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Grade 11 Course Options

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Grade 11

COURSE OPTIONS

The following courses are available for students in grades 10 through 12 that reside within the SD 54 boundaries.

Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
Food & Nutrition 11

This online course provides lessons and labs to guide you through a series of topics, including Kitchen Safety & Sanitation, Budgeting, Careers in Food, the Future of Food, and a variety of different recipes and cuisines. Lab work needs to be completed in a home kitchen and documented with photographs, and it counts for 40% of your grade. Assignments, Tests & Forums make up the remainder of your mark.

4 credits

Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11

Previously known as Family Studies 11, this course will examine the factors involved in interpersonal relationships, the nature of committed relationships, and the components of healthy relationships. Using problem-solving models, students will look at the influence of community and culture on relationships and interpersonal relationship communication styles and strategies.

4 credits

English Language Arts
Gamified English 11

Students may choose to participate in this innovative delivery method. The 4-required credits earned are the same as in a traditional course, but instead students will demonstrate their learning and earn points using strategies we are used to seeing in games. These elements include accumulation of points, co-design principle (student choice of path through learning), clarity of expectations/assessment, and badges.

Why gamify? Research supports that this style of learning increases both student enjoyment and achievement. It fits the new curricular focus on student choice and flexibility, while preparing you for life after high school by increasing your responsibility. Gamified English 11 will allow students to explore one (1) of the five 4-credit options, including Creative Writing, Composition, Literary Studies, New Media, and Spoken Language 11. 70% of your grade comes from the accumulation of Experience Points (XP), 10% comes from independent learning work habits and 20% come from your portfolio.

4 credits

ELA 11 - Composition

Composition 11 is designed to support students as they refine, clarify, and adjust their written communication through practice and revision. Students will read and study compositions by other writers and be exposed to a variety of styles as models for the development of their writing. The course provides opportunities for students to, with increasing independence, study, create, and write original and authentic pieces for a range of purposes and real-world audiences. They will expand their competencies through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising to build a body of work that demonstrates expanding breadth, depth, and evidence of writing for a range of situations. They will develop confidence in their abilities as they consolidate their writing craft.

4 credits

ELA 11 - Creative Writing

Creative Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in developing confidence and refining their writing skills through self-expression for various creative purposes. The course provides students with in-depth opportunities to explore personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories in a wide range of genres. Within a supportive community, students will collaborate and strengthen their skills through writing and design processes. Creative Writing 11 is grounded in the exploration and application of writing processes, inviting students to express themselves creatively as they reflect on, adjust, and extend their writing skills.

4 credits

ELA 11 - New Media

New Media 11 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. This course is intended to allow students and educators the flexibility to develop an intensive program of study centred on students’ interests, needs, and abilities, while at the same time allowing for a range of local delivery methods. New Media 11 recognizes that digital literacy is an essential characteristic of the educated citizen. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world by affording numerous opportunities to demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media. Compared with New Media 10, New Media 11 features tasks and texts of greater complexity and sophistication. As well, the Grade 11 course extends the depth and breadth of topics and activities offered in New Media 10.

4 credits

ELA 11 - Spoken Language

Spoken Language 11 is designed to support students as they refine, clarify, and adjust their spoken communication through practice and revision. The course provides opportunities for students to, with increasing independence, study, create, write, and present original and authentic pieces for a range of purposes and real-world audiences. They will expand their competencies through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising to build a body of work that demonstrates expanding breadth, depth, and evidence of spoken language genres for a range of situations. They will develop confidence in their abilities as they consolidate their spoken language skills.

4 credits

ELA 11 - Literary Studies

Literary Studies 11 allows students to delve deeply into literature. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media. Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them to follow their passion and at the same time further develop higher-level thinking and learning skills.

4 credits

Mathematics
Foundations of Math 11

Foundations 11 is the course for students not planning to take calculus. Students will learn about financial planning which includes compound interest, investments and loans. Mathematical thinking will be encountered (inductive and deductive thinking) as will explorations with angles and triangles. Students will be involved with graphical analysis (linear inequalities, quadratic functions, systems of equations and optimization) and learn about applications of statistics. Assessment is based on note packages taken while watching the video lessons, completion of online practice questions, assignments and unit tests.

4 credits

Pre-Calculus 11

Pre-Calculus 11 is the course that provides students with the mathematical knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to continue on the path to math courses needed for post-secondary studies requiring calculus. Topics include; algebra and number, expressions, trigonometry and relations and functions. Assessment is based on note packages taken while watching the video lessons, completion of online practice questions, assignments and unit tests. Prerequisite: Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10

4 credits

Workplace Math 11

Workplace Math 11 focuses on real-world applications of mathematics found in the workplace. Topics include; financial literacy involving investments, loans and budgeting, rate of change, using probability and statistics, interpreting graphs and 3D objects through angles, views and scale diagrams. Assessment is based on note packages taken while watching the video lessons, completion of online practice questions, assignments and unit tests.

4 credits

Physical and Health Education
Active Living 11

The focus for Active Living 11 is to develop a life long basis for understanding the importance of physical activity in one’s health and well-being. Through the exploration of recreational activities, students will demonstrate safety, fair play and leadership skills. Students will monitor their exertion levels in physical activities and show an understanding of the role of nutrition in staying healthy.

4 credits

Fitness and Conditioning 11

For Full Time BVEC students only

Fitness and Conditioning 11 is for students who are interested in the anatomy and physiology behind becoming an athlete. Through projects and activities, the skeletal, muscular and cardiac systems will be studied to guide training. This course is recommended for students that are involved in an athletic program or for those who have an interest in fitness training.

4 credits

Snow School 11

Starts in December

Snow School is offered in second semester as an option for students with an interest in Nordic skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding. Students are expected to take an additional Distributed Learning course to allow the freedom to obtain their hours skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon. In addition to hours on the snow, students are expected to take part in fitness training, goal setting and a minimum of 20 hours of service learning (coaching, volunteering). This is an online course in which students will track their fitness hours both on and off the snow with self-reflections and self-evaluations and complete projects centered around etiquette, healthy life styles choices, taking care of ski/snowboard gear and the creation of an off-snow training plan.

4 credits

Science
Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 continues the learning of chemistry from Science 10 and gives students an overview of many chemistry topics including atoms, moles, chemical bonds and forces, organic chemistry, chemical reactions, stoichiometry and solubility.

4 credits

Earth Sciences 11

Earth Science 11 examines the different processes that affect our world. Topics covered include the rock cycle, plate tectonics, the hydrologic cycle, changes in the atmosphere, climate change, properties of the ocean, and the formation of Earth and other celestial objects within the Universe.

4 credits

Life Sciences 11

Previously called Biology 11, Life Sciences 11 centers around living things starting with the cell and unicellular organisms to plants and animals. How organisms are classified using taxonomy and First Peoples knowledge on classification will be investigated.

4 credits

Physics 11

Physics 11 continues the learning of physics from Science 10 and gives students an overview of many physics topics including uniform, accelerated and projectile motion, Newton’s laws of motion and the conservation of energy. Through investigations, the mechanical advantage of simple machines will be learned as well as the application of simple machines by First Peoples. Additional topics include electrical circuits, Ohm’s Laws, Kirchhoff’s Laws, specific heat capacity, and the properties and behaviors of waves. Physics requires the use mathematical equations to solve problems. Students should have strong basic math skills to be successful in this course.

4 credits

Science for Citizens 11

Science for Citizens 11 looks at the impact science has had on society. Areas of possible study include personal and public health practices including First Peoples traditional health and healing practices, the impact of technologies, personal and workplace safety and beneficial scientific innovations. Students will explore natural hazards and human responses and how we have impacted our Earth’ systems.

4 credits

Social Studies
Explorations in Social Studies 11

As the name itself implies, students will have an opportunity to do a self-directed exploration of 3 of the 15 possible content areas: social, cultural, or technological innovations and developments in the 20th century, colonialism and contemporary issues for indigenous people in Canada and around the world, current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media, natural resource use and local, regional, national, or global development, economic development in Asia, systems of power and governance in global cultures, diversity of B.C. First Peoples territories and communities, rights of individuals in Canada, representations of natural and human-made phenomena, methods used by individuals, groups, and organizations to promote social justice, fundamental nature of knowledge, existence, and reality, sacred texts, traditions, and narratives of cultures, contemporary theories of money and investment, recognition of and responses to genocide and global issues in urbanization. The course is project based.

4 credits