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.
AMC 3MR Grade 11, Music for Creating (University/College)
This is a performance-based course that focuses on the performance of popular music through instruments of your own choosing.
AMG 3OR Grade 11, Music, Guitar (Open)
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 lives and their careers. This course will have a focus on guitar.
ASM 3MR Grade 11, Media Arts (University/College)
Students are required to have access to a digital camera and knowledge of Photoshop.
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of media artworks (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 artworks using a variety of technologies (e.g., digital camera, photo-imaging software, computer-modeling 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.
AVI 3MR Grade 11, Visual Arts (University/College)
Prerequisite: AVI10R or 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 artworks 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.
AWA 3OR Grade 11, 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 artworks 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.
BAF 3MR Grade 11, Financial Accounting Fundamentals (University/College)
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 (College)
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.
BMI 3CR Grade 11, Marketing: Goods, Service, Events (College)
Students will examine trends, economic changes, consumer buying habits and will produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.
TCJ 3CR Grade 11, Construction Engineering Technology (College)
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 explore 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.
TCJ 3CW Grade 11, Construction Engineering Technology (College) Double Credit
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.
For students interested in the Specialist High Skills Major
TDJ 3MR Grade 11, Technological Design (University/College)
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.
TGJ 3MR Grade 11, Communications Technology (University/College)
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.
THJ 3ER Grade 11, Green Industries (Workplace)
Recommended Background: THJ2OR
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to agriculture, floristry, forestry, horticulture, and landscaping. Students will learn to identify a broad range 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)
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) Double Credit
See TTJ3CR for course description.
An excellent course for students considering a career in the transportation industry and interested in the Specialist High Skills Major
TWJ 3ER Grade 11, Custom Woodworking (Workplace)
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
CLU3MR Grade 11, Understanding Canadian Law (University/College)
This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them.
CHW 3MR Grade 11, World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century (University/College)
Prerequisite: CHC 2DR or CHC 2PR
This course includes the study of ancient civilizations.
HSP 3UR Grade 11, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (University)
Prerequisite: ENG2DR or CHC2DR
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.
HSP 3CR Grade 11, Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (College)
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.
NDA 3MR Grade 11, 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, the 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.
HLS 3OR Grade 11, Housing and Home Design (Open)
This course introduces students to a range of issues related to housing and home design.
HPC 3OR Grade 11, Raising Healthy Children (Open)
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old).
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PAF 3OR Grade 11, Personal and Fitness Activities (Open)
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.
Emphasis on fitness activities (i.e. weight training); Limited team activities
Students will design and implement a strength and conditioning program.
PPL 3OR Grade 11, Healthy Active Living Education (Open)
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).
ENG 3UR Grade 11, English (University)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, 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.
ENG 3CR Grade 11, English (College)
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)
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.
FSF 3UR Grade 11, Core French (University)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 French, Academic
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote the 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.
MCR 3UR Grade 11, Functions (University)
Prerequisite: MPM2DR (consistently achieving level 3 or higher)
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.
MCF 3MR Grade 11, Functions and Applications (University/College)
Prerequisite: MPM2DR, MFM2PR
This course introduces the 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.
MBF 3CR Grade 11, Foundations for College Mathematics (College)
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.
MEL 3ER Grade 11, Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life (Workplace)
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.
SBI 3UR Grade 11, Biology (University)
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.
SBI 3CR Grade 11, Biology (College)
Prerequisite: 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.
SCH 3UR Grade 11, Chemistry (University)
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 3MR Grade 11, Environmental Science (University/College)
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)
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 the 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
DCO3OS Creating Opportunities through Co-operative Education—1 Credit (Open)
This course is offered on a need basis with permission from an administrator.
GWL30D Co-operative Education Linked to a Related Course—2 Credits (Open);
GWL30Q Co-operative Education Linked to a Related Course—4 Credits (Open)
Students will need to complete a Co-op Application.
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 is 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: Skills for Success after Secondary School (Open)
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 an IEP.
GPP 3OR Grade 11, Leadership and Peer Support (Open)
Students will be assigned to a junior level classroom to provide support and to develop their leadership skills.
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.