagecraft 12

Stagecraft focuses on Technical and Design knowledge development for live productions. The students explore the technical aspects of Lighting, Sound, and Set. Students will be involved with Drama Productions, the Musical and Dance show, from Design development to installation of Set, Light and Sound. Students will learn to operation these systems during performance. Students will also Design, Direct and Perform in class scenes. There will be a strong focus on Safety and Reliability. Students will aid in the maintenance of the theatre.

Prerequisite: Students must possess a strong work ethic and great determination to finish projects. Students must be willing to collaborate and work in teams. They must be flexible and adaptable in order to maximize their learning outcome from the course.

Wind Ensemble

English

English 8

English 8 will continue to refine grammar skills while investigating in depth some popular and well-known works of literature, as listed above. The course requires that students read outside reading books provided by the school within literature circles. Students will study poetry, with specific attention to literary terms and definitions. Each year students will take part in Collingwood's Public Speaking Competition.

Prerequisite: English 7

English 9

English 9 continues to refine students' ability to interpret literature and share their understanding in clear and engaging written pieces. Students will analyze and discuss various elements of literature including theme, characterization, and symbolism in all of the set texts, in addition to short stories of the teachers' own selection. Some reading will occur in graphic format, in accordance with the new Ministry of Education learning outcomes document for grade 9. Understanding and comprehension will be displayed through various writing activities, tests and ongoing annotations. Students will also prepare a presentation for the annual public speaking competition. Finally, the private reading program will continue with students reading two novels of their choosing, and one non-fiction text. Most of the books will be selected from a range of literature circle books provided by the school.

Prerequisite: English 8

English 10

English 10 continues to refine students' ability to interpret literature and communicate their understanding through engaging written pieces and discussion. Students will analyze literary elements such as theme, characterization, and symbolism in an increasingly complex manner during their study of Shakespeare, poetry, stories and media. A portion of the selected stories and poems will have a Canadian focus. Essay writing is highly emphasized at this level. Students will write a number of creative or formal compositions. In addition, they will prepare a presentation for the annual public speaking competition. Students will be responsible for reading and exploring three novels of their along with classmates in literature circles. The year inconcludes with extensive preparation for the Provincial Exam.

Prerequisite: English 9

English 10 Enriched

English 10 Enriched, like English 10, continues to refine students' ability to interpret literature and communicate their understanding through engaging written pieces and discussion. Students will analyze literary elements such as theme, characterization, and symbolism in an increasingly complex manner during their study of Shakespeare, poetry, stories and media. A portion of the selected stories and poems will have a Canadian focus. Essay writing is highly emphasized at this level. In addition, they will prepare a presentation for the annual public speaking competition, and be responsible for reading and exploring a number novels of their choosing for the private reading program. The English 10 Enriched course involves more complex discussions and analysis of literary content.

Prerequisite: English 9

English 11/AP Seminar Capstone 11

AP Seminar and the Ministry of Education English 11 course are studied concurrently. The course engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

Prerequisite: English 10

Speech and Debate 11

Speech and Debate 11(12) provides students the opportunity to build their speaking skills, commencing with the rudimentary basics. The course welcomes students of all speaking abilities who are keen to improve their confidence and skill in oration. Students will practice speeches of many kinds, both impromptu and prepared. These will include interpretive reading, dramatic monologues, persuasive and after dinner speaking. Debate in both cross examination and parliamentary styles will be practiced. Students will also discuss current events of local, national and international importance on a regular basis. Students will examine famous speeches for their rhetorical appeals.

Prerequisite: None.

English 12

English 12 continues to refine students’ abilities to comprehend, reflect, and respond to a variety of oral, written, and visual texts, and to communicate ideas, information, and feelings critically, creatively, and articulately. Research and academic writing skills are developed through the Extended Research Essay process, and public speaking skills are honed for the annual public speaking competition. Students will write the English 12 Provincial Exam in April.

Prerequisite: English 11

AP English Language

As a university-level course through which students have the opportunity to earn university credits and/or placement, this course incorporates the dual aims and objectives of two curricula: the College Board’s AP English Language & Composition and the BC Ministry of Education’s English 12. Students will read critically and extensively; write precisely and effectively; and, speak knowledgeably and articulately. At its foundation, this is a course about rhetoric--the art of persuasion. Students will study the ways people produce text to create and communicate meaning. In addition, research and academic writing skills are developed through the Extended Research Essay process, and public speaking skills are honed for the annual public speaking competition. Students will write the English 12 Provincial Exam in April and the AP Exam in May.

Prerequisite: An 'A' in English 11

English Literature 12

AP Literature and the Provincial English Literature 12 course are studied concurrently. As the Provincial syllabus is largely content driven and the AP syllabus skills driven, students use the material on the Provincial course as a means of honing their skills. No specific works are tested on the AP exam; the passages for analysis are unseen. The Literature 12 syllabus provides a survey of 42 of the greatest poems in the English tradition during the last millennium, starting with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and concluding with a lyrical poem by Canada’s most eminent lady of letters, Margaret Atwood. We also study Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence. A greater knowledge of literary terms is expected of AP Literature 12 students than of those taking only Literature 12.

Prerequisite: A 'B' in English 11

AP English Literature 12

AP Literature and the Provincial Literature 12 course are studied concurrently. As the Provincial syllabus is largely content driven and the AP syllabus is skills driven, students use the material on the Provincial course as a means of honing their skills. No specific works are tested on the AP exam; the passages for analysis are unseen. The Literature 12 syllabus provides a survey of 42 of the greatest poems in the English tradition during the last millennium, starting with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and concluding with a lyrical poem by Canada's most eminent lady of letters, Margaret Atwood. A greater knowledge of literary terms is expected of AP Literature 12 students than of those taking only Literature 12.

Prerequisite: An 'A' in English 11

Creative Writing 12

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the nature of building a story within the varied genres of fiction and non-fiction writing: poetry, short stories and the many styles of non-fiction. Within these realms there is a great deal of artistic freedom and students will be encouraged to explore each in order to discover their own unique voice as young writers. Students will free write for 15 minutes every class, but will also present highly polished, extensively re-written assignments too.

Prerequisite: B or higher in English 10 or 11

Speech and Debate 12

Speech and Debate 12 gives students the opportunity to build their speaking skills, commencing with rudimentary basics, and thus welcomes students of all speaking abilities. Speeches of all kinds, both impromptu and prepared, are practiced, including interpretive reading, after dinner and persuasive speaking. Debates in both cross examination and parliamentary styles are frequent occurrences. Students are also expected to give almost weekly oral reports on events of local, national and international importance.

Prerequisite: Elective Option (4 Credits towards Graduation)

Research Writing 12 (Online)

Research is an important part of writing for novelists, screenwriters, editors and marketers. There are many ways and resources through which research can be conducted. This course will guide students on how to successfully conduct and organize research before beginning to write.

To do this, we developed models where students ground their research in specific, local contexts; ideally, we hope that students will work from these models to understand that in any context, whether in or out of school, literacy practices are always embedded in and suffused with the ideology of that context. We also want students to experience researched writing as the public act that it is – not limited to something directed toward essays that would be pitched in a drawer (or a trash can) after the class’s end, but pieces of writing intended for particular audiences and particular purposes.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B+ in English, Socials and Science 11 All students taking the course will be required to meet 6-8 times per term for whole class instruction. These meetings may take place during a common study block, over a lunch period or after school.

Media Studies 12

Students will improve their visual literacy skills, by focusing on the ability to analyze and interpret visual media, including print, digital, television, and film. Students will be given an introduction to media theory and learn how different mediums have influenced the behaviour, thoughts, and discourse of society. The first units of the course will explore how visual media has shaped and influenced our consumer and material culture. Students will deconstruct advertisements and identify advertisement techniques used in different mediums. Students will create an advertisement using some form of visual media. After a social media unit, in which students will discuss how online socialization has impacted our culture, we will transition into a news media unit that will cover concepts such as bias, sensationalism, trivialization, satire and commentary vs. reporting. After the break, students will review the major concepts and themes explored so far and transition into studying film as a medium for advertising, narrative and art; students will learn the language of film so that they can engage in film criticism and film making, recognizing film not just as entertainment but as a form of visual literature. Students will spend time viewing, exploring and analyzing film as a text that has both artistic and utilitarian purposes. Moreover, they will understand a variety of film techniques as well as the significance and impact of visual storytelling. Students will write, storyboard, and shoot a short film. Students that enjoy visual media, and in particular films that encourage them to think, interpret, analyze, synthesize and respond on different levels will appreciate this course.

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, English 10

Extend studies

Advanced Choreography 11

Advanced Choreography is the class and rehearsal time for the Senior Dance Company. This class is made up of students with more than 4 years of dance training/experience and the must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in the three areas of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance plus exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of composition. Through historical research, problem-solving, and critiquing, the students will increase their understanding of artistic, intellectual, social and human development. This is a full credit course that takes place outside of the regular timetable.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Advanced Choreography 12

Advanced Choreography is the class and rehearsal time for the Senior Dance Company. This class is made up of students with more than 4 years of dance training/experience and the must have the approval of the Instructor. This course will offer an advanced level of Dance in the three areas of Classical Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance plus exploration of Improvisational and Compositional forms. Ample opportunity for performance will be provided. Students will improve technical skills, knowledge and broaden their awareness of composition. Through historical research, problem-solving, and critiquing, the students will increase their understanding of artistic, intellectual, social and human development. This is a full credit course that takes place outside the regular timetable.

Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

Multimedia 11

Multimedia 11 will introduce students to some new areas of multimedia software applications and continue work in areas examined in Multimedia 9. These will be pulled from the worlds of web site design, digital imaging, and animation to name a few. Specific software and applications examined may include: Web site design and development using Dreamweaver CS4, 2-D animation using Flash CS4, digital image capturing and editing using Adobe Photoshop, computer based drawing and design using Adobe Illustrator CS4 and finally 3-D Character Design using Maya 2010.

All work will be project based with students expected to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to specific assignments. This will rely heavily on the student's ability to explore the software both through the class lessons and on their own and apply this knowledge to their work. All projects will be done in class time and with deadlines appropriate to the project. No homework will be assigned.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 9 or approval from the teacher.

Multimedia 12 Animation

Multimedia 12 - Maya will open up the amazing world of 3-D Computer Animation to any student looking for the fun and challenge this field provides. Using the same modeling and animation software used to create Shrek, and Avatar, students will learn concepts like:

- The fundamentals of animation including Path Animation, Keyframing and Non-Linear animation
- Lighting, Texturing and Rendering of scenes and animations
- Camera techniques and camera animation
- Special Effects such as particle emitters and light effects

Work in animation will build off of the Modeling work performed in Multimedia 11. A review of this material will occur in class and will serve to refine students modeling skills. Assignments will help to walk students through the material. Course work will include Adobe Photoshop to help in texturing scenes and models, and video editing with Adobe Premiere to enable the animated projects to be compiled into movie format.

All work will be project based and will involve work both individually and in groups. Students are expected to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to specific assignments. This will rely heavily on the student's work ethic. Students will be expected to explore the software both through the class lessons and on their own and apply this knowledge to their work. All projects will be done in class time and with deadlines appropriate to the project. No homework will be assigned.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 11.

Computer Science 11

Students will start the year studying the Gamemaker computer language.The topics covered will be:

Objects
Events and actions

For the remainder of the year students will be introduced to the Java computer language in preparation for AP computer science. The topics covered will be:

Classes and objects
Interfaces
Arrays
ArrayLists
Inheritance and classes
Streams and files

Prerequisite: None.

AP Computer Science

Students will use the Java computer language to prepare for the AP computer science exam.

The topics covered will be:

  • Control stuctures
  • Classes and objects
  • Interfaces
  • Arrays
  • ArrayLists
  • Inheritance and classes
  • Streams and files
  • Recursion
  • Binary search trees “Big-O” analysis of algorithms and sorting methods

Prerequisite: Computer Science 11 or teacher recommendation.

Robotics 11 and 12

The robotics competitions provide a unique opportunity for the development of creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, effective communication, collaboration and teamwork. Throughout the preparatory stages the students will experience workplace skills such as goal setting, independent research, basic programming and building skills. The finished projects will provide the students with a great sense of accomplishment which can strengthen their self-confidence and motivation to excel in everything they do.

This course is designed as an interdisciplinary study which requires knowledge of basic mathematics, programming, physics, design, economics, sportsmanship and global issues. The competitions run at different levels from provincial, regional, national to international events. Students will enrich their ‘gaming’ experience by participating in all levels and by increasing their awareness of the many aspects of Robotics design and functionality.

Units of study include research, programming, building, testing, adjusting, retesting and competing. In-class and school wide competitions will be held throughout the year to provide the students with the opportunity to practice their robotics skills before competing outside of the school. At the end of the course the students should be competent in programming, building, driving and manipulating the various aspects of the robot.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 or 12 with exceptional attitude and teamwork skills.

Languages

French 8

French 8 aims to help students build confidence, communication and trust in all second-language classroom relationships while being immersed in a fun and interactive French environment. The students will develop their language skills (oral, listening, reading, writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology will also be integrated into the curriculum. Some of the concepts that will be studied include high-frequency vocabulary, the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, adjectives, and the passé composé. Cultural components include a French music component in which students will be exposed to a variety of Francophone artists as well as several short graphic novels.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisites: French 7

Note: If students are strong enough in the course or have an immersion/Francophone background, they may be recommended by their teacher for French 8/9 Accelerated rather than French 8. Please note that French 8/9 Accelerated is a more advanced and enriched course that is a blend of French 8 and French 9 course content.

French 8/9 Accelerated

This course is aimed at strong language students with either an immersion background or a high level of French. The course covers an enriched and blended French 8 and 9 content and is aimed at students who are hoping to take French 10 Enriched, 11 Enriched and French 12AP in the upper grades.

It is a course which builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in French K-7. Its aim is to help students deepen their understanding of French so that they can gain more confidence in expressing themselves in conveying meaning. The students will develop their language skills (oral, listening, reading, writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology will also be integrated into the curriculum. Students will also work on a variety of tasks in the language lab in order to build fluency. Some of the concepts that will be studied include the past tense, modal verb construction, adverbs, direct/indirect object pronouns as well as relative pronouns. Films, music, and authentic documents in French from a variety of Francophone sources will allow students to learn about other cultural communities in order to better understand their own cultural community and to see the world from a new perspective.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: 86% in French 7 content equivalent course (French 7 Accelerated, for example) and with permission of classroom teacher and Head of Department

Spanish 8

In this course, students will develop their language skills (oral, listening, reading, writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. A strong academic foundation is provided in accordance with the Learning Outcomes prescribed by The Ministry of Education for grade 8. This year, Spanish 8 will include practice sessions in the Sony Virtuoso language laboratory with the goal of developing further students' reading, writing and communication skills. The course also provides an introduction to the cultures of Latin America and Spain. Students' learning experiences are enriched with a series of games, stories, videos, arts and crafts, and the celebration of several important Latin American festivals.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: None

French 9

French 9 is a course which builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in French K-8. Its aim is to help students deepen their understanding of French so that they can gain more confidence in expressing themselves and in conveying meaning. The students will develop their language skills (oral, listening, reading, writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology will also be integrated into the curriculum. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks in the language lab in order to build fluency. Some of the concepts that will be studied include refinement of the past tense, modal verb construction, adverbs, object pronouns and relative pronouns. Films, music, and authentic documents from a variety of Francophone sources will allow students to learn about other cultural communities in order to better understand their own cultural community and to see the world from a new perspective. Students will work on their pronunciation, speaking and listening skills in the language lab.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's Core French curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 8

French 9 Enriched

The curriculum of the French 9 Enriched program generally follows the content of the regular French 9 program, but with some differences in methodology and enrichment materials. Such activities may include a novel or literature study, review of authentic magazine documents, debates and film critiques, all conducted exclusively in French. An additional component will be added to the regular French 9 exam to reflect the enrichment of the curriculum. Students are largely involved in small and large group activities where equal emphasis is placed upon oral and written French to integrate the four strands of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Technology and research will also be integrated into the curriculum and students will have the opportunity to use the language lab for oral practice. Students will be working on strengthening their skills in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing with the addition of AP style activities. Some of the concepts that will be studied include refinement of the past tense, modal verb construction, adverbs, object pronouns and relative pronouns. Films, music, and authentic documents from a variety of Francophone sources will allow students to learn about other cultural communities in order to better understand their own cultural community and to see the world from a new perspective. Students will work on their pronunciation, speaking and listening skills in the language lab.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Grade 8 French with an 86% standing, classroom teacher recommendation and Head of Department approval.

Spanish 9

In this course, students will develop their language skills (oral, listening, reading, writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. A strong academic foundation is provided in accordance with the Learning Outcomes prescribed by The Ministry of Education for grade 9. This year, Spanish 9 will include practice sessions in the Sony Virtuoso language laboratory with the goal of developing further students' reading, writing and communication skills. The course also provides an introduction to the cultures of Latin America and Spain. Students' learning experiences are enriched with a series of games, stories, videos, arts and crafts, and the celebration of several important Latin American festivals.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Spanish 8

French 10

French 10 is a course that builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous years. Its aim is to help students build confidence, communication and trust in and interactive and immersive French environment. The students will develop their language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology and research will also be integrated into the curriculum. The themes explored include: ethnic cuisine, childhood memories, advertising and stress. Students will also be introduced to a diverse range of Francophone culture through audio-visual and print resources. Work will be completed to enhance and improve students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 9 or French 8/9 Accelerated

French 10 Enriched

This course is aimed at students who are hoping to take French 11 Enriched and French Language and Culture 12AP in the upper grades.

The curriculum of the French 10 Enriched program generally follows the content of the regular French 10 program, but with some differences in methodology and enrichment materials. Such activities may include a novel or literature study, review of authentic magazine documents, debates and film critiques, all conducted exclusively in French. An additional component will be added to the regular French 10 exam to reflect the enrichment of the curriculum. A detailed study of various themes will culminate with a unit assignment to form as the basis for development of vocabulary and language skills in the course. Students are largely involved in small and large group activities where equal emphasis is placed upon oral and written French to integrate the four strands of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Technology and research will also be integrated into the curriculum and students will have the opportunity to use the language lab for oral practice. New grammatical concepts such as the imperfect, the simple future and 'si' clauses are formally presented and applied to oral and written work. Students will be working on strengthening their skills in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing with the addition of AP style activities.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 French or French 8/9 Accelerated with an 86% standing, classroom teacher recommendation and Head of Department approval

Spanish 10

Spanish 10 is a course that builds upon the knowledge acquired in Spanish 9. The content of this course is largely determined by the Learning Outcomes prescribed by the Ministry of Education for Spanish 10. Class instruction will target listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will be encouraged to use Spanish as their main language to communicate with each other and with the teacher. Students' learning experiences are enriched with a series of games, stories, videos, arts and crafts, and the celebration of some important Latin American festivals. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of skill-based tasks in the language lab in order to build further fluency in reading, writing, listening, and in particular, speaking.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Spanish 9

Spanish Introductory 11

Spanish Introductory 11 is a demanding course that will include many of the core concepts covered in Spanish 8, 9 and 10. The course's content will include listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language, but given the course load, emphasis will be placed on grammar acquisition and application to reading and writing. Introduction to Spanish 10/11 will include practice sessions in the Sony Virtuoso language laboratory with the goal of developing further student's reading, writing and communication skills. Pending time limits, activities such as games, stories, videos, and the celebration of important Latin American festivals may also be included. They will be required to practise their language skills at home and in the classroom through the completion of projects and other authentic tasks. The access code for the e-text will be provided by the teacher at the beginning of the year.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Elective - 4 credits

French 11

French 11 is a course that builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous years. Its aim is to help students build confidence, communication and trust in an interactive and immersive French environment. The students will develop their language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology and research will also be integrated into the curriculum. The themes explored include: the arts, the Francophone world and travel, health and well being. Students will also be introduced to a diverse range of Francophone culture through audio-visual and print resources. This is designed to provide sequential practice and evaluation of students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 10 / 10 Enriched / 9 Accelerated

French 11 Enriched

This course is aimed at students who are hoping to take French 12AP in Grade 12.

The curriculum of the French 11 Enriched generally follows the content of the regular French 11 program, with differences in methodology and enrichment materials. This is a course, which builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in French K-10. Our aim is to help students build confidence, communication and trust in all classroom relationships while being immersed in a fun French environment. The focus of this course is to help students build the necessary skills (listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking) to pursue AP French the following year. The students will develop these skills in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. We will study the following tenses: plus-que-parfait, conditionnel, conditionnel passé, and sequence of tenses in conditional clauses. We will also be looking at thematic vocabulary on different themes and students will also be introduced to Francophone culture through audio-visual and written materials. The AP methodology will be used to teach the course content.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 10 Enriched 86% standing with classroom teacher recommendation as well as Head of Department's permission

** Students who have completed French 10 may apply for French 11 Enriched but will also require an 86% standing and approval of the classroom teacher and Head of Department

Spanish 11

Spanish 11 is a course that builds upon the material studied in Spanish 10. Class instruction will target listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. A strong academic foundation is provided in accordance with the Learning Outcomes prescribed by the Ministry of Education for Spanish 11. Students’ learning experiences are enriched with a series of games, stories, videos, arts and crafts, and the celebration of some important Latin American festivals. Students will be encouraged to use Spanish as their main language to communicate with each other and with the teacher. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of skill-based tasks in the language lab in order to build further fluency in reading, writing, listening, and in particular, speaking.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10

Spanish 11 Enriched

This course is an enriched program that will prepare students to take Spanish 12 or AP Spanish Language the following year. The content of this course is largely determined by the Learning Outcomes prescribed by the Ministry of Education for Spanish 11. The goal of this course is to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and to foster an understanding of the basic grammatical structures necessary to communicate in Spanish at the upper intermediate level. The enrichment activities include learning language through literature from Latin America and Spain, cultural activities, traditional games and Spanish language songs. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of skill-based tasks in the language lab in order to build fluency in reading, writing, listening, and in particular, speaking. They will be encouraged to use Spanish as the only means of communication within the classroom setting.

**The curriculum of the Spanish 11 Enriched program generally follows the content of the regular Spanish 11 program, but with some differences in methodology and enrichment materials. Such activities may include reviews of authentic documents, debates and film critiques, all conducted exclusively in Spanish. An additional component will be added to the regular Spanish 11 exam to reflect the enrichment of the curriculum.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Spanish 10 with an 86% standing and with classroom teacher and Head of Department approval

French 12

French 12 aims to help students build confidence, communication and trust in all second-language classroom relationships while being immersed in an engaging French environment. The students will develop their language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in an expressive context using authentic tasks and materials. Technology and research will also be integrated into the curriculum. Some of the concepts that will be studied include thematic vocabulary, the conditional past, the present and past subjunctive, the indicative vs. the subjunctive, complex relative pronouns, and conjunctions. Students will also be introduced to Francophone culture through audio-visual and print resources. Throughout the year, students will be working on strengthening their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 11 or French 11 Enriched

AP French Language and Culture 12

Students who enroll in the Advanced Placement Program in French Language and Culture should already have a good command of French grammar and vocabulary and have competence in the following four skills: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The AP French Language and Culture course seeks to develop these skills even further and it will also emphasize the use of language for active communication to help students develop the following: the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts ; a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspapers and magazine articles, literary texts and other non-technical writings without depending on a dictionary ; the ability to express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French. Particular emphasis will be placed on: interpretive communication, presentational speaking and writing and interpersonal speaking and writing. The six major themes studied are: Beauty and Aesthetics, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Contemporary Life, Science and Technology and Global Challenges. The course will also provide opportunities for students to demonstrate an understanding of the perspectives, practices and products of the target cultures.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: French 11 Enriched with an 86% standing with classroom teacher recommendation and Head of Department permission

French 12 Literature

The French Literature 12 course is designed to introduce students who have advanced language skills to the formal study of a representative body of literary texts in French. The works of the following authors will be studied: Molière, Voltaire, Laye, Maupassant and selected poems by La Fontaine, Apollinaire, Baudelaire, du Bellay and Louise Labé. The goal of this course is to teach students to read, analyze, and understand French literary texts. Students will become thoroughly familiar with all the required texts and will analyze them in depth. Classes will include close readings and discussion of texts and regular essay writing. Particular attention is given to character and theme, structure and style. Students learn to analyse text analytically. The students are taught the techniques of literary analysis as well as the basic vocabulary of critical terms as we encounter them.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed French 11AP, French 12 and French 12AP with good standing

Spanish 12

Spanish 12 is an advanced course that builds upon the knowledge acquired in Spanish 11. The content of the course is largely determined by the learning outcomes prescribed by the Ministry of Education for Spanish 12. Students will be introduced to colloquial Spanish and idiomatic expressions used in everyday conversation by native speakers. Class instruction will target listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The class will be conducted mostly in Spanish. Students will be encouraged to use Spanish as the only means of communication within the classroom setting. Students’ learning experiences will be enriched with a series of games, stories, videos, arts and crafts, and the celebration of some important Latin American festivals. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of skill-based tasks in the language lab in order to build further fluency in reading, writing, listening, and in particular, speaking.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Spanish 11 or Spanish 11 Enriched

AP Spanish

The Advanced Placement Program in Spanish Language is for students who already have competence in the following four skills: speaking, writing, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. This course seeks to develop these skills even further in order for the students to be able to: understand spoken Spanish in different contexts, broaden their vocabulary so that they can understand more complex written material from different sources, and to express themselves with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken Spanish. As the goal of the programme is to have students immersed in the Spanish language, students will be encouraged to use Spanish as the only means of communication within the classroom setting. Students will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of skill-based tasks in the language lab in order to build further fluency in reading, writing, listening, and in particular, speaking.

This course is in accordance with the BC Ministry of Education's core curricular competencies.

Prerequisite: Pre-requisites for 2013-2014: Spanish 11 Enriched with an 86% standing, and the classroom teacher's recommendation and Head of Department's approval

Mathematics

Mathematics 8

Grade seven mathematics introduces students to many of the topics covered in mathematics eight. In grade eight we begin by reviewing the general concepts first introduced in mathematics seven, and then raise the expectations considerably in their applications. The course is designed to be very cumulative in nature in order to constantly reinforce the concepts and skills that students need to be successful in upper division mathematics.

The major topics of the course include:

  • Number theory
  • Fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Integers
  • Algebraic expressions
  • Algebraic equations
  • Ratio and rate, Geometry
  • Shape and Space

Prerequisite: Grade 7 mathematics

Mathematics 8/9 Accelerated

Mathematics 8/9 will cover both the Grade 8 mathematics curriculum and the Grade 9 mathematics curriculum in one year and students who take this course will advance to Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 in their Grade 9 year.

Mathematics 8 and 9 are designed to develop the skills and concepts necessary to be successful in mathematics 10, 11 and 12, and specifically the provincial exam. We begin each chapter with a review of grade 7 topics, and then extend those topics into higher-level mathematical concepts. With the concepts of algebra covered in depth in grade 8, we extend student knowledge of mathematical topics using this tool.
The Accelerated Math 8 curriculum is:

  • Number Sequences, Real Numbers, Exponent laws, Square Roots, Radicals
  • Linear Equations, Algebraic word equations
  • Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry: Line Segments, The Straight Line, Functions
  • Geometry
  • Probability

Prerequisite: Mathematics 7 and Grade 7 teacher recomendation.

Students will write a placement exam the first day of classes in September and will have to achieve 90% to be accepted into Math 8/9, and they must maintain an A (86%) to remain in the course.

Mathematics 9

Mathematics nine is designed to develop the skills and concepts necessary to be successful in mathematics 10, and specifically the provincial exam. We begin each chapter with a review of grade 8 topics, and then extend those topics into higher-level mathematical concepts. With the concepts of algebra covered in depth in grade eight, we extend student knowledge of mathematical topics using this tool.

The Grade 9 curriculum is:

  • Number Sequences, Real Numbers, Exponent laws
  • Algebraic word equations
  • Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry: Line Segments, The Straight Line, Functions
  • Geometry
  • Probability

Prerequisite: Mathematics 8

Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

Foundations of Mathematics
This pathway 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.

Pre-calculus
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus.

The following topics will be covered with an emphasis on developing abstract thinking abilities:

  • Algebra and Number
    • Factors, multiples, primes
    • irrational numbers
    • exponents, integral and rational
    • Polynomials
    • Quadratic factoring
  • Relations and Functions
    • Slope
    • linear relations
    • Graphing
    • The Straight Line
    • Line Segments
    • Function notation
  • Measurement
    • Perimeter and area 2-D and 3-D

Prerequisite: Mathematics 9

Pre-Calculus 11

Students following the Pre-Calculus pathway will spend more time developing their understanding of symbol manipulation and of generalizations of more sophisticated mathematical concepts. The primary purpose of Pre-Calculus will be to develop the formalism students will need to continue on with the study of calculus.

The following topics will be covered with an emphasis on developing abstract thinking abilities:

  • Absolute value, radical, and reciprocal functions
  • Quadratic functions
  • Rational functions
  • Quadratic equations and systems of equations and inequalities
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequence and series

Prerequisite: Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

Pre-Calculus 11 Accelerated

This course will cover the following units:

  • Sequences and Series
  • Absolute Value and Radicals
  • Factoring and Functions
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Polynomials
  • Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
  • Permutations and Combinations

Prerequisite: A course mark of at least 90% in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10, a teacher recommendation from the Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 course, and approval from the Head of Mathematics.

Foundations of Math 11

In order to meet the challenges of society, high school graduates must be numerate. Students following this pathway will have opportunities to improve their numeracy skills and concepts. Developing a sense of numeracy will help them to understand how mathematical concepts permeate daily life, business, industry, and government. Students need to be able to use mathematics not just in their work lives, but in their personal lives as citizens and consumers. It is intended that students will learn to value mathematics and become confident in their mathematical abilities.

Foundations of Math is designed for students who find the abstract nature of the Pre-Calculus stream particularly difficult. It does not prepare the student for calculus. It is generally accepted for university entrance, but the student must check their intended school and program.

Foundations of Mathematics 11 covers the following units: Exponential Functions, Quadratic Functions, Linear Systems - Solve by graphing, Linear Systems - Solve algebraically, Linear Programming, Finance, Geometry - Circles, Trigonometry, Measurement, and Misleading Graphs. The students are required to complete at least three projects related to the topics covered.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

Pre-Calculus 12

Students following the Pre-Calculus pathway will spend more time developing their understanding of symbol manipulation and of generalizations of more sophisticated mathematical concepts. The primary purpose of Pre-calculus will be to develop the formalism students will need to continue on with the study of Calculus.

The following topics will be covered with an emphasis on developing abstract thinking abilities:

1. Function transformations

2. Polynomials

3. Radical and rational functions

4. Exponential functions and logarithms

5. Trigonometric functions of angles and of real numbers

6. Trigonometric equations and identities

7. Combinatorics.

Prerequisite: Precalculus 11

Calculus 12

1: Functions, Graphs, and Limits

  • Limits of Functions (including one-sided limit)Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior
  • Continuity as a Property of Functions

2: Derivatives

  • Concept of the Derivative
  • Derivative as a Function
  • Second Derivatives
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Computation of Derivatives

3: Integrals

  • Interpretations and Properties of Definite Integrals
  • Applications of Integrals
  • Fundamental Theorem of CalculusTechniques of Anti differentiation
  • Applications of Anti differentiation
  • Numerical Approximations to Definite Integral

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 11

AP Calculus AB

1: Functions, Graphs, and Limits
Limits of Functions (including one-sided limit)
Asymptotic and Unbounded Behavior
Continuity as a Property of Functions

2: Derivatives
Concept of the Derivative
Derivative as a Function
Second Derivatives
Applications of Derivatives
Computation of Derivatives

3: Integrals
Interpretations and Properties of Definite Integrals
Applications of Integrals
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Techniques of Anti differentiation
Applications of Anti differentiation
Numerical Approximations to Definite Integral
Differential Equations
Slope fields

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12

AP Calculus BC

Analysis of Graphs,
Limits of functions,
Asymptotes,
Continuity,
Parametric, polar and vector functions
Derivitives:
Concept of a derivitive
Derivitive at a point
Derivitave as a function
Second Derivitives
Applications of Derivitives
Computation of derivatives
Power
Exponential
Logarithmic
Trigonometric
Inverse Trigonometric
Sum, product, quotient
Chain rule
Implicit differentiation
Parametric, polar and vector functions
Integrals
Define integrals
Applications of integrals
Fundamental theorem of calculus
Techniques of anti-differentiation
Integration by parts and partial fractions
Applications of anti-differentiation
Numerical approximation and Reimann sums
Differential Equations
Logistic Growth
Eulers Method

Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics

1: Exploring and understanding data
Displaying categorical data
Sum quantatative data
The standard deviation

2: Exploring relationships between variables
Scatterplots
Linear regression

3:Gathering data and experiment design
Sample survey

4. Randomness and probability
Probability rules
robability models

5. From sample to population
Sampling distributions
Confidence intervals

6. Inferences
Comparing means
Comparing counts
Inferences for regressions

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 11 or Pre-calculus 12

Foundations of Math 12

In order to meet the challenges of society, high school graduates must be numerate. Students following this pathway will have opportunities to improve their numeracy skills and concepts. Developing a sense of numeracy will help them to understand how mathematical concepts permeate daily life, business, industry, and government. Students need to be able to use mathematics not just in their work lives, but in their personal lives as citizens and consumers. It is intended that students will learn to value mathematics and become confident in their mathematical abilities.

Foundationss of Math is designed for students who find the obstract nature of the Pre-Calculus stream particularly difficult. It does not prepare the student for Calculus. It is generally accepted for university entrance, but the student must check their intended school and program.

Foundations of Mathematics 12 covers the following units: Personal banking, Wages and Expenses, Spreadsheets, Rates, ratio, and proportions, Trigonometry, Geometry, Probability and statistics. Students are required to complete at least three projects related to the topics covered.

Prerequisite: Foundations 11, Pre-Calculus 11

STEM

Design and Technology 8

Design Technology 8 will introduce students to designing and building integrated hardware and software technologies, analysing, testing, and communicating results. There will be 4 streams that will continue through Grade 9 and broaden to become individual courses by the Grade 10 to 12 level. The 4 streams are: Programming, Robotics, Design, and Data Analysis. The focus of each stream will be to present the students with a challenge that requires them to analyze a problem, design and build a hardware or software solution, test and refine their solution, and present their product. Programs used will include: Game Maker, Vex Robot C, AutoCad Tinkercad, Excel, Unity, and Adobe Photoshop.

Prerequisite: None.

Design and Technology 9

Design and Technology 9 will continue with the 4 streams from Design and Technology 8; Programming, Robotics, 3D design, and 2D image editing, although Design and Technology 8 is not a prerequisite. One focus of the year will be to introduce the students to various multimedia software applications during the design stream. These will be pulled from the worlds of website design, digital imaging, and animation. Specific software and applications examined may include: digital image capturing and editing using Adobe Photoshop, 2-D animation using Flash CS4, computer based drawing and design using AutoDesk TinkerCAD. Another focus will be programming using a game design engine and RobotC.

All work will be project based with students expected to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to specific challenges. This will rely heavily on the student's ability to explore the hardware and software both through the class lessons and on their own, and apply this knowledge to their work.

Prerequisite: None.

Multimedia 11

Multimedia 11 will introduce students to some new areas of multimedia software applications and continue work in areas examined in Multimedia 9. These will be pulled from the worlds of web site design, digital imaging, and animation to name a few. Specific software and applications examined may include: Web site design and development using Dreamweaver CS4, 2-D animation using Flash CS4, digital image capturing and editing using Adobe Photoshop, computer based drawing and design using Adobe Illustrator CS4 and finally 3-D Character Design using Maya 2010.

All work will be project based with students expected to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to specific assignments. This will rely heavily on the student's ability to explore the software both through the class lessons and on their own and apply this knowledge to their work. All projects will be done in class time and with deadlines appropriate to the project. No homework will be assigned.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 9 or approval from the teacher.

Multimedia 12 Animation

Multimedia 12 - Maya will open up the amazing world of 3-D Computer Animation to any student looking for the fun and challenge this field provides. Using the same modeling and animation software used to create Shrek, and Avatar, students will learn concepts like:

- The fundamentals of animation including Path Animation, Keyframing and Non-Linear animation
- Lighting, Texturing and Rendering of scenes and animations
- Camera techniques and camera animation
- Special Effects such as particle emitters and light effects

Work in animation will build off of the Modeling work performed in Multimedia 11. A review of this material will occur in class and will serve to refine students modeling skills. Assignments will help to walk students through the material. Course work will include Adobe Photoshop to help in texturing scenes and models, and video editing with Adobe Premiere to enable the animated projects to be compiled into movie format.

All work will be project based and will involve work both individually and in groups. Students are expected to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to specific assignments. This will rely heavily on the student's work ethic. Students will be expected to explore the software both through the class lessons and on their own and apply this knowledge to their work. All projects will be done in class time and with deadlines appropriate to the project. No homework will be assigned.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 11.

Computer Science 11

Students will start the year studying the Gamemaker computer language.The topics covered will be:

Objects
Events and actions

For the remainder of the year students will be introduced to the Java computer language in preparation for AP computer science. The topics covered will be:

Classes and objects
Interfaces
Arrays
ArrayLists
Inheritance and classes
Streams and files

Prerequisite: None.

AP Computer Science

Students will use the Java computer language to prepare for the AP computer science exam.

The topics covered will be:

  • Control stuctures
  • Classes and objects
  • Interfaces
  • Arrays
  • ArrayLists
  • Inheritance and classes
  • Streams and files
  • Recursion
  • Binary search trees “Big-O” analysis of algorithms and sorting methods

Prerequisite: Computer Science 11 or teacher recommendation.

Robotics 11 and 12

The robotics competitions provide a unique opportunity for the development of creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, effective communication, collaboration and teamwork. Throughout the preparatory stages the students will experience workplace skills such as goal setting, independent research, basic programming and building skills. The finished projects will provide the students with a great sense of accomplishment which can strengthen their self-confidence and motivation to excel in everything they do.

This course is designed as an interdisciplinary study which requires knowledge of basic mathematics, programming, physics, design, economics, sportsmanship and global issues. The competitions run at different levels from provincial, regional, national to international events. Students will enrich their ‘gaming’ experience by participating in all levels and by increasing their awareness of the many aspects of Robotics design and functionality.

Units of study include research, programming, building, testing, adjusting, retesting and competing. In-class and school wide competitions will be held throughout the year to provide the students with the opportunity to practice their robotics skills before competing outside of the school. At the end of the course the students should be competent in programming, building, driving and manipulating the various aspects of the robot.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 or 12 with exceptional attitude and teamwork skills.

Science

Science 8

Science 8 focuses on students learning various core competencies specific to science while focusing on content specific to biology, physics, chemistry and geology. The curricular competencies focus on: questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analyzing data and information, evaluating, applying and innovating, and communicating. The first unit is Biology during which students will develop an understanding of cells as the basic unit as life. They will also learn about the basic functions of the immune system, how vaccinations and antibiotics work, as well as the impact of epidemics and pandemics on the human population. The second unit is Chemistry in which students use the kinetic molecular theory to explain the characteristics of solids, liquids and gases, as well as learn the basic structure of the atom. The third unit in Science 8 is Physical Science: Optics, in which the knowledge and behaviour of waves, properties of light and other types of electromagnetic radiation will be studied. During this unit, students also study the properties of light by designing and building pinhole cameras and developing their own photos; this study becomes part of the school wide Science Expo. The fourth unit is Geology where students will explore plate tectonics and the different layers of the Earth. Within all of these units, students will develop place-based knowledge about the area in which they live, learning about and building on Aboriginal knowledge and other traditional knowledge of the area. This provides a basis for an intuitive relationship with and respect for the natural world; connections to their ecosystem and community; and a sense of relatedness that encourages lifelong harmony with nature (Ministry of Education, 2015). For example, students take part in a cross curricular study called the "Watershed Project" in which they study various issues surrounding water, including the Pacific Salmon.

Prerequisite: Science 7

Science 9

Science 9 focuses on students learning various science-specific core competencies while learning content specific to life sciences, chemistry, physics and ecosystems. The curricular competencies focus on: questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analyzing data and information, evaluating, applying and innovating, and communicating. The first main focus is Life Science in which students learn about asexual and sexual reproduction, which develops student understanding about cell division (mitosis and meiosis). The second main topic is Chemistry in which students learn about atoms, elements and compounds. We focus on the periodic table and how elements are organized along the periodic table. The third main topic is Physics in which circuits must be complete for electrons to flow and the relatedness between voltage, current and resistance are the focus of study. The fourth major topic is Ecosystems, in which students learn the effects of solar radiation on the cycling of matter and energy, how matter cycles within ecosystems and sustainability of systems, including aboriginal perspectives on interconnectedness. To enhance this unit and use the scientific method, the students complete a Science Expo project on ‘Engineering Inspired by Nature’, where they solve a human challenge by using nature's designs.

Prerequisite: Science 8

Science 10

The Science 10 course covers the four core areas of science: chemistry, physics, biology and earth science. Throughout the course the processes of science will be emphasized, as students use safe procedures and appropriate scientific technologies to perform experiments using the scientific method. They will learn to represent and interpret information graphically, as well as improve their scientific literacy. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between scientific principles and technology. At all times, students will be expected to demonstrate ethical, responsible and cooperative behaviour. In the life science section of the course, students will investigate the interaction of abiotic and biotic factors within an ecosystem, assess the potential impacts of bioaccumulation, and explain various ways in which natural populations are altered or kept in equilibrium. In chemistry, students will: learn to differentiate between atoms, ions, and molecules; classify substances as acids, bases, or salts, based on their characteristics, name, and formula; distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds; analyze chemical reactions, including reference to conservation of mass and rate of reaction; and explain radioactivity using modern atomic theory. In physics the main topics are the relationship of displacement and time interval to velocity for objects in uniform motion; and the relationship between velocity, time interval, and acceleration. In earth and space science, students will: explain the characteristics and sources of thermal energy; explain the effects of thermal energy within the atmosphere; evaluate possible causes of climate change and its impact on natural systems; analyze the processes and features associated with plate tectonics; and demonstrate knowledge of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory.

Prerequisite: Science 9

Science 10 Enriched

The Science 10 Enriched course covers the four core areas of science: chemistry, physics, biology and earth science. Students will study the core curriculum as set out by the ministry but with extension in chemistry, physics and biology in preparation for Advanced Placement courses. Throughout the course the processes of science will be emphasized, as students use safe procedures and appropriate scientific technologies to perform experiments using the scientific method. They will learn to represent and interpret information graphically, as well as improve their scientific literacy. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between scientific principles and technology. At all times, students will be expected to demonstrate ethical, responsible and cooperative behaviour. In the life science section of the course, students will investigate the interaction of abiotic and biotic factors within an ecosystem, assess the potential impacts of bioaccumulation, and explain various ways in which natural populations are altered or kept in equilibrium. In chemistry, students will: learn to differentiate between atoms, ions, and molecules; classify substances as acids, bases, or salts, based on their characteristics, name, and formula; distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds; analyze chemical reactions, including reference to conservation of mass and rate of reaction; and explain radioactivity using modern atomic theory. In physics the main topics are the relationship of displacement and time interval to velocity for objects in uniform motion; and the relationship between velocity, time interval, and acceleration. In earth and space science, students will: explain the characteristics and sources of thermal energy; explain the effects of thermal energy within the atmosphere; evaluate possible causes of climate change and its impact on natural systems; analyze the processes and features associated with plate tectonics; and demonstrate knowledge of evidence that supports plate tectonic theory. Students will complete a science expo project that will allow them to engage in an area of science of their choosing and conduct an experiment or innovation by following the scientific method.

Prerequisite: Science 9 with an A grade, 86%, or the permission of the Head of Science. A good work ethic.

Biology 11

This is a survey course covering various aspects of biology with a very large practical component.

Adaptation and evolution is studied as a unit and is then referred to and related to all of the organisms studied throughout the course.
In microbiology students become aware of many interesting aspects of viruses. Bacteria and Archaea are examined as examples of prokaryotic cells. Many laboratory activities are carried out to improve the students understanding of these microbes. Organisms of the Kingdom Protista are investigated microscopically so as to understand their structure and function. In plant biology green algae, mosses, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms are studied. With all of these, their life cycles are examined and they are compared to each other while reference is made to their evolutionary position. In animal biology students have the opportunity to study sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, molluscs, echinoderms, arthropods, and chordates.

Ecology is referred to at every level. More specifically population dynamics and energy flow are studied. Students have the opportunity to collect and interpret data about a specific environmental issue.

Prerequisite: Science 10 and a curious interest in biological sciences.

Biology 11 Enriched

Themes in the study of life.

The cell cycle and its regulation.

Genetics - including meiosis and gametogenesis.

Evolutionary Biology - including early evolution of life; evidence for evolution; mechanisms of evolution

Diversity of Organisms - including evolutionary patterns, survey of the diversity of life; phylogenetic classification; evolutionary relationships.

Ecology - including population dynamics, communities and ecosystems, global issues

The Biology 11 Enriched course covers all Biology 11 topics as prescribed by the BC Ministry of Education while also preparing students for the AP Biology 12 course. The new AP Biology curriculum is framed around four big ideas which permeate the curriculum.

Big idea one ‘The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.’ Will be covered at the AP level and will only be briefly reviewed in grade 12.

Big idea two and four include ecology as part of their content. The ecology section will also be covered at the AP level and only be briefly reviewed in grade 12.

Asexual and Sexual Reproduction, including mitosis and meiosis are also covered at the AP level.

Prerequisite: Science 10 Enriched. An 86% (A standing) is recommended. All applications will be reviewed by the Head of Science and the Science 10 Enriched teacher.

Exemptions: Students that have completed Science 10 with an A standing will be considered on completion of the required criteria presented by the Head of Science. These criteria must be completed before students will be allowed into this course. These criteria are presented in an attempt to bring the students in line with students that have completed Science 10 Enriched. A curious interest in biological science and a very good work ethic are essential.

Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 provides an introduction to the field of chemistry in the form of seven interrelated study units.

The course begins with a unit on compound naming and significant figures. Then the mole is developed to link macroscopic measures of matter to the atoms and molecules of chemical reactions. Relationships among the particles of a chemical reaction are developed in the unit on stoichiometry.

In the solution chemistry unit, molarity is used to relate volume measurements to reaction stoichiometry and compound solubility is investigated qualitatively. The gas laws are developed and the molar volume is used to related gas volume to stoichiometry.

Ideas of atomic structure are taught and used to explain chemical bonding.

Organic chemistry is introduced through discussion of basic chain structure and common functional groups.

Prerequisite: Science 10 with a minimum B standing is recommended.

Chemistry 11 Enriched

Chemistry 11 Enriched provides an introduction to the field of chemistry in the form of eight interrelated study units. It is a conceptual course which requires strong mathematical abilities.

The course begins with a unit on compound naming and significant figures. Then the mole is developed to link macroscopic measures of matter to the atoms and molecules of chemical reactions. Relationships among the particles of a chemical reaction are developed in the unit on stoichiometry. In the solution chemistry unit, molarity is used to relate volume measurements to reaction stoichiometry and compound solubility is investigated qualitatively. The gas laws are developed and the molar volume is used to related gas volume to stoichiometry. Ideas of atomic structure are taught and used to explain chemical bonding. Organic chemistry is introduced through discussion of basic chain structure and common functional groups.

Prerequisite: Science 10 Enriched with a minimum 86% standing or the permission of the Head of Science. Pre-Calculus Eleven is a strongly recommended co-requisite.

Physics 11

The Physics 11 course will: (1) Introduce the main ideas, principles and underlying concepts of physics. (2) Give students an understanding of the analytical and experimental methods of inquiry used in physics. The course provides ample opportunity for the development of skills in these areas. (3) Present an introductory physics course suitable to the interest and abilities of a fairly wide range of students. (4) Prepare students for a more rigorous follow-up course suitable for students who have particular interest in physics or who plan to continue in science or engineering.

Topics include the following:

  • Foundations for Physics (measurement & graphical analysis)
  • Kinematics in One Dimension
  • Projectile Motion
  • Dynamics in One Dimension (Forces and Newton’s Laws and Momentum
  • Energy, Work, and Power
  • Electrostatics
  • Circuits
  • Waves and Sound
  • Light and Optics
  • Topics in Modern Physics (Relativity)

Prerequisite: Science 10 and Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores the following topics through inquiry based learning. Students will continue to develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.

AP Physics 1

  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics: Newton’s laws
  • Circular Motion and Universal Law of Gravitation
  • Simple Harmonic Motion: Simple Pendulum and Mass-Spring Systems
  • Impulse, Linear Momentum, and Conservation of Linear Momentum: Collisions
  • Work, Energy, and Conservation of Energy
  • Rotational Motion, Torque, Rotational Kinematics and Energy, Rotational Dynamics, and Conservation of Angular Momentum
  • Electrostatics: Electric Charge and Electric Force
  • DC Circuits: Resistors only
  • Mechanical Waves and Sound

AP Physics 1 is a fast-paced course and a pre-requisite to AP Physics 2 and AP Physics C. Normally students in the AP stream would take this course in Grade 11. Students enrolled in this course will receive the AP Physics Honours 11 credit. They will write the AP examination in May. Post AP examination, students will study additional topics in preparation for the Physics Honours 11 exam in June. The June exam will count for 30% of their total AP Physics Honours 11 grade.

Prerequisite:

1. Science 10 Enriched (at Collingwood).

2. Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10

3. Recommended: Physics 11 or Physics 11 Enriched

Earth Science 11

Earth Science 11 is a descriptive course that provides an overview of scientifically established knowledge about the universe and the earth.

In the astroscience unit, the following ideas are explored:

  • the size, age and development of the universe; the nature of stars, galaxies and other structures; methods of information acquisition;
  • the sun and solar system; differences and similarities among the planets; the moon; the earth as a planetary body;
The geology unit explores the following:
  • the size and shape of the earth, minerals, formation of rocks and mineral resources;
  • forces that alter the surface such as weathering, water and ice
  • volcanism and plate tectonics
  • dating method
In the atmospheric science unit, the following subjects are considered:
  • the nature of air and the structure of the atmosphere; response to effects of heat and water; air pressure; air masses, storms and climate.
The oceanography unit considers the nature of sea water; temperature and density effects on sea water; currents; the geology of the sea floor and continental margins.

Prerequisite: Science 10

Biology 12

In the Processes of Science students will; demonstrate safe and correct technique for a variety of laboratory procedures, design an experiment using the scientific method, interpret data from a variety of text and visual sources.
Students will study Biochemistry (Cell Compounds and Biological Molecules), Cell Structure and Function, DNA Replication, Protein Synthesis, Transport across Cell Membrane, analyze the roles of enzymes in biochemical reactions. In Human Biology students study the Digestive System Circulatory System, Respiratory System, Nervous System, Urinary System, Reproductive System.

Prerequisite:
Biology 11
Chemistry 11 highly recommended.
Students in Grade 12 who have not completed Biology 11 and wish to study Biology 12 require the permission of the Science Head of Department and the Senior Biology teacher before being accepted into this course.

AP Biology 12

The AP Biology course is prescribed by the College Board to include four big ideas.

1. The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.

2. Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.

3. Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes.

4. Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.

Prerequisite:

Biology 11 Enriched, Chemistry 11 and permission of the Head of Science.
Students who wish to enter APBiology 12 without taking the Biology 11 Enriched prerequisite will be required to complete the Biology 11Enriched course challenge and as part of this they will write an entrance exam based on the Biology 11 Enriched curriculum. They will only be allowed to enter the course with the permission of the Head of Science.

Chemistry 12

Chemistry 12 is a continuation on the concepts of chemistry eleven. It is a sequential course, with information building on itself such that the concepts at the start of the class will be used throughout the year to develop new ideas.
Chemistry 12 is a conceptual course with some complex mathematics. Pre-Calculus 12 is an important concurrent course to take and many of the ideas covered in this math course are also used in Chemistry 12 . It requires a strong conceptual mind, with an ability to visualize ideas much like mathematics does.

The topics covered in the course include the following:

Unit 1: Kinetics - rates of reactions
Unit 2: Dynamic equilibrium - reversible reactions
Unit 3: Solubility equilibrium - quantitative solubility
Unit 4: Acid base equilibrium - quantitative acid/base interactions and applications
Unit 5: Redox - oxidation and reduction, the transfer of electrons during chemical reactions.

Chemistry 12 is a rigorous course. Students should anticipate one hour of work outside of class for every hour in class.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 with 68% minimum, but a "B" (73%) is strongly recommended.

AP Chemistry 12

AP Chemistry is a continuation on the concepts of chemistry eleven. It is a sequential course, with information building on itself such that the concepts at the start of the class will be used throughout the year to develop new ideas.
AP Chemistry is a conceptual course with some complex mathematics. Pre-Calculus 12 is an important concurrent course to take. It requires a strong conceptual mind, with the ability to visualize ideas.

The topics covered in the course include the following:
Unit 1: Thermodynamics - the energy changes during chemical reactions and physical changes
Unit 2: Kinetics - rates of reactions
Unit 3: Dynamic equilibrium - reversible reactions
Unit 4: Solubility equilibrium - quantitative solubility
Unit 5: Acid base equilibrium - quantitative acid/base concentrations
Unit 6: Redox - oxidation and reduction, the transfer of electrons during chemical reactions.

Prerequisite: A minimum of 80% in Chemistry 11 Enriched, or permission of the Head of Science. Principles of Math 12 (completed or concurrent)

Data Science

With the ever-increasing availability of field measurements and digital information, the ability to collect, organize, and present data is becoming an essential skill and is desired by todays leading companies and academic institutions. In this course, students will learn how to read and write code in order to import, parse, analyze, and present data. As a culmination, students will carry out a major research project on a topic of their choice. They will learn and gain experience in all the major steps of a research project – research proposal, data reports, formal conference presentation, and a final journal-style article.

  • Major units of study include
  • Digital Information, Big Data, and Research
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computational Programing with Python
  • Scientific Research

Prerequisite:

Students must have completed Pre-Calculus 11 and be enrolled in or have completed at least one of Physics 11, Chemistry 11, and/or Biology 11.The students should also possess a strong work ethic and be self-motivated to learn.

Physics 12

Physics 12 is an extension of the Physics 11 course. It takes some topics to a greater depth and introduces some new topics. It provides a more rigorous treatment than Physics 11. It is a course suitable for students who have a particular interest in physics or who plan to continue in science or engineering.

  • Vector Kinematics in Two Dimensions (Vectors and relative velocity, motion with constant acceleration)
  • Dynamics (Forces)
  • Vector Dynamics (Two dimensional dynamics)
  • Work, Energy and Power.
  • Momentum (One and Two Dimensional )
  • Static Equilibrium
  • Circular Motion and the Universal Law of Gravitation
  • Electrostatics (Electric force and electric field, electric potential energy and electric potential)
  • Electric circuits (Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws, power and energy)
  • Electromagnetism (Magnetic forces, electromagnetic induction)

Prerequisite: Physics 11

AP Physics 2

AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that explores the following topics through inquiry based learning. Students will continue to develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.

AP Physics 2

  • Thermodynamics: Laws of Thermodynamics, Ideal Gases, and Kinetic Theory
  • Fluid States and Dynamics
  • Electrostatics: Electric Force, Electric Field and Electric Potential
  • DC Circuits and RC Circuits (Steady-state only)
  • Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
  • Geometric and Physical Optics
  • Quantum Physics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Students enrolled in this course will write the AP examination in May and the Physics Honours 12 school exam in June. Students will receive credit for Physics Honours 12 (APPHH12) upon successful completion of AP Physics 2 and the school exam.

Prerequisite: AP Physics 1

AP Physics C

AP Physics C matches a year-long university-level course in mechanics and electromagnetism. It is designed for students who plan to study science or engineering. Because it is a prerequisite for advanced study, the treatment of the subject material is thorough and rigorous. The Physics AP course is divided into two parts: Mechanics and Electromagnetism.

AP Physics is a demanding course. Students must cover a large amount of material and it is essential that this material is mastered as it is covered. Classroom and laboratory time tend to be high in intensity and fast-paced. Homework generally consists of reading and problem-solving. Problems tend to be those involving higher-order thinking skills.

The main topics to be covered are as follows:

  • Kinematics
  • Newton 's laws of motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Systems of Particles
  • Rotation
  • Oscillations
  • Gravitation
  • Electrostatics
  • Conductors, Capacitors and Dielectrics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism

Prerequisite:

AP Physics 1 and any Calculus 12 course

OR

AP Physics 1, Calculus Challenge*, and enrolled in any Calculus 12 course.

*Must obtain permission from Head of Science. Calculus challenge must be successfully completed before starting AP Physics C.

Geology 12

The course introduces Geology through four major topics: Earth Materials, Geologic Time, Internal Processes and Plate Tectonics, and Superficial Processes. Much of Geology 12 is taught through laboratory work which includes identifying many samples of minerals, rocks and fossils and working with practical applications of earth’s processes. In third term, students will prepare a geologic resource project as an in depth study of the sources, environmental impact and social uses of a chosen resource. A field trip designed to explore the geologically fascinating region of the Sea to Sky highway will serve as a final course review.

Prerequisite: Earth Science 11 is recommended.

AP Environmental Science

The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

Environmental science is interdisciplinary, embracing a wide variety of topics from different areas of study; biology, economics, earth science, chemistry, environmental law and social science. There are several major unifying themes that cut across the many topics included in the study of the course. The following is a list of the main topics studied in the AP Environmental Science course: the flow of energy, the cycling of matter, the solid earth, the atmosphere, the biosphere, human population dynamics, renewable and non-renewable resources, environmental quality, environmental law, global changes and their consequences, environment and society; trade offs and decision making.

In teaching the course we aim to equip students to deal with environmental issues in a rational and realistic manner regardless of their career choice.

Prerequisite: A grade 11 Science course with at least a B grade, or taking a grade 11 science course with an A grade in Science 10, a very good work ethic and a keen interest in environmental issues. Students will enter this course with the permission of the Head of Science.

Social Studies

Social Studies 8

In Social Studies 8 students will learn about civilizations within the time period of the 7th Century to 1750. Of emphasis will be expansion, exploration and subsequent colonization of areas in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Classrooms will address topics like struggles for power, competition for resources, exchanges of ideas, and with that, the impacts to culture and civilizations moving forward. Mapping and geography skills will be emphasized throughout the year embedded in the units of study. In class, students will be taught historical thinking skills such as, but are not limited to, analysis, interpretation, compare, contrast, assessing historical significance and exercising ethical judgements. Overall as our world is complex and globalized, Social Studies 8 will help students to make better sense of today’s world.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 7.

Social Studies 9

Social Studies 9 covers the historical time period from 1750 to 1905. Students will study the Enlightenment Thinkers, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Seven Years' War, and Pre and Post-Confederation Canada. As well, First Nations and Metis history will be emphasized as major events such as the signing of the Treaties, the creation of Residential schools, Red River and Northwest Rebellions occurred during this time period. In class, students will be taught historical thinking skills such as, but are not limited to, analysis, interpretation, compare, contrast, assessing historical significance and exercising ethical judgements. In Social Studies 9, students will be asked to think about the big ideas of emerging ideas influence society, the physical environment influences the nature of change, disparities in power alter the balance of relationships, and collective identity is constructed and can change over time. Overall as our world is complex and globalized, Social Studies 9 will help students to make better sense of today’s world.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 8.

Social Studies 10

Social Studies 10 covers the period of Canadian history from 1815 to 1914. The course examines the struggles and achievements of newcomers and Native Canadians as they adapted to the political, cultural, and economic changes in Canada from 1815 to 1914. The road to Confederation and the settlement of the West are examined through geography, history, and cultural developments. Throughout the course, students will examine current events and issues. They will also develop essential skills for the study of geography, history and contemporary issues. These include mapping and identifying key physical features in Canada and the world; tracing relationships between the natural environment and human development; identifying and clarifying problems or issues; gathering, analyzing, and testing the reliability of information from a variety of sources; analyzing opposing viewpoints and dealing with controversial issues; and delivering written, oral, and visual presentations.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 9.

Social Studies 10 Accelerated

Social Studies 10 Accelerated provides students with a survey of Canadian history over the past two centuries. It satisfies the B.C. Ministry of Education learning outcomes for the history and politics/government components of Social Studies 10 and 11. Students in Social Studies 10 Accelerated work at a high level of critical analysis of historical issues and at an accelerated pace.

Students accepted into the SS10 Accelerated program write the Social Studies 11 Provincial Exam in June of Grade 10 and, because of their particular interest in the discipline, commit to pursuing additional Senior Social Studies courses in Grades 11 & 12.

Social Studies 10 Accelerated covers the period of Canadian history from 1815-1914. The course examines the social, political and economic forces that merged and helped shape the nation of Canada and influenced the development of Canada 's unique identity. The course comprises four units of study: early 19th century Canada; Confederation; western expansion; and the emergence of Canada as a modern nation at the turn of the 20th century.

The Social Studies 11 20th century portion of the course is divided into four broad units of study: politics and government in Canada; human geography; Canada in the 20th century up to the end of World War II; and selected issues including international involvement, French, English relations and Aboriginal issues in post-war Canada.

Prerequisite: 86% or better in Social Studies 9 and strong reading, writing, and critical thinking ability. Students are selected on the basis of a mandatory portfolio submitted to and interview conducted by the Head of Social Studies in April and on the recommendation of the student's Social Studies 9 teacher.

Social Studies 11

Social Studies 11 covers the historical time period from 1900 to the present. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to participate effectively as citizens of Canada and as members of the larger global community. This course emphasizes Canada’s participation in twentieth century history, human geography and the environment, and the structure of the Canadian federal government. In class, students will be taught historical thinking skills such as, but are not limited to, analysis, interpretation, compare, contrast, assessing historical significance and exercising ethical judgements. Finally, in Social Studies 11 students will be asked to think about and work with the big ideas of: the lasting effects of conflict, how political organizations develop, how interaction between individuals and groups influence political and societal change, and how developments in Canadian society can be viewed in many different ways.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10.

Geography 12

Geography 12 uses the interdisciplinary geographic tradition to address concerns of both physical and human environments and their interrelationships. The Geography 12 curriculum examines many of the characteristics, processes, distributions, and interactions among the physical components of the earth's surface. The following topics are studied in this course: the world as a system; geographic spheres; topographic maps and mapping skills; rock formation; continental drift and plate tectonics; weathering and erosion; weather phenomena, climate controls and world climate patterns; soils and vegetation; cultural patterns of resource development.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11 OR permission of the subject teacher.

History 12

History 12, as described by the British Columbia Ministry of Education, is a survey course in 20th Century World History extending from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and exploring significant political, social, and economic events during this period within a “Western” or “Trans-Atlantic” frame of reference to 1945 and an international frame of reference from 1945-1991.

The years 1917 to 1991 were dominated by the effects of two world wars: including the decline of European power, the rise and demise of fascism, the ideological polarization during the Cold War, the end of colonial empires, and the emergence of a new geopolitical era heading into the 21st century. They were years of significant economic, social, political, cultural and technological change.

The organization, content, and orientation of the curriculum all reflect the goals of intellectual and social development and critical thinking in addition to the acquisition of historical knowledge.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11 and strong reading skills.

Law 12

Law 12 introduces students to the fundamentals of Canadian law and strives to develop the student's understanding of the underlying legal principles, rights and responsibilities that define our society. The course begins with an examination of the historical foundations of law, the present legal system in Canada, the rights and freedoms established by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal and civil law, and the law and its effects on the family.

Using case studies, current legal events, guest speakers and a mock trial, students have the opportunity to see both what the law is and how it works in practice. The course also examines the changing role of law in our society and the strengths and weaknesses of our current legal system. This course requires students to utilize and develop both their analytical and communicative skills.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 10.

AP Economics

AP economics is divided into two halves: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, and each course grants four credits. The purpose of the AP course in Microeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and the role of the government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

In Macroeconomics, the principles of economics apply to an economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops students' familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

Prerequisite: Strong math skills are recommended.

AP European History

Advanced Placement European History 12 is a survey course in European and world history covering the period from 1450 to the present. As an Advanced Placement course, the credit received is equivalent to that of a first year university course. A variety of approaches are employed in this course. The material is taught both thematically and chronologically in order to explore most expediently numerous topics of social, economic, cultural, intellectual and political relevance. The students will write the Advanced Placement European History Examination in May.

Upon completion of the AP European History exam, students will continue to learn about twentieth century history and write the History 12 final exam during the June exam period.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11 and strong reading ability.

AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography invites you to consider questions that are fundamentally intriguing to us as human beings: Where are humans and activities located across Earth’s surface? Why do humans do what we do where we do it? What interrelationships exist between humans and the physical environment? Essentially, in APHG we ask why, where, and why there? The course also introduces you relatively gently to the rigours of university studies and provides you with a valuable framework for understanding the world around you. You will learn to think, write, interpret, and create as geographers.

The AP Human Geography course offered by the Advanced Placement program is equivalent to an introductory one-semester course at the college or university level. There is no equivalent course in the B.C. curriculum. The course is organized into seven topics presented as separate units of study and increasingly integrated as you expand both your knowledge and skills: geography - its nature and perspective; population; cultural patterns and processes; political organization of space; agriculture, food production, and rural land use; industrial and economic development; and cities and urban land use.

We use a variety of approaches in the course: inquiry-based learning; lectures; videos; case studies; field work; field trips; and discussion. AP Human Geography offers students the opportunity to be well-informed about the world today and to tackle challenging university-level material while still in high school.

Prerequisite: 86% or better in Social Studies 9, the strong recommendation of the Social Studies teacher, and upon review by the Head of the Social Studies department.

AP Psychology

The purpose of the AP Psychology course is to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles and phenomena associated with each of the major sub fields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice.

Prerequisite: Interest in the subject area as well as student's academic record in biology and history.

AP World History

The primary focus of AP World History is the study of different types of societies, their development over time, and their interactions with other societies. It is a truly global study of human history, covering the chronological time frame from 8000 BCE to the present. By applying historical thinking skills, the course is designed to develop students’ capacity and ability to think and reason in a deeper, more systematic way, better preparing them for subsequent college courses. The AP World History course content is structured around the investigation of course themes and key concepts in six different chronological periods.

Specific course objectives include the following:

  1. Analyze the complex interplay among social, economic, cultural and religious forces that have shaped the modern world.
  2. Examine cause-and-effect relationships within an historical setting.
  3. Foster a mature, grounded perspective with which to assess contemporary issues and events.
  4. Appreciate cultural artifacts such as painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, photography, and film.
  5. Hone analytical reading, writing, and thinking skills.
  6. Provide experience with a college-level curriculum.
  7. Prepare for the AP World History exam.

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11

Because of the broad scope of this course, it is strongly recommended that students enrolling in AP World History have already taken at least one other AP course in the Social Studies department. As well, strong skills and interest in reading and writing are essential.

Physical Education

Physical Education 8

The goal of the Collingwood Physical Education program is to develop and promote concepts of fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy life skills. This is accomplished through cardiovascular and strength training, skill development and the promotion of active life styles through a wide variety of sports and activities.

Units at the school will vary. Students may have the opportunity to partake in classes off-campus, as well as have guest instructors visit the class throughout the year.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 7

Physical Education 9

The goal of the Collingwood Physical Education program is to develop and promote concepts of fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy life skills. This is accomplished through cardiovascular and strength training, skill development and the promotion of active life styles through a wide variety of sports and activities.
Units offered at the school will vary throughout the year. Students may have the opportunity to partake in activities off-campus and have external specialist instructors visit the class.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 8

Physical Education Basketball 9

On-Court: Skills, Strategies & Tactics, Touches on Ball, Competitive Drills (in-class leagues, standings, etc).

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Coaching Certification, Score-Keeping.

Fitness: FMS Testing/Building, Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness.

Multi-Sport: Varying Non-Basketball Games/Activities @ approximately 1:6 ratio.

Grouping: Grade 9/10 Boys, Grade 11/12 Boys, Grade 9-12 Girls, (dependent on numbers).

Prerequisite: Physical Education 8, Completion of Application Form

Physical Education 10

The goal of the Collingwood Physical Education program is to develop and promote concepts of fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy life skills. The focus of Grade 10 P.E. is on life long recreational activities. This is accomplished through cardiovascular and strength training, skill development and the promotion of active life styles through a wide variety of sports and activities.

During PE 10 there is a strong emphasis on participation and the application of leadership within the class as well as the school setting. Students will participate in traditional sport units, go on field trips to local fitness centers, and have guest instructors. Students will be expected to lead a series of lessons for their peers, in small groups. As part of Ministry of Education requirements, students will also complete Basic First Aid training.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 9

Physical Education Basketball 10

On-Court: Skills, Strategies & Tactics, Touches on Ball, Competitive Drills (in-class leagues, standings, etc).

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Coaching Certification, Score-Keeping.

Fitness: FMS Testing/Building, Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness.

Multi-Sport: Varying Non-Basketball Games/Activities @ approximately 1:6 ratio.

Grouping: Grade 9/10 Boys, Grade 11/12 Boys, Grade 9-12 Girls, (dependent on numbers).

Prerequisite: Physical Education 9 or High Performance Basketball 9, Completion of Application Form

Physical Education High Performance 10

Sport Specific Training: Skills, Strategies & Tactics specific to the major sport the athlete is involved in. Approximately one third of class time.

Multi-Sport Training: Various cross-training activities and games designed to improve student’s overall athletic ability and game understanding. Approximately one third of class time.

Fitness: Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness, FMS Testing/Building. Approximately one third of class time.

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Goal Setting, Rules and Regulations, Possible Coaching Certification. Implemented throughout the year on a constant basis as part of lessons.

Grouping: Dependent on numbers registered

Prerequisite: Physical Education 8 & 9, Completion of Application Form

Physical Education 11 & 12 (Recreational)

On-Court: Skills, Strategies & Tactics, Touches on Ball, Competitive Drills (in-class leagues, standings, etc).

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Coaching Certification, Score-Keeping.

Fitness: FMS Testing/Building, Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness.

Multi-Sport: Varying Non-Basketball Games/Activities @ approximately 1:6 ratio.

Grouping: Grade 9/10 Boys, Grade 11/12 Boys, Grade 9-12 Girls, (dependent on numbers).

An elective course for students who wish to stay active through their senior years. This course will be ideal for students who plan on participating in Senior School Sport Teams, as the participation on a team will be taken into account towards the successful completion of the course.

During a school season of play, students involved in the team are expected to record and reflect upon their training and season. During the off-season, they are expected to participate in the course activities.

Through this course, there will be ample opportunities for leadership; students will develop and instruct lessons at the Wentworth Campus in specific sports, have opportunities to help coach younger teams, complete their NCCP Introduction to Competition Certification, and potentially basic refereeing for a specific sport.

This course will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

Strength & Conditioning 11 & 12

The goal of Strength and Conditioning (High Performance) is to help student athletes increase their individual level of fitness, develop an understanding of a variety of fitness programs and develop leadership qualities. Using the knowledge they have aquired in the first term the students will develop their own sport specific fitness program. Students must be willing to work extremely hard and in all weather conditions.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

Yoga 11 & 12

This course has been developed as an introduction to the practice of yoga; no previous experience is required. Combined with breath work, meditation and written reflections, the practice of yoga is challenging, fun and a great stress release. Students will learn holistic methods to cope with daily stresses and to support their overall physical and mental health. The course environment is exploratory, respectful and non-judgmental. Students will gain experience in drawing awareness to the effects of a yoga practice on their body, mind and breath. Yogis will also learn about the yoga tradition and its history, basic meditation and nutrition.

Prerequisite: None

Cardio Core 11 & 12

The goal of Cardio Core is to improve student’s knowledge of fitness training and to develop student’s individual fitness levels, while having fun! Cardio Core focuses on balance, quickness, power, core strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness. The class will use plyometrics, body weight exercises, agility and stretching; instead traditional weightlifting, to increase students overall body strength and tone as well as increasing their personal cardiovascular endurance.

Prerequisite: Physical Education 10

Physical Education Basketball 11 & 12

On-Court: Skills, Strategies & Tactics, Touches on Ball, Competitive Drills (in-class leagues, standings, etc).

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Coaching Certification, Score-Keeping.

Fitness: FMS Testing/Building, Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness.

Multi-Sport: Varying Non-Basketball Games/Activities @ approximately 1:6 ratio.

Grouping: Grade 9/10 Boys, Grade 11/12 Boys, Grade 9-12 Girls, (dependent on numbers).

Prerequisite: Physical Education 8, 9 & 10 or HP Basketball 9 & 10, Completion of Application Form

Physical Education High Performance 11 & 12

Sport Specific Training: Skills, Strategies & Tactics specific to the major sport the athlete is involved in. Approximately one third of class time.

Multi-Sport Training: Various cross-training activities and games designed to improve student’s overall athletic ability and game understanding. Approximately one third of class time.

Fitness: Agility, Power & Speed, Strength, Flexibility, Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness, FMS Testing/Building. Approximately one third of class time.

Academic: Biomechanics, Sport Nutrition, Mental Skills, Goal Setting, Rules and Regulations, Possible Coaching Certification. Implemented throughout the year on a constant basis as part of lessons.

Grouping: Dependent on numbers registered

Prerequisite: Physical Education 8, 9 & 10, Completion of Application Form

Block Schedule

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Middle School Timetable

Period Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Period Time Friday
8:15 - 8:30
Teachers in Classrooms
1 8:30 - 9:35 ASSEMBLY A C F 1 8:30 - 9:30 A
Break 9:35 - 9:55 Break Break Break Break Break 9:30 - 9:50 Break
2 9:55 - 11:00 F H A H 2 9:55 - 10:55 F
3 11:05 - 12:10 G D D G Mentor 11:00 - 11:15 Mentor
Lunch 12:10 - 12:55 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 3 11:20 - 12:20 C
4 12:55 - 2:00 E C E B Lunch 12:20 - 1:05 Lunch
5 2:05 - 3:10 B B G E 4 1:05 - 2:05 D
5 2:10 - 3:10 H

Senior School Timetable

Period Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Period Time Friday
8:15 - 8:30
Teachers in Classrooms
1 8:30 - 9:35 ASSEMBLY A C F 1 8:30 - 9:30 A
2 9:40 - 10:45 F H A H 2 9:40 - 10:35 F
Break 10:45 - 11:05 Break Break Break Break Break 10:35 - 11:05 Break
3 11:05 - 12:10 G D D G Mentor 11:00 - 11:15 Mentor
4 12:15 - 1:20 E C E B 3 11:20 - 12:20 C
Lunch 1:20 - 2:05 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch 4 12:25 - 1:25 D
5 2:05 - 3:10 B B G E Lunch 1:25 - 2:10 Lunch
5 2:10 - 3:10 H
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