Honours

HONOURS COURSES

   

HONOURS

   

HONOURS COURSES FOR GRADE 9 STUDENTS

Grade 8’s entering Grade 9 at Riverside have the option applying for one, two or all three of our honours Grade 9 classes: English, Math, and Science. We have a strict cap on the number students admitted to each section, and so there is a selection process including an application form and a test. This program provides extra challenge and depth over and above the regular curriculum. Please note: any student can apply to the Riverside honours classes and write the assessment, however, students out of Riverside’s catchment will not be processed for acceptance until their cross catchment application is approved.

 

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SCIENCE 9 HONOURS

SCIENCE 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MSC – – – 09H
 

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.

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MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS

MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MMA – – 09H

This course will allow students to cover the mathematics 9 curricular content at an accelerated pace so that time can be devoted to enrichment and exploring problem solving at the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. This will include preparation and participation in several math contests and Riverside’s Math Challenge Club. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non-routine problems. Students will also be expected to share their expertise by acting as tutors. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

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ENGLISH 9 HONOURS

ENGLISH 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MEN – – 09H

This course is intended for students who demonstrate exceptional skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This class is for the student who shows a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. The course emphasizes the development of academic writing, in-depth reading, and critical class discussions through an inquiry process. The discovery of thematic connections across genres is emphasized. As this class will be at an accelerated pace, students should be self- motivated and responsible learners. Opportunities for writing to a wider audience will be offered through blogging and self-publishing. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

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HONOURS COURSES FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MSC – – 10H

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.

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FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 HONOURS

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10H
MFMP-10H

This course can be entered from Math 9 or Math 9 Honours. The Foundations of Mathematics 10 curricular content will be explored in depth with specific attention given to reasoning and proof. 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. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and commitment level. In addition to excellent math skills, students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non- routine problems. Students may also be expected to share their expertise by working in groups and acting as tutors. Students are expected to participate in math contests.

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LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10H
MCMPS10H

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.

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HONOURS COURSES FOR GRADE 11 STUDENTS

PRE-CALCULUS 11 HONOURS

PRE-CALCULUS 11 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MPREC11H
 

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and level of commitment. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for problem solving. Some concepts from Math 11 Foundations will also be explored. In addition, students are expected to share their expertise by acting as peer tutors. Student are encouraged to participate in Math Contests.

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LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MLTST11H
   

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. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and marks.

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HONOURS COURSES FOR GRADE 12 STUDENTS

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MENST12H

Building on the English 11 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, research and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.

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