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In English language arts courses, students use reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills to explore a variety of themes.

 

English Language Arts A10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

 

The English Language Arts A10 themes include The Unknown – Hopes and Fears, (Mystery and Suspense, The Unexplained, Fantasy, Science Fiction, The Future).  Challenges - Opportunities and Obstacles (Quests and Adventure, Courage and Leadership, Conflict and Search for Peace).

 

English Language Arts B10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

 

English Language Arts B10 themes include Equality – Pain and Pride, (Judging and Misjudging Others, Rights and Responsibilities, Inequalities, Racial Tensions, Justice and Fairness).  Decisions - Apathy or Action (Life Pressures, Values, Consequences, Career Decisions, Apathy versus Action)

 

English Language Arts  20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  ELA A10

Category: Grade 11 Required

 

Themes include Recollection - A Journey Back (Innocence and Experience, Family and Peer Relationships, School and Education, Wonder and Imagination, Triumphs and Defeats).  Anticipation - On the Threshold (Roles and Responsibilities, Choices and Commitments, Perspectives and Passages, Values and Goals).

 

English Language Arts A 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  ELA 20

Category: Grade 12 Required

 

The English Language Arts A30 themes include Canada - Diverse Landscapes (A Vast and Varied Land, Nature and Seasons, Regional Landscapes, Identity and Diversity, Personalities and Values).  Canada - Diverse Voices (Aboriginal Voices, Voices Through Time, Regional Voices, Multicultural Voices, Female and Male Voices, Marginalized Voices).

 

English Language Arts B 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  ELA B10 or ELA 20

Category: Grade 12 Required

 

The English Language Arts B 30 themes include The Human Condition - In Search of Self (Identity and Sense of Self, Human Qualities and Ideals, Human Relationships, Joy and Inspiration, Doubt and Fear).  The Social Experience (Individual and Social Responsibility, Truth and Justice, Ambition, Power and the Common Good, Social Criticism, Causes and Crusades).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In mathematics courses, students develop numeracy skills and learn the value of mathematics and its role in society.

 

Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

       

 

The outcomes areas for this course include problem solving;  understanding and using three basic systems of measurement including The Metric System, The British Imperial System, and The U.S. customary system; apply understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem; demonstrate understanding of similarity; demonstrate understanding of primary trigonometric ratios; demonstrate understanding of angles; apply proportional reasoning; and demonstrate understanding of income.   This course is a prerequisite for Workplace and Apprenticeship Mathematics 20.

 

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10

Available To: Grade 10

    Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

                     Category: Grade 10 Required

 

Students completing this course will demonstrate understanding of: factors, irrational numbers, SI and Imperial units of measurement, primary trigonometric ratios, polynomial expressions, relations & functions, and slope & linear relations. This course is a prerequisite for Foundations of Mathematics 20 and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20.

 

Foundations of Mathematics 20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Foundations of Math and

Pre-calculus 10

Category: Grade 11 Required

 

The outcome areas for this course include:  demonstrate understanding of inductive and deductive reasoning; expand understanding of proportional reasoning; demonstrate understanding of properties of angles and triangles;  demonstrate understanding of the laws of cosine and sine; demonstrate understanding of normal distribution curves including standard deviation and z-scores;  expand understanding of systems of linear equations; demonstrate understanding of characteristics of quadratic functions.  This course is a prerequisite for Foundations of Mathematics 30.

 

Mathematics Pre-calculus 20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester  2

Prerequisite: Foundations of Math and

Pre-calculus 10

Category: Grade 11 Required

 

The outcome areas for this course include: demonstrate understanding of the absolute value of real numbers and equations and functions involving absolute value of linear and quadratic functions; demonstrate understanding of radical numbers; demonstrate understanding of rational expressions and equations; demonstrate understanding of the primary trigonometric ratios; demonstrate understanding of the cosine law and sine law; demonstrate understanding of factoring polynomial expressions; demonstrate understanding of quadratic functions, and reciprocal linear and quadratic functions; demonstrate understanding of inequalities; demonstrate understanding of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.  This course is a prerequisite for Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30.

 

Foundations of Mathematics 30

Available To: Grade 11 & 12

Semester  1 & 2

Prerequisite:  Foundations of Math 20

Category: Elective

 

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics included in this course are: financial decision making, logical reasoning, counting principles, probability, polynomial functions, periodic functions, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

Mathematics Pre-calculus 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Math Pre-calculus 20

Category: Elective

 

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. Once this course is complete, Calculus may be studied. Topics included in this course are: unit circles, trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations and identities, logarithms, polynomial functions, and more.

 

Calculus 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Math Pre-calculus 30

Category: Elective

       

 

Calculus 30 is divided into nine units:

A.      Introduction

B.       Functions

C.       Limits and Continuity

D.      Differentiation

E.       Applications of Derivatives to Curve Sketching

F.       Practical Applications of Derivatives

G.       Derivatives of the Transcendental Functions

H.      Integration

I.        The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Calculus 30 is an introductory university level course, and is appropriate for students who are considering post-secondary education in the areas of science, mathematics or engineering.

 

 

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In science courses, students attempt to understand the nature of science by examining a variety of concepts, principles, laws, and theories.  The scientific method is used to solve problems, make decisions, and provoke further understanding.  Students enhance skills and knowledge previously learned through experimentation, discussion, and classroom activities.  An attempt is made to promote a lifelong interest in science by connecting it to society, technology and the environment.

 

Science 10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

 

This course is a transition from middle year science courses into the senior sciences.  It serves as an introductory course for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Students will examine issues using the scientific method and gather a basic understanding of science in everyday life.  Units of study are Chemical Reactions, Water, Cells and Human Body Systems, Energy, and Science Project.

 

Health Science 20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Science 10

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

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. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems and the tools and techniques used to diagnose those systems. Students will also investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

Physical Science 20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Science 10

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

 

This course combines elements of Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 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. An overarching theme is the study of the enterprise of public and private science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help students better understand the physical science related career paths. Student inquiry will guide independent investigations of physical science phenomena.

 

Environmental Science 20

Available To: Grade 10

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Science 10

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

 

Students will learn how to examine local and global environmental issues such as climate change, water, soil, and air quality, urbanization, bio resource management, waste handling and disposal, land-use planning, and the impacts of agriculture and industry on the environment from scientific and Indigenous knowledge perspectives. Students will examine the role of environmental policies and ethics on decision making, and will investigate environmental science related careers. Student directed studies will lead to the development of environmental action plans.

 

Biology 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  1

Prerequisite:  Environmental Science 20  

                              or Health Science 20

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

 

This course provides an overview of the study of human life.  Students study the processes that occur within the body for actions of life to exist.  Students focus on the link between biology and chemistry, the study of cells, heredity and evolution.  The biotechnology field is also examined and attempts are made to link the content of study to everyday issues.  Students should be prepared to dissect a fetal pig and possibly other animal organs.  Some students may find that there is a large amount of content covered within this course.  Units of study are Chemical Basis of Life, Cells-Purpose and Function, Genetics, Human Body Systems, and Evolution.

 

Chemistry 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  2

Prerequisite:  Physical Science 20

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

 

This course builds upon concepts obtained in Chemistry 20.  Students divide the study of chemistry up into smaller units and look specifically at real life activities and how chemistry relates to them. This course is challenging and requires analytical thinking as well as a good understanding of mathematical concepts.  Units of study are Review of Chemistry 20, Solutions, Thermodynamics, Reaction Rates, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, and Electrochemistry (Oxidation and Reduction).

 

Physics 30

Available To: Grade 12

Semester  1

Prerequisite: Physical Science 20

Category: Grade 11 or 12 Required / Elective

 

It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete Mathematics A30 before registering in this course.  There is much more mathematics involved in this course than in Physics 20.  Physics 30 students will be exposed to the physical science behind motion and energy.  In many respects, physics is the most fundamental natural science. It involves universal laws and the study of the behaviour and relationships among a wide range of important physical phenomena. Physics extends into the realm of technology and applied sciences. Many important technological developments can be appreciated through a solid foundation in physics. Applications in engineering, medicine, and a wide variety of other fields can be grasped by someone who has a good basic understanding of physics.  Physics 30 has units in nuclear physics, mechanical energy, electricity and kinematics and dynamics, as well as one additional unit chosen from atomic physics, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, or applications of kinematics and dynamics.

 

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In social science courses, students will be exposed to information in many formats (texts, maps, graphs, charts, articles, videos, etc.) and will learn to analyze information and make connections within society.  Student research and class discussion play a key role in all courses, as well as summarizing and organizing information.

 

Social Studies 10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester 2

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

 

This course will meld Social Studies concepts with historical examples in exploration of the unit themes of political decision making, economic decision making, and the development of the nation states, imperialism and international political organizations. This course is designed to help students interpret historical and contemporary information, make hypotheses based on this information, and organize the information so relationships in society can be analyzed. Critical thinking skills will be emphasized.

 

History 20

Available To: Grade 11

Semester 1

Prerequisite:  Social Studies 10

Category: Elective

 

The goal of grade eleven social studies and history is to help students understand the major issues facing humanity at the end of the twentieth century. The social studies program examines issues such as human rights, population growth, wealth creation, environmental change, and world governance. The history program examines the conditions, ideas, and events of the twentieth century which gave rise to these issues. The social studies and history program examines the current state of these issues and alternative viewpoints for dealing with these issues.  This course will be taught with an emphasis on the media coverage of historical events and the influence of the media on history.

 

History 30 (Canadian Studies)

              Available To: Grade 12

Semester 2

Prerequisite:  Social Studies 10

Category: Grade 12 Required

 

The History 30 (Canadian Studies) course covers Canada's history from European contact to the recent past.  Themes include The People and the Land, The Nineteenth Century, External Forces and Domestic Realities, The Forces of Nationalism, and Challenges and Opportunities.  This course is designed to help students understand how and why Canada has evolved.  Students will analyze historical data for connections to the present, as well as interpret historical events for meaning.  Critical thinking skills, such as dialectical thinking, will be emphasized.

 

Psychology 30

     Available To: Grade 11 & 12

Semester 2

Prerequisite:  Social Studies 10

Category: Grade 11 Required / Elective

 

Psychology 30 is the study of human development across the time spans of human life.  Students will learn about human growth and changes in behavior associated with age, including the various stages of development from conception to old age, and apply such knowledge to investigate issues in their everyday lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Practical and Applied Arts

 

In practical and applied arts courses, students will explore a variety of content connected to trades dealing with resources, design, communications, agriculture, transportation, and care and hospitality.  Within each PAA course, students also learn about safety and career opportunities in the areas they are studying.

 

PAA B10 - Design Studies

Available To: Grade 10

Non Semestered

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Elective

                                                               

The aim of PAA Design Studies 10 is to provide experiences for developing proficiency in problem solving, goal setting, critical thinking, and to provide opportunities to develop co-operative work skills and technical skills using a design process. This course will allow students to gain an appreciation for the design fundamentals, and learn how to manipulate and apply these design fundamentals in a variety of problem-solving situations. Content will be acquired through school yearbook composition.

 

PAA Survey A20

Available To: Grade 11 & 12

Non semestered

Prerequisite:  PAA Survey A10

Category: Elective

 

Students will continue to develop skills introduced in PAA A10.  Students will construct larger woodworking projects, explore detailed drafting and project planning, and complete small engine repair and engine overhauls (1-4 cylinders).  Grade 12 students will receive registration priority; a limited number of spaces are available in this course.

 

PAA Survey A30

Available To: Grade 11 & 12

Non semestered

Prerequisite:  PAA Survey A20

Category: Elective

 

Students will continue to develop skills introduced in PAA A10 and PAA A20.  Students will construct larger woodworking projects, explore detailed drafting and project planning, and complete small engine repair and engine overhauls (1-4 cylinders).  Grade 12 students will receive registration priority; a limited number of spaces are available in this course.

 

Photography 20

Available To: Grade 10

Semester 1

Prerequisite: Grade 9

Category: Elective

       

 

The purpose of Photography 20 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills used in photography and to become familiar with career opportunities within the industry.

Areas of Focus include developing technical skills in the use of cameras including the photographic triangle, analyzing and utilizing the principles of composition and design, developing image manipulation skills to create aesthetically satisfying pictures, and exploring various occupations available in the field of photography.

 

Career and Work Exploration 10

Available To: Grade 10

Semester 1 & 2

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

 

Category: Elective

 

The aim of Career and Work Exploration is to provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to raise awareness, to access information, and to understand, shape and manage their life career development. Students will be able to expand their awareness, to explore and to experience various work roles through work-based learning experiences.  Students in this course will spend 2 partial days per cycle at a work placement, and will learn about workplace issues related to that work site.  As well, students will have one in-school period each cycle where they will learn about a variety of career-related issues.

 

 

 

Career and Work Exploration 20 / 30

Available To: Grade 11 & 12

Semester 1 & 2

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Elective

 

The aim of Career and Work Exploration is to provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to raise awareness, to access information, and to understand, shape and manage their life career development. Students will be able to expand their awareness, to explore and to experience various work roles through work-based learning experiences.  Students in this course will spend 75 hours at a work placement, and will learn about workplace issues related to that work site.  25 hours of classwork is required to complete the course.  In the event that students miss other classes for their work placement, they are responsible to make up missed classroom work.

 

 

 

 

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Health and Physical Education

 

In Health and Physical Education classes, students are encouraged to continue to develop a lifelong interest in physical, mental, and emotional wellness.  Sports, fitness activities, and classroom activities will be used to explore areas of emphasis.

 

Wellness 10

Available To: Grade 10

Non-semestered

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Grade 10 Required

 

This course is designed to encourage the lifelong pursuit of wellness: mind, body, and spirit.  Emphasis will be placed on physical activity and fitness, stress management, leisure and healthy eating. Participation, fitness and skill tests, and written tests are the primary methods of evaluation.  Students will be expected to have a full change of clothes complete with gym shoes for gym sessions.

 

Physical Education 20

Available To: Grade 11

Non-semestered

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Elective

 

This course is designed to acquaint the student with lifetime activities.  Emphasis is placed on basic strategy skills, techniques and rules. Activities include: badminton, fitness, curling, social dance and combatives.  Participation and written tests are the methods of primary evaluation.    Students who choose this elective course should have an enthusiastic approach to Physical Education.

 

Physical Education 30

Available To: Grade 12

Non-semestered

Prerequisite:  Grade 9

Category: Elective

 

This course is a continuation of Physical Education 20, and is directed at furthering students’ coaching and officiating skills in a variety of sports.  Emphasis is placed on rules of play and then application through student experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grade 10 Course Selection

 

Davidson School 2016-2017

Students moving from grade 9 to grade 10 encounter some changes: semestered classes for most subjects except Wellness 10 and PAA 10. There are no choices for class selection. However, Career and Work Experience will be considered as an option in special circumstances.

 

At the grade 10 level students may remain in regular programs (10) or move into modified/alternate programs (11/18) after consultation with special education teacher, guidance counsellor and administration.  Teachers continue to do subject adaptations for meeting individual student needs in the programs they teach.

 

Semester One                                                  Semester Two

 

English Language Arts A10                                                English Language Arts B10

 

Math Workplace & Apprenticeship 10                                    Math Foundations and Pre-Calc 10                                      

Science 10                                                                         Social 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Photography 20                                                                Environmental Science 20

 

Wellness 10/PAA B10                                                      Wellness 10/PAA B10                                                                                                                        

Program

Credits

Required Courses of Study

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English Language Arts

2

1

2

Mathematics

1

1

 

Science

1

 

 

Social Science

1

 

 

Canadian Studies 30

 

 

1

 

Specified Areas of Study

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

Science

 

1

Social Science

 

1

Health Education / Physical Education

1

 

Arts Education / Practical & Applied Arts

2

 

Electives

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

 

2

7

Grade Standing

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

minimum

8 credits

minimum

16 credits

minimum

24 credits

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 24 credits, at least five of which shall be 30 level credits.

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Student’s Signature                           Parent’s Signature                                Date

 

 

STUDENT:

Grade 11 Course Selection

 

Davidson School 2016-2017

 

 

The following selection is a firm commitment to these subjects and only in extenuating circumstances will class changes be made.

 

Semester One                                               Semester Two

 

English Language Arts 20                                                Math Pre-Calc 20                                       

          

Math Foundations 20                                                       Math Foundations 30

                                                                                                                               

Health Science 20                                                             Physical Science 20

                                                         

History 20                                                                             Psychology 30

 

P Ed 20                                                                               P Ed 20                                              

 

PAA A20/CWEX 20                                                           PAA A20/CWEX 20                                                                                      

 

Program

Credits

Required Courses of Study

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English Language Arts

2

1

2

Mathematics

1

1

 

Science

1

 

 

Social Science

1

 

 

Canadian Studies 30

 

 

1

 

Specified Areas of Study

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

Science

 

1

Social Science

 

1

Health Education / Physical Education

1

 

Arts Education / Practical & Applied Arts

2

 

Electives

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

 

2

7

 

Grade Standing

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

minimum

8 credits

minimum

16 credits

minimum

24 credits

 

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 24 credits, at least five of which shall be 30 level credits.

 

 

 

       
   
 

 

 

Student’s Signature                           Parent’s Signature                                Date

 

 

STUDENT:

Grade 12 Course Selection

 

Davidson School 2016 -2017

 

 

The following selection is a firm commitment to these subjects and only in extenuating

circumstances will class changes be made.

 

Semester One                                              Semester Two

 

English Language Arts B30                                              English Language Arts A30

 

Biology 30                                                                         Chemistry 30/Psychology 30

                                                           

Physics 30                                                               History: Canadian Studies 30

         

Math Foundations 30                                                             DLC Elective/Spare                          

 

Math Pre-Calculus 30 OR                                                 Calculus 30 OR

P Ed 30 /PAA A30                                                             P Ed 30/PAA A30

 

CWEX 30                                                                            CWEX 30                                                                               

                                                                                                                                   

Program

Credits

Required Courses of Study

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English Language Arts

2

1

2

Mathematics

1

1

 

Science

1

 

 

Social Science

1

 

 

Canadian Studies

 

 

1

 

Specified Areas of Study

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

Science

 

1

Social Science

 

1

Health Education / Physical Education

1

 

Arts Education / Practical & Applied Arts

2

 

Electives

Grade 10, 11 or 12

Grade 11 or 12

 

2

7

 

Grade Standing

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

minimum

8 credits

minimum

16 credits

minimum

24 credits

 

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 24 credits, at least five of which shall be 30 level credits.

 

 

       
 
   
 

 

 

Student’s Signature                           Parent’s Signature