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Disciplines
* 9th Year Elective Options
Drama ADA1O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Instrumental Music-Band (Beginner) AMI1OB
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. 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 an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
COURSE NOTE: ****Students with 2 or more years of experience on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument with the elementary school instrumental music program may go directly into the experienced grade 9 program- select AMI10E. See below. See Mr. Gaines or Mrs. Barber for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Instrumental Music-Band (Experienced) AMI1OE
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. 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 an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
COURSE NOTE: ****Students with 2 or more years of experience on a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument with the elementary school instrumental music program may select this course. See Mr. Gaines or Mrs. Barber for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music Repertoire AMR1O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. 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 an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
COURSE NOTE: This class runs after regular school hours. Students must join marching band plus one other ensemble to be eligible for this credit. Concerts, parades, and performances are an integral part of this class. Students must also have a music credit in their timetable during the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV1O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. 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 an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Visual Arts AVI1O1
This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
COURSE NOTE: Students may choose to purchase a good quality sketch book from an art store or the school.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Computers BTT1O1
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. The emphasis will be on learning Microsoft Office productivity applications.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2O1 - Information and Communication Technology in Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Food and Nutrition HFN1O1
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: 9
Healthy Active Living Education - Female PPL1OF
This course equips students with 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: 9
Healthy Active Living Education - Male PPL1OM
This course equips students with 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: 9
Exploring Technologies TIJ1O1
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9