Grade 10 Course Selections:

Required Courses:

  1. English 10 (MEN–10)
  2. Social Studies 10 (MSS–10)
  3. Science 10 (MSC–10)
  4. Physical Education 10 (MPE–10)
  5. Planning 10 (MPLAN10)
  6. A Math Course – Read the options below:

Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 (MAWM-10)

This course is strongly recommended for students that have a C or C- in Math 9 or for those who plan to enter a trade based field after graduation. This provincially examinable, application based course, will prepare students for further apprenticeship, work place math.  Students will study linear, 2D and 3D measurement, conversion factors,  trigonometry, ratios, geometry, and money based problems. Upon completion of this course students will enter apprenticeship/workplace math 11 to meet graduation requirements.


Foundations of Math & Precalculus 10 (MFMP-10)

This provincially examinable course is the pre-requisite for all senior level algebra based math programs. Students will be introduced to trigonometry, factoring, and expanding of algebraic expressions, coordinate geometry, functions, radicals, measurement, graphing and systems of equations in two variables.  Upon completion, students will continue into either the Foundations or Pre-Calculus pathway in their grade 11 year.  Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students have a C+ or better in Math 9.


Elective Course Options:

Choose 2-3* electives to make a total of 8 courses
*Depends how you do Planning 10

Fine Arts:

Drama 10 (MDRG-10)

This course is an extension of Drama 9 and offers similar individual and group projects.  Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their performance skills and their abilities to explore and imagine life experiences.  Critical reflection of their own work and that of others will help students to further develop creative skills and to demonstrate growth and understanding of concepts.  Students will be expected to take greater dramatic risks, create and imagine with depth and complexity, and should be able to use their body and voice with confidence. Active participation is required in order to be successful in this course.  In addition, the course will provide students with the opportunity to act in several scenes, one of which should be performed in front of an audience other than the class.

Music 10: Concert Band (MMCB-10)

This course is designed for students who wish to further their studies of instrumental music in a concert band setting. There will be an emphasis on the fundamentals of instrumental technique as students work toward developing a beautiful and characteristic sound.  Students will develop their individual technique and musicianship through various exercises, studies, music theory, and a wide variety of concert band literature. Particular attention will be given to developing the ensemble sound. Students will participate in a variety of school concerts and other special events.

Music 10: Jazz Band (MJB–10) – *Off Timetable*

This course is designed for students who have a special interest in jazz music and want an opportunity to play in a smaller group.  Students will be exposed to different jazz styles such as swing, be-bop, blues rock, and funk.  Students’ technical skills and musicianship are developed through jazz performance.

Music 10: Concert Choir (MCC–10) – *Off Timetable*

Choir 8-12 is vocal-based course that will focus singing, theory, and performance. Students will cover a wide range of musical genres from classical to popular music. The choir will be accompanied by a rhythm section and there will be some additional opportunities for students who play guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Students will also have the opportunity to work on band covers as well as arranging their own music. There will be a variety of opportunities for public performances and song writers are encouraged. Rehearsals will take place one evening per week from 7-9.

Visual Arts 10: General (MVAG-10)

Art 10 explores activities and assignments designed to stimulate imagination, promote an understanding of the elements and principles of design, and heighten the senses in visual literacy and art appreciation. Hands-on projects include working in mediums such as pencil, pen, clay, paint, sculpting and printmaking. Participation in art has been proven to develop and broaden problem solving and creative thinking skills by fostering the consideration of multiple responses to any given challenge in the studio and beyond. Prerequisite:  None

Visual Arts 10: Media (MVAM-10)

Media Arts 10 is a project-oriented course that introduces students to basic concepts and skills in the field of media arts technology.  In this course you will examine the impact of media: television, magazines, advertising, etc., on youth culture and society.  You will get to use a wide assortment of traditional art studio materials, as well as digital  photographic mediums for creatively expressing your ideas when responding to several thought-provoking design challenges.  Equipment and art materials are supplied.  Participation in art has been proven to develop and broaden problem solving and creative thinking skills by fostering the consideration of multiple responses to any given challenge in the studio and beyond.  Prerequisite:  None

Applied Skills:

Family Studies 10 (MFM–10)

Family Studies has six individual modules with 2 credits each. The modules may be taken in Grade 10, 11 or 12. Two modules will be offered each year. Modules will inlcude: Child Development and Parenting, Adolescent Development, Adulthood, Families in Society, Interpersonal and Family Relationships, Housing and Living Environments.

Foods & Nutrition 10 (MFDN-10)

The aim of the Foods and Nutrition 8 to 12 curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that have immediate and future applications in their personal and family lives, as well as in local and global environments, including understanding the principles of healthy eating to plan and create nutritious foods for individuals, groups, and family members; and to increase the students knowledge of the nutritional, social, and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation –  practising and thinking critically about principles and techniques related to acquisition, production, and consumption of foods.

Information Technology (MINT-10)

Information Technology 10 is a survey course for the many different ways students will use computers in their lives.  Units include film, animation, music, web design, photo editing, coding, robotics, and business applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.  General skills such as file management, keyboarding, cloud computing, and Internet safety will also be a part of this course.

Mechanics 10: Technology Education (MTEC–10)

Students will be introduced to the ever changing role of transportation systems in society.  This course will take a practical approach to the safe use of hand tools and shop equipment.  Various modes of transportation and systems will be introduced and explored.  This course will include a focus on the design process, and production of a metal product from raw materials.  Students will develop positive problem solving skills useful in a shop environment.

Woodwork 10: Technology Education (MTEW-10)

In this course students will build upon the skills developed in Woodworking 9 as they broaden their knowledge base. Students will begin to learn more specialized techniques and practices and gain further confidence in working with tools, different materials, and processes to produce high quality work. Through a series of pre-determined projects, students will learn additional joinery techniques such as dado, lap, and spline joints. After students have successfully demonstrated mastery of these processes they will be permitted to build a project(s) of their choice utilizing these new skills and abilities. Students will explore the relationship between form and function through individually designed projects based on a common theme or design problem. Students in this course will be required to pay a course fee to cover the cost of some of the basic items and materials supplied in this course.

Woodcraft 10: Fine Art Woodworking & Jewellery (YIA-0A)

In this course students will learn the finer details of woodworking. After completing a series of mandatory projects to expose students to certain tools in the shop as well as to develop some basic skills, students will then to be able to explore and design their own projects. Projects in the class will focus on creating pieces of art and dÈcor using a variety of woods and techniques. Some potential projects offered in class include: jewellery (rings, pendants, earrings), wall art, decorative picture frames, turned pieces like pens, cups and bowls, as well as many more. Students in this course will be required to pay a course fee to cover the cost of some of the basic items and materials supplied.

Electronics & Robotics (MTEE-10)

In this course students will the explore the world of electronics and robotics. Students in this course will learn about the various types of components that are used in common circuitry, as well as learn how to build circuits and the properties governing their function (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Rules, etc.). Students will also have the opportunity to build an assortment of projects that they can take home. Once students have a solid understanding of circuitry, they will apply this knowledge in the Robotics portion of the course. In this section students will learn how to build robots to perform certain functions and tasks. Students will be required to build and design their own robot, but also learn how to program and code their robot. Students in this course will be required to pay a course fee to cover the cost of some of the basic items and materials supplied.

STEM 10 (MTEG-10)

In this course students will face regular design and build challenges, while learning and applying the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This is an applied skills class where students will design, prototype, and build working devices for each challenge. During this process, students will utilize STEM to improve and modify their design to optimize its performance. Some potential challenges offered in class include: rockets, trebuchets/catapults, canons, robots, racers, and many, many more. Students in this course will be required to pay a course fee to cover the cost of some of the basic items and materials supplied in the course.


Other Electives:

Leadership 10 (YPA–0A)

This Leadership course is all about YOU and how to create the life that you want.  We will focus on developing leadership skills such as personal responsibility, goal setting, decision making, communication, teamwork, time management and so on.  In order to do this, we take part in practical and written classroom activities as well as access different opportunities within the community.  The goal of the course is for you to have fun learning, build relationships, and most importantly, walk away with valuable life skills and new perspectives on personal leadership.

French 10 (MFR–10)

As a student in this course you will be building upon many of the skills and knowledge that you acquired in French 9. Learning French as a second language is based on real-life scenarios dealing with topics such as movies, Canada, your childhood and your home.  French 10 focuses a great deal on the development of strong writing as well as strong oral skills using interactive projects and activities such as videos, skits, reports and language games.  In addition, French 10 is also about understanding Francophone cultures within Canada and abroad.

Writing 12 (MWR–12)

Using traditional and contemporary forms, students will work on various styles of creative written expression. Working through the entire writing process across various genres, students will practice written expression and workshop ideas in a collaborative classroom environment. Students should be comfortable expressing ideas in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, journalistic, and digital forms. Activities might include a poetry slam, shared storytelling, and publishing opportunities.

Yearbook & Media 12 (MICTX-12) – *Off Timetable*

Do you want to develop and express your ideas in a variety of digital forms? Do you have a voice and a vision for your school yearbook? This course is designed for students who would like to learn more about communications in a digital age. This year-long four credit course is designed to enhance communication skills through various forms of graphic, verbal, and broadcast media. Students will work on project-based activities such as creating content for the school website, producing podcasts and television broadcasts, creating the school yearbook, and participating in the school announcements. Focus areas for this course include writing in a journalistic style, graphic design and layout, photography, digital communication in a variety of forms, advertising, and working in a collaborative environment. This course is open to grade 10, 11, and 12 students.

Volleyball Skills 10 (YLRA-0A)

This course is designed for students who would like to improve their volleyball skills and knowledge of the game.  Students will be involved in skill development, team dynamics, strategies, video analysis, volleyball specific physical training, basic coaching, officiating and scorekeeping.  The class will take place on both indoor and outdoor courts as well as in a classroom setting.

Basketball Skills 11 (YLRA-1B)

This course is designed for students who would like to improve their basketball skills and knowledge.  Students will be involved in skill development, team dynamics, strategies, video analysis, basketball specific training, basic coaching, officiating, and score keeping.  The class will take place primarily in the gymnasium, as well as in the classroom setting.

Superfit 11 (YHRA-1A) *Off Timetable*

This course is for students wanting a comprehensive course in modern strength and conditioning principles.  Units of study include: strength training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, nutrition, sports psychology, anatomy and physiology.  This course is intended for students wanting to improve their overall personal fitness and develop a healthy lifestyle.  It will help students understand and critically evaluate commonly accepted theories of fitness training.  This course will be offered outside the regular timetable – twice a week in the morning.  Students must be scheduled for a full schedule in addition to this course.


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