Grade 10 Course Selection
Grade 10 students have 6 required courses; and 2 electives. At the grade 10 level; students also have the opportunity to select their mathematics stream.
- English First Peoples 10
- Social Studies 10
- Science 10
- Physical Education 10*
- French 10
- Mathematics 10: Workplace Math 10 or Foundations of Pre-Calculus 10
**Grade 10 students may also opt in to Softball academy–this counts towards 1 elective, and Physical Education 10:
Information about Math 10 Options:
Mathematics 10 is a graduation requirement. All students in Grade 10 must take one of the following Grade 10 required mathematics courses:
Workplace Math 10 – Topics covered in this course are algebra, geometry, measurement, number, financial literacy, and trigonometry.
Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 – Topics covered in this course are algebra, number, geometry, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry and logical thinking, and financial literacy.
Pathways in Math: Further Explanation:
Workplace Mathematics Pathways Grades 10 & 11
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include rate of change, creating and interpreting graphs, metric and imperial measurement and conversions, 3D objects, statistics and probability, financial literacy and trigonometry.
Foundations of Mathematics Grades Pathways 11 & 12
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for postsecondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.
PRE-REQUISITE: FOUNDATIONS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10
Pre-calculus Grades 11 & 12 Pathways
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem
PRE-REQUISITE: FOUNDATIONS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10
Grade 10 Elective Choices: Choose 2
Business Education & Information Communications Technology
Coding 10 –This course is for students that are interested in careers relating to Coding. It also provides a solid core of knowledge for students that are not intending to pursue coding but want a better understanding of this key subject. This course is a study of coding: using programming languages such as Rust, Assembly, Elixir, Node.js & Java with Command Line and Greenfoot, Cloud Computing (Virtual Desktops), using Game Engines such as Unity to make 3d games. Students wishing to pursue further coding courses should consider this class. Evaluation will be based on assignments, projects, and participation.
Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 – This course is for students that are interested in careers relating to Business. This course uses technology, which prepares the students to enter the workforce through official, recognized certification. This certification can be used on resumes, job applications and is recognized on LinkedIn. It also provides a solid core of knowledge for students that are not intending to pursue these areas but want a better understanding of these key topics. This course is a study of digital communication (including various social media), business start-up (entrepreneurship), human resources, and finance. Students wishing to pursue further business or digital media courses should consider this class.
Robotics 10 – In this course, we will focus on engineering, coding, electronics, and physics, then use those skills to solve problems. We will work in teams to build robots of all shapes and sizes with tools to perform tasks on command and autonomously. Other skills we will develop: cooperation, visualization, and organization. You will learn to fall many times, and always get back up and build it better. It will be tough, but lots of fun.
Culinary & Home Economics
Culinary 10 – This Cafeteria Training course focuses on hands on preparation and service of high quality and large volume cuisine. Students develop the skills necessary for home and commercial food preparation as they participate in activities related to receiving, storing, cooking, serving and presenting delicious, nutritious foods. Students also have opportunities to develop skills required by food-service professionals and to practice customer service. Students consider their own and their customers’ safety while handling equipment and supplies, managing the working environment, and preventing food borne illnesses. As they experience the creative preparation and presentation of food, they build an awareness of its social and cultural significance. Students also gain a basic understanding of the economics of operating a food-related enterprise, including purchasing, cost accounting, and portion control. Students often choose to use their learned skills to secure entry-level employment in the hospitality industry or to pursue careers in the food industry. The FoodSafe Level 1 course, which is required for employment in B.C. food service establishments, is offered to students during the program.
Food Studies 10 – It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! This is a theory course with practical application. Principles of basic food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on nutrition and time management. Students will have opportunity to see how food breaks down into nutrients and how the body uses these.
Textiles 10 – students will work with natural and manufactures fabrics to design items of clothing. They will upcycle and recycle designs and fitted clothing by hand and machine. They will learn different methods to create fabrics as well as the ethical and environmental impact. Some design items include: zippered bag, knitted t-shirt, collared shirt with buttons, yoga or sweat pants, summer dress or pants with zippers and pockets.
Woodwork 10 – This course is designed to be an introduction to the wood shop for students with or without previous basic experience. It will provide in depth knowledge of employability skills for industry jobs, an understanding of safe shop practices, basic woodworking operations such as hand tools, miter saw, band saw, scroll saw, and basic layout and design skills. Woodwork 10 does not require previous wood working experience to be successful. There will be a focus on safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and shop space. Students will be expected to complete two mandatory projects and one project of their choice.
Metalwork 10 – This course does not require previous metal working experience to be successful. There will be a focus on safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and shop space. Students will be expected to complete two mandatory projects and one project of their choice.
Skills Exploration 10- This course requires no previous hands on experience. There will be a focus on safe and proper use of tools, equipment, and shop space. Students will be exposed to 4 different trade areas; Automotive or Ironworking, Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing. This is a hands on course for anyone interested in learning about trades as a career, and or for students wanting to enrol in any of the trade programs offered here at Garibaldi or in the district.
Art Studio 10 – This class aids in the development of principles of design through visual expression in ceramics, drawing and painting, graphics, sculpture, and textiles. Students will work on common themes in art, for example: portrait/life drawing, landscape, fantasy, wildlife, and cartooning. Students will also be asked to do longer individualized projects several times during the semester. Graphic design skills and printmaking will also be addressed within the year.
Dance 10 – In this course, students will explore elements of dance such as body awareness, use of space and time, performance dynamics, movement relationships and form through various choreographic challenges. Through the creative process, you will learn how to effectively perform, to express yourself as an artist, and to connect with others via your artistry. This is an excellent course to build creativity and self-confidence. Please note: all dance and drama classes participate in annual Showcases where students prepare and present work to a live audience.
Drama 10 – In this course you will learn real life applicable skills that will take you well into adulthood. *mic drop* But seriously, skills such as improvisation, character analysis, and exploration of cross-cultural perspectives will help to better understand yourself and those around you, creating a well-rounded world citizen and performer. A willingness to step outside your comfort zone and take creative risks is a necessity. Please note: all dance and drama classes participate in annual Showcases where students prepare and present work to a live audience.
Guitar 10–Learn to play, or expand your skills with one on one practices, mentorship and performances at coffee house events (optional).
Concert Band 10-Experience required; please see https://gssmusicdepartment.wordpress.com/
Concert Choir 10- Here is Video supporting Concert Choir : https://youtu.be/OXf6EztvFDU
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS ACADEMY PROGRAM
This is an off-timetable program. Our current season runs September through December.
Please check the following page for information about our Interdisciplinary Arts Academy: https://gss.sd42.libguides.com/c.php?g=715781&p=5103636
IA Theatre Production*
In this course, students learn area specific techniques and vocabulary while gaining ‘on the job experience’ for production departments such as lighting, sound, stage management, hair & makeup, running crew, set construction, and front of house.
IA Theatre Company*
In this course, students develop ensemble building, organization, time management, problem solving and communication skills through practical experience of producing a live show.
IA Musical Theatre*
In this course, students go through the process of auditions, rehearsals, tech week, dress rehearsal, and shows. Throughout this creative process, students develop vocabulary and techniques of putting on a musical theatre production.
In this course, students develop kinaesthetic and spatial awareness as they learn how to effectively study, rehearse, notate, and perform various styles and techniques of musical theatre choreography.
IA Contemporary Music*
In this course, students study musical elements, vocal techniques, and get practical experience of performing musical theatre songs.
*Successful interview/audition required to register in any IA courses. Auditions will be held in April.