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Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition ENG1DA
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Pre-Advanced Placement - Principles in Mathematics MPM1DA
This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition ENG2DA
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DA - Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition
Pre-Advanced Placement - Principles in Mathematics MPM2DA
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: MPM1DA - Pre-Advanced Placement - Principles in Mathematics
Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition ENG3UA
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DA - Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition
Pre-Advanced Placement - Functions MCR3UA
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: MPM2DA - Pre-Advanced Placement - Principles in Mathematics
Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition ENG4UA
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
COURSE NOTE: The Advanced Placement (AP) exam will be administered near the end of semeser 2. The exam is set by the AP College Board and is separate from the ENG4U exam which takes place during the regular exam schedule. A fee of approximately $110.00 is levied for the AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UA - Pre-Advanced Placement English - Literature and Composition
Advanced Placement - Calculus and Vectors MCV4UA
This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
COURSE NOTE: Please note that this is the Advanced Placement course. The exam will take place in semester 2 and it is set by the AP College Board. This is separate from the school exam which occurs during the regular exam schedule. There is an AP exam fee for each student of approximately $110.00 which is set by the AP College Board.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MHF4U - Advanced Functions or MCR3UA - Pre-Advanced Placement - Functions
Pre-Advanced Placement Advanced Functions MHF4UA
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MCR3UA - Pre-Advanced Placement - Functions