ARTS

ADA 30R Grade 11, Dramatic Arts (Open)

Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
This course requires students to create and to present dramatic works. Students will do research on and study such types of contemporary theatre as docudrama and forum theatre. They will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms; create and script original works; analyse and reflect on dramatic works; and develop their communication skills and other skills useful in a variety of careers.
Finally, an acting course! Learn to sustain a role believably; create and perform monologues and group pieces. Students will learn to read, analyse and perform scripts effectively, as well as create their own scripts. Various types of theatre will be explored such as anthology, and docudrama.

 

AMG3OR Grade 11,Music, Guitar Open
Prerequisite: AMG20R
This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance and the preparation and presentation of music productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively, students will use current technology and the creative and critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present,and market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life and their careers. This course will have a focus on guitar.

AMU3MR Grade 11, Music, Instrumental, (University/College Preparation)

Prerequisite: AMG2OR, AMU2OR or AMV2OR
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performances. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities.

AMV3MR Grade 11, Vocal Music, (University/College)
Prerequisite:AMV2OR
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performances. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities. This course will have a vocal focus.

AMD3OR Grade 11, Music, Production (Open)
Prerequisite: AMU2OR, AMV2OR or AMG2OR
This course develops students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and the preparation of music productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles. Independently and in groups, they will also plan, market, and produce music productions, making use of appropriate technology, and will evaluate the results.

ATC3O Grade 11, Dance, (Open)

Prerequisite: None

This course emphasizes the development of students’ movement vocabulary relating to dance genres from around the world, and of their understanding of the elements of dance and the tools of composition in a variety of performance situations. Students will research and explain how physical, intellectual, and artistic skills developed in dance can be applied in a wide range of careers. They will apply tools and techniques throughout the process of creation and presentation, and reflect on how studies in the dance arts affect personal identity.

 

ASM 3OR Grade 11, Media Arts (Open)

Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 or 10 course in the Arts
Recommended: Grade 10 Media Arts, or Grade 10 Photography
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media art works (e.g., robosculpture, photocopy art, computer animation with synthesized sound). Students will develop an appreciation of the history of media arts through analyzing specific works, and will create media art works using a variety of technologies (e.g., digital camera, photo-imaging software, computer-modelling software, synthesizer, videotape, multi-track sound recording).
The focus of this course is to offer projects which will continue to build on the portfolio. Students interested in Graphic arts, Advertising, Game design, Animation, Photography and Film studies would benefit from this course and will be charged a fee of $25.00 to cover the cost of materials. Students will be expected to attend a field trip to a city/town for cityscape photography assignments.

 

AVI 3MU Grade 11, Visual Arts (University/College Preparation, Enriched)
Prerequisite: AVI1OP, AVI2OP, AVI10R, AVI2OR
See AVI3MR for course description.
This course focuses on students creating pieces for their portfolio and allows for opportunities to learn advanced drawing and rendering techniques, high-end water colour and other illustration skills, architectural design and industrial design will be explored. A set of notes is included in the $25.00 course fee. This course is meant for students interested in pursuing Advanced Placement Visual Arts in Grade 12.

AVI 3MR Grade 11, Visual Arts (University/College Preparation)
Prerequisite: AVI1OP, AVI2OP, AVI10R, AVI2OR
This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will explore a range of subject matter through studio activities, and will consolidate their practical skills. Students will also analyse art works and study aspects of Western art history, as well as art forms from Canada and other parts of the world.
This course focuses on students creating pieces for their portfolio and allows for opportunities to learn advanced drawing and rendering techniques, high-end watercolour and other illustration skills, architectural design and industrial design will be introduced. A course fee of $20.00 will help cover the cost of materials.

AVI 3OR Grade 11, Visual Arts (Open)
Prerequisite: AVI1OP, AVI2OP, AVI10R, AVI2OR
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works using specific criteria. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media.
This course will see you develop works for your portfolio in the following areas: graphic arts, industrial design, architectural illustration, high-end illustration, interior design and animation. A course fee of $20.00 will be expected to cover the cost of supplies.

 

AWA3OR Artisan Craft Fundamentals(Open)
Recommended background AVI10R
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context Focus will be on studio activities such as jewellery-making, stained glass, textile design, weaving and media. A fee of $25.00 will be charged.

 

AWH 3OR Grade 11, Visual Arts, Interior Design (Open)

Prerequisite: AVI1OP, AVI2OP, AVI10R, AVI2OR
This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts. Students will create art works that explore a wide range of subject matter, and will evaluate art works using specific criteria. They will also examine historical and cultural contexts of Western art (including Canadian art) and art from various world cultures to support their study of specific media.
Topics like illustration, perspective, interior rendering, prototype design/creation, elevation drawings and presentation boards will be covered.

IDC 3OR Grade 11, Interdisciplinary Studies, Yearbook (Open)
Prerequisite: None
Recommended Background: Any Grade 11 visual arts, media arts or communications technology courses
This course will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyse the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines: develop information literacy skills in analysing, selecting, evaluation, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.
This course will focus on the preparation of the school’s yearbook.
Students enrolled in this course must also take IDC 4UR.

BUSINESS STUDIES

BAF 3MR Grade 11, Financial Accounting Fundamentals

Prerequisite: None (University/College Preparation)
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and current issues and ethics in accounting.
An ideal course to learn the fundamental monetary concepts needed in personal and business finances.

BDI 3CR Grade 11, Entrepreneurship: The Venture
Prerequisite: None (College Preparation)
This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a student-run school-based or summer business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.
The perfect course to learn the fundamentals of running your own business.

TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION

TCJ 3CR Grade 11, Construction Engineering Technology (College Preparation)

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop and awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and explores career opportunities in the field.
This is an excellent course for a student who is considering a career in the construction industry that requires post-secondary education.

TCJ3C1 Grade 11, Construction Technology, Electrica (Open)

Prerequisite: TCJ2O1
This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field. This course will have an electrical emphasis.

 

TCJ 3CA Grade 11, Construction Engineering Technology (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: None Dual Credit Course
See TCJ3CR for course description.
This is an excellent course for a student who is considering a career in the construction industry that requires post-secondary education. The focus of the course will be on theoretical and practical applications in the industry.

TDJ 3OR Grade 11, Technological Design and the Environment (Open)
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to apply a systematic process for researching, designing, building, and assessing solutions to address specific human and environmental challenges. Through their work on various projects, students will explore broad themes that may include aspects of industrial design, mechanical design, architectural design, control system design, and/or apparel design. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.
A variety of production processes will be used to create projects. This is an excellent course for any student considering a career in engineering.

TDJ 3MR Grade 11, Technological Design (University/College Preparation)
Prerequisite: None
This course examines how technological design is influenced by human, environmental, financial, and material requirements and resources. Students will research, design, build and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using working drawings and other communication methods to present their design ideas. They will develop an awareness of environmental, societal, and cultural issues related to technological design, and will explore career opportunities in the field, as well as the college and/or university program requirements for them.
A variety of production processes will be used to create projects emphasizing the practical applications of design and fabrication.

TEJ3ER Grade 11, Computer Technology (Workplace Preparation)
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to computer hardware, networks, operating systems, and other software. Students will use utility and application software and learn proper procedures for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer systems and networks. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about apprenticeships and other employment opportunities in the field of computer technology that they may choose to pursue after graduation.

TEJ3MR Grade 11, Computer Engineering Technology (University/College)
Prerequisite: None
This course examines computer systems and control of external devices. Students will assemble computers and small networks by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in electronics, robotics, programming, and networks, and will build systems that use computer programs and interfaces to control and/or respond to external devices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about college and university programs leading to careers in computer engineering.

TFJ3CA Grade 11, Hospitality and Tourism (College) Double Credit
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about preparing and presenting food, evaluating facilities, controlling inventory, and marketing and managing events and activities, and will investigate customer service principles and the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety standards, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.

TGJ 3OR Grade 11, Communications Technology, Broadcast and Print Production (Open)
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the areas of graphic communication, printing and publishing, audio and video production, and broadcast journalism. Students will work both independently and as part of a production team to design and produce media products in a project-driven environment. Practical projects may include the making of signs, video and/or audio productions, newscasts, and documentaries. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
Projects include desktop publishing, video production, animation, video and sound editing and web page design.

TGJ 3MR Grade 11, Communications Technology (University/College)
Prerequisite: None
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photograph; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
The course will include 3D Max animation, video and sound editing, Internet research, web page creation, graphic design, video recording and telecommunications.

THJ3E Grade 11, Green Industries, (Workplace Preparation)

Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to agriculture,floristry, forestry, horticulture, and landscaping. Students will learn to identify a broadrange of plant and animal species; examine factors that affect the growth of plants and animals and the quality of products derived from them; and develop process, design,and maintenance skills required in the green industries. Students will also learn about safe and healthy working practices, develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to green industry activities, and learn about apprenticeships and other postsecondary education and training opportunities, as well as employment opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.

TTJ 3CR Grade 11, Transportation Technology (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.
This course is designed for any student who plans to be a vehicle owner or operator.

TTJ 3CW Grade 11, Transportation Technology (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: None Double credit course
See TTJ3CR for course description.
An excellent course for someone considering a career in any area of the transportation industry or with a keen interest in automobiles, snowmobiles or other motorized vehicles.

TWJ3ER Grade 11, Custom Woodworking (Workplace Preparation)
Prerequisite: None
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES

CLU 3MR Grade 11, Understanding Canadian Law
(University/College Preparation)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Academic or Applied
This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.

HSP 3CR Grade 11, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
Prerequisite: None (University/College Preparation)
This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.

HSP3U Grade 11, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, (University Preparation)

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

NBV3ER Grade 11, Aboriginal Beliefs, Values & Aspirations in Contemporary Society (Workplace)
Prerequisite: CHC2DR, CHC2PR, CHC2LR
This course focuses on the beliefs, values, and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.Students will examine issues of identity facing Indian, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and their relationships to land and nature, as well as to one another within their communities and working environments. Students will also learn how traditional and contemporary beliefs and values influence the present-day aspirations and actions of Aboriginal peoples.

NDA3MR Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada (University/College)
Prerequisite: CHC2DR or CHC2PR
This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of importance to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will investigate issues related to identity, relationship among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians, sovereignty principles as presented by Aboriginal peoples, and the contemporary challenges posed by these issues. Students will also examine such topics as language preservation, the responsibilities of Aboriginal women and men, and the need for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

HFC3E Grade 11, Food and Culture, (Workplace Preparation)

Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate foods and food practices from around the world.

HNC 3CR Grade 11, Fashion and Creative Expression (Open)

Prerequisite: None
This course explores what clothing communicates about the wearer and how it becomes a creative and entrepreneurial outlet through the design and production processes. Students will learn, through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design; the characteristics of fibres and fabrics; the construction, production, and marketing of clothing; and how to plan and care for a wardrobe that is appropriate for an individual’s appearance, activities, employment and lifestyle. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology.
An upgrade fee may be charged for consumable materials in this class.

 HPW 3CR Grade 11, Living and Working with Children (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the well being of children in families and community settings. Students will study child behaviour and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community, and will learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children, familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children, and introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children’s behaviour in response to others.
This course is not available to students who have taken or are taking HPC3OR.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PAD 3OR Grade 11, Outdoor Education, Co-Ed (Open)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.
Activities may include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, outdoor survival skills, skating, outdoor games, orienteering, mountain biking, nature interpretation, paddle making, First Aid/CPR certification, rock climbing, curling, canoeing certification, overnight excursion to an Outdoor Education Centre. There is a course fee which changes yearly based on the costs of certifications and excursions.

PAF 3OF Grade 11, Personal and Fitness Activities, Female (Open)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on personal physical fitness. Regular work-outs will include an emphasis on weight training, cardiovascular training, flexibility, relaxation and toning. Students will also participate in lifetime recreational activities. Students will examine issues related to weight training theory, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.

PAF 3OM Grade 11, Personal and Fitness Activities, Male (Open)

Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.
Students will design and implement a personal strength and conditioning program.

PAI3OU Grade 11, Individual and Small Group Activities, Co-ed (Open)
Prerequisite: None
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practise goal-setting, decision-making, social,and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships,reproductive health,mental health, and personal safety. For students interested in earning either a dual credit or working towards a Specialist High Skills Major in Health and Wellness. Certifications may include First Aid, CPR, AED, Infection Control, Suicide Prevention, WHMIS and NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills.

PAL3O / PAL4O – Hockey Focus Course Description

Prerequisite: None

This course is open to female and male students, from beginner to advanced level hockey players. The program is intended for student-athletes who want to improve their fitness levels, athletic knowledge and playing abilities through skills specific training. Students will be exposed to important developmental skills of the game, along with gaining valuable experiences in the areas of leadership, goal-setting, self-esteem, character development, analysis, nutrition and fitness. The objective of the program is to provide the students with an opportunity to receive formalized hockey training in an academic setting with a strong commitment to achievement in both areas. The program will also give the students an opportunity to obtain certifications as well as investigate the business of sport, sports media and entertainment. There may be an additional fee for this course to cover program requirements.

Students in the program will:

*receive outstanding hockey instruction from trained and certified teachers and instructors

*improve their hockey knowledge, skills and physical fitness levels through exposure to a wide range of on-ice and off-ice activities.

*be educated and fully aware of the importance of developing strong character and work ethic

*obtain certifications related to the program

PPL 3OF Grade 11, Healthy Active Living Education, Female (Open)

Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.
There may also be opportunities to participate in community recreation activities for a small fee (i.e. bowling, curling, rock climbing).

PPL 3OM Grade 11, Healthy Active Living Education, Male (Open)
Prerequisite: None
See PPL3OF for course description.
There may also be opportunities to participate in community recreation activities for a small fee (i.e. bowling, curling, rock climbing).

 

LANGUAGES

ENG 3CR Grade 11, English (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English Applied
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

ENG 3ER Grade 11, English (Workplace Preparation)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

ENG 3UP Grade 11, English (University Preparation, Enriched)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Enriched or Academic
See ENG3UR for course description.
Recommended to have consistently achieved marks at Level 3 or higher throughout ENG2D.
This course is intended for students interested in pursuing Advanced Placement English in 2008-2009.

ENG 3UR Grade 11, English (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Enriched or Academic
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
Recommended to have consistently achieved marks at Level 3 or higher throughout ENG2D.

EMS 3OR English (Open)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic or Applied
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analyzing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgment, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading and writing.

FSF 3UR Grade 11, Core French (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 French, Enriched or Academic
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

MATHEMATICS

 

MBF 3CR Grade 11, Foundations for College Mathematics (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: MFM2PR
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem-solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
This course prepares the college bound student for some college programs – check college course calendars.

MCF 3MR Grade 11, Functions and Applications (University/College Preparation)
Prerequisite: MPM2DP, MPM2DR, MFM2PR
This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modeling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
This course is intended for students who plan to continue their post-secondary education at the university or college level in a technology based program – check post-secondary calendars.

MCR3UP Grade 11 Functions (University, Advanced Placement)
Prerequisite: MPM2DP, MPM2DR
See MCR3UR for course description.
This course is intended for students interested in pursuing Advance Placement Mathematics in Grade 12.

MCR 3UR Grade 11, Functions (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: MPM2DP, MPM2DR
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
This course is intended for strong math students who aspire to mathematically oriented programs at university.

MEL 3ER Grade 11, Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life (Workplace Preparation)
Prerequisite: MFM1PR OR MAT2LR
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
This course may not be acceptable for college programs – check college course calendars.

 

SCIENCE

SBI 3CR Grade 11, Biology (College Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC2DP, SNC2DR OR SNC2PR
This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts and on the skills needed for further study in the various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

SBI 3UP Grade 11, Biology (University Preparation, Enriched)
Prerequisite: SNC2DP OR SNC2DR
See SBI3UR for course description.
This course is intended for students interested in pursuing Advanced Placement Biology in 2009-2010.

SBI 3UR Grade 11, Biology (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC2DP OR SNC2DR
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

SCH 3UR Grade 11, Chemistry (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC2DP OR SNC2DR
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behavior of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

SVN 3ER Grade 11, Environmental Science (Workplace Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC1DR, SNC1PR, SNC1LR OR SNC2LR
Designed for students in the workplace stream.  This course exposes students to ideas about current environmental issues and the decisions they can make about these issues, as it affects their lives.  Numerous labs will help students gain experience in safely working with lab equipment while studying environmental impacts.

SVN 3MR Grade 11, Environmental Science (University/College Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC2DR OR SNC2PR
Designed for students heading towards college or university with an interest in environmental studies from the science perspective.  This course is a combination of theory and lab work.  Students gain experience working with equipment used to measure aspects of the environment, along with learning about the social and economic impact of current environmental issues.  In addition, students will be developing communication and research skills.

SPH 3UR Grade 11, Physics (University Preparation)
Prerequisite: SNC2DP OR SNC2DR
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will
explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

 

GUIDANCE AND CAREER EDUCATION

GWL30S Co-operative Education (1 credit)
GWL30D Co-operative Education (2 credits)
GWL30Q Co-operative Education (4 credits)
Prerequisite: None
The cooperative education course consists of a classroom component and a placement component. Through these two components, the cooperative education course prepares the student for successful participation in a work placement; provides sufficient time and various opportunities at the placement to enable the student to apply and further develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the related course; and provides opportunities for the student to integrate the learning acquired in school and at the placement. Cooperative education courses may be planned as single-or multiple-credit courses, but the latter are encouraged in order to ensure sufficient time at the placement for the student to fully achieve the required knowledge and skills.

GLE 3OR Grade 11, Advanced Learning Strategies:
Prerequisite: Recommendation of Head of Special Skills for Success after Secondary School (Open)
Education
This course improves students’ learning and personal management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.
Registration is reserved for students with special needs.

GPP 3OR Grade 11, Leadership and Peer Support (Open)
Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities. Offered on a need basis.