Grade 11 Course Selections

Required Courses:

(You need at least one from each academic area: English, Math, Socials, and Science)

ENGLISH

English 11 (MEN–11)

With the assembled skills and knowledge from our junior courses, students will tackle literary compositions, drama (at least one Shakespearean play), poetry, novel studies, and short stories. The academic analysis of literature as well as technical terminology will be emphasized through the course.

Communications 11 (MCOM-11)

This course reinforces essential English skills including grammar, mechanics, writing clearly, and using real-life language skills. Reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills are highlighted. Instead of using traditional literary choices, often movies, newspaper articles, and popular texts are chosen for discussion and analysis. Research projects, written compositions, business communications, and visual projects are all required. Students who have received a mark of 60% or lower in English 10 should consider Communications 11.


MATH

A&W Math 11 (MAWM-11)

Students will expand on their work from Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 in imperial measures, 2D and 3D drawings, surfaces, volumes, trigonometry, budgets, interest, credit and be introduced to slope.  Students will also be introduced to statistics and the displaying of data.  Important pre-requisite skills for this course include: ratios, proportions, percents, equation solving and mathematical terminology.

Foundations of Math 11 (MFOM-11)

This math course will fulfill graduation requirements and is the prerequisite for many Faculty of Arts and Nursing programs.  This course is intended for students pursuing a non-science related degree.  It is well suited for students who scored less than 70 percent in Foundations/Pre-Calc 10.  Topics of study include: Trigonometry, Geometry, Inequalities, Quadratics, Rates, Proportions, Reasoning, and Statistics.  Important pre-requisite skills include: equation solving, graphing, factoring, exponent laws and terminology.  Note:  Some post secondary schools will require Foundations of Math 12.

Pre-Calculus Math 11 (MPREC11)

This algebra-based Math 11 course is intended for students who plan to enter science and business related fields of study after graduation.  To be successful in this course it it HIGHLY recommended that students have at least a C+ in Foundations/Pre-Calc math 10.  Topics of study include:  Sequences/series, quadratics, inequalities, trigonometry, and systems of equations.  Extensive work will be done graphing and solving non-linear functions.  In addition to this strong algebraic skills important pre-requisite skills for this course include:  factoring, system solving, point and line coordinate graphing. Pre-requisite:  Foundations/Pre-Calc 10.  Please consult your math teacher and counselor for the best math choice.


SOCIALS

Social Studies 11 (MSS–11)

Social Studies 11 focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for students to become responsible citizens of Canada and the world. Students continue their study of contemporary Canada, started in Social Studies 10, by examining our government and political system and by examining our relations with the rest of the world. Students will then extend their understanding of Canadian society by looking at global issues such as population and resources. Such a global perspective should not only provide the student with a better insight into issues in contemporary Canadian society, but also demonstrate the interrelationships between all societies in the “global village”.


SCIENCE

Biology 11 (MBI–11)

This course introduces students to the biological Kingdoms and Phyla that all living things belong to.  The major topics include Microbiology, Fungi, Plants, Animals, Ecology, Adaptation and Comparative Evolution.  There is an emphasis on microscope work, dissection technique and basic lab skills.  Students should be prepared to memorize a substantial amount of new vocabulary meanings and material in order to apply their knowledge to solving problems.

Chemistry 11 (MCH–11)

In Chemistry 11 students will review and add to their understanding of the Chemistry covered in junior science courses.  In addition, they will study new topics, such as the mole concept, chemical reactions, solution chemistry and organic chemistry.  Students who choose this course need to be aware that the course involves a considerable amount of mathematics, and a working knowledge of simple algebra is essential.

Physics 11 (MPH–11)

Physics 11 is an introduction to the principles of motion, energy and the nature of light.  Topics include speed, acceleration, momentum, Einsteins relativity, nuclear reactions, waves and photons. NOTE: Students should have a better-than-average math standing.

Earth Science 11 (MESC-11)

Topics include: Astronomy – stellar and solar systems; Geology,the changing earth, earth materials, the fossil record; Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Resource Sciences – renewable and non-renewable resources.  Some parts of the course will be covered using lab work but lectures, notes and discussions will also be used extensively. Students should be prepared to use some of their math and chemistry skills, as well as extensive mapping skills.

Sustainable Resources 11 (MSR–11)

Sustainable Resources 11 is a course that explores natural resources that are used by people in our province and around the world.  In Revelstoke alone,  there are examples of natural resource industrial activity that cover a significant portion of the course:  Mining, Forestry, Energy Production and Agriculture.  You will also learn about Fisheries and Petroleum resources through research projects, lab experiments, field trips, guest speakers and web based references.   Career opportunities and current global issues within each sector will be explored.  In each unit you will learn a variety of perspectives in the areas of  conservation,  extraction,  research and environmental and political impacts of resource use.  Your teacher will provide you with a specific list of supplies, but you will likely need pens and pencils, binder, loose-leaf paper, ruler, calculator, and something to tie up your long hair during labs.


 FINE ARTS COURSES

Art Foundations 11 (MAF–11)

Art 11 offers an important, creative complement to academic-oriented course loads for senior students of all artistic ability levels.  Emphasis is on promoting and enhancing your imagination and personal expression skills through an array of rewarding art experiences which teach and foster the development of technical skills, visual literacy, art appreciation and visual communication.  Drawing, painting, sculpting, print-making and ceramics are among the list of mediums to be explored.  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.

Studio Arts: Ceramics & Sculpture (MSACS11)

Studio Arts Ceramics and Sculpture 11 and 12 provide opportunities for students to engage in a focused and in-depth study in ceramics and sculpture.  Students engage in the study of image development, context, and elements and principles of design while  developing knowledge andskills in relation to the materials, process and technologies particular to sculpting.

Studio Arts: Drawing & Painting (MSADP11)

Studio Arts Drawing and Painting 11 and 12 provide opportunities for students to engage in a focused and in-depth study in drawing and painting.  Students engage in the study of image development, context, and elements and principles of design while  developing knowledge andskills in relation to the materials, process and technologies particular to drawing and painting.

Visual Art Media 11 (MVAMT11)

Media 11 is a popular, project-oriented course in which both digital photography and graphic arts design are featured.  Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to respond to media artwork and to create their own photo-based art using media arts technology and/or traditional art studio materials.  Equipment and basic materials will be supplied, although students are welcome to use their own digital cameras. 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.  Both Media Arts 11 and 12 might be considered  “academic art” courses in that they both require diligence and a good understanding of the theory lessons. Prerequisite:  None

Music 11: Concert Band (MIMCB11)

This course is a continuation of Concert Band where students will take their musicianship and skills to the next level with more performance opportunities. Students are exposed to a more challenging repertoire and will achieve a much higher level of performance and overall understanding of musical communication and interpretation.  This course will take the students to their highest level of achievement in the secondary school band program through developing and studying some of the finest concert band literature.

Music 11: Jazz Band (MIMJB11)  *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.

Choral Music 11: Concert Choir (MCMCC11)  *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.

Theatre: Acting (MTPA-11)

Since Acting 11 has no prerequisite, some of the students will be taking drama for the first time. A review of goals and learning outcomes of the junior secondary program will take place at the beginning of the term in order to familiarize students with the creative process.  Acting 11 develops the ability to be creative, communicative, interpretative and expressive. Students will explore all aspects of drama: voice, speech, movement, listening, concentration, and performing through varied activities. Students will learn about various theatrical genres and styles and create performance art within these styles. 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.

Theatre: Directing & Scriptwriting (MTPDS11)

In this course students will have the opportunity to select, cast and direct a one-act play.  Students will be mentored, but will also work independently liasing with other sudents as producers, theatre technicians and actors.  Student directors will learn all the skills required to put on a successful production for a live audience.  Students must be able to work independently and be self-directed.


APPLIED SKILLS COURSES

Family Studies 11 (MFM–11)

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 11 (MFDN-11)

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.

Digital Media 11: Photography & Photoshop (MICTM11)

Digital Media 11 will help students to develop their artistic expression and their technical skills as they work with digital photography, photo editing (Photoshop), as well as desktop publishing.  Students will learn a variety of uses for their skills as they model their work after media produced by professionals.

Yearbook & Media 12 (MICTX12) ***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.

Automotive Technology 11 (MAT–11)

This course enables the student to problem solve through the development of Applied Skills in the area of Automotive Technology.  Students will be exploring a variety of basic systems and topics in automotive technology and applying the theory learned to projects in the shop.  Emphasis is placed on Safety, Respect and Work Habits.

Carpentry & Joinery 11 (MCJ–11)

In this course students will build upon the skills developed in Woodworking 10 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 finger joints, inlays, and other artistic elements. 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 will be required to pay a course fee to cover the cost of some of the basic items and material supplied in this course in addition to any material they consume for their own projects.

Metal Fabrication 11 (MFM-11)

Metal Fabrication and Machining 11/12 emphasizes skills needed in a changing society. As a result, emphasis is given to the following areas: personal and project safety, health and safety,  tools and equipment,  materials, forming and joining process, cutting process, mathematical applications. This area emphasizes the development of safe and approved operational and maintenance skills associated with tools and equipment in related trade areas.  It is expected that students will complete various lab activities and produce various projects.

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.

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.


OTHER ELECTIVES

Apprenticeship courses (MSSA-1A)

Secondary School Apprenticeship – SSA, is a career program that gives you the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in high school, and to earn high school credits for doing so.   A Secondary School Apprenticeship involves part-time work within a trade.  Like other apprentices, secondary school apprentices need to find an employer who will hire them and commit to their training.

Leadership 11 (YPA-1A)

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 11 (MFR–11)

As a student in this course you will be building upon many of the skills and knowledge that you acquired in French 10. Learning French as a second language is based on real-life scenarios dealing with topics such as ethnic food, your childhood, and Canadian festivals.  French 11 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 presentations. This class is conducted primarily in French.  In addition, French 11 is also about understanding and examining Francophone cultures around the world.

 English Literature 12 (MLIT-12)

This course is a survey of the great works of English literature beginning with Anglo-Saxon times through to later 20th Century literature.  Many different forms of literature will be examined including poetry, drama, and prose.  Acquiring a basic knowledge about the histroical periods is also an integral part of this course.

Writing 12 (MWR–12)

Writing 12 uses a portfolio approach to practice imaginative and creative writing. Traditional and experimental forms of narrative, poetry, and creative non-fiction will be explored.  Students should expect to maintain a rigorous schedule and experiment with language. Prerequisite:  English 10

Academic Writing (YLE–12) **Off-Timetable**

This is a 2-credit course that prepares university bound students for the rigors of academic writing. Students will learn ethical research strategies to avoid plagiarism. Topics and skills proper documentation styles and formatting (APA, MLA, Chicago), language expectations, content expectations and requirements of first year students at any post-secondary institution. Students will also practice several strategies for working efficiently, and they will use digital resources to improve their writing. This course is open to students in Grade 11 and 12, but it does not replace English 12 as a requirement. This is not a literature based course.

Social Justice 12 (MSJ–12)

This exciting course will offer you the opportunity to look at the causes and consequences of oppression and injustice, both in Canada and globally. In Social Justice 12, we will examine social justice issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty, and globalization. Challenge yourself to be an educated, fair and open-minded global citizen! Develop a significant grounding in historical and contemporary social movements from which to understand the roots, evolution, and complexity of social justice. We will also explore various philosophical perspectives on these issues.This dynamic course will involve many guest speakers, seminars and multimedia presentations.

Geography 12 (MGEO-12)

This course will give students a good understanding of the physical world and its complex inter-relationships, as well as the forces which continue to shape the environment.  The impacts involving people will be covered in each unit, as will mapping skills.  Topics include earthquakes and volcanoes, weather, oceanography and literally everything on earth.

Law 12 (MLAW-12)

Law 12 is specifically designed to provide the student with an introduction to all aspects of Canadian Law. Students will see how law is made, enforced and prosecuted.  The course will stress equally rights and responsibilities as they relate to the due process of law. Criminal matters and law suits will be considered. Students will have an opportunity to observe court, practice their role playing skills pertaining to arguing cases, and be selected to put on a full “court case” in front of their parents at the Revelstoke Court House.

Physical Education 11 (MPE–11)

Physical Education 11 is a course which will endeavour to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to incorporate physical activity into regular routines and leisure pursuits to live an active, healthy lifestyle.  The curriculum will be organized around three areas: Active living – concepts, personal fitness, positive attitude; Movement – sport specific skill development,  efficient body mechanics; and Personal and social responsibility – interpersonal relationships, occupational opportunities, intellectual skills.  Specific activities will be determined by class members.

Volleyball Skills 11 (YLRA-1A)

This course is designed for students who would like to continue to improve on their volleyball skills and knowledge of the game as well as further their abilities in coaching.  As students persevere with their personal skill development, they will also look at the technical and theoretical aspeacts of the game from a coaching perspective including the development of drills and practice plans.  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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