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Available Grade 12 Courses
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Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 12                                                                                                                         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 linear relations, limits to measurement, statistics, probability and odds, properties of geometric figures, transformations, trigonometry, and owning a small business.
 
Bible 12
 
“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 12
 
In Biology 12 we study every system of the human body. Initially we thoroughly study cells and how each organelle inside the cell functions and what role it has in the body. Once we know what is going on at the microscopic level we get to study several systems of the body including the digestive, respiratory, nervous, circulatory and reproductive systems. This course is a lot of fun and does involve hands on activities and a dissection.
 
Chemistry 12
 
In chemistry we study chemical reactions. We study rates of reactions, equilibriums, how things work in solutions, acids and bases and finally electrochemistry. Chemistry 12 uses math a lot from conversions to algebra and even logarithms. At the end of the semesters student may choose to complete a provincial exam or take a class final. It is very important that before this decision is made students check to see what their program of study and college of choice requires.
 
Communications 12
 
The focus of Communications 12 is to help students become more proficient in communication skills typically used in school, the workplace, and everyday life. Students explore topics on media literacy, the writing process, workplace communications, and the appreciation of literature. Practical skills are emphasized to help students improve their reading and writing skills, design and present information, create professional workplace communications, navigate the Internet efficiently and effectively, and become more informed media and technology consumers.
 
English Literature 12
 
This is a senior elective course which surveys the literature of the English language, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Twentieth Century. This historical survey is especially important for students who intend to study English literature in post-secondary institutions.
 
Entrepreneurship 12
 
The Entrepreneurship 12 course is designed to take students through the stages required to develop and begin to operate a business. It covers the personal characteristics that make an entrepreneur, the elements of a viable business, and helps the students assess strengths and weaknesses in order to make good choices about their enterprises. Modules 1 and 2 cover the necessary steps in writing a Business Plan. Modules 3 and 4 help students organize for operating a business and provide the opportunity to begin running a business of their own.
 
Family Studies 12
 
This course expands on many topics introduced in Family Studies 11. Marriage, parenting, and the cycle of life and death and dying are emphasized.
 
Geography 12
 
This course covers both the physical and human-created systems of the world in the study of people, places, environments and their interrelationships. It examines closely the Nature of Geography, Systems of the Earth, and Resources of the Earth. Through this course, students will be able to develop an analytical understanding of how local, regional, and global environments affect them and ways to maintain the balance of those systems for future sustainability of Earth’s resources.
 
History 12
 
The revised History 12 course provides an introduction to the history of the twentieth century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
 
Information & Communications Technology 12
 
Information and Communications Technology 12 (previously called Information Technology 12) has been designed to provide students who have completed Information and Communications Technology 11 (previously called Information Technology 11) with increased focus in the core areas of online communications, networking, programming and multimedia. Emphasis is placed on post-secondary or workplace preparation, team-based development and enterprise information services. The prescribed learning outcomes for Information and Communications Technology 12 have been derived in part from the Ministry of Education’s Integrated Resource Package for Information and Communications Technology.
 
Italian 12
 
This course builds on Italian 11 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are reviewed as the student is exposed to more complex grammar, vocabulary and reading selections.
 
Law 12
 
Citizens living in a democracy should develop an awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities. Knowledge of the law is presupposed in our legal system, as illustrated by the maxim, “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” It follows that students should understand how laws are applied and reviewed. The relevance of legal studies extends beyond students’ need to know about the legal system and content of law. Students also need to understand the role of law and the benefits of the legal system, especially as Christians, who are admonished to uphold law and respect governing authority. Legally literate students are more likely to become active, informed, and productive citizens, and are better equipped to participate effectively in a democratic society and recognize what conduct is regulated by law. Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance students’ abilities to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law also promotes the skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively and logically, and accurately interpret the written word.
 
Instrumental Music 12: 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.
 
Music 12: 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 12: Guitar
 
This course gives students a chance to refine their guitar 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 12: 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 12
 
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, as well as involvement with community or church programs involving some leadership.
 
Physics 12
 
When we study physics we want to find out how the world around us works. This includes the smallest electrons and the largest stars. In Physics 12 you will be studying a number of topics from Physics 11 with more detail and you will also be working on many new topics with magnetism and electricity.
 
Portuguese 12
 
This course builds on Portuguese 11 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are reviewed as the student is exposed to more complex grammar, vocabulary and reading selections.
 
Pre-Calculus 12
 
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.
 
Spanish 12
 
This course builds on Spanish 11 and further develops the skills of listening, writing, reading and speaking with the emphasis on communicative competence. Language structures and vocabulary are reviewed as the student is exposed to more complex grammar, vocabulary and reading selections.
 
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