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Grade 12 Courses
(Based on post-secondary considerations)


Grade 12 Elective Courses


English First Peoples 12

EFP 12 expands on prior learning from English Language Arts and EFP 10/11 courses rooted in First Peoples Principles of Learning. Designed for all students, it explores in-depth First Peoples oral and written literature across various media. Emphasis is on delving into experiences, values, beliefs and contexts through diverse formats. This course focuses on authentic First Peoples voices, including historical or contemporary texts. Students examine texts rooted in diverse First Peoples cultures, enhance communication skills, engage in critical and creative thinking, deepen understanding of self and others, and contribute to Reconciliation.

Composition 12

Composition 12 advances written communication skills for post-secondary studies. Students study diverse writing styles, creating original pieces for various purposes and audiences with real-world applications. Through drafting, reflecting and revising, students build a portfolio showcasing sophisticated writing across diverse situations.

Creative Writing 12

Creative Writing 12 is for students interested in creating a sophisticated body of work. This course offers opportunities to specialize and publish in real-world contexts. Students explore personal and cultural identities, memories and stories in various genres. In a supportive community, students collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes, refining their ability to write in complex, controlled styles with effectiveness and impact.

Pre-Calculus 12

Pre-Calculus 12 is for students pursuing post-secondary programs requiring it, assuming a solid grounding in mathematical skills were acquired from Pre-Calculus 11. Major studies include Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series, Transformations, Polynomials, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations, Rational Functions, basic Conics, Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Equations and Identities.

Anatomy and Physiology 12

Anatomy and Physiology 12 offers an in-depth understanding of the human body's structure and function. This course explores human anatomy and physiology, highlighting the interrelated nature of body systems and their impact on overall health. Topics include human anatomy, physiological processes, pathophysiology, medical terminology, laboratory work, health and wellness and technology integration.

Chemistry 12

Chemistry 12 builds on Chemistry 11, exploring advanced chemical principles with a focus on theoretical concepts and practical applications. Topics include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical analysis, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and extended 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Media Arts 12

Media Design 12 provides students with advanced skills in graphic design, digital media and visual communication. Emphasizing creativity and technical proficiency, this course prepares students for post-secondary education, where these skills are crucial for effective communication and presentation of concepts.

Literary Studies 12

Literary Studies 12 allows students to delve more deeply into literature through increasingly complex texts. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media. Through the diverse studies of literature, students are encouraged and enlightened to connect, empathize and analyze various conflicts, themes, symbols and language that simultaneously allows students to broaden their reading, writing and comprehending skills. 

New Media 12

New Media 12 reflects technology's evolving role and the importance of digital literacy. This course provides essential skills for success in a complex digital world, offering opportunities to communicate sophisticated ideas through various media. Compared to New Media 11, New Media 12 features greater complexity in tasks, texts and concepts, extending the depth and breadth of topics and activities.

Foundations of Mathematics 12

Foundations of Mathematics 12 is for students planning post-secondary studies that do not require theoretical calculus. Topics include Transformations, Combinatorics, Probability, Regression, and Financial Planning. 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.

Calculus 12

Calculus 12 is crafted for students who intend to pursue calculus at the post-secondary level. This course encompasses topics such as Functions, Limits, Continuity, Derivative Rules, Curve Sketching, Related-Rate Problems, Max/Min Problems, Basic Integration and Area under the Curve problems.

Physics 12

Physics 12 serves as an advanced course that builds upon the foundations laid in Physics 11. This course aims to deepen students' understanding of fundamental physics principles and their applications in various contexts. Content includes the areas related to electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, modern physics, mechanical waves, thermodynamics, nuclear physics, particle physics and extended laboratory work. 

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.

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.

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.

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?

Career Life Connections including
Capstone 12

Career Life Connections assists students in making informed decisions about their education, career and life choices. This course focuses on developing essential skills for career exploration, goal-setting and planning for life after graduation. Students explore career and post-secondary education options, life plans, workplace skills, financial literacy, networking, professionalism etiquette, community engagement and reflective practices.

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