Grade 10

Grade 10 ELA

The goal of Science 20 is to foster an understanding of concepts in earth science, chemistry, physics and weather dynamics and to develop the student’s abilities of inquiry. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to: ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.

Drama

This course requires students to trust themselves and others in order to express and reflect on thoughts, feelings and beliefs, to take risks within a dramatic context; and to express themselves through varied forms of dramatic communication. Students will use the building blocks of drama to study events and issues related to their own lives. Students will learn and perform the following: improvisation, reader’s theatre, commercials, pantomime, choral reading, monologues and play building.

 

Drama is a multimodal and expressive art form. Through this art form, students will develop their skills using transformative learning opportunities that include physical, emotional, intellectual, and intuitive exercises. It is the goal of this course to promote and encourage the use of the following: language, movement, concentration, analysis, self-expression, collaboration, communication, imagination, self-confidence, responsibility and creativity.

 

In addition to course work, students are given the opportunity to attend live local assemblies and workshops as well as view professional productions.

French

The purpose of this course is to foster in students the ability to communicate coherently in the French language. The four main skills that we will be focusing on this year are:

1- Comprehension Écrite- (Reading)

2- Procuction Écrite –( Writing )

3- Comprehension Orale –( Listening) and Production Orale –( Speaking)

 

The instructional approach that we will be using to develop these communication competencies is L’Approche Communicative Expérientielle. This approach is based on preparing students to do a task, accomplishing the task, and then reflecting on what has been learned. As such, students will be expected to participate in the skills development process and will be evaluated on their participation. Students will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the school year. There will be a formal mid-term exam in November and a final exam in January.


Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20S is intended for students considering post-secondary studies that require a math prerequisite. This pathway provides students with the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills that have been identified for specific post-secondary programs of study. The topics studied form the foundation for topics to be studied in both Grade 11 Applied Mathematics and Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics. Components of the curriculum are both context-driven and algebraic in nature. The learning outcomes are divided into three topics: Measurement; Algebra and Number; and Relations and Functions.

Essential Mathematics 20S

Essential Mathematics (20S) is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science-related fields. Grade 10 Essential Mathematics is a one-credit course emphasizing consumer applications, problem solving, decision making, and spatial sense. The Essential math stream will prepare students for every day, on-the-job problem solving. Students may take Math Essentials as their single math stream, or in addition to other math courses (Applied, Pre-Calculus). This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts education develops important disciplinary and cross-curricular competencies for learning and living well together in an interconnected world.  Research indicates that well-designed visual arts education contributes to learning engagement, self-efficacy, and a wide range of positive academic, social, and emotional effects. Visual Arts education offers learners a diverse, unique, and powerful ways of perceiving and making meaning about the world through practices that include drawing, illustration, work on paper, painting, media arts, textile art .  These practices offer multiple ways for learners to engage with, connect with, and respond to their world through various approaches and in diverse visual arts education contexts.  Visual Arts education is not just about learning the language and practices of the visual arts, “it is about addressing who we are as people, embracing differences, encountering numerous cultures, interacting and collaborating with others, and inviting response”. 

Food and Nutrition

The food and nutrition area of study provides students with opportunities to explore their relationships with food in both a theoretical and practical way that can enhance one’s health and well-being. It also provides knowledge and skills that have immediate relevance to students’ lives, as well as lifelong applications personally, within families, in their communities, and on a global scale. The goal of this area of study is to shape students to become informed consumers and responsible citizens.

Grade 10 Food and Nutrition focuses on the individual within the family unit and the influence that marketing and media have on family food choices. Students will gain a strong understanding of the categories of nutrients, why our bodies need them, and what foods are consumed for health and well bing. The course provides opportunities for students to further develop food preparation skills in a practical setting.

Digital Pictures 25 + Print Communications 25

This course combines two-half credit courses that will provide students with the skills and knowledge to convey a message through an original digital image and to plan and create documents for personal and business communications.

Geography 20

In Geographic Issues of the 21st Century, students focus on a variety of issues and challenges of the contemporary world. They explore the nature of geography and develop skills related to geographic thinking. Students use the methods and tools of geography to examine issues such as sustainable development and to propose solutions.

Concert Band

Students perform in a traditional Concert Band setting, playing a wide range of diverse musical compositions. Students learn based on "recursive learnings", constantly building on and improving skills they already have as well as learning new material. There are opportunities to travel to Festivals throughout the year.

Automotive Systems & Service

Course Description: Students wanting to develop skills in the automotive service and repair industry must have knowledge of the basic principles related to automotive systems and service. Students learn safety, tools and equipment including Oxy-Acetylene (OAW) welding and cutting, automotive systems and service procedures and are introduced to diagnosis strategies.




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