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Available Grade 10 Courses
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Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10                                                                                                                       Back
 
This course introduces students to the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills further developed in the Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus pathways. Topics include geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, algebra and number, measurement, and trigonometry.
 
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10
 
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 workforce. Topics include comparisons of the imperial and metric systems of measurement, understanding and using the Pythagorean theorem, understanding primary trigonometric ratios, lines and angles, unit pricing, currency exchange, and wage calculations to help with real-life applications.
 
Bible 10
 
“Bible class,” as we call it is more than a time for reading, discussing, thinking or debating.  We have the privilege of allotting time daily for study and reflection so that we who seek God may grow to know and love Him and His ways more with each passing moment and so that we can better understand His intent and desire for our lives – that is, His desire to live His holy life through us!
 
We know that we live in a world where obedience is barely considered and rebellion is eagerly fostered and seemingly rewarded.  As the day of Jesus’ second coming draws nearer it is all-the-more important that our lives are a declaration of the reality of who God is.  This comes about not by mere understanding, but through a personal growing relationship with Jesus.  This is what you will be encouraged and challenged toward in this class.  After that, it’s up to you.  Your “yes” belongs to God, not to men.
 
English 10
 
This course offers students a strong base for reading and writing in high school.  Learning to write effectively, concisely, and creatively is a main focus, along with reading rich, relevant literature that bring issues and important choices to the discussion table.  Along with literature, students are presented with media samples to analyze and evaluate.  In this class, students have the opportunity as well to speak in front of a group and grow in their public speaking skills.  English 10 offers provincial practice for our Grade 10 students.

Information Technology 10
 
Information Technology 10 provides hands on experience for students using spreadsheet, data processing, and presentation software, as well as helping them improve their typing skills.
 
Italian 10
 
This course is for students who have a basic background knowledge of Italian. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of the Italian language.  Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as talking about hobbies and the weather, visiting new places, shopping and ordering food.
 
Music 10: Concert Band
 
This course gives students a chance to explore either instrumental music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
Music education enables all learners to explore, create, perceive, and communicate thoughts, images, and feelings through music. These experiences are unique and essential, and make a significant contribution to learners’ lifelong development as educated citizens.
 
Music 10: Concert Choir
 
This course gives students a chance to explore choral music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
Music education enables all learners to explore, create, perceive, and communicate thoughts, images, and feelings through music. These experiences are unique and essential, and make a significant contribution to learners’ lifelong development as educated citizens.
 
Music 10: General
 
This course gives students a chance to explore either instrumental or choral music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and a little music history.
Music education enables all learners to explore, create, perceive, and communicate thoughts, images, and feelings through music. These experiences are unique and essential, and make a significant contribution to learners’ lifelong development as educated citizens.
 
Music 10: Guitar
 
This course gives students a chance to play guitars. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
Music education enables all learners to explore, create, perceive, and communicate thoughts, images, and feelings through music. These experiences are unique and essential, and make a significant contribution to learners’ lifelong development as educated citizens.
 
Music 10: Orchestral Strings
 
This course gives students a chance to explore orchestral music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
Music education enables all learners to explore, create, perceive, and communicate thoughts, images, and feelings through music. These experiences are unique and essential, and make a significant contribution to learners’ lifelong development as educated citizens.
 
Physical Education 10
 
Physical Education 8/9/10 has been developed so that the same course can be taken by students in Grades 8, 9, or 10. It can also be taken more than once with different activities being done in each grade.
The purpose of this course is to encourage regular, enjoyable physical activity that contributes to a healthy body and mind. Students plan their own program and choose their own activities, which might range from something as simple as walking the dog to participation in team sports.
In addition to the physical activity program, there are written activities and readings about the active lifestyle.
 
Planning 10
 
“Planning 10: Writing Your Own Ticket” addresses all the prescribed learning outcomes of the BC Ministry of Education’s Planning 10 IRP.
 
Portuguese 10
 
This course is for students who have a basic background knowledge of Portuguese.   Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.  Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as talking about hobbies and the weather, visiting new places, shopping and ordering food.
 
Praise Band 10
 
Praise Band 10 connects worship, private and public, with community through musical expression.  It also uses current technologies in live sound and stage, studio, and video recording to assist learning as well as to provide practical skills that students may employ directly in planning, staging and performing for events.  The foci of this course are to evoke and legitimize worship as a foundation for life and for personal and corporate expression, to broaden musical skill and experience, to teach teamwork, mutual respect and leadership, to promote community, community participation and responsibility, and to provide practical skills that may be employed at home, in school, in church, on a street corner or in a large venue.  This course is aimed at progressive learning rather than topical learning.  Students of any skill level may join, and will find instruction and experiences to stretch them in their spiritual, musical, and leadership growth.
 
Science 10
 
Science 10 is a demanding course because, at its completion there is a provincial exam worth 20% of the class grade.   This course is jam packed with a lot of different units including ecology, chemistry, radioactivity, motion, energy systems on earth, and tectonic plates.  Students who take this course need to be organized and plan to spend time each evening studying for tests and the provincial.
 
Social Studies 10
 
Social Studies 10 focuses on the growth of Canada from colony to nationhood, with an emphasis on the years 1815 to 1914. Various themes are revisited throughout the course, including immigration and the face of Canada’s cultural mosaic, the use of art as a reflection of history, the changing nature of democracy and the role of the First Nations in Canada’s development. Themes from the past are linked to current issues and events whenever possible.  As a multidisciplinary subject, Social Studies draws from the social sciences and humanities to study human interaction and natural and social environments.  Students should develop into thoughtful, responsible citizens able to consider multiple perspectives and to defend a position. Whereas the BC Social Studies 10 curriculum provides students with opportunities to critically reflect upon events and issues in order to examine the past and make connections, instruction at West Coast Adventist School will focus on issues of social justice and resource management from a Christian perspective.
 
Spanish 10
 
This course is for students who have a basic background knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation of the Spanish language.  Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as talking about hobbies and the weather, visiting new places, shopping and ordering food.
 

 

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