General Studies Courses

Semester 1 of the 2019-2020 School Year

 

Grade 9

 

SNC1D Academic Science (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course enables our 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, our students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation.
  • Our 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.

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 MPM1D Principles of Mathematics (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course enables our students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.
  • Our students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes.
  • Our students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems..

 

 

CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world.
  • Our students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development.
  • Our students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

 

PPL1O Healthy Active Living Education – (full year 0.5 credit)

This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to health 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.

 

 

Grade 10

 

SNC2D Academic Science (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course enables our 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.
  • Our students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills.
  • Our 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

 

 

MPM2D Principles of Mathematics (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course enables our students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.
  • Our students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles.
  • Our students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

 

 

CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography (1 semester 1 credit course)

  • This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world.
  • Our students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development.
  • Our students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

 

 

PPL2O Healthy Active Living (full year 0.5 credit)

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 health, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.