Grade 10 Courses

Welcome to Grade 10

Mandatory Grade 10 courses:

English 10
Mathematics 10 (Foundations/Pre-Calculus or Workplace)
Social Studies 10
Physical Health Education 10
Science 10
Career Life Education 10.

PLUS, either 2 electives OR 1 elective and a language (French 10 or Spanish 10).

English:

English 10 will consist of 2 combined courses which are two credits each. Both of these courses will be blended, taught, and graded by the same teacher. This year students will select one of two options for English 10:

English 10: Spoken Language (2 credits) and New Media (2 credits)
English 10: Literary Studies (2 credits)  and New Media (2 credits) 

ALL English 10 includes: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Thinking.
English 10 builds understanding of respectful exchange of ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking. All English classes recognize the diversity among Canada’s First Peoples cultures and that language builds understanding and appreciation of perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view. All English classes will involve paragraph and essay writing, novels, and speaking/discussion/presenting.

Literary Studies and New Media 10: is designed for students interested in literature in general and will allow students greater depth in exploring writing from a variety of sources. Studies may include plays, Canadian Lit, novels, poems, short stories, and more. Classes may also focus on a particular author, theme, or time period of study. The New Media component is designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society by recognizing the importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. Possible areas of study will include media and film studies (globalization of the media industry, influence, perceptions, and documentaries), journalism and publishing, poetry and song lyrics, and digital communication (blogs, web writing, podcasts etc).

Spoken Language and New Media 10: Students will engage in READING, Watching, WRITING, Presenting, SPEAKING, LISTENING to a variety of literature with the focus on improving our spoken language skills. Students explore Lyrical Language (poems, spoken word, story telling, songs), multimedia and social media world, book talks on issues or topics of interest to the students. In addition, we will study plays and a selection of speeches, movies and videos. The New Media component is designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society by recognizing the importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. Possible areas of study will include media and film studies (globalization of the media industry, influence, perceptions, and documentaries), journalism and publishing, poetry and song lyrics, and digital communication (blogs, web writing, podcasts etc).

Mathematics:

Workplace Mathematics 10
This course allows students to continue working on the fundamentals of mathematics while exploring proportion, trigonometry, models, graphs, geometry, and data and statistics. This course is intended for those students who are planning direct entry into the workforce or some apprenticeship programmes after graduation, and directly prepares students for Workplace 11. Check the entrance requirements for the programme of study you are planning to take.

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10
This is a theory based course with many algebraic topics including expressions, powers, polynomials, equations, relations, trigonometry and data analysis. This course prepares students for either Foundations 11 or Pre-Calculus 11, which are university and college prerequisites. Recommended prerequisite is a “C” or better in Math 9.

PHE 10 
Instructional emphasis will be placed on the development of the students’ leadership skills and abilities. Students will be taught more advanced skills and strategies and be given the opportunity to maintain and improve their fitness levels. There will be more off-campus activities offered, as exposure to “sport for life” will be emphasized.

Science 10
Science 10 prepares students for the senior sciences. Topics of study include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science. Laboratory investigations are a component of this course.

Social Studies 10

This course focuses on the role of Canada following WWI, the Depression, WWII, and the post -war development of Canadian culture, politics and identity. These include the rise and decline of separatism in Quebec, the Cold War, and Canada’s continuing development as an independent multi-cultural nation. The course covers Canada’s system of government at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels.

Electives (Alphabetical)

Art 10
Come and explore the elements and principles of design as they apply to drawing, painting and sculpture. Students will learn various techniques to develop both drawing and painting skills in portraiture, still life and landscape. Work with various mediums such as charcoal, pastels, and acrylics. Enjoy 3-D sculpture work with clay and paper mache. Learn block print making and create comic art.

Basketball 10
This course will develop students’ individual sport skills, physical strength and conditioning, health and nutritional knowledge, coaching team building and leadership skills, goal setting and organizational skills within a basketball setting. Classes throughout the year will include basketball specific skill instruction, theory sessions, strength and conditioning workouts and officiating training.

Computers 10
This course is designed to educate students on the ever-changing digital world, as well as to provide hands-on experience with industry standard software and equipment. The curriculum covers a wide range of areas, so it appeals to a diverse group of students.

Culinary Training 10
These courses are designed to give students a basic overview of working in a restaurant or banquet style kitchen. Areas of study include: basic cooking & baking skills, proper use & care of a chef’s knife & other kitchen equipment. Students will complete Food Safe Level I and receive a corresponding certificate essential for employment in the food service industry. Daily production of food for the school’s cafeteria provides students with the hands on opportunity to develop marketable skills which can lead to direct employment.

Digital Media 10 (computers)
Digital Media Design 10 begins the exploration of video editing & production, 3D modelling & animation, graphic design, and web design & development. Students will learn design principles, work on a variety of digital media projects, and develop a digital portfolio of their best work. The course will encourage students to learn and utilize technical and artistic skill and theory. The course is particularly suited for students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design, video game design, visual effects artistry, videography, 2D and 3D animation, and other new media jobs.

Drama 10
This course provides opportunities for students to dig deeper into all aspects of dramatic performance and cinematic storytelling. Students will become part of a community with the same goal in mind, organizing and facilitating a performance where every member is integral to the process. It’s here where each student will use their growing confidence to develop a role and presence both on and off stage. This course will also give students the chance to work on their own creative endeavours in the world of film and television. This could be in the form of scriptwriting workshops, audition and self-tape preparation and research into the various roles that come with making a movie or television show.

Foods 10
Students will start with basic recipes and the theory accompanying them, then progress to more difficult and multi-course meals. Topics covered include, principles of food production and their relationship to the environment, nutrition, careers in hospitality, food marketing, and consumerism. This course will provide students with more than the basics to prepare meals at home, or start off in the food industry. Please note that this course is 60% practical and 40% theory.

Hockey Academy (10-12)
A typical week for Academy players includes:
– 2 hours on ice, skill based instruction
– 1 hour off ice conditioning/events or class room sessions—Theory instruction provides players with skill breakdowns, progressions, practice planning, proper nutritional strategies for high-level performance and motivation and goal setting.

Guitar 10
Are you a beginner that didn’t get a chance to take Guitar class in grade 9?  Or maybe you want to expand on the skills you learned in Guitar 9 to take your playing to the next level?  Either way, Guitar 10-12 is a great opportunity for you to spend some time in a relaxed atmosphere during the school day working on your guitar skills.  Come join the fun whatever level you are starting at!

Metalwork 10
Metalwork 10 is an introductory courses available to all grade 10 students. The course places great emphasis on safe work practices through all of the stages of project development and completion. Students will complete a minimum of 2 teacher assigned projects. Through inquiry and design, some students will have the opportunity to complete a third project of their choice. Some of the machines used at this level may include: band saw, lathe, milling machine, welders as well as most portable electric and cordless tools. Accurate measurement, good design and quality work will be an ongoing part of the course. Appropriate finishing methods will be explored as well.

Photography 10
Digital Photography focuses on understanding the basic operations and functions of a digital camera and the manipulation of its settings to achieve a specific result. Students will learn about photographic elements of art and principles of design, composition, and lighting. Students learn image techniques and digital manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, teaching them how to archive, organize and optimize their photographs for print or web purposes. Students will learn how to manage and creatively alter digital images as well as critically analyze the use of visual media as a means of communication in our society today.

School of Rock (Contemporary Music 10)
Are you ready to take your music education to the next level?  Are you interested in collaborating with other musicians in the school?  Do you want to perform live music for an audience? Would you like to record your own music in our studio or try a different instrument like drums, keyboards, bass, guitar, or even vocals?  Then School of Rock wants YOU!

Textiles 10
Express your unique sense of style. This course is an introduction to clothing construction. Students will learn the basics of sewing on sewing machines and sergers. Various sewing techniques and the reading of commercial patterns will be a focus. Evaluation is based on theory, practical work and daily progress. Projects include: handbags, pajamas, skirts and shorts.

Woodwork 10
Woodwork 10 is an introductory course that is available to all grade 10 students. The course places great emphasis on safe work practices through all of the stages of project development and completion. Students will complete a minimum of 2 teacher assigned projects. Through inquiry and design, many students will have the opportunity to complete a third project of their choice. Some of the machines used at this level will include mitre saw, table saw, jointer, thickness planer and most portable electric and cordless tools. Accurate measurement and work will be an ongoing part of the course. Appropriate finishing methods will be explored as well.

Outside the Timetable:

Athletic Leadership (10-12)
Athletic Leadership 10, 11, 12 is open to students in grades 10-12 who are interested in developing their leadership skills within the context of athletics and intramural activity at SRT. This course will provide background theory in leadership styles while providing relevant practical experience for student leaders who want to be part of the athletics/recreation culture here at SRT. Students will learn to work on their own and in group settings. They will be the key members of a student driven athletics culture at SRT for years to come.  

Leadership 10-12
The Leadership class is an elective which will be an unforgettable experience. The mandate of this course is to positively influence the school culture through planning and running school wide events and initiatives, as well as Peer Leadership with younger grades and feeder schools. This class does run out of the timetable at lunch and afterschool.