North Delta Secondary Grade 10 Course Planning February 2014 Mr. McGill - Counsellor Overview Overview of Graduation Requirements Grade 10 courses What about Math? What about a Language? Electives External Credits Academies Career Programs Summer School Resources Questions Graduation Requirements… Language Arts 10 Language Arts 11 Language Arts 12 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits P.E. Social Studies 10 Social Studies 11 Science 10 Science 11 Math 10 Math 11 Physical Education 10 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits F.A. & A.S. Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits Planning 10 4 Credits Graduation Transitions 4 Credits Elective Courses (12 credits must be Gr. 12) 28 Credits ENGLISH SOCIAL STUDIES SCIENCE MATH OTHER ELECTIVES 80 Credits Graduation Requirements… Provincial Exams Language Arts (English) 10 Mathematics 10 Science 10 (20%) (20%) (20%) Social Studies 11 (20%) Language Arts (English) 12 (40%) Final mark is a blend of school marks and provincial exam Why does this matter now? In Grade 10, you should start to concern yourself with prerequisites for senior courses and for potential post-secondary requirements. Do you have the language requirements if you want to go to University? Are you in the right Math pathway? Most academic courses have previous courses that have to be taken and passed – many with a certain percentage. You cannot go into French 11 if you dropped it in Grade 9. That’s Graduation… Now what courses do you take in Grade 10? Grade 10 Requirements 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) English 10 Socials Studies 10 Science 10 P.E. 10 A Math 10 (Apprenticeship and Workplace or Foundations & Pre calculus) Planning 10 Elective – Fine Arts or Applied Skill Elective – Language / F.A. or A.S. The Math Question The Math Question… Grade 8 & 9 1. Math 8 & 9 2. Honours Math 8 & 9* 3. Core Math 8 & A &W 9 * *Requires referral by present subject teacher and parent/guardian permission. Grade 10 1. Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 (Common Math) 2. Foundations and Pre-Calculus Honours 3. Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 More Math … Grade 11 & 12 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Pre-Calculus 11 & 12 Pre-Calculus 11 & 12 Honours Calculus 12 Foundations 11 & 12 Apprenticeship and Workplace 11& 12 Implications of Math Any Math 11 course will graduate a student from high school with a dogwood. Depending on which post-secondary school you might attend and what program you might enter into, different math courses are needed. If you are going into most trades programs, A & W Math is appropriate, with some exceptions here as well. For now, stay in the highest level of math you can be successful at. This time next year, you will need to pick a pathway of math to continue on in. If you are in Apprenticeship and Workplace Math, you will have to go into the Apprenticeship and Workplace class. What about a Language? You do not need a Language to graduate from high School BUT… Some post secondaries do for direct entry from high school. UBC Language 11 for all faculties SFU Beginners Language 11 for all faculties UNBC UVIC TR.WEST. THOMP. R BCIT Douglas KPU UBC O No Language Requirement Post Secondary Bachelor of Arts Programs UBC – language to a grade 12 level required as part of graduation requirements. Kwantlen – language to a grade 11 level required as part of graduation requirements. LANGUAGE OPTIONS French 8 – 12 Beginning Spanish 11or Beginning Punjabi 11(can be taken in Grade 10) Spanish 11 or Punjabi 11 Spanish 12 Language Challenge Exams For those students with a background in Mandarin Spanish Japanese Punjabi Korean German You may apply to write a challenge exam to earn language 11 and 12 credits. Registration occurs in October each year with the exam to be written in February. You have to be in grade 10 to write a language challenge exam. Learning Assistance, ELL (formerly ESL) and Strategies Students enrolled this year in Learning Assistance, ELL and/or Strategies should talk to their LA, ELL or Strategies teacher regarding their placement for next year. You need to decide which courses should be scheduled with your support block and see Mr. McGill to process. If you are not presently enrolled in LA or ELL and feel that you should be, please contact Mr. McGill ELECTIVE OPTIONS Theatre Performance 10 Theatre Production/Stagecraft 10 Vocal Ensemble (choir) 10 Beginning Guitar 10 Intermediate Guitar 10 Senior Band 10 Jazz Band 10 Visual Art 10 Media Arts 10 3-D Art 10: Sculpture Drawing and Painting 10 Yearbook 11 P. E. 10 Leadership French 10 Beginning Punjabi 11 Beginning Spanish 11 Business Education 10 Business Computer Applications 11 Graphic Design 11 Accounting 11 Web Design 11 Home Ec. Textiles 10 Tourism 11 Family Studies 11 Woodwork 10 Drafting and Design 10 Tech 10 Mechanics Aboriginal Studies ELL (formerly ESL) Learning Assistance Strategies Courses Unavailable for Online Selection If you need to take a course that is not listed as an online choice on your grade ten course selection you need to see Mr. McGill. This would apply to students wanting to repeat a grade nine course or for a student wishing to move ahead to take a grade eleven academic course. Educate yourself! Before selecting your electives, read the information in the online course selection book! http://nd.deltasd.bc.ca/courses If you do not make a good decision, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to sign up for another course later when you change your mind! Also, some courses have prerequisites or need the recommendation of a teacher to join. External Credits Students may earn credits toward graduation through training programs outside of school: Dance (Royal Academy of Dance) Music (Royal Conservatory of Music) Sports (Provincial or National team level) Lifesaving (Bronze Cross, NLS, Instructor) Cadets (National Defense Cadet Certification) Driver Ed (ICBC accredited program) *Students are asked to bring documentation as proof of credit ACADEMIES Academy School Program Info Baseball Sands Gr 8-12 M/F Cadets Seaquam Gr 8-9 M/F Dance Delta Secondary Gr 8-12 M/F Film Acting Delta Manor Gr 8-12 M/F Film Production Delta Manor Gr 8-12 M/F Golf Seaquam Gr 8-12 M/F Hockey Burnsview Gr 8-12 M/F Hockey South Delta Bantam / Midget Lacrosse Delta Secondary Gr 8-12 M/F Soccer South Delta Gr 8-10 M/F Soccer Sands Gr 8-12 M/F Softball Seaquam Gr. 8-12 F only Academies Continued Key information: All academies, except Burnsview Hockey, are two blocks in a student’s timetable. All academies, except SDSS Hockey, have the two blocks back to back Students can move between their home school and an academy school at lunch to participate in an academy at another school Some bus transportation available between home school and academy school; check the website for your academy of interest Brochures available at your school office Visit the website for more information, applications, videos and photos: http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies or Call 604 952-5374 Apply early and before March 14th Bursaries are available for those in financial need Career Programs In Grade 11 and 12 there are opportunities to gain credits for work experience. As well, if you plan to go into trades such as plumbing or cooking, there are opportunities to start apprenticeship programs, get ahead in your college studies and gain scholarships. Please see M. McGill or the Career Counsellor Ms. Dhanoa if you think you might be interested. It is never to early to start planning. Summer School Choices REMEDIAL – upgrade failed grade 9 course to a pass if percentage between 40 – 49%. Four weeks in duration. Must be recommended by teacher. Must repeat in grade 10 if you don’t pass at summer school. ACADEMIC – Full Credit Preview a course / upgrade / create room for other electives. Six weeks in duration $100 textbook deposit Applications will be available in May online Miss 3 classes = fail When Can We Get Started? Computers are open starting February 28 and will remain open until March 8. Don’t delay … some classes will fill up and may be given out on a first come first served basis. There will be a parent meeting about course selection on March 4 at 7pm – parents must okay your course selections on Parent Connect after you have selected your courses on Student Connect. FAQs What courses alternate Day 1 and Day 2 next year? Planning and PE will alternate. Can I have a spare? Absolutely not! Resources Course Planning Counsellor Mr. McGill: [email protected] Course and Career Planning Career Counsellor Ms. Dhanoa: [email protected] Graduation Program www.bced.gov.bc.ca/grad_req_rev www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/ Thank you for listening Questions?
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