Associate Canadian Ontario high school Grade 11 Course Information
Understanding Course Codes
Example: English Grade 11 – ENG 3U
ENG- Identifies the course (English)…3 – Identifies the grade (11)…U – Identifies course Level (Academic, University Bound)
C– Identifies course Level (Applied, College Bound)
M- Identifies course level (University or College Bound)
O- Identifies course Level (Open, Wok after Graduation)
E- Identifies course Level (Open, Wok after Graduation)
Media Arts (University/College Preparation-Course Code- ASM3M)
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media, computer animation, and web environments. Students will explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media art works, and critically analyse the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and values.
Grade 11 Music (Open-Course Code-AMU30)
Note: This course can act as the required Arts course for the OSSD.
This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance and the preparation and of music productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively, students will use current technology and the creative and critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present, and market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life and their careers.
Canada and World Studies Department
Travel and Tourism : A Regional Geographic Perspective, ( Open-Course Code- CGG3O )
Prerequisite: Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic, CGC1D or Applied, CGC1P
This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying selected world regions. Using a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods, students will conduct and present case studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of the travel industry on communities and environments around the world.
American History (University Preparation-Course Code- CHA3U)
Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade10, Academic, CHC2D or Applied, CHC2P.
This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country’s social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.
World History to the 15th Century End (University/College Preparation-Course Code- CHW3M)
Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10 Academic, CHC2D or Applied, CHC2P
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups and innovations and to present their own conclusions.
Computer Studies Department
Computer Studies (College-Course Code: ICS3C)
This course introduces students to computer programming concepts and practices. Students will write and test computer programs, using various problem-solving strategies. They will learn the fundamentals of program design and apply a software development life-cycle model to a software development project. Students will also learn about computer environments and systems, and explore environmental issues related to computers, safe computing practices, emerging technologies, and post- secondary opportunities in computer-related fields.
Introduction to Computer Science (University Preparation-Course Code- ICS3U)
This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development lifecycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.
English (Workplace Preparation-Corse Code- ENG3E)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied ENG2P or Academic, ENG2D
This course emphasized the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.
English (College Preparation-Course Code- ENG3C)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied ENG2P or Academic, ENG2D
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
English (University Preparation-Course Code- ENG3U)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
Functions (University Preparation-Course Code-MCR3U)
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, MPM2D
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Functions and Applications (University/College Preparation-Course Code- MCF3M)
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, MPM2D, or Foundations of Mathematics, MFM2P
This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students' experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Functions (University Preparation-Corse Code-MCR 3U)
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM 2D)
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Native Studies Department
Contemporary Aboriginal Voices: (Gr. 11 University-Course Code- NBE3U)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, students will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of students’ understanding of English-language usage and convention
Physical and Health Education Department
Grade 11 Health for Life: (Open Level-Course Code- PPZ30)
NOTE: This course can be the required credit for PHE for the OSSD)
This course helps students develop a personalized approach to health living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to health living- an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. Throughout this course students will develop the skills necessary to take charge and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.
Biology (University Preparation-Course Code- SBI 3U)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Academic, SNC 2D
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
Biology (College Preparation-Course Code- SBI 3C)
Prerequisite: Gr. 10 Science Applied, SNC2P or Academic, SNC 2D
This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Chemistry (University Preparation-Course Code- SCH3U)
Prerequisite: Gr. 10 Science, SNC2D
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
Physics (University Preparation-Course Code- SPH3U)
Prerequisite: Gr. 10 Academic Science, SNC2D
This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Social Sciences/Humanities Department
World Religions (University/College Preparation-Course Code-HRT3M)
This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society, such as sustainable development and respect for the environment. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.
Computer Technologies (Workplace Preparation-Course Code- TEJ3E)
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to computer hardware, networks, operating systems, and other software. Students will use utility and application software, and learn proper procedures for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting computer systems and networks. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and will learn about apprenticeships and other employment opportunities in the field of computer technology that they may choose to pursue after graduation.