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. Chemistry 11 is a recommended prerequisite for this course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 requirements of life, the structure of cells, optics and the electromagnetic spectrum, the history of Atomic Theory and the theory of plate tectonics and Earth’s geological processes.
The differences between sexual and asexual reproduction, the structure and names of atoms, elements and compounds, electricity and nutrient cycles in different biomes.
Genetic patterns of inheritance and genetic changes in populations over time, chemical reactions, energy transformations, radioactivity and Space Exploration
FRENCH IMMERSION JUNIOR SCIENCE
Science 8, 9, and 10 are offered in our French Immersion Program. The topics covered in each course are described above.