Science 9 – Science 9 gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge & understanding in the fields of chemistry (investigating matter), physics (electricity and its applications), biology (reproduction) and earth science (natural cycles, systems, & sustainability). Students will also undertake their own inquiries using scientific methods and research how science impacts society.
Science 10 – Science 10 gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge & understanding in the fields of chemistry (compounds & chemical reactions), physics (energy transformation), biology (DNA) and earth science (big bang theory & the universe). Students will also undertake their own inquiries using scientific methods and research how science impacts society.
Science for Citizens 11 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Science 10 recommended. This course is intended for students who are interested in investigating how science is applied in real life, including the workplace. This course would provide opportunities for students to engage in hands on activities including: designing their own inquiry labs using the scientific method, building models and discussing the impact of human decisions and actions on Earth.
Life Sciences 11 (Biology) – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Science 10 recommended. This course is intended for students who are interested in studying living things from the microscopic level (viruses) to the more advanced level of organisms (plants & animals). The course consists of the following conceptual themes: the diversity and unifying characteristics of living things and the process by which living things adapt to a changing environment over time.
Anatomy & Physiology 12 (Biology) – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Life Sciences 11 (Biology) with a high C+ average is strongly recommended. It is also recommended that students be enrolled in or have completed Chemistry 11.This course is intended as a foundation for students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in a biology related field. The course consists of two main themes: cell biology & biochemistry (DNA, proteins, enzymes, cell function, etc.) and human biology (the structure and function of organ systems and the how the body responds to changing conditions).
Chemistry 11 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Science 10 recommended. This course is designed to develop the students’ understanding of the science of chemistry. It gives the students a chance to examine the matter around them and gain an understanding of the atom and the world. This course contains units in the following: the scientific method, description of matter, classification of matter, the theory of matter, the mole concept, calculations involving reactions, gases, bonding, the periodic table, solution chemistry and organic chemistry.
Chemistry 12 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Chemistry 11 with a high C+ average is strongly recommended. This course gives the students an understanding of chemistry. The course consists of three units: Unit 1 – Chemical Energetic and Equilibrium (chemical energetic, kinetics and equilibrium), Unit 2 – Acid, Base, and Salts and Unit 3 – Oxidation – Reduction.
Physics 11 – In this course students will be introduced to the various theories and laws that govern our universe. The course focuses on the study of motion, with experiments that confirm mathematical formulas for acceleration, energy, forces and light. Online simulations and videos are used to help students gain a complete conceptual understanding of how the natural world works.
Physics 12 – Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics 11 with a high C+ average is strongly recommended. This course builds on the skills learned in physics 11 and offers several hands-on projects to further learning. Students will do experiments in areas of 2D kinematics, 2D momentum, circular motion, as well as a focus on electricity and magnetism. This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the natural world around them and prepare them for further studies in the sciences.
Environmental Science 11 – This course is intended for students who would like to complete an introductory course or who wish to carry on to a Grade 12 level course and/or post-secondary studies in Environmental Sciences. This course involves the study of local ecosystems. It consists of four core units: diversity, processes and changes, sustainability, and conservation/restoration. This course may offer opportunities to conduct field work in an outdoor setting.
Environmental Science 12 – This course is for students who have completed and found interest in Environmental Science 11. Students will learn about interactions between human societies and policies and local environments. As well as classroom learning, this course will be heavily project driven supported by the teacher. Students taking this course should be willing to complete action-based projects in the school and in the community.