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***Grade 10 Electives - Pick 3
Drama ADA2O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences. A great course for students who didn't take grade 9 drama or who would like to build on their performance skills. Emphasis is in on developing works that are based on the ideas of the class.
COURSE NOTE: One or two field trips are planned for the semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Instrumental Music-Band AMI2O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI1O1 - Instrumental Music-Band
Instrumental Music-Band AMI2OB
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Keyboard Music AMK2O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV2O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied or AMV1O1 - Music - Vocal/Choral
Visual Arts AVI2O1
This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Introduction to Business BBI2O1
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop business knowledge and financial literacy skills they will need in their everyday lives.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Core French - Academic FSF2D1
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1D1 - Core French - Academic or FSF1P1 - Core French - Applied
Food and Nutrition HFN2O1
This course focuses on guidelines for making nutritious food choices. Students will investigate factors that influence food choices, including beliefs, attitudes, current trends, traditional eating patterns, food marketing strategies, and individual needs. Students will also explore the environmental impact of a variety of food choices at the local and global level. The course provides students with opportunities to develop food preparation skills and introduces them to the use of social science research methods in the area of food and nutrition.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Introduction to Computer Studies ICS2O1
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Healthy Active Living Education - Female PPL2OF
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Healthy Active Living Education - Male PPL2OM
This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Technological Design TDJ2O1
This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, and assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology - Print & Graphic Design TGJ2OG
This course introduces students to communications technology from a print and graphic design perspective. Students will work in the areas of print and graphic communications, graphic design, photography, interactive media and web design. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as designing movie posters, websites, editing photos and developing animations. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology - TV, Film & Video TGJ2OM
This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways, and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: This course is UNIQUE to Governor Simcoe Secondary School.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Manufacturing Technology TMJ2O1
This course introduces students to the manufacturing industry by giving them an opportunity to design and fabricate products using a variety of processes, tools, and equipment. Students will learn about technical drawing, properties and preparation of materials, and manufacturing techniques. Student projects may include a robotic challenge, a design challenge, or a fabrication project involving processes such as machining, welding, vacuum forming, or injection moulding. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to manufacturing, and will learn about secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the industry.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music - Groov'n at Simcoe! AMU3O1
Students will learn basic music skills on: keyboard, acoustic guitar, and percussion instruments. In addition, students will learn how to read and write music notation that is appropriate for this grade level and also study the different genres of modern music from the 20th century to the present (jazz, blues, rock and pop music). No previous music background is necessary.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG1D1 - English - Academic or ENG1P1 - English - Applied