Norman Jansen
(Dept. Head)
  • Chemistry 11-12
  • AP Chemistry Science 8
  • Environmental Science 11



Alicia Campbell
  • Science 8, 9
  • Life Sciences 11
  • AP Biology 12
Sarah Rogers
  • Science 9
Kishore Singh
  • Science 8, 10
  • AP Physics 12
Erek Walden 
  • Science 10
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12


Life Science 11
Students will use an inquiry approach to their study of living organisms. The themes of the course include Unity & Diversity, Evolution and Ecological Relationships.

Anatomy and Physiology 12
This course is recommended for students who have successfully completed Biology 11. It covers Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. This is a challenging course, but by the end of the year, students will be able to understand how the different parts of our body are interrelated.

Biology 11 Honours
This course is the first of a two-year program that leads to the completion of AP Biology. It includes more intensive coverage of the topics in Life Science 11 as well as additional material from the AP Biology curriculum such as Animal Behavior and Genetics.

AP Biology
This course is intended to follow Biology 11 Honours and is the second year of a two year program. It is a higher-level biology course, equivalent to a first year university offering. It includes more intensive coverage of the topics in Biology 12 as well as additional material from the AP Biology curriculum such as Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis. Students will receive 4 credits for the Biology 12 component and 4 credits for the AP Biology component. There is an AP Examination in May.


Chemistry 11
This course is a laboratory course in which students are introduced to the activities of science, safety and the scientific method. Topics include The Nature of Matter, Mole Concept, Chemical Reactions, Atomic Theory, Solution Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Chemistry 12
This course is an extension of Chemistry 11 with many of the same skills and foundational knowledge. The topics covered are Reaction Rates, Reaction Equilibrium, Solubility Equilibrium, Acid/Base Reactions and Electrochemistry.

Chemistry 11 Honours
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to experience a college level course. The course covers the topics in Chemistry 11 plus some additional AP Chemistry topics.

AP Chemistry
This course is a university level course with 4 credits assigned to Chemistry 12 and 4 credits for AP Chemistry. This is a challenging course and requires excellent mathematical and problem solving skills. There is an AP exam in May and an optional Provincial Examination in June.


Physics 11
This is an introductory course that examines the “rules of nature? It includes topics such as kinematics (motion), dynamics (force), special relativity, energy, waves and photons. A good background in Math 10 or equivalent is essential. Conceptual understanding and problem solving is a crucial aspect of the course.

Physics 12
This course is an extension of Physics 11 with an emphasis on mechanics (motion and force). It then leads into electricity and magnetism. The emphasis throughout the course is for students to develop sound analytical, experimental and problem solving skills.

Physics 11 Honours
This course covers all the topics in Physics 11 in greater depth plus additional topics needed to continue to AP Physics 12. The problem sets and projects are more challenging than those in the regular program.

AP Physics
This course is an advanced level, non-calculus based course that is equivalent to a first year university course. It includes all topics from Physics 12 plus additional topics such as angular momentum, kinetic theory, simple harmonic motion, quantum physics and thermodynamics. Students will receive 4 credits for the Physics 12 component and 4 credits for the AP Physics component. There is an AP Examination in May.


Earth Science 11
This course studies the local ecosystem and the changes experienced by ecosystems. The course examines both natural and human causes of change. The course ends with a study of stewardship.


The Junior Honours Program offers enriched courses that lead into our Advanced Placement Programs. The Honours Program should be considered by students who have an aptitude and keen interest in scientific investigation. It is recommended for students who have achieved an average of 80% or higher in the prerequisite course. Teacher permission is required before a student can select an Honours Course.

Science 8 & Science 8 Honours
Cells & Systems, Optics, Fluids & Dynamics, Water Systems on Earth

Science 9 & Science 9 Honours
Reproduction, Atoms, Elements &Compounds, Electricity, Space Exploration

Science 10 & Science 10 Honours
Sustainability of Ecosystems, Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity, Motion, Energy Transfer, Plate Tectonics. There is a Provincial Examination in June that all students are required to take. It counts for 20% of the final grade.


Includes a Science Fair Project or Portolio component.


Science 8, 9, and 10 are offered in our French Immersion Program. The topics covered in each course are described above.