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Science (Academic) SNC1D1
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and will conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
COURSE NOTE: It is recommended that students who apply to take this course are also selecting their Math course at the academic level.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Science (French Immersion) SNC1DF
This course is for students in the French Immersion Program.

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and will conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CGC1DF - Issues in Canadian Geography (French Immersion)
Science (Applied) SNC1P1
The Grade Nine Applied Science course gives applied students the chance to experience science through a hands-on, investigative approach that connects their learning in class to everyday situations. This course is perfect for students with varied preferences of learning, and they will complete the course using practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.
COURSE NOTE: The units in both applied and academic Science are the same. Specific expectations, pace, and depth of the course are different.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
Science (Academic) SNC2D1
This course enables students to increase their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn about the connections between science, technology, society, and the environment. They will plan and conduct experiments to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will learn about cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions with particular focus on nomenclature, formulae, and acid-based reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and optics - light, mirrors, and lenses.
COURSE NOTE: If your prerequisite is SNC1P1 (Applied Science), you will be required to exhibit competency in that course in order to register for this course. Please speak with a Guidance counsellor.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC1DF - Science (French Immersion)
Science (French Immersion) SNC2DF
This course is for students in the French Immersion Program. This course enables students to increase their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students will learn about the connections between science, technology, society, and the environment. They will plan and conduct experiments to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will learn about cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions with particular focus on nomenclature, formulae, and acid-based reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and optics - light, mirrors, and lenses.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1DF - Science (French Immersion)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take FIF2D1 - French Immersion (Academic)
Science (Applied) SNC2P1
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and will conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues. Students will learn about cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions with particular focus on nomenclature, formulae, and acid-based reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and optics - light, mirrors, and lenses.
COURSE NOTE: The units in both applied and academic Science are the same. Specific expectations, pace, and depth of the course are different.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1P1 - Science (Applied) or SNC1D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC1DF - Science (French Immersion)
Biology SBI3C1
This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
Biology SBI3U1
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and will 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion)
Chemistry SCH3U1
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 will investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MPM2D1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion)
Physics SPH3U1
Physics is the study of how and why things work or happen the way they do. 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. Students will improve their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, students will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MPM2D1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion)
Biology SBI4U1
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems at a molecular level. Students will study theory and will conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed SCH3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SBI3U1 - Biology
Chemistry SCH4C1
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, will develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and will communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
Chemistry SCH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and students will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MCR3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SCH3U1 - Chemistry
Physics - College Level - offered every other year (IS offered for 2018-2019) SPH4C1
Physics is the study of how and why things work or happen the way they do. This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. Students will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - Science (Academic) or SNC2DF - Science (French Immersion) or SNC2P1 - Science (Applied)
Physics SPH4U1
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. Students will further develop their scientific investigation skills by learning how to analyse, both qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physical concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed MCR3U1 before taking this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SPH3U1 - Physics