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 is the first 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. There is an application process which includes an assessment. The Mathematics 9 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 9 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 9 curricular outcomes and extensions. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement.

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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:
MFMP-10H

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.  

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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 continuation of Riversides Math 9 & 10 honours program, which provides opportunities for students to strengthen their relationship with like-minded peers and together nurture their passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and confidence in mathematics. It is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Business. This course can be entered from Math 10 Honours or if space is available from Math 10 with a teacher recommendation. The Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 11 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 11 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 Pre-Calculus 11 curricular outcomes and extensions and core competencies. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Pre-Requisite: Math 10 Honours or Teacher recommendation.  

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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.

Please click here for an application form