• ELA 20F
  • Math 20F Essentials
  • Math 20F Pre-Cal/Applied
  • Geography 20F
  • Science 20F
  • P.E./Health 20F

In this course, you will have the opportunity to read short stories, poems, non-fiction works and novels. You may also listen to audio performances and view visual works. You will be writing, representing, and speaking about those works and your own creations. English language arts students read, write, speak, listen, view and represent to:

  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts
  • Manage ideas and information
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  • Celebrate and build community

Students graduating with Essential Mathematics will be prepared to enter the work force with the ability to function in a world where mathematical concepts permeate daily life, business, industry, government, and our thinking about the environment. They will also be able to use mathematics not just in their work lives, but also in their personal lives as citizens and consumers.

As an introductory course, students in this course will become proficient in basic   mathematical skills and manipulations, solve problems in useful ways and learn to clearly communicate these solutions, and use technology to learn new mathematical content.

Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-calculus Mathematics (20S) is intended for students considering post-secondary studies that require a math pre-requisite.  This course is foundational for students to branch into grade 11 applied or pre-calculus.  A variety of activities that include the use of calculators and computers, problem solving, mental mathematics, and theoretical mathematics will be used to illustrate the connections between concrete (diagrams, measurements, illustrations) and abstract (algebra, theoretical math).

Recommended: mark of 60% or more in grade 9 Math 10F.

This outcomes-based curriculum is a compulsory course for all grade 10 students. The five major areas of study include geographic literacy, natural resources, food, industry, and urban places. The purpose of the course is to have students understand their world better throughout the systematic study of these five areas of geographic inquiry. In addition, values and attitudes are emphasized as important parts of studying geography.

In this course, students will investigate questions about natural phenomena, learn about scientific laws, and develop skills for future science courses. This class will prepare students for Physics 30S, Chemistry 30S and Biology 40S. The course requires the use of both logical and creative thinking and will develop the knowledge and skills students need to study science.

The course is divided into four clusters.

1.     Dynamics of Ecosystems covers the complex relationships present in ecosystems to investigate issues of sustainability.

2.    Chemistry in Action examines the interactions among elements as they form compounds through chemical reactions.

3.    In Motion develops an understanding of the physics of motion (displacement, velocity, acceleration and time).

4.    Weather Dynamics focuses on the relationships that control weather and climate.

PE 20F is a graduation requirement. This program revolves around improving fitness and health through continuous exercise, low organized games, and team & individual sports. Students are taught that Phys-Ed is an attitude that creates a healthy lifestyle, which is balanced and diversified. We will be using various community facilities to promote lifetime activities and active living. The Grade 10 Health component is also taught in conjunction with this course.