Grade 10 Courses

Grade 10 CORE Courses (mandatory)

English Language Arts (ELA) A10: the course outcomes incorporate the use of a variety of literature as well as non-print resources as students comprehend and respond, compose and create and assess and reflect. Unit topics and themes include The Challenges of Life and The Mysteries of Life.

ELA B10: the course outcomes incorporate the use of a variety of literature as well as non-print resources as students comprehend and respond, compose and create and assess and reflect. Specific units include Equity and Ethics and The World Around Us and Within Us. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is also studied intensively.

History 10: through this course students will come to appreciate how Western Civilization has evolved from the Fall of Rome in the 5th Century to the development of full-blown feudalism by the 11th, as well as the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and the French Revolution.

Science 10: is a survey of the three main areas of senior science. This includes ecosystems and sustainability ( biology), motion (physics), chemical reactions ( chemistry) and weather dynamics.

Wellness 10: This curriculum contributes to fostering optimal wellness while recognizing there are many factors that promote well-being at every stage in a young person’s development. Throughout Wellness 10, opportunities are provided for students to attain and maintain a healthy “mind, body, and spirit”. Young people can acquire the understandings, skills, and confidences needed, for example, to create a personal plan for wellness, balance the dimensions of wellness, establish a norm of safety, experience how body mass affects physical fitness, and develop a deep sense of the spiritual dimension of overall well-being.

Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10: This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into some post-secondary institutions, many of the trades, and the workplace. The course outcomes include equality, linear measurement, area of 2-D and surface area of 3-D images, Pythagorean Theorem, trigonometry, currency exchange, income, gross and net pay and many others.

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10: This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs. The course outcomes include such areas as factoring, irrational numbers, trigonometry, linear relations, relations and functions, linear equations and many others.

Christian Ethics 10: this class begins with a survey of the Bible and how to use it as a resource to search for information. CE 10 is primarily focused on the Old Testament. This course offers young people opportunities to discuss their personal value systems and faith as it relates to ethical decision-making.

Grade 10 Elective Courses (3 electives at level 10 or higher)

Visual Art 10: the main aim of this course is to enable students to understand and value arts expressions throughout life. The three components of the course are the creative/productive, the cultural/historical and the critical/responsive. This is a hands-on class that develops a student’s skill set as it pertains to drawing, painting, sculpting and much more.

Choral 10: students audition for the Concert Choir which then affords them a year round opportunity to discover and hone their musical gifts while earning a credit. Classes take place during the lunch hour, making it possible for choral students to earn an extra credit every school year.

Music 10: students are exposed to a variety of musical selections ad music history, as well as studying renowned composers and music theory.

French 10: students learn to apply vocabulary, tense, and other such structures in realistic settings. This course is offered in part through distance learning using Skype and Moodle. Students learn to improve oral, written and listening language skills.

Information Processing 10: the purpose of this course is to help students develop both confidence and competence as it relates to working with computers. Students will be given opportunity to create music videos and video games, work with spreadsheets ad improve their typing skills, build web pages, and create animations.

Spanish 10: The Spanish 10 Curriculum is designed for students who have limited or no previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Part of this course is via distance learning using Skype and Moodle. Communicative competence is achieved through the interrelatedness and interdependence of four components, namely application, language competence, global citizenship and strategies.

** Completion of minimum 8 credits in Grade 10 year


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