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Toronto Catholic District School Board

List Of School Courses

Dramatic Arts - GR. 9 (Open) ADA 101
This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures.  Students will construct, discuss, perform and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
 
Music - GR. 9 (Open) AMU 101
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination.  Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding.  They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use.
 
Music - GR. 10 (Open) AMU 201
This course emphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill.  Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively.  Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history.
Recommended Preparation:  Grade 9 Music, Open
 
Music - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) AMU 3M1
This course emphasizes the appreciation 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.
Prerequisite:  Music, Grade 9 or Grade 10, Open
 
Music - Gr. 12 (University/College Preparation) AMU 4M1
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and the twentieth century, including art music, jazz, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
Prerequisite: Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open

Visual Arts GR. 9 (Open)  AVI 101
This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study.  Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles.  They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures.
 
Visual Arts - GR. 10 (Open) AVI 201
This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation.  Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content.  Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts.  Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., drawing, painting).
Recommended Preparation:  Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open
 
Visual Arts - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) AVI 3M1
This course provides students with opportunities 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.
Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 Open
 
Visual Arts-Photography - GR. 11 (Open) AVI 3O1
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, providing grounds for their aesthetic judgements.  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.
Prerequisite:  Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10 Open
 
Visual Arts - Grade 12 University/College Preparation AVI4M
This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyse art forms; use theories of art in analysing and producing art; and increase their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including Native Canadian) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or Open
 
Introduction to Business - GR. 10 (Open) BBI 2O1
This course introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. Students will also learn concepts and skills related to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and international business.
 
Introduction to Information - GR. 10  (Open) BTT 201 Technology in Business
This course introduces students to the use of information technology in a business environment.  Students will learn how to use information technology, perform electronic research, communicate electronically, and use common business software.  They will also explore possible future occupations in information technology.
 
Introduction to Financial Accounting - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) BAF 3M1
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting, with emphasis on accounting procedures used in service and merchandising businesses.  Students will develop an understanding of the connections between financial analysis, control, and decision making in the management of a business, as well as the effects of technology and globalization on accounting procedures and the role of the accountant.
 
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies - GR. 11 (College Preparation) BDI 3C1
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 personal goals by satisfying the needs of others.  Students will learn about values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity.
 
Introduction to Marketing - GR. 11 (College Preparation) BMI 3C1
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of marketing, with an emphasis on in-depth analysis of the influence of changes in the economy and global marketplace, trends and issues, and the impact of technology.  Students will analyse the buying patterns of various consumers and the effect of marketing strategies, and will engage in marketing research.  Students will also develop and present a marketing plan for a specific product.
 
Information Technology Applications in Business - GR. 11 (Open) BTA 3O1
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the information technology skills and knowledge required in a business.  Students will learn about the information technology work environment, use industry-standard software, conduct electronic research, investigate electronic business, and explore occupations and postsecondary programs that require information technology skills.
 
Principles of Financial - Grade 12, University/College Preparation (BAT4M) Accounting
This course emphasizes study of accounting principles related to financial statements. Students will learn about ways in which information in these statements is used in making business decisions, and about the effects on financial statements of using different methods of inventory valuation and adjusting and reversing entries. Students will also study various means of financing a business and ways in which the strength of a corporation can be determined through the reading of its annual report.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Financial Accounting, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
 
Learning Strategies 1:  Skills for Success in Secondary Schools - GR. 9 (Open) GLS 1O1/GLE 1O1
This course explores learning strategies and helps students become better, more independent learners while increasing their personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts.  Students will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve their learning and achievement, particularly their literacy, innumeracy, communication, and planning skills.  This course will increase students’ confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.
Prerequisite:  for GLE1O1 – Recommendation of Principal
 
Career Studies - GR. 10 (Open) GLC 2O1
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work and contribute to their communities.  Student learning will include assessing their own knowledge, skills, and characteristics and investigating economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work.  The course explores post secondary learning options, prepares students for community-based learning, and helps them build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions.  Students will design action plans for pursuing their goals.
 
Skills for Success in High School - GR. 9 (Open) GLS 1O1
This course introduces students to learning theories and strategies, prepares them to become effective independent learners, and helps them increase their personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts.  Students will learn how to use reflective thinking, structured inquiry, active reading, memorization, goal-setting strategies, and time and stress-management skills to identify and work towards their goals.  The course will also help students identify their preferred ways of learning and use this knowledge to increase their confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.
  
Skills for Success in High School - GR. 10 (Open) GLS 201
This course introduces students to learning theories and strategies, prepares them to become effective independent learners, and helps them increase their personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts.  Students will learn how to use reflective thinking, structured inquiry, active reading, memorization, goal-setting strategies, and time and stress-management skills to identify and work towards their goals.  The course will also help students identify their preferred ways of learning and use this knowledge to increase their confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.
 
Healthy Active Living Education - GR. 9 (Open) PPL 1O1
This course emphasizes students' daily participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living.  Students will learn movement techniques and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety/injury prevention strategies.  They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills.
 
Healthy Active Living Education - GR. 10 (Open) PPL 2O1
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living.  Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.
 
Healthy Active Living Education - GR. 11 (Open) PPL 3O1
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.
 
Health for Life - GR. 11 (Open) PPZ 3O1
This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living.  Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community.  They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image.  Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.
 
English - GR. 9 (Academic) ENG 1D1
This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school programs and their daily lives.  Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary  and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works.  An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
 
English - GR. 9 (Applied) ENG 1P1
This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives.  Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works.  An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and
written language.
 
English - GR. 10 (Academic) ENG 2D1
This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs.  Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyse and create effective media works.  An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.
 
English - GR. 10 (Applied) ENG 2P1
This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum.  Students will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports, and will describe, design, and produce effective media works.   An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.
 
English - GR. 11 (UniversityPreparation) ENG 3U1
The course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.
Prerequisite:  English, Grade 10, Academic
 
English - GR. 11 (College Preparation) ENG 3C1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will study the context, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyse media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.
Prerequisite:  English, Grade 10, Applied
 
English - GR. 11 (Workplace Preparation) ENG 3E1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices.  An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.
Prerequisite:  English, Grade 10, Applied
 
Literacy Skills:  Reading and Writing - GR. 11 (Open) ELS 3O1
This course emphasizes the strengthening of essential reading and writing skills.  Students will read short plays, short stories, novels, poems, and newspaper and magazine articles and opinion pieces, with particular attention to locating important information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, extending personal knowledge, responding imaginatively, and using specific coherent narratives, summaries, reports, letters, and short essays, using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
 
Media Studies - GR. 11 (Open) EMS 3O1
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 analysing 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 judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite:  English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
ESL Level 1, Beginning Communication in English - GR. 9 (Open) ESL A01
This course builds on students' previous education and language knowledge to introduce the English language and help students adjust to their new cultural environment.  Students will develop the ability to use oral and written English for daily needs, acquire basic conversation skills and vocabulary, and use simple sentence patterns.  Students will also acquire basic orientation information related to their needs as newcomers to Canada .
 
ESL Level 2, English in Daily Life - GR. 9 (Open) ESL B01
This course expands students’ essential English communication skills and cultural knowledge and introduces the language of classroom studies.  Students will develop oral classroom skills and reading strategies, expand their vocabulary, and use more complex sentence patterns.  Students will also learn how to use some school and community resources.
 
ESL Level 3, English for School and School Work - GR. 9 (Open) ESL C01
This course is designed to improve students’ accuracy in English in classroom situations, for personal and career planning, and to understand the changing world around them.  Students will study and interpret a range of texts and produce a variety of forms of writing.  Activities will also help students to develop their oral presentation skills and acquire study skills (such as note taking and summarizing skills) that will enhance their ability to learn in all subjects.
 
ESL Level 4, Study Skills in English - GR. 9 (Open) ESL DO1
This course prepares students to use English with increasing accuracy in most classroom and social situations and to participate in society as informed citizens.  Students will develop the reading, writing, and oral presentation skills required for success in all subjects.  Students will study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts with the teacher's guidance, develop oral communication skills through participation in informal debates and seminars, and extend their range of research skills.
 
ESL Level 5, Bridge to English - GR. 9 (Open) ESL EO1
This course prepares students for secondary school English and other courses at the college and university preparation levels.  Students will be encouraged to develop independence in reading literary works and academic texts, in using all stages of the writing process, and in applying learning strategies and research skills effectively.  Students will also learn to respond critically to print and media works.
 
Principles of Mathematics - GR. 9 (Academic) MPM 1D1
This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas through exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.  Students will investigate relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic geometry, explore relationships between volume and surface area of objects in measurement, and apply extended algebraic skills in problem solving.  Students will engage in abstract extensions of core learning that will deepen their mathematical knowledge and enrich their understanding.
 
Foundations of Mathematics - GR. 9 (Applied) MFM 1P1
This course enables students to develop mathematical ideas and abstract reasoning through exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and extended experiences with hands-on activities.  Students will investigate relationships of straight lines in analytic geometry, solve  problems involving the measurement of  3-dimensional objects and 2-dimensional figures, and apply key numeric and algebraic skills in problem solving.  Students will also have opportunities to consolidate core skills and deepen their understanding of key mathematical concepts.
 
Principles of Mathematics - GR. 10 (Academic) MPM 2D1
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relations, extend their skills in multi-step problem solving, and continue to develop their abilities in abstract reasoning.  Students will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multi-step problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills.
Prerequisite:  Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Foundations of Mathematics - GR. 10 (Applied) MFM 2P1
This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of key mathematical concepts through hands-on activities and to extend their problem-solving experiences in a variety of applications.  Students will solve problems involving proportional reasoning and the trigonometry of right triangles; investigate applications of piecewise linear functions; solve and apply systems of linear equations; and solve problems involving quadratic functions.  The effective use of technology in learning and in solving problems will be a focus of the course.
Prerequisite:  Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Functions and Relations - GR. 11 (University Preparation) MCR 3U1
This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations.  Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.  Students will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics.
Prerequisite:  Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
 
Functions - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) MCF 3M1
This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics and extends students’ experiences with functions. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.
Prerequisite:  Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
 
Mathematics of Personal Finance - GR. 11 (College Preparation) MBF 3C1
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of exponential growth of important areas of personal finance.  Students will investigate properties of exponential functions and develop skills in manipulating exponential expressions; solve problems and investigate financial applications involving compound interest and annuities; and apply mathematics in making informed decisions about transportation, accommodation, and career choices.
Prerequisite:  Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied
 
Mathematics for Everyday Life - GR. 11 (Workplace Preparation) MEL 3E1
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living.  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.
Prerequisite:  Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Core French - GR. 9 (Academic) FSF 1D1
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills.  Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, trends, and careers.  Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities.
 
Core French - GR. 9 (Applied) FSF 1P1
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication skills, using the theme of media; the development of oral communication skills, will be integrated with the development of reading and writing skills.  Students will expand their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations.  They will also read media-related short stories, articles, poems, and songs and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations.
 
Core French - GR. 10 (Academic) FSF 2D1
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world.  Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.
Prerequisite:  Grade 9, Academic
 
Core French - GR. 10 (Applied) FSF 2P1
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading and writing skills using a broad-based theme such as adolescence.  Students will expand their knowledge of French by studying a series of theme-related topics, such as students’ rights and responsibilities, relationships with peers and adults, and part-time jobs.
Prerequisite:  Grade 9, Applied
 
Religious Education - GR. 9 (Open) HRE 1O1
This course explores the literary, historical, social and theological aspects of the scriptures and how the message of the Bible applies to one’s life.
 
God Revealed in the Church & Sacraments - GR. 10 (Open) HRE 2O1
In this course students will examine the Christian Church in the world today.  Emphasis will be placed on how the Church celebrates and worships God.
 
World Religions:  Beliefs and Daily Life - GR. 11 (Open) HRF 3O1
This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships.  Students will learn about a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices.  The course also helps students to develop skills used in researching and investigating topics related to world religions.
 
Science, Grade 9 Academic SNC1D
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
 
Science, Grade 9 Applied SNC1P
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the
universe; and static and current electricity.
 
Science, Grade 10 Academic SNC2D
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Science, Grade 10 Applied SNC2P
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Biology, Grade 11 University Preparation SBI3U
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.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
 
Biology, Grade 11 College Preparation SBI3C
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 various branches of the life sciences
and related fields.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Biology, Grade 12 University Preparation SBI4U
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
 
Chemistry, Grade 11 University Preparation SCH3U
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical
skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
 
Chemistry, Grade 12 University Preparation SCH4U
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
 
Chemistry, Grade 12 College Preparation SCH4C
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Physics, Grade 11 University Preparation SPH3U
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.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
 
Physics, Grade 12 University Preparation SPH4U
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation
skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
 
Physics, Grade 12 College Preparation SPH4C
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations.  Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and
the environment.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Science, Grade 12 Workplace Preparation SNC4E
This course provides students with fundamental science knowledge and workplace skills needed to prepare them for success beyond secondary school. Students will explore hazards in the workplace, chemicals in consumer products, disease and its prevention, electricity at home and at work, and nutritional science. Emphasis is placed on current topics in science and relevant, practical activities that develop students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills and enhance their scientific literacy. 
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Applied, or a Grade 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science
 
Geography of Canada - GR. 9 (Academic) CGC 1D1
This course uses a variety of frameworks, including ecozones and principles of physical, human, and economic geography,  to explore the distinct and evolving character of Canada 's geography.  Students will investigate the inter-connections between the environment and human activities in Canadian ecozones in order to understand Canada 's diversity and role in the world.
 
Geography of Canada - GR. 9 (Applied) CGC 1P1
This course draws upon students' everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including ecozones, to help students learn about the geography of Canada and the country's place in the Global community.  Students will investigate the interconnections among the country’s landforms, climates, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in order to understand Canada ’s physical character and diversity, and various kinds of interactions.
 
Regional Geography - GR. 11 (Open) CGG 3O1
Travel & Tourism
This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective.  Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the natural environments, economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact.
Prerequisite:  Geography of Canada , Grade 9, Academic or Applied
 
Canadian History in the Twentieth Century - GR. 10  (Academic) CHC 2D1
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy, and technology.  Students will analyse the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities, and study the evolution of political and social structures.  Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past, and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships.  They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.
 
Canadian History in the Twentieth Century - GR. 10 (Applied) CHC 2P1
This course traces Canadian history from Wilfrid Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations’ recognition  of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live.  Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures.  Students will discover the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships.  As well, they will be given opportunities to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.
 
Civics - GR. 10 (Open) CHV 2O1
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society.  Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts.  In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada , explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.
 
World History to the Sixteenth Century - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) CHW 3M1
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century.  Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with particular regard to the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world.  They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.
Prerequisite:  Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
 
Understanding Canadian Law, GR. 11  (University/CollegePreparation) CLU 3M1
This course explores legal issues that directly affect students’ lives.  Students will acquire a practical knowledge of Canada ’s legal system and learn how to analyse legal issues.  They will also be given opportunities to develop informed opinions on legal issues and to defend those opinions and communicate legal knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including legal research, mock trials, and debates.
 
Transportation Technology - GR. 10 (Open) TTJ 2O1
This course requires students to build projects and to learn service procedures related to different modes of transportation.  Students will learn about support systems for transporting people and products; measurement systems and methods; the analysis, design, and construction of a system to convert and make practical use of energy; the function of major vehicle system components; the impact of transportation systems on the environment; communication skills; and transportation-related careers.
 
Transportation Technology - GR. 11 (Open) TTJ 3C1
This course examines the infrastructure required for the operation of land, air and/or marine vehicles.  Students will design, construct, and modify vehicles, and apply safe work practices and procedures using current technology.  They will also develop effective communication and teamwork skills when developing solutions to managing vehicle support systems; investigate the educational requirements for career opportunities in the transportation sector; and analyse the impact of transportation technology on society and the environment.
 
Computer and Information Science - GR. 10 (Open) TIK 2O1
This course introduces students to computer science concepts.  Students will learn about the stages in software design; the fundamental programming constructs of sequence, selection, and repetition; the functions of internal and external computer components; the relationship among networks, operating systems, and application software and their uses; and how programming languages evolve.  Students will also develop an awareness of computer-related careers.
 
Computer and Information Science - GR. 11 (University/College Preparation) ICS 3M1
This course helps students examine computer science concepts.  Students will outline stages in software development, define standard control and data structures, identify on-and off-line resources, explain the functions of basic computer components, and develop programming and problem-solving skills by using operating systems and implementing defined practices.  As well as identifying careers in computer science, students will develop an understanding of the ethical use of computers and the impact of emergent technologies on society.