HONOURS COURSES FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS
The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.
This is the second course of Riverside’s math honours program, which provides an opportunity for like-minded students to develop a community of peers and together nurture their passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and confidence in mathematics. This course can be entered from Math 9 Honours or if space is available from Math 9 with a teacher recommendation. The Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 curricular content will be covered in depth with basic concepts covered at an accelerated rate to allow more time for analyzing, evaluating, and applying knowledge. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 10 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Enrichment may also be driven by the interests and passions of the students. Students are expected to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about enhancing their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as having a solid work ethic and an aptitude for math. Students should enjoy challenges and be comfortable with risk-taking. Students are expected to participate in math contests. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Assessment is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education Grade 10 Foundations and Pre-Calculus curricular outcomes and extensions. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Pre-Requisite: Math 9 Honours or Teacher recommendation.
Building on the English 10 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. This class is for the students who show a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging, supportive, and engaging environment will appreciate this class. This course emphasizes the development of students’ skills in academic writing and requires students to read widely and participate actively in class discussions. Candidates will be considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.