Grade 11 Courses

ELA 20

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 Starting Out – Beginning and Becoming and Moving Forward – Establishing and Realizing.

Pre-requisite: ELA A10 and ELA B10

History 20

This course focuses upon world history from the year 1865 AD to present. Major areas of study include the Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, the two world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War, and the post 9/11 world. Current events are also discussed.

Christian Ethics 20

This class begins with a survey of the Bible and how to use it as a resource to search for information. CE 20 is primarily focused on the New Testament including a study of the life of Christ and the various letters written by the apostles. This course offers young people opportunities to discuss their personal value systems and faith as it relates to ethical decision-making. 

Choral 20
Choral allows students to develop their vocal, ensemble and musical skills through the performance of choral music. The repertoire selected represents a diverse range of musical periods and styles. Elements of music theory, music appreciation, vocal techniques and performance skills will be learned through the students’ participation in this non-auditioned choir. Through choral students also get to learn the importance of teamwork and team spirit. Choir is a year-long course where students will be required to participate in and attend a number of concerts and festival performances.

Instrumental Jazz Band 20

The ultimate goal of instrumental jazz studies is to play jazz well. To accomplish this students will study improvisation, style/feel, forms, history, and theory. They will be given the opportunity to enhance the knowledge of their instrument and their ability to play on their instrument while engaging in ensemble and personal performance, and listening to performances by great jazz musicians.

Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs in trades and technology, and for direct entry into the work force.
Journalism 20
This course will give students the opportunity to refine their writing and reporting skills while learning about the principles of journalism.  Students will gather information, write, edit, publish and produce news reports in both print and electronic formats. This project-based course will begin by exploring the basics of journalism moving through print journalism and electronic journalism.

Psychology 20

This course explains the growth and development of human social thought, influence and behaviour by examining biological and environmental aspects of our social nature. The key to this course is looking at what motivates us to act the way we do. Major topics include memory, learning, intelligence, motivation, dreams, gender, group psychology, psychic phenomena and dysfunctional social behaviours.

Media Studies 20

The purpose of Media Studies 20 is to develop the knowledge, skills, and disposition students need to understand and use media as informed and active citizens.Media Studies 20 is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of the mass media, the messages contained in the mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these media.

Financial Literacy 20

This course deals with the financial decisions students currently face or will face in their near future. The purpose is to develop informed students with the habits, attitudes and critical thinking skills required to approach financial decisions with competence and confidence. Essentially, students will learn how to be smart with money. Modules will include topics such as: Decision-Making, Goals, Budgeting, Banking, Credit, Income, Lifestyle, Savings, Mortgage, Interest, Debt, Investing, Insurance, and Protection from Fraud.


Health Science 20
This course will challenge students to look at the health science field from holistic and analytic perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices. Students will apply information in the areas of medical knowledge systems and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and medical diagnostics. 
Environmental Science 20
This course will challenge the student to look at the Environmental Science field from holistic and analytic perspectives and to provide a basis for making educated environmental choices. The student will explore the mechanisms and importance of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the sustainability of past and current practices and technologies humans have developed to live with and within the environment.
Physical Science 20
This course combines elements of Chemistry and Physics in an integrated hands-on manner to investigate concepts related to heating and cooling, the foundations of chemistry, including the mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of electromagnetic radiation. 

Foundations of Mathematics 20

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 inductive and deductive reasoning, proportional reasoning, properties of angles and triangles, cosine and sine laws, standard deviation, statistics, linear inequalities, and quadratic functions.

Pre-requisite: Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

Visual Art 20

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.

Drama 20

This 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 and prepare a one-act play for performance. All aspects of production are studied from lighting to set design. Students also research theatre history from the ancients to modern times.

Computer Science 20

Computer Science is about taking in information and performing analysis and computations to solve a problem or produce a desired result. CS 20 is a hands on course that will develop problem solving and decision making skills and abilities that relate to programming and design. You will experience programming and learn fundamental programming concepts.

Instructional Physical Education 20

The goals of the physical education program include concept-based skill development, development of positive attitudes, and a lifestyle oriented to overall well-being. Activity areas include aquatics, gymnastics, fitness, outdoor pursuits, rhythmics and dance, and developmental games and sports.

Music 20

This course is an extension of the aims and goals of Music 10. Students are exposed to a variety of musical selections ad music history, as well as studying renowned composers and music theory.

** Completion of minimum 8 credits for a total of minimum 16 credits at end of Grade 11 year

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