Grade 10


Students enhance their language learning by using what they know in new and more complex contexts and with increasing sophistication.  They reflect upon and use prior knowledge to extend and enhance their language and understanding. By learning and incorporating new language structures into their repertoire and using them in a variety of contexts, students develop language fluency and proficiency. Learning activities help students develop and apply strategies for comprehending, composing, and responding in a variety of situations.

Geography 20F

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.

Phys Ed/Health 20F

The aim of the Physical Education/Health curriculum is to provide students with planned and balanced programming to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for physically active and healthy lifestyles for all students.

Science 20F

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.

Essential Mathematics 20F

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.

Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 20F

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.

American History 20S

In this distance learning course, you will learn about the most powerful country in the world. It’s important for Canadians to learn about our closest neighbour. Most of us travel regularly to the United States and have friends and family there. Among other things, this course will help you understand (1) how the United States became the country that it is today (2) why Canada and the United States are so different, and how they became that way (3) our neighbours to the south, which will be very important to you in your personal and professional life (4) why the United States is so influential and powerful

Visual Arts 20S

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”. 

Concert Band 20F

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.

Digital Pictures 25 + Print Communications 25

Thiscoursecombines two-half creditcourses 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.

Drama 20S

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.

Family Studies 20S

Grade 10 Family Studies focuses on the skills and knowledge parents and caregivers need, with emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development. Students will learn about the developmental needs, effective care, and guidance of young children. The development of these skills and knowledge will enhance their overall well-being now as adolescents and in the future as parents and caregivers.

Food and Nutrition 20S

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.

French 20S

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.

Intro to Automotive Technology 10S

Course Description: The content in this course is designed for students wishing to sample automotive technology. Students are introduced to safety, tools and equipment, automotive systems and service procedures.

Personal Finance 20S

Personal Finance focuses on developing fundamental financial literacy skills, including the value of money, basic economics, budgeting, saving, financial institution services, and investing. This is especially relevant to high school students, since they are entering the workforce and are considering future purchases that require financial planning, such as buying a car, travelling, or pursuing post-secondary education. Since financial literacy is a life skill, this course is a good option for all students.

Reading Is Thinking 20S

The Reading is Thinking course is designed to provide students with opportunities to increase their comprehension strategies, build interest in reading and understanding, and participate in a variety of learning activities.  The activities help to guide students in asking questions about a text, making predictions, and then reading to confirm or refute their predictions.  The Directed Reading is Thinking Activity process encourages students to be active and thoughtful readers.

Students will receive direct instruction in reading strategies and feedback on their assignments.  Students are expected to bring their devices and reading material to class each day, and be prepared to engage in reading, writing, and oral discussions of the content we are reviewing.  This course does not have a mark component, however, students will get a credit for the course if they complete all assigned work.

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