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Available Grade 11 Courses
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Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11                                                                                                                         Back
 
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 slope and rate of change, graphical representations, surface area, volume, and capacity, trigonometry of right angles, scale representations, financial services and personal budgets.
 
Bible 11
 
“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.
 
Biology 11
 
This class studies everything living except for humans. We spend time studying ecology and the outdoors then spend time focusing more in depth on plants. We also learn about the function and form of invertebrates and vertebrates, from the small insects to large whales – it will be studied in this class. This class is a hands on class and through the face to face weeks we get to study and dissect several organisms.
 
Chemistry 11
 
In chemistry eleven students get to study so many different areas of chemistry, from basics of the periodic table to conversions in stoichiometry (the students always has a lot of fun with this word!). We complete units in safety, basic chemistry calculations (conversion factors and significant digits), chemical and physical change, naming of inorganic molecules, the mole, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, the periodic table, atoms, and organic chemistry. This class does involve basic math so make sure you have a calculator.
 
Communications 11
 
Communications 11, with Communications 12 to follow, provides an alternative course in English that meets the needs of students who may find it difficult to succeed in English 11 and 12. It provides practical communication skills for students who probably will not attend academic post-secondary institutions. This course combines language and literature in one course.
 
English 11
 
With a writing base already established in English 9 & 10, students in this class are encouraged to explore their writing voice and to experiment with different styles and techniques of writing. They are expected to read more in depth literature with layered meanings and plots, and they are exposed to poetry both for appreciation and technical evaluation. Students in English 11 have the opportunity to conduct research on a topic of their choice to produce a first-year college-quality research paper. Public speaking and provincial examination prep are also part of this course.
 
Family Studies 11
 
The Family Studies curriculum is concerned with human growth and development, interpersonal relation-ships, management of human and material resources, and social and physical environments. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to use processes of decision making, communicating, and problem solving in a wide variety of learning situations.
The overall aim is to provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities to meet the challenge of our dynamic and complex society.
 
Foods & Nutrition 11
 
This course gives students insight into the concepts of planning and preparing nutritious food for individuals, groups, and families while taking into account safety and the prevention of food-borne illnesses as they handle or store equipment and food supplies.
 
The course will include discussions of everything from what is the daily recommended kilojoule (caloric) intake for a teenager, to how to take the fins off a fish prior to cooking, to how to make the perfect soufflé. Each topic is approached through a combination of practice and theory, which we are sure will help broaden both students knowledge and culinary skills.
 
Information & Communications Technology 11
 
Information and Communications Technology 11 (previously called Information Technology 11) has been developed to provide Grade 11 students with a fundamental understanding of information technology skills and concepts. Students will learn the history and development of information technology, how to pursue a post-secondary education in information technology, as well as core concepts and skills. The course consists of four main subject areas-Online Communications, Networking, Programming, and Multimedia-that students can navigate to achieve stated outcomes and to explore subject areas, specific topics, and related skills.
 
Italian 11
 
This course builds on Italian 10 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are taught through topics such as daily routine, special celebrations, and professions.
 
Choral Music 11: Concert Choir
 
This course gives students a chance to refine their choral music skills. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
 
Music education enables students to interact with sound, simultaneously engaging mind, body, and spirit. Through creating, performing, and listening to music, students experience the ways in which music evokes and conveys thoughts, images, and feelings. Music education makes a valuable and unique contribution to students’ intellectual growth, and integrates intellectual and emotional development. Shared experiences in music significantly contribute to the development of a healthier society through activities that respect and reflect the diversity of human experiences. 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.
 
Instrumental Music 11: Concert Band
 
This course gives students a chance to refine their instrumental music skills. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
 
Music education enables students to interact with sound, simultaneously engaging mind, body, and spirit. Through creating, performing, and listening to music, students experience the ways in which music evokes and conveys thoughts, images, and feelings. Music education makes a valuable and unique contribution to students’ intellectual growth, and integrates intellectual and emotional development. Shared experiences in music significantly contribute to the development of a healthier society through activities that respect and reflect the diversity of human experiences. 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.
 
Instrumental Music 11: Guitar
 
This course gives students a chance to refine their guitar playing skills. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
 
Music education enables students to interact with sound, simultaneously engaging mind, body, and spirit. Through creating, performing, and listening to music, students experience the ways in which music evokes and conveys thoughts, images, and feelings. Music education makes a valuable and unique contribution to students’ intellectual growth, and integrates intellectual and emotional development. Shared experiences in music significantly contribute to the development of a healthier society through activities that respect and reflect the diversity of human experiences. 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.
 
Instrumental Music 11: Orchestral Strings
 
This course gives students a chance to refine their orchestral music skills. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and music history.
 
Music education enables students to interact with sound, simultaneously engaging mind, body, and spirit. Through creating, performing, and listening to music, students experience the ways in which music evokes and conveys thoughts, images, and feelings. Music education makes a valuable and unique contribution to students’ intellectual growth, and integrates intellectual and emotional development. Shared experiences in music significantly contribute to the development of a healthier society through activities that respect and reflect the diversity of human experiences. 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 11
 
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.
 
Physics 11
 
The study of physics aims to understand the universe around us. Why do things work the way they work? In this course we will be focusing mostly on the area of Classical Mechanics, however, we will touch on some of Einstein’s work with Special Relativity and a section on Nuclear Processes.
 
Portuguese 11
 
This course builds on Portuguese 10 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are taught through topics such as daily routine, special celebrations, and professions.
 
Praise Band 11
 
Praise Band 11 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 and 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 after completing the Praise Band 10 prerequisite, and will find instruction and experiences to stretch them in their spiritual, musical, and leadership growth.
 
Pre-Calculus 11
 
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, sequences and series, systems of equations and inequalities, relations and functions, and trigonometry.

Psychology 11
 
Studying psychology serves to develop greater understanding of human development and behavior. Students who acquire sensitivity to multiple perspectives can make reasoned judgments about the relative merits of their own behavior, as well as the behavior of others. Because there is no Psychology 11 curriculum, this class will provide students with opportunities to critically reflect upon issues that pertain to personality, individuality and the resiliency of the human mind.
 
Science & Technology 11
 
This course is designed to provide students with a basis for understanding the complex world of science and technology and the interaction which occurs between technology and society.
 
Social Studies 11
 
This course addresses the new Social Studies 11 IRP (published in September 2005) and prepares students for the new provincial exam.
 
Module 1 explores the structure of Canadian government, the political spectrum, and electoral systems. Modules 2 and 3 focus on Canada’s role in 20th century history, including the two World Wars, United Nations’ peacekeeping efforts, and international affairs. Module 4 addresses population, standards of living, environmental challenges, and Canada’s response to global issues such as global warming and ozone layer depletion.
 
The course also includes an exam preparation package, with sample essay questions and study tips.
 
Spanish 11
 
This course builds on Spanish 10 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are taught through topics such as daily routine, special celebrations, and professions.
 
Visual Arts: Media Arts 11
 
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the art of image making through the use of new media technologies such as the computer and related software programs. The course focuses on the application of a variety of materials, technologies, and processes to organize visual elements according to principles of art and design.
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