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Course Catalogue


Grade 10

Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course is designed with some theoretical mathematical principles and is designed for students who intend on entering the trades or other employment in the workforce.

Materials Textbook: Mathworks 10 text & workbook
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Tests; Projects; Provincial Exam

Bible 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Bible 10 is a survey of Old Testament content. It covers major concepts and events and requires the memorization of key Scripture verses. The course is designed to enable the student to encounter and experience the Word of God, refute erroneous ideas about the Bible and understand why reading and exploring the Scriptures is vital to a Christian’s relationship with God. This course provides the big picture of how the Bible is laid out and encourages the student to respond in a positive way to the truth that is revealed in the Old Testament Scripture.

Materials Textbook: Journeying with God: Old Testament student workbook
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Projects; Essay

Choral Music 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will have an opportunity to be a part of an ensemble and will create and perform pieces. The size of choirs can vary in range from very small (a two person ensemble) to very large (hundreds of performers). Students will learn valuable skills such as tone quality, breath control, vocal and memorization techniques as well as explore music literacy.

Materials As required
Exam None

Dance 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course will assist students in becoming better able to express themselves in various dance styles. Students will be involved in weekly dance classes and become competent in the elements of movement, creation, composition, presentation and performance. Students will gain a deeper understanding of various dance genres and the social and cultural influences of dance.

Materials As required
Exam None

Drama 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description
Materials As required
Exam None

English 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

English 10 focuses on reading, novel study, poetry, drama, media and non-fiction, mythology, Canadian literature, and Shakespeare. English 10 also focuses on writing skills, grammar and usage, sentence combining, paragraphing and extended compositions using the Writing Process approach, debating, public speaking, note-taking, vocabulary and spelling, research skills, critical viewing, and reading.

Materials To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee OR Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare OR Julius Caesar by Shakespeare.
Exam Unit Tests; Provincial Exam

Foods and Nutrition 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course will give students an awareness of food safety and sanitation, kitchen basics, food preparation techniques and methods of cooking. Students will explore the importance of nutrition and healthy eating as well as develop an understanding of the social, economic and cultural influences of food. Finally, students will explore the numerous career opportunities available in the food-related field.

Materials As required
Exam None

Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course 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. It is recommended that students have a minimum of a C+ in Math 9 in order to have success in this course. Topics include unit conversions, surface area and volume, trigonometry, exponents, polynomials, linear functions and solving systems of equations.

Materials Textbook: McGraw Hill: Foundations & Pre-Calculus 10
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Provincial Exam

General Music 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course covers elements of rhythm, melody, expression, form and principles of design. Students will reveal the power of music to interpret thoughts, feelings and images in a wide range of musical styles. Students will explore the idea of self and community (being a performer, participant and audience member) along with uncovering the history and culture of various musical styles.

Materials As required; Instrument of Choice
Exam None

Home Economics Textiles 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course gives students the opportunity to develop safe use of tools and equipment, explore the properties of textile fibres and construct numerous textile items. Students will discover the factors affecting textile use and choice while following patterns and will look into various career opportunities in the textile field.

Materials As required
Exam None

Orchestral Strings 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will gain technical competence in various skills (such as pizzicato, bowing, picking, dampening, tuning and adjusting). Furthermore, students will gain an understanding of their role within the ensemble, how to follow and respond to the conductor and the importance of playing posture. Concepts of music literacy will also be explored

Materials As required; String instrument of choice
Exam None

Physical Education 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course covers individual and group leisure activities. Student fitness and student participation in areas of interest are stressed. Sports activities are an important component of this course.

Materials As required
Exam None

Planning 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

In this course the student focuses on the Graduation Program, Education and Careers, Health and Finances. This course has a Christian perspective added by CHEKABC. The course will also contain content relating to Graduation Transitions.

Materials Textbook: Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle
Exam None

Science 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Science 10 deals with electricity, magnetism, radioactivity, and chemistry. It includes a study of cells and genetics along with some earth science such as earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.

Materials Textbook: BC Science 10 text & workbook
Exam Chapter Tests; Provincial Exam

Social Studies 10

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Focuses on the economic and political development of Canada from 1812 to the present. There is a special emphasis on BC and the Pacific Rim. Students will get a better understanding of Canadian political and economic developments and should have a greater appreciation for Western Canada. This course has an added component to provide a Christian World View.

Materials Textbook: Horizons: Canada’s Emerging Identity
Exam Chapter Tests; 2 Projects

Technology Education 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will learn safe use of specialized tools and machinery, develop an awareness of graphic designs to convey ideas and gain an understanding of how technology is used in daily life and in the workplace. Career exploration in the technology field will also be examined.

Materials As required
Exam None

Visual Arts 10

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will cultivate technical competence in the use of ceramics and sculpture and focus on developing a range of skills needed to manipulate and treat these materials. Presentation applications (such as exhibit considerations) and visual culture will be explored. Skills such as carving, polishing, staining, painting, throwing and stitching could be included.

Materials As required
Exam None

Grade 11

Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course follows the Grade 10 level and builds on the concepts learned in that course to prepare students for the trades.

Materials Textbook: Mathworks 11 text & workbook
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Tests; Projects

Bible 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Bible 11 is a survey course of the New Testament. It covers major concepts and events that occur in the New Testament and requires the memorization of key Scripture verses. This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive view of the whole New Testament and a knowledge base for an understanding of Christianity.

Materials Textbook: Connecting with God
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Tests; Project; Final Exam

Biology 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

The course covers among other things viruses and bacteria, algae and protozoa, fungi, mosses, flowering plants, the animal kingdom and ecology.

Materials Textbook: Prentice Hall: Biology
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam

Chemistry 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Chemistry 11 is an introductory course in Chemistry and gives the student a basic knowledge in many areas of Chemistry. Topics include ionic and covalent compounds, bonding theory, and calculations with moles and stoichiometry. Students will also become acquainted with solutions and organic Chemistry.

Materials Textbook: BC Science 11
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam

Choreography 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will create and compose pieces for a variety of purposes and learn skills and attitudes needed to understand the role of the choreographer. Students will learn approaches to revise, refine, and assess their work. Students will also study the rehearsal process and explore ways to successfully lead a group.

Materials As required
Exam None

Communications 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course reinforces and develops basic language skills and focuses on the enhancement of writing, reading and communication.

Materials Textbook: The Communication Handbook
Exam Quizzes; Tests; Essays

Cross Cultural Missions 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will visit and study another culture and language in this course. It’s perfect for students who are planning to participate in a short term missions experience and get school credit for it! Such studies will include drawing comparisons between Canadian history, culture, religion, politics, language, and society and the culture visited. There are two book studies for the course that empower students to do what they can to make change in the world and understand what it means to hear God’s voice.

Materials Textbooks: Generation Change; Listening to God
Exam Cultural/language study; Outreach project; Presentation

Dance Choreography or Dance Performance 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Dance 11 will allow students to build on previous dance courses to refine, develop and increase complexity of elements of movement. Students will create and compose dance pieces to present and perform. They will establish a growing awareness of dance and society and will have the opportunity to perfect techniques for one or more genres of dance. Students will create a plan for lifelong participation in dance, either as a career or recreational activity.

Materials As required
Exam None

Earth Science 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description
Materials Textbook: Foundations of Earth Science
Exam Chapter Quizzes/Tests; Labs; Projects

English 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

It will prepare students for college or university entrance. The course involves the student in a critical analysis of such literary forms as poetry, novels, short stories and Shakespeare. Students will engage in all aspects of the study of language and literature and will develop skills for expository writing and speaking. Students study various poems and short stories.

Materials Needed: Macbeth by Shakespeare, and students are offered a choice of novel study: Lord of the Flies by William Golding OR The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Inside Stories III
Exam Unit Tests; Critical Analysis Paper

Instrumental Music – Guitar 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course will enable students to learn and refine skills for elements of rhythm (technical skills such as picking, finger strumming, articulation and hand position), elements of melody (such as chord playing, sight reading, and creating clefts and keys), and elements of expression (such as intonation, voicings, and tone quality). Form and principles of design will be examined to gain an understanding of music structure and theory. Finally, students will observe the ways in which music can convey thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Materials As required
Exam None

Orchestral Strings 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

In this course students will gain competency in elements of rhythm (learning and refining skills such as left hand technique, finger pattern profiles and bowing technique), elements of melody (learning and refining skills such as intonation, tone quality and harmonics), and elements of expression (learning and refining skills such as performing articulations appropriate to a variety of musical styles, understanding timbre and harmonic structures). Students will create short musical compositions and analyze how thoughts, feelings and images can be expressed in instrumental music. Students will have an opportunity to investigate the historical and cultural context of instrumental music.

Materials As required
Exam None

Physical Education 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course focuses on designing and implementing balanced plans for healthy living and explores the importance of good nutrition, exercise, rest and work. Students will gain an appreciation of the muscular, cardiovascular and skeletal systems and how they work together to help us carry out daily physical activities. Activity and sport-specific motor skills will be selected and refined based on student areas of interest.

Materials As required
Exam None

Physics 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Physics is important for all students who expect to train in scientific, technical and medical fields. The subject deals with Methods of Physics, Wave Motion and Geometric Optics Kinematics in One Dimension and Work and Energy.

Materials Textbook: BC Science Physics 11
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam

Pre-Calculus 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description
Materials Needed: Textbook: McGraw Hill: Pre-Calculus 11
Exam Chapter Quizzes; Final Exam

Social Studies 11

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course covers a wide variety of topics with a focus on major events as they relate to Canada. Students will study social issues of our time and be able to identify and describe Canadian cultural challenges over time. Political matters as they relate to the development of Canada as an independent nation along with economic issues that currently face Canada will be studied. Some attention will be given to environmental concerns. This course has an added component to provide a Biblical Worldview.

Materials Textbook: Counterpoints: Exploring Canadian Issues
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam; Provincial Exam

Studio Arts 11

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course concentrates on uncovering image-development strategies and integration of these strategies to achieve a specific purpose. Students will utilize digital technologies to manipulate works and have the opportunity to work with a variety of materials. Within this course, students will learn how to effectively create images and pieces that competently use strategies and elements.

Materials As required
Exam None

Grade 12

Art Foundations 12

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course is similar to Art Foundations 11, but students will work at a more advanced level and refine their skills in the areas of visual expression. Areas of study can include drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making and media arts.

Materials As required
Exam None

BC First Nations 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course focuses on the cultures of BC’s Aboriginal peoples and their diversity, complexity and integrity. The First Nations peoples played an important part of the history of BC and this course places emphasis on language, cultures and history of First Nations peoples. Students will acquire knowledge and gain an understanding of traditions, history and the life of the First Nations peoples.

Materials Textbook: BC First Nations Studies
Exam Chapter Tests; Projects; Provincial Exam

Bible 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

Students taking Bible 12 will expand their Biblical Worldview as they continue to be a disciple of Jesus while conducting focused studies on worldviews. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of the Christian Faith.

Materials Textbook: Thinking Like a Christian – text, workbook & DVD
Exam Unit Tests; Quizzes; Journaling; Mid-term; Final Exam; Projects

Biology 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description
Materials Textbook: Inquiry into Life – Twelfth Editon (McGraw-Hill; 2008)
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam

Calculus 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course is continues 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 functions and graphs, limits, derivatives, derivatives and graphs, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives.

Materials None
Exam Unit Tests

Chemistry 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description
Materials Textbook: Chemistry 12
Exam Unit Tests

Communications 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

It reinforces and develops basic language skills and focuses on the enhancement of writing, reading and communication.

Materials None
Exam Quizzes; Tests; Essays; Provincial Exam

English 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

English 12 continues to develop a student’s language skills to be prepared for success in post-secondary education and the workplace. This course is an integration of language and literature with an emphasis on critical analysis of the various literary genres. Students will continue to develop reading, writing, and speaking, viewing and listening skills. There is also a large research unit through which students learn how to research and properly cite information in a larger paper. Emphasis will be placed on structure and appropriate style. Students study various articles, poems and short stories. English 12 is often required for entrance to post-secondary institutions.

Materials Hamlet by Shakespeare, and students are offered a choice of novel study: Night by Elie Wiesel OR The Chosen by Chaim Potok; Inside Stories
Exam Unit Tests; Research Paper; Essays; Provincial Exam

Foods and Nutrition 12

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course students will learn, refine and master food preparation skills. Topics covered include food preparation foundations and techniques (safety and sanitation, kitchen basics, function of ingredients, food products and methods of cooking), nutrition and healthy eating, social, economic and cultural influences and career opportunities in the Food Industry. Students will develop an assortment of recipes to use in the future. Students will receive qualification for a Food Safe Level 1 certificate.

Materials As required
Exam None

Physical Education 12

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

Students will develop new skills with regard to creating balanced exercise programs for themselves and others. Students will learn about body mechanics which will enable them to improve their personal functional level of competence in specific activities (which are based on student interest).

Materials As required
Exam None

Physics 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

The subject matter deals with vectors, kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, momentum, equilibrium, circular motion, gravitation, electrostatics, electro circuits and electromagnetism.

Materials Textbook: Prentice Hall: Physics
Exam Unit Tests; Final Exam

Pre-Calculus 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course is continues 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 transformations, radical and rational functions, polynomial functions, trigonometry, function operations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and combinatorics.

Materials Textbook: McGraw Hill Ryerson: Pre-Calculus 12
Exam Chapter Tests; Final Exam

Social Justice 12

Credits 4
Format Online
Description

This course emphasizes God’s heart for justice and His call on our lives to join him in proclaiming good news to the poor, binding up the broken hearted, and setting captives free (Isaiah 61). Social Justice 12 is a four-credit elective course in which students use various skills to define and actively explore a variety of social issues on a personal, community, and global level. These issues may include concepts such as poverty, human trafficking, illegal land seizure, modern day slavery, hate crime, etc. Students will study and educate themselves on various issues through research, personal involvement, and creative response. They then determine ways to raise awareness, inspire others to take action, and initiate proactive responses in their school and/or community through a final project. Students will utilize a variety of media for this course, including video, print, and the Internet. In this manner, Christian teenagers learn ways to become agents of change in their own lives, in the lives of their communities, and in our world.

Materials Textbooks: The Good News About Justice (Gary Haughen) and Disposable People (Kevin Bales).
Exam Journal; Essays; Application Project

Studio Arts 12

Credits 4
Format Individualized
Description

This course gives students an opportunity to refine techniques using various mediums (such as pencil, pastel and charcoal). Drawing, painting, print-making and multimedia will be utilized. Self-direction will be emphasized and encouraged in having students create personal, historical and cultural artwork. Students will work towards a final portfolio to showcase their ideas, observations, image development and explorations.

Materials As required
Exam None

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