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Grade 11 Courses
(Based on post-secondary considerations)


Grade 11 Elective Courses


Creative Writing 11

Creative Writing 11 enhances students' writing abilities for diverse creative objectives. This course explores various genres, including personal and cultural identities, memories and narratives. In a supportive community, students refine their skills through writing and design processes, engaging in reflection and refinement to expand their writing abilities.

Literary Studies 11

Literary Studies 11 allows students to explore literature in various media, investigating themes, time periods, authors or global regions in both fiction and non-fiction. The freedom to choose from diverse literary topics empowers students to pursue their interests, advancing literacy skills and English Language Arts competencies. This course fosters growth as informed global citizens, cultivates a sense of balance and enhances higher-level thinking and learning skills.

English First Peoples Literary
Studies and Writing 11

EFP Literary Studies and Writing 11 explores First Peoples literature and promotes self-expression through writing across diverse texts. Students delve into themes, conflict and symbols, fostering critical and creative thinking to enhance their writing skills. In a supportive community, students engage both individually and collaboratively to create impactful compositions.

Pre-Calculus 11

Pre-Calculus 11 prepares students for calculus and builds a strong foundation in advanced mathematical concepts. This course covers algebra, trigonometry, geometry, functions, sequences, series, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric identities, equations and technology integrations. This course is intended for those planning math-based post-secondary programs.

Foundations of Mathematics 11

Foundation of Mathematics 11 builds a solid foundation in essential concepts like algebra, geometry, measurement, number sense and statistics. This course emphasizes on building strong problem-solving abilities, preparing students for advanced math courses. This course is intended for students planning to study social sciences, humanities and arts fields in university, such as geography, history, psychology, English, music and fine arts.

Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 offers a foundational understanding of chemical principles and applications. It focuses on developing critical thinking, scientific inquiry and laboratory techniques. Covered topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, introduction to organic chemistry and laboratory work.

BC First Peoples 12

BC First Peoples 12 focuses on the rich history, culture, art and political situation of BC’s First Peoples population. This course teaches these elements through the diverse studies of literature, articles, and academic passages that allow students to understand the nature, history and process of reconciliation with Canada. 

Comparative Cultures 12 

Comparative Cultures 12 is a curriculum crafted to provide students with insights into the achievements of historical civilizations. This course will explore prominent figures and the beliefs and values of European, Asian, African and Meso-American societies that have had a significant impact on global development.

Genocide Studies 12 

In this course, students will study the history of anti-Semitism, the rise of the Nazi party and the Holocaust, from its beginnings through liberation and the aftermath of the tragedy. The study of the Holocaust is a multi-disciplinary one, integrating world history, geography, American history and civics.

Human Geography 12

In what ways do language, religion and landscape influence the physical environment? How do geography, weather and location shape customs and lifestyles? Students will investigate the myriad ways in which individuals impact their surroundings and, in turn, are influenced by the world around them.

Interpersonal &
Family Relationships 11

Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11 explores personal relationships with a focus on family dynamics. This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills for healthy interpersonal relationships. It covers foundations of relationships, family dynamics, communication skills, conflict resolution, understanding diversity, life transitions, crisis management and ethical considerations.

Composition 11

Composition 11 hones written communication skills through practice and revision, examining diverse literature for style models. Students engage in reading, analyzing and writing in various styles, building competencies and a portfolio showcasing proficiency. As they progress, confidence in writing abilities grows, preparing them for advanced studies in English 12.

New Media 11

New Media 11 reflects technology's role, emphasizing digital media's importance in communication. The flexible curriculum fosters digital literacy as a fundamental skill for success in the digital landscape. This course offers opportunities for students to convey sophisticated ideas through various media with tasks and texts of greater complexity than New Media 10, expanding both depth and breadth.

English First Peoples Literary
Studies and New Media 11

EFP Literary Studies and New Media 11 is for students interested in exploring First Peoples literature and the evolving role of technology, particularly in digital media. This course involves an in-depth exploration of First Peoples literature across various media, fostering critical and creative thinking. Students engage with the complexities of the digital world, showcasing understanding and articulating ideas through diverse digital and print media.

Physics 11

Physics 11 provides a foundational understanding of fundamental physics principles. It focuses on developing critical thinking, scientific inquiry and problem-solving abilities through the study of various physical phenomena. Areas covered include: kinematics, dynamics, energy and work, momentum and collisions, circular motion and gravitation, electricity and magnetism, waves and sound, light and optics, modern physics and laboratory work.

Earth Sciences 11

Earth Sciences 11 course covers fundamental concepts related to earth science that includes topics such as geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. Students are engaged into exploring the Earth's structure, natural processes and phenomena, gaining a foundational understanding of the scientific principles that govern the planet's physical features.

Life Sciences 11

Life Sciences 11 course entails the fundamental concepts in biology and life sciences. Diverse concepts, such as cellular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and human biology will be taught. Students will be encouraged to explore the principles governing living organisms and their interactions with the environment to gain the essential aspects of biological systems in relation to life, evolution and organisms. 

20th Century World History 12 

History 12 offers an overview of the 20th century, from the post-World War I treaties to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Alongside studying these events, students develop skills in interpreting history, verifying accuracy, cultivating historical empathy, and constructing clear, logical arguments based on a comprehensive understanding of events.

Law Studies 12

Law Studies 12 provides a practical understanding of legal terminology in criminal, civil and constitutional law. This course includes vocabulary exercises with illustrative examples in each legal domain. Exposure to past legal cases enhances understanding of legal systems, and students may conclude the course with a mock trial.

Philosophy 12

Philosophy 12 explores some philosophical methods such as questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation. This course will also explore some classical questions that philosophers throughout history have debated, such as: Is it possible to know anything and to prove it? What is most real?

Social Justice 12

Social Justice 12 engages students in critical inquiry on equity, diversity and social justice. This course fosters understanding of social structures, inequalities and ways to enact positive change. Key components include exploration of social issues, diversity, intersectionality, historical context, global perspective, activism, advocacy, critical analysis and project-based learning.

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