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Science
 
Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D1)
This course enables students to understand essential concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, to develop skills in the processes of scientific inquiry, and to relate science knowledge to technological, social and environmental knowledge. Students will learn about scientific theories and pursue inquiries related to cell division and reproduction, atomic and molecular structures, properties of elements and compounds, the universe and space exploration, and the principles of electricity.
Prerequisite: None
 
Science, Grade 9, Applied (SNC1P1)
This course enables students to understand essential concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop practical skills in scientific investigation, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to cell division and reproduction, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, astronomy and space exploration, and static and current electricity.
Prerequisite: None
 
Essential Science, Grade 9, Locally Developed (SNC1L1)
This course enables students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, to develop practical skills in science investigation, and to apply their knowledge and skills to everyday situations. Students conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to cells and reproduction, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, static and current electricity, and astronomy and space exploration. A variety of hands-on activities assist students to acquire concepts. Students will use different reporting strategies to facilitate the development of communication skills.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal
 
Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D1)
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology and the environment. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to: ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems, chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions, factors that influence weather systems, and motion.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied (SNC1D1 or SNC1P1)
 
Science, Grade 10, Applied (SNC1P1)
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science and physics, to develop further their practical skills in scientific investigation and to apply their knowledge of science to real-world situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to ecological sustainability, chemical reactions, weather systems, and motion.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied (SNC1D1 or SNC1P1)
 
Science, Grade 10, Locally Developed (SNC2L1)
This course enables students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, to develop practical skills in science investigation, and to apply their knowledge and skills to everyday situations. Students conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to cells and reproduction, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, static and current electricity, and astronomy and space exploration. A variety of hands-on activities assist students to acquire concepts. Students are provided with opportunities to use different presentation strategies to facilitate the development of communication skills.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Locally Developed or Applied (SNC1L1 or SNC1P1)
 
Biology

Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U1)
This course furthers students' understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions 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 (SNC2D1)
 
Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation (SBI3C1)
This course focuses on the processes involved in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and physiology, and environmental science. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts and skills needed for further study in the various branches of life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied (SNC2D1 or SNC2P1)
 
Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation (SBI4U1)
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processed associated with biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of metabolic processes, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U1)
 
Chemistry

Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH3U1)
This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions, investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems, and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D1)
 
Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation (SCH4U1)
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. Students will further develop problem-solving and laboratory skills as they investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (SCH3U1)
 
Physics

Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U1)
This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Students should have strong mathematical skills.
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D1)
 
Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation (SPH4U1)
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories of physics. Students will explore further the laws of dynamics and energy transformations, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, and the interface between energy and matter. They will further develop inquiry skills, learning, for example, how the interpretation of experimental data can provide indirect evidence to support the development of a scientific model. Students will also consider the impact on society and the environment of technological applications of physics.
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U1)