This exciting career program will offer Grade 11 students the opportunity to enroll in Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Pre-Calculus 11 and Work Experience 12 in the first semester of their grade 11 year (see individual course descriptions for more detail). Additionally, a C+ or better in Science 10 and pre-calculus Math 10 is recommended. The following list comprises the first semester:
Chemistry 11 Co-Op (MCH – – 11P)
Enriched Pre-Calculus Math 11 Co-Op (MPREC11P)
Physics 11 Co-Op (MPH – – 11P)
Work Experience 12 Co-Op (MWEX-2AGP)
Students will be grouped together as a “cohort” for these classes providing a very flexible, adaptable learning environment. The selected courses provide a foundation for further science studies and entrance into a university science program. Enrollment is limited based on available space. Teaching times will be adjusted so that all students in the program can go on their Work Experience after Christmas break (90 hours) and not miss classes. Work Experience placements will be in a science related field.
COURSE CODE: MCH – – 11
Chemistry 11 is a laboratory-based course that has an emphasis on experimentation and the innovative use of technology. Students will learn about the building blocks of the universe through the following big ideas:
• Atoms and molecules are building blocks of matter.
• Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.
• The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable.
• Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions.
• Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent.
Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is strongly recommended for Chemistry 11.
COURSE CODE: MPH – – 11
The new Physics 11 curriculum is designed around 5 core ideas:
1. Kinematics allows us to predict, describe and analyze and objects motion (Kinematics)
2. Forces influence the motion of an object (Dynamics)
3. Momentum is conserved in a closed system (Momentum)
4. Energy is found in different forms, is conserved and has the ability to do work (Energy)
5. The application of conservation laws explains the flow of electricity within a circuit (Electricity)
Additionally, there are 4 optional units that incorporate 4 more big ideas: At least two of these units must be completed.
1. Light can be modeled as a wave or particle (Waves and Optics)
2. Quantum mechanics can be used to describe the behavior of very small particles (Quantum Mechanics)
3. Special Relativity helps explain the relationship between space and time (Special relativity)
4. Nuclear reactions involve changes in the atomic nucleus (Nuclear Physics)
This course will use various core competencies, lab work, technology and projects to address the learning outcomes.
WORK EXPERIENCE 12
COURSE CODE: MWEX-A2
COURSE CODE WORK EXPERIENCE COOP: MWEX-2ABA
Work Experience courses give students a unique opportunity to gain “on-the-job” experience in their chosen field. This improves their resumes and possibilities of employment in their chosen fields while furthering their studies. Research has shown that students who focus their studies in a specific career area that interests them are more engaged in school, do better academically and are motivated to graduate. Work Experience 12 consists of 30 hours of pre-employment instruction (resume, interviews, Worksafe BC, career exploration, post-secondary options) followed by 90 hours of work experience out in the community. The 90 hours may be obtained by working after school, weekends and holidays. However, in some cases students must miss classes to complete their placement. Successful students are those who demonstrate good attendance, responsible communication and diligent work habits in both the instruction portion and on the job.
COURSE CODE: MPREC11
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. The course will include roots and powers, radical operations, quadratic functions and equations, rational expressions and equations, oblique triangle trigonometry, financial literacy involving investments, compound interest, loans, credit cards and mortgages. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Teacher signature is required for placement. Teacher signature is required for placement.