GRADE 11 PROGRAM
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|| Grade 11, Open
This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy
skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who
complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation.
Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a
variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and
news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their
reading experiences and samples of their writing.
|| Eligibility requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at
least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students
who already have met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the
course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)
||English, Grade 11, University
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative
thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging
literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational
and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important
focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices
appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory
Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
||Grade 10 English, Academic
||World History to the Sixteenth Century,
Grade 11, University/College
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century.
Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political,
cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world.
They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the
influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions.
|| Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic or Applied
||Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes and Interactions,
Grade 11, University/College
This course examines the major patterns of physical geography and the powerful forces that
affect them. Students will investigate the dynamic nature of the earth, the evolving relationship
between the planet and its people, and the factors that limit our ability to predict the changes
that will occur. Students will use a wide range of geotechnologies and inquiry methods to
investigate the distribution and interaction of the elements of their physical environment and
to communicate their findings.
||Grade 9 Geography of Canada, Academic or Applied
||Biology, Grade 11, University
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems.
Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution;
genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function
of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps
students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
|| Grade 10 Science, Academic
||Chemistry, Grade 11, University
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of
the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships
in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of
gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and
quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions
on society and the environment.
||Grade 10 Science, Academic
||Physics, Grade 11, University
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will
explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations;
the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They
will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will
analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of
technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
||Grade 10 Science, Academic
||Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and
implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication,
interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills
in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer
tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups
||Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College
This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with
quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their
use in modeling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically,
and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications.
Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step
|| Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics,
Grade 10, Applied
||Media Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art
works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new
computer animation, and web environments. Students will explore the evolution of
arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective
media art works, and critically analyse the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will
examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and values.
|| Media Arts, Grade 10, Open
||Media Arts, Grade 11, Open
This course enables students to create media art works using available and emerging technologies
such as computer animation, digital imaging, and video, and a variety of media. Students will
explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary
media art works and traditional art forms, and the importance of using responsible practices
when engaged in the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and
interpret media art works
||Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Grade 10, Open
Grade 9, Open
This course provides students with opportunities to explore different areas of hospitality and
tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on food
service. Students will study culinary techniques of food handling and preparation, health and
safety standards, the use of tools and equipment, the origins of foods, and event planning, and
will learn about tourism attractions across Ontario. Students will develop an awareness of related
environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways
leading to careers in the tourism industry.
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|| Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11, College
This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and
organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students
will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business.Through hands-on experiences,
students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often
associated with successful entrepreneurs.
||Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace
This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage
services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve
food using a variety of tools and equipment, and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals
of providing high-quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components
of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety
practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage
||Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety
of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will
identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety
laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers
and clients. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry,
and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.