Grade 10

Enriched-Canadian History Since World War I CHC2DN
This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
COURSE NOTE:Students in the enriched course will be evaluated based on the same expectations as students in the regular academic course. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills which will be explored through a variety of assessment tools including problem solving, debate, role playing simulations, and independent study.Enhancement Fees: Students may wish to take advantage of enhanced opportunities for additional field trips and additional learning resources. These are optional fees and students may be charged up to $50 for the expanded opportunities offered in the enriched program.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
Enriched English ENG2DN
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.COURSE NOTE: Enrichment Option
For students who are motivated and high achievers in English, the Enriched Option may be ideal. The course will permit students to focus on developing critical literacy skills, building on the foundation of the regular course. Students opting for this course must have demonstrated a strong and consistent work ethic in their grade 9 studies. Please discuss your suitability for this course with your grade 9 teacher and/or secondary school guidance counsellors.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1DN – Enriched English or ENG1PI – Applied English
Intensive French FSF2DN
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DN – INTENSIVE – Core French
Enriched – Principles of Mathematics MPM2DN
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Course Note: Students in the enriched course will be evaluated based on the same expectations as students in the regular academic course, but they will be challenged with more diverse problems and the underlying concepts of the course will be explored more deeply and broadly. Students who are interested in writing math contests are encouraged to take this course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: MPM1DI – Academic – Principles of Mathematics or MPM1DN – Enriched – Principles of Mathmatics
Enriched Science SNC2DN
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. The enriched program covers the same expectations as the Grade 10 Academic course. The purpose of the enriched program is to encourage problem-solving skills, higher order critical thinking skills, leadership and communication skills, and decision making skills; delivered in a program based on inquiry-based learning, collaboration, and self-directed learning.
The goals for enrichment are to encourage students to develop their own unique talents and demonstrate initiative as they investigate topics from the curriculum at a deeper level than the standard Academic course.
COURSE NOTE This program will include both structured classes, as well as opportunities for extra-curricular experiences (including field trips and guest-speakers), which may require an extra course enhancement fee of approximately $80.00.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1DI – Academic, Science or SNC1DN – Enriched Science
Enriched Religious Education: Christ and Culture HRE2ON
This course both invites and further challenges the adolescent to personalize the principles that guide us in understanding their role in shaping culture through our discipleship. The exploration of these principles starts with the Scriptural foundations to the questions of what it means to be human and how God has and continues to shape our humanity through culture. The principles art then developed through the Gospel themes that reveal how Jesus’ Kingdom of God is expressed in all of our relationships: to ourselves, to others, to our civil society, to our church and to our Global community
With an awareness of the uniqueness of each student and a recognition that religious development takes place through a process of stages and within a community, this is an enhanced program for interested, self-motivated student. The course curriculum will be enhanced from the HRE20 through field trips, guest speakers, school based service leadership opportunities, leadership development and enhanced scripture exploration.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10

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