Grade 12 courses

Grade 12 CORE Courses (mandatory)

ELA A30: uses classical and contemporary Canadian literature and non-print material to explore the themes Landscapes and Peoples, Diverse Canadian Voices and Marginalized Canadian Voices.

Pre-requisite: ELA 20

ELA B30: uses traditional and contemporary world literature and non-print material to explore issues including identity, relation ships, joys and fears, causes and crusades. Focuses on formal literary writing using MLA ( Modern Languages Association) format. William Shakespeare’s Othello or Hamlet is studied intensively.

Pre-requisite: ELA 20

History 30: this course is a survey of Canadian history from the Pre-Columbian period until the present. Students make use of a locally developed web-based resource known as www.vcanada2.com. The class opportunities include travel to the Legislature in Regina, battle re-enactments and a Mock Parliament.

Christian Ethics 30: this course begins with a survey of the Bible and how to use it as a resource to search for information. Content will include an in-depth look at one or more letters of the apostles, the historical significance of Martin Luther, and developing ethical viewpoints on current topics.

**A science 20 or 30 ( choose in the electives section)

*** A social science 20 or 30 ( choose in the electives section)

****2 credits in arts education or practical and applied arts at 10,20 or 30 level ( choose in the electives section)

*****Wellness 10, Instructional Physical Education 20 or Instructional Physical Education 30 to graduate

Grade 12 Elective Courses

Foundations of Mathematics 30: This course is designed to provide the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills to students who are planning on pursuing a post -secondary program and future career that is not math intensive. Course outcomes include the study of financial decision making including analysis, inductive and deductive reasoning, set theory and its applications, odds and probability, combinatorics, polynomial functions of degree and statistics and data collection.

Pre-requisite: Foundations of Mathematics 20

Pre-Calculus 30: 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. Course outcomes are wide ranging, from the study of angles to angles in standard position expressed in degrees and radians, to operations on and compositions of functions, and so much more.

Pre-requisite: Pre-Calculus 20

Calculus 30: provides students with a preview of the first year of calculus at university. Key topics include limits, derivatives, and integers.

Pre-requisite: Pre-Calculus 30

Biology 30: looks at the internal workings of living things ranging from cells and energy formation to genetics and the internal systems of the human body. The course includes dissections.

Pre-requisite: Science 10

Chemistry 30: this course provides students with the opportunity to study thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and the principle of equilibrium. Labs are a major component of this course.

Pre-requisite: Science 10, Chemistry 20

Physics 30: units of study include kinematics and dynamics, mechanical energy, electricity, and nuclear physics.

Pre-requisite: Science 10, Physics 20 or a Mathematics 20

Visual Art 30: 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.

Law 30: a study of the rationale, practice, and formation of civil, criminal, and international law. This course involves field trips to court sessions as well as guest speakers from law enforcement and practicing lawyers.

Choral 30: 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.

Drama 30: This course is an extension of Drama 20. It is a production-style course designed to help students actively explore dramatic techniques. We work on basics like voice projection, breathing, and character interpretation. The students explore scripts, perform Readers” Theatre, improvisations, and prepare a one-act play for performance among many other . All aspects of production are studied from lighting to set design. Students also research theatre history from the ancients to modern times.

Psychology 30: is a study of human development through the stages of life. Students will learn about human growth and changes in behavior associated with age, including the various stages of development from infancy through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. As well, students will learn how psychological studies are conducted, and engage in studies of their own. Focus on pre-natal to early childhood stages.

French 30: there is a strong emphasis on communication in French with a foundation in grammar. This is a building year, adding several tenses which are based on tenses learned in French 10 and 20. Reading strategies are expanded and the writing of longer pieces is encouraged.

Pre-requisite: French 20

Interior Design 30: allows students to gain an appreciation of design fundamentals connected to residential and commercial design. Modules explored including windows and treatments, flooring, paint, furniture periods and design and much more.

*Completion of minimum 24 credits, 5 of which MUST be at the 30 level

**A science 20 or 30 ( choose in the electives section)

*** A social science 20 or 30 ( choose in the electives section)

****2 credits in arts education or practical and applied arts at 10,20 or 30 level ( choose in the electives section)

*****Wellness 10, Instructional Physical Education 20 or Instructional Physical Education 30 to graduate


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