GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS SECONDARY - COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOKLET 2021 2022 - Grades 8-12 - Surrey Schools

 
GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS
    SECONDARY

COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOKLET
         2021 – 2022

        Grades 8-12
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Principal’s Message ................................................................................................................... 8
Student Services ......................................................................................................................... 9
How to Use Your Course Selection Handbook ...................................................................... 11
Course Planning – Grade 8 ..................................................................................................... 12
Course Planning – Grade 9 ..................................................................................................... 14
Course Planning – Grade 10-12 .............................................................................................. 15
Graduation Requirements ....................................................................................................... 16

BUSINESS EDUCATION
        BE Accounting 11 .............................................................................................................     17
        BE Accounting 12 .............................................................................................................     17
        BE Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 ...........................................................................                   17
        BE Marketing and Promotion 11 ......................................................................................               17
        BE E-Commerce 12 ..........................................................................................................        18
        BE Economics 12 ..............................................................................................................     18
        BE Entrepreneurship 12 ....................................................................................................        18
        BE Tourism 11 ..................................................................................................................   18
        BE Tourism 12 ..................................................................................................................   19

CAREER EDUCATION
   CH Career Life Education ................................................................................................               20
   CH Career Life Connections .............................................................................................                20
   CH Work Experience 12 ...................................................................................................               20
   CH District Partnerships ...................................................................................................            21
   CH ITA Youth Work ........................................................................................................              21
ENGLISH
   EN Composition and New Media 10 ................................................................................                        21
   EN Composition and Creative Writing 10 ........................................................................                         22
   EN Composition and Literary Studies 10 .........................................................................                        22
   EN Creative Writing 11 ....................................................................................................             22
   EN Literary Studies 11 ......................................................................................................           23
   EN English Studies 12 ......................................................................................................            23
   EN Creative Writing 12 ....................................................................................................             24
   EN Literary Studies 12 ......................................................................................................           24
HOME ECONOMICS
   HE Child Development and Caregiving 12 ......................................................................                           25
   HE Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11 ................................................................                           25
   HE Food Studies 9 ............................................................................................................          25
   HE Food Studies 10 ..........................................................................................................           25
   HE Food Studies 11 ..........................................................................................................           26
   HE Food Studies 12 ..........................................................................................................           26
   HE Textiles and Fashion 9 ................................................................................................              26
   HE Textiles and Fashion 10 ..............................................................................................               26
   HE Textiles and Fashion 11 ..............................................................................................               26
   HE Textiles and Fashion 12 ..............................................................................................               26
   HE Textiles Arts and Design 11-12 ..................................................................................                    27
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HOME ECONOMICS CON’T
   HE Psychology 11 ............................................................................................................. 27
   HE Psychology 12 ............................................................................................................. 27

HUMANITIES
   HU Humanities 8 .............................................................................................................. 28
   HU Humanities 9 .............................................................................................................. 28

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    IT Animation 9 ..................................................................................................................   29
    IT Animation 10 ................................................................................................................    29
    IT Animation 11 ................................................................................................................    29
    IT Animation 12 ................................................................................................................    29
    IT Information & Communication Technologies 9 ..........................................................                            30
    IT Computer Studies 10 ....................................................................................................         30
    IT Web Development 10 ...................................................................................................           30
    IT Business Computer Applications 11 ............................................................................                   30
    IT Business Computer Applications 12 ............................................................................                   31
    IT Computer Programming 11 ..........................................................................................               31
    IT Computer Programing 12 .............................................................................................             31
    IT Graphic Production 10 (Yearbook 10) .........................................................................                    31
    IT Graphic Production 11 (Yearbook 11) ..........................................................................                   32
    IT Graphic Production 12 (Yearbook 12) ..........................................................................                   32
    IT Visual Media Arts 11/12 (Yearbook) ...........................................................................                   32
    IT Photography 11 ............................................................................................................      32
    IT Photography 12 ............................................................................................................      32
    IT Video Production 11 ....................................................................................................         32
    IT Video Production 12 ....................................................................................................         33

LEADERSHIP
   CH Leadership 10-12 ........................................................................................................ 34

LST
        ELL Beginner and Developing ELL for Grades 8-12 ...................................................... 35
        ELL Academic Language for ELL Grades 10-12 ............................................................. 35

MATH
   MA Mathematics 8 ...........................................................................................................         36
   MA Mathematics 8 Numeracy ..........................................................................................                 36
   MA Mathematics 9 ...........................................................................................................         36
   MA Mathematics 9 Workplace .........................................................................................                 36
   MA Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 ....................................................                               36
   MA Workplace Mathematics 10 .......................................................................................                  36
   MA Foundations of Mathematics 11 ................................................................................                    37
   MA Pre-Calculus 11 .........................................................................................................         37
   MA Workplace Mathematics 11 .......................................................................................                  37
   MA Foundations of Mathematics 12 ................................................................................                    37
   MA Pre-Calculus 12 .........................................................................................................         38
   MA Calculus 12 ................................................................................................................      38

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MODERN LANGUAGES
   LA French 8 ......................................................................................................................   39
   LA French 9 ......................................................................................................................   39
   LA French 10 ....................................................................................................................    39
   LA Introductory French 11 ...............................................................................................            39
   LA French 11 ....................................................................................................................    39
   LA French 12 ....................................................................................................................    40
   LA Spanish 9 .....................................................................................................................   40
   LA Spanish 10 ...................................................................................................................    40
   LA Introductory Spanish 11 ..............................................................................................            40
   LA Spanish 11 ...................................................................................................................    40
   LA Spanish 12 ...................................................................................................................    40
   Language Challenge Exams ..............................................................................................              41

PEER TUTORING
   LST Peer Tutoring 11 ....................................................................................................... 42
   LST Peer Tutoring 12 ....................................................................................................... 42

PERFORMING ARTS
   PA Concert Band 8 ........................................................................................................... 43
   PA Concert Band 9 ........................................................................................................... 43
   PA Concert Band 10 ......................................................................................................... 43
   PA Concert Band 11 ......................................................................................................... 43
   PA Concert Band 12 ......................................................................................................... 43
   PA Jazz Band 9/10 ............................................................................................................ 44
   PA Jazz Band 11 ............................................................................................................... 44
   PA Jazz Band 12 ............................................................................................................... 44
   PA Break Dance 10-12 ..................................................................................................... 44
   PA Dance Beginner 9-12 .................................................................................................. 45
   PA Dance Intermediate 9-12 ............................................................................................. 45
   PA Dance Advanced 9-12 ................................................................................................. 45
   PA Dance Choreography 10-12 ......................................................................................... 46
   PA Dance Company 10-12 ............................................................................................... 46
   PA Theatre Stagecraft/Tech 9 ........................................................................................... 46
   PA Theatre Stagecraft/Tech 10-12 .................................................................................... 47
   PA Theatre Acting 9 ......................................................................................................... 47
   PA Theatre Acting Beginner 10-12 .................................................................................. 47
   PA Theatre Acting Intermediate 10-12 ............................................................................. 47
   PA Theatre Acting Advanced 10-12 ................................................................................. 48
   PA Theatre Directing and Script Writing 11/12 ............................................................... 48
   PA Theatre Company 9-12 ............................................................................................... 48

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
   PE Physical and Health Education 8 and 9 .......................................................................                     49
   PE Physical and Health Education 10 ...............................................................................                  49
   PE Physical Education Recreational and Health Leadership 10 .......................................                                  49
   PE Physical and Health Education Active Living 11 .......................................................                            50
   PE Physical and Health Education Active Living 12 .......................................................                            50
   PE Physical and Health Education Fitness and Conditioning 11 .....................................                                   50

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PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION CON’T
   PE Physical and Health Education Fitness and Conditioning 12 ..................................... 51
   PE Weight Training 11 ..................................................................................................... 52
   PE Weight Training 12 ..................................................................................................... 52

SCIENCE
    SC Science 8 .....................................................................................................................   53
    SC Science 9 .....................................................................................................................   53
    SC Science 10 ...................................................................................................................    53
    SC Science for Citizens 11 ...............................................................................................           53
    SC Environmental Science 11 ..........................................................................................               54
    SC Life Sciences 11 ..........................................................................................................       54
    SC Anatomy and Physiology 12 .......................................................................................                 54
    SC Chemistry 11 ...............................................................................................................      54
    SC Chemistry 12 ...............................................................................................................      54
    SC Earth Science 11 ..........................................................................................................       55
    SC Geology 12 ..................................................................................................................     55
    SC Physics 11 ...................................................................................................................    55
    SC Physics 12 ...................................................................................................................    55

SOCIAL STUDIES
   SS Social Studies 10 .........................................................................................................        56
   SS Explorations in Social Studies 11 ................................................................................                 56
   SS Political Studies 12 ......................................................................................................        56
   SS Human Geography 12 ..................................................................................................              57
   SS Asian Studies 12 ..........................................................................................................        57
   SS BC First Peoples 12 .....................................................................................................          57
   SS Law Studies 12 ............................................................................................................        58
   SS Physical Geography 12 ................................................................................................             58
   SS Social Justice 12 ..........................................................................................................       58
   SS Twentieth Century World History 12 ..........................................................................                      58

APPLIED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
   TE Drafting 9 ....................................................................................................................    59
   TE Drafting 10-12 .............................................................................................................       59
   TE Electronic and Robotics 9 ...........................................................................................              59
   TE Electronic and Robotics 10 .........................................................................................               59
   TE Electronic and Robotics 11 .........................................................................................               60
   TE Electronic and Robotics 12 .........................................................................................               60
   TE Metalwork 9 ................................................................................................................       60
   TE Metalwork 10 ..............................................................................................................        60
   TE Metalwork 11 ..............................................................................................................        61
   TE Metalwork 12 ..............................................................................................................        61
   TE Art Metal and Jewelry 12 ............................................................................................              61
   TE Woodwork 9 ................................................................................................................        61
   TE Woodwork 10 ..............................................................................................................         61
   TE Woodwork 11 ..............................................................................................................         61
   TE Woodwork 12 ..............................................................................................................         62
   TE Furniture and Cabinetry 12 .........................................................................................               62

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VISUAL ARTS
    VA Art Studio 9 ................................................................................................................   63
    VA Art Studio 10: Beginner .............................................................................................           63
    VA Art Studio 10: Intermediate ........................................................................................            63
    VA Art Studio 11: Beginner .............................................................................................           64
    VA Art Studio 11: Intermediate ........................................................................................            64
    VA Art Studio 11: Advanced ............................................................................................            64
    VA Art Studio 12: Intermediate ........................................................................................            64
    VA Art Studio 12: Advanced ............................................................................................            65
    VA Studio Arts 12 (2D): Advanced + ..............................................................................                  65
    VA Art 10: Ceramics (Studio Arts 3D) ............................................................................                  65
    VA Art 11: Ceramics (Studio Arts 3D) ............................................................................                  66
    VA Art 12: Ceramics (Studio Arts 3D) ............................................................................                  66

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GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS SECONDARY

This Course Request book has been prepared to give students and their parents an introduction to
the courses available at Grandview Heights Secondary. The course descriptions are general and
do not outline the total content of each course. These descriptions are intended to guide both
students and parents to the most suitable choices.

Effective course planning requires interaction between student, parent, teacher and counsellor.
Each student should make sure that their plans have been thoroughly discussed with the
counsellor and with parents or guardians.

It is imperative that students make good decisions regarding course selection. Both staffing and
the school’s timetable will be based on course selection requests. Course selection choices are
considered a ten-month commitment as there is limited opportunity for change in September.

The timetable at Grandview Heights Secondary includes a linear and semester schedule for our
Grade 8 and 9 students. Grade 8 and 9 students are offered 4 blocks per day, with a Day 1/Day 2
rotation, to incorporate year-long Humanities courses for the duration of the school year. Grade
10, 11, and 12 students are on a semester system where they have four blocks per day for each
semester. Within this timetable, there is flexibility to support specialized programs, such as Band
and Drama.

Mr. D. Bedard
Principal:

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

At Grandview Heights, we believe that all students matter and are capable of success. Success at
school requires regular attendance, proper planning and hard work. Organizational and time
management skills also play a significant role in the level of success a student can achieve. A
primary goal of our school is to prepare students with the ability to think creatively and critically,
collaborate and problem-solve. In addition, we strive to continue the development of personal
and social responsibility and to graduate all of our students with a sense of purpose, dignity and
passion.

This online resource outlines the course choices that are offered to students at our school.
Choosing wisely is dependent on many factors and involves the planning skills referred to above.
Students must be aware of the requirements of the courses and the necessary skills required for a
course. While it is advisable to keep one's options open it is also necessary to narrow the focus,
at times, to ensure a manageable course load for students. Keep in mind that the choices made at
the graduation program level (Grades 10-12) will impact on the path a student can follow after
graduation.

Secondary students are encouraged to explore a variety of courses to discover where their
interests and aptitudes lie. The choice of courses is a serious matter that requires thoughtfulness
and is aided by discussions both at home and at school. Cooperation and support between home
and school are necessary to ensure appropriate course planning and improving student learning.

We look forward to the contributions that each student will make to the culture of our school and
are confident that your secondary school experience will be both enjoyable and rewarding here at
Grandview Heights. Hopefully, this booklet will enable you to answer the questions you have
about course selection.

Mr. Darren Bedard
Principal

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STUDENT SERVICES

Counselling Services
Counsellors facilitate the educational, personal, social, emotional and career development of
students in the school system.

Counsellors
   • Provide information on graduation requirements, course selection, career planning and
      post-secondary information, as well as study and organizational skills.
   • Meet with students for one-to-one or group counselling for such things as self-esteem,
      anxiety, grief, loss, friendship concerns, etc.
   • Liaise with community members and refer students to appropriate agencies for additional
      counselling and support as needed.

Students may make an appointment with their counsellor during school hours, before or after
school and at lunchtime. Parents are welcome to contact counsellors if they have any questions
or concerns.

Learner Support Team
The Learner Support Program is designed to assist and support students who have learning
disabilities, language development needs (ELL learners) and those who need additional support
with their academics.

The Learner Support Team works collaboratively and cooperatively with district personnel and
school staff in delivering a range of support to students with diverse learning needs. At
Grandview Heights Secondary, some of the services offered by the team include:

    1. Collaborative consultation with classroom teachers
    2. Small group pullout programs
    3. Individual and intensive student support
    4. Guidance and support for tests and exams
    5. Adapted programs
    6. Provincial assessment adjudication
    7. Monitoring and IEPs for students
    8. Peer Tutoring
    9. English as a Language Learner classes
   10. Numeracy classes

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In addition to the above services, the Learner Support Team provides:

   1. Drop-in support blocks – the Learning Center is open each block for students. With the
      classroom teacher’s permission, students can drop in and receive extra help in any subject
      area. Records are kept of those students who drop in for support and parents and teachers
      may access this information.

English as a Language Learner

The purpose of this program is to enable students, whose first language is not English, to learn
oral and written English so that they can participate in the regular school program. The ELL
program helps to enable students to function more successfully in the culture of the school and
the community. After each student has is assessed, they are assigned to an appropriate ELL class
and/or regular classes depending on their English proficiency.

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HOW TO USE YOUR COURSE SELECTION HANDBOOK

                               “Begin with the End in Mind”
Course selection time is an opportunity to continue thinking about the path you are taking
towards graduation and beyond. As a secondary student, it is not expected that you will have all
your plans written in stone, but it is important to research the opportunities that are appropriate
for you. With that in mind, it is essential to select courses that will keep doors open.

Course selection is a process, and this Course Selection Book is one of the tools to help you
select your courses. It is expected that you will also take the time to dialogue with your parents,
teachers and counsellors about the courses you will select.

Further, it is expected that as a senior student you will also be consulting career facilitators and
post-secondary calendars (available online) and websites (www.educationplanner.ca), ensuring
that requirements are met for programs that you are interested in.

                         Factors to Consider in Making Your Decisions

As you consider your courses for next year, you should ask yourself:

   1. What courses MUST I take for graduation?
   2. What courses MUST I take to meet post-secondary and/or apprenticeship entrance
       requirements?
   3. What courses MUST I take to prepare for the work place?
   4. What will be the total time demand of the courses I select?

Grandview Heights Secondary's course selection process provides an excellent opportunity
for personal growth and for exercising decision-making skills. The staff at GHS look
forward to helping you make the best-informed decisions possible.

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COURSE PLANNING – GRADE 8

Considerations when choosing courses for Grade 8:
   • Selecting appropriate courses should be done in consultation with parents, counsellors
      and teachers

Courses with insufficient numbers of students will not be offered

       Grade 8 Students Take:

              1.   Humanities 8 (English and Social Studies)
              2.   Math 8
              3.   Physical and Health Education 8
              4.   Science 8
              5.   French 8
              6.   Fine Arts Rotation or Concert Band 8
              7.   Applied Skills Rotation

Fine Arts 8
Rotation (Students will be introduced to all four areas of study in one semester.)

   1. Art
      Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design and a variety of
      media through drawing, painting and sculptural assignments using line, shape, texture,
      space, form, value and colour.
   2. Dance
      In this course students will learn basic techniques from many styles of dance. The
      students will learn the importance of doing a proper warm-up and will be expected to
      dance every class, so they must come prepared each day with proper strip.
   3. Drama
      This course emphasizes personal development as well as the theatrical acting skills
      development. Students will gain experience in improvisation, mime, speech/readers
      theatre, characterization, concentration, movement, tableaux and scripted acting
      (monologue or scene study).

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Applied Skills 8
Rotation (Students will be introduced to all areas of study in one semester.)

   1. Technology Education
      Students will be introduced to a combination of Woodworking, Metal Design and
      Robotics through project work. This includes introductory woodcarving techniques, the
      use of robotics in industry and local context with user and autonomous control systems
      and metalwork techniques and processes using hand tools and power tools.

   2. Foods and Fashion
      Students will be introduced to a combination of Foods and Fashion in this course.
      Students will learn to prepare foods that are fun, fast and fantastic and learn how to
      operate a sewing machine, care for garments and sew by hand.

       After several hours in the Home Economics labs, we hope you'll agree that good nutrition
       is a wise choice. Some of the foods labs include muffins, cinnamon rolls, quesadilla,
       pizza, fruit or vegetable tasting and apple crisp. Students will explore where their
       clothing comes from and some of the social 8 environmental issues associated with the
       fashion industry.

   3. Career Education/Information and Communication Technology
      Career Education and Information Technology
      This course allows students to reflect on their preferences and skills as they explore work
      in their lives, communities and society. They will use technology to examine career
      paths that reflect the personal, community and educational choices made. Students will
      also explore computers and communication devices, digital literacy, media arts and basic
      business communication.

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COURSE PLANNING – GRADE 9

Considerations when choosing courses for Grade 9:
   • Selecting appropriate courses should be done in consultation with parents, counsellors
      and teachers
   • A language 11 course is required for direct entry into some universities; therefore, not
      continuing with a language 9 should be considered carefully
   • Choosing appropriate academics is crucial (for example Math Workplace versus
      Foundations and Pre-Calculus)

Courses with insufficient numbers of students will not be offered

        Grade 9 Students Take:
                1.   Humanities 9 (English and Social Studies)
                2.   Math 9 or Math 9 Workplace
                3.   Physical and Health Education 9
                4.   Science 9
                5.   Grade 9 ADST
                6.   Grade 9 Elective
                7.   Grade 9 Elective

**      See course selection sheet for all elective choices.

Note: Careers 9 will be delivered throughout the school year in various settings.

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PLANNING A THREE YEAR GRAD PROGRAM – GRADES 10-12

Important Information:
  • Students must complete a total of 80 credits in their grade 10, 11 and 12 years.
  • Selecting appropriate courses should be done in consultation with parents, counsellors and
      teachers.
  • Admission to post-secondary education will require specific courses in your graduation
      program. Confirm with your specific institution that you meet their entrance requirements.
      (ie. Foundations of Math vs Pre-Calculus vs Workplace). These requirements can also
      change year-to-year, ensure your information is current.
  • Plan with “the end in mind”. If you have a career plan in mind already then look at a two
      year plan (both grade 11 and 12) to ensure you complete all the courses necessary as well as
      ensuring a balance of courses throughout your two years. If you are unsure of your career
      path, ensure you take as many courses possible that will leave the doors of opportunity open.
      To assist you with post-secondary planning refer to www.educationplanner.bc.ca or see your
      counsellor.

 Grade 10                           Grade 11                           Grade 12
 English 10                         English 11                         English Studies 12
 (3 available choices)              (4 available choices)
 Math 10                            Math 11                            Grade 12 Elective
 (2 available choices)              (3 available choices)
 Social Studies 10                  Social Studies 11 or 12            Grade 12 Elective
                                    (9 available choices taken in
                                    Grade 11 or Grade 12)
 Science 10                         Science 11 (6 available            Grade 12 Elective
                                    choices)
 Career Life Education              Career Life Connections            Elective 10-12
                                    (taken in Grade 11 or Grade 12)
 Physical & Health Education 10     Elective 10-11                     Elective 10-12
 Elective 10                        Elective 10-11                     Elective 10-12
 Elective 10                        Elective 10-11                     Elective 10-12

 Grade 10 Numeracy Exam                                                Grade 12 Literacy Exam
 Grade 10 Literacy Exam

 *     See course selection sheet for all elective choices.
 **    One Elective in Grade 10, 11 or 12 must be a Fine Arts or Applied Skills course.

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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a Dogwood Diploma, every student in the 2018 Graduation Program
has to pass certain basic courses, like English, Mathematics and Science. The table below is an
overview of what you need to graduate:
     • 52 credits from required courses;
     • 28 credits from elective courses; and

Graduation requirements are introduced in your Career Life Education 10 class and the
discussion is continued in Career Life Connections. For more help, talk to your teacher or school
counselor, and refer to the Grad Planner for more details.

 REQUIRED COURSES                                                  Minimum Credits
 Career Life Education                                                    4
 Career Life Connections                                                  4
 a Language Arts 10                                                       4
 a Language Arts 11                                                       4
 a Language Arts 12                                                       4
 a Mathematics 10                                                         4
 a Mathematics 11                                                         4
 a course from Arts Education OR Applied Design/Skills &
 Technology 10, 11 or 12                                                    4
 Social Studies 10                                                          4
 a Social Studies 11 or 12                                                  4
 Science 10                                                                 4
 a Science 11                                                               4
 Physical Health and Education 10                                           4
 Sub-total                                                         52 Credits

 ELECTIVE COURSES
 Students must earn at least 28 elective credits                   28 credits

 OVERALL TOTAL                                                     80 CREDITS

 Of the 80 credits for graduation, at least 16 must be at the Grade 12 level, including a
 Grade 12 English Studies course (other may be required or elective courses).
 Numeracy Assessment 10, Literacy Assessment 10, Literacy Assessment 12

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BUSINESS EDUCATION

BE Accounting 11
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

This is an entry-level accounting course that will cover the fundamentals of accounting and basic book-
keeping concepts. This is a “must have” course for any student considering a career in Business. Whether
you are going to run your own business or simply balance your cheque book, this course teaches you the
skill set you need to succeed. Students will combine written applications and theory to ensure that they
have a complete knowledge of basic accounting principles. Students will also have an opportunity to use
the accounting software “Simply Accounting” or QuickBooks to record financial transactions and prepare
general journals, ledgers, trial balances, balance sheets and income statements.

BE Accounting 12
Business Education
Recommended: Accounting 11 is recommended

Accounting 12 requires the skills learned and mastered in Accounting 11. This is a course in applied
accounting, reflecting current business practices and the financial needs of a business. Computer topics
include recording financial transactions in general journals, ledgers, trial balances, income statements,
worksheets, balance sheets, bank reconciliation statements, computer payroll and inventory and
specialized journals. Accounting software “Simply Accounting” and QuickBooks will be used. Financial
accounting is recommended for students wishing to pursue a career in accounting, finance, business
management, or entrepreneurship, business administration or commerce. These concepts will encourage
students to develop analytical skills, creative thinking, project based management, decision-making and
communications skills. If you plan on going into Commerce, this course is a must in your timetable!

BE Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10 (Business Education)
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

Have you had an interest in starting up your own business? Learn about all the key facets of starting up
and running a small business. Topics to be covered include determining products and/or services for your
customers, doing research for store location, store design and layout. Students will learn promotional
advertising, selling techniques, and keeping track of the businesses’ money. This course is enhanced with
field trips, guest speakers, simulation games, and involvement with the business community.

This course is a must for students wanting to go into the business field and exploring all aspects of
business so they may choose wisely what program they want in university.

BE Marketing and Promotion 11
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

Marketing and Promotion 11 gives students both fundamental business skills and practical work
experience - both valuable tools needed to succeed in today's business world. This course provides an in-
depth look into marketing and the retail world so students can learn to be wise consumers and savvy
advertisers. Students will learn the fundamentals needed to market their own retail business while
covering topics such as consumerism, 4 P's of marketing, target markets, positioning and branding,
trademarks and logos, surveys and data mining, public relations, advertising, and merchandising. At the
same time, students will gain practical hands-on experience with a business, giving them a competitive
advantage over their peers.

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BE E-Commerce 12
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

By the time you graduate, e-commerce (online retail) will account for almost 10% of total Canadian sales.
2 out of 3 people will shop online, and online shopping will account for almost 50 billion dollars
annually! E-Commerce 12 enables students to explore the topics of local, national, international retail e-
commerce environments, the parts of an online store, and how to develop a digital retail environment
include a productive e-commerce website. Students will also learn crucial marketing skills that allow
them to be wise consumers and savvy advertisers. Marketing topics include distribution channels for
digital businesses, cyber-marketing strategies to direct traffic to your website, and how to advertisement
for e-commerce. E-Commerce 12 will allow students to understand the entire cycle of online shopping,
giving them a competitive business advantage over their peers.
Note:   This course is open to both grade 11 and grade 12 students.

BE Economics 12
Business Education
Recommended: NONE
Every society must find a way to meet the basic needs of its members for food, clothing and shelter, as
well as provide for some of their many wants which bring comfort and pleasure into life. Each society
must also choose how to use its limited natural, human and capital resources. Economics 12 is the study
of how society attempts to deal with social and economic problems and issues. This course covers such
topics as decision making, business organization, supply and demand, scarcity, and the stock market.
These concepts will encourage students to develop analytical skills, creative thinking, project
management, decision-making and communications skills. If you plan on going into the field of business,
an understanding of economics is a must in your timetable!
Note:   This course satisfies some post-secondary requirements.

BE Entrepreneurship 12
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

All businesses begin with an idea. Entrepreneurs identify and explore opportunities, research the ideas,
locate and organize resources, and begin to turn the idea into a reality. Entrepreneurship 12 helps students
gain an understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit in the context of starting a small business. Topics
include characteristics of an entrepreneur, types of businesses and ownerships, basics of marketing,
trademarks and logos, laws and regulations, retail details, staffing and scheduling, franchises, and
development of a business plan. Small businesses are the driving force behind Canada's economy.
Entrepreneurship 12 provides students with the opportunity to learn valuable business skills and the
essentials of a business plan while they are still in high school.

BE Tourism 11
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

Find yourself day dreaming of travelling the world? Then this is the course for you. Tourism 11 will
introduce you to the foundations of the world’s fastest growing industry. This course will have a local
focus, looking at the tourism industry in both British Columbia and Canada. Topics that will be covered
include:
         * The Five Sectors of Tourism and Factors that Influence Tourism
         * Evolving sectors of the tourism industry in a changing marketplace
         * The role of tourism in the economy
         * Defining characteristics of geography of British Columbia, Yukon, and Canada
         * Aboriginal tourism and the local/provincial market and economy

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BE Tourism 12
Business Education
Recommended: NONE

Find yourself day dreaming of travelling the world? Then this is the course for you. Tourism 12 will
introduce you to the foundations of the world’s fastest growing industry. This course will have both a
local and global focus, providing you will a comprehensive outlook on the industry. Topics that will be
covered in this course include:
        * The Five Sectors of Tourism
        * Factors that influence Tourism
        * Evolving sectors of the tourism industry in a changing marketplace
        * The role of tourism in the economy
        * Emerging trends in the tourism industry
        * The role of labour
        * Risk management in tourism
        * Positive and negative impacts of tourism
        * Cultural appropriation
        * Aboriginal tourism and the local/provincial market and economy

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CAREER EDUCATION

CH Career Life Education (10)
Career Education
.

Career Life Education is a mandatory graduation requirement for all students in the Province of
British Columbia. Career Life Education builds upon the foundation of the Careers 8-9 curriculum with a
particular emphasis on practical applications and career development experiences. The big ideas for this
course address essential components for optimal personal and career health. These include a focus on
work and personal life balance, including positive physical and mental health awareness. Students will
explore how developing networks of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden
our career awareness and options. Students will work to understand career and education options through
exploration of external factors like economic conditions and career viability, as well as internal factors
such as personal identity, interests and skills. More information on this course can be found on the
Ministry website https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

CH Career Life Connections  3 Course Options
Career Education

Career Life Connections is a mandatory graduation requirement for all students in the Province of
British Columbia. Students will receive 4 credits upon completion of Career Life Connections.
Students will explore the importance of work/life balance within the broader context of transitioning out
of secondary school into the post-graduation world.

Career Life Connections has four components, Personal Development, Community Connections, Career
and Life, and a Capstone Project. All students are required to complete 30 hours of volunteer or work
explorations outside of their timetable. All students must complete a Capstone Project as part of their
Career Life Connections requirements. The Capstone project is a graduation requirement. The
Capstone project is an opportunity for students to demonstarte and present their learning in areas of
interest, a career path, an experience or passion. More information on this course and the Capstone
Project can be found on the Ministry website https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/ Note: This course is required for
graduation. At Grandview Heights students take this course during their grade 11 year or in their grade 12 year.

Option #1 Career Life Connections (CLC) Course

CH Work Experience 12
Career Education
Recommended: Open to students in grades 10-12. Application forms are available in the Career Centre.
               Applications are due September 20th, 2019 to the Career Centre .

Work Experience is a 4 credit elective course open to students in Grades 10 to 12. Work experience is
taken outside of the timetable, usually after school, weekends and/or during school holidays. Students
complete 100 hours of unpaid employment in an area of their interest. Employment opportunities for
work experience students typically occur in Customer Service entry level positions, as well as Science
World and the Vancouver Aquarium. If a student wishes to complete two work experience courses, they
would apply for WEX 12A and WEX 12B. To apply for Work Experience, students must pick up a WEX
application from the Career Centre. The application deadline is September 20th. For more information,
please visit the Career Centre.
Note:   This course takes place outside of the timetable. Students will attend work experience placement and gain
        hands on skills in a career of their interest.
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CH District Partnerships
Career Education.
Recommended: District Application process and interview required. See Career Center before March 1st.

District Partnership Programs are developed in partnership with the Surrey School District and local post-
secondary institutions (such as KPU, BCIT, VCC, NVIT and others) to provide specialized technical
training. These courses are taken in specific occupational fields and are offered at different schools. There
is an application process for these courses. Examples of some District Programs are: Aviation,
Automotive Service Tech, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Hairstylist, Law Enforcement prep
program, Metal Fabrication, Piping, Roofing, Welding and more. The purpose of these programs are to
allow students to earn dual credits (secondary school credits and post-secondary credits) or advanced
placement into respective post-secondary programs. These programs are one semester in length and are
completed off site in the second semester of their Grade 11 or 12 year. Students can apply in the Spring of
their grade 10 or grade 11 year. Some requirements may apply (English, Math and other courses) as well
as good attendance and punctuality in school. Tuition costs are generally covered by the school district
(exceptions may include registration fees, textbooks, tools for trades and required personal protective
equipment). For more information, please visit the Career Centre.
Note:     Students are encouraged to apply by March of grade 10 and/or 11 as these courses are very popular and
          there is a lot of competition for spots. Completing the application process does not guarentee you will be
          accepted for the courses.

CH ITA Youth Work
Career Education
Recommended: Must be working in an apprenticeable trade. See Career Centre for more information.

ITA (Industry Training Authority) is a high school program that provides students over the age of 15 with
the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship while still in school. This is a great opportunity for students to
get a head start on a trade while completing high school graduation. Students must be employed in an
apprenticeable trade (to find out what trades are apprenticeable, refer to www.itabc.ca and click on the
Trade Programs for a complete list). Through this program, students receive high school course credits for
work done on the job site, under the supervision of a Red Seal tradesman. For every 120 hours worked,
students may receive 4 credits, up to a maximum of 16 credits. A $1,000 scholarship is available to
qualified students registered in the Youth Work in Trades program, prior to graduation. To take part in
this program, students must be working for an employer who is registered with the Industry Training
Authority. If you qualify, you must go to the Career Centre to register. This course is taken outside of the
timetable.

                                                   ENGLISH
EN Composition and New Media 10: 4 Credits
English

This course focuses on the influence of New Media and critically studies how digital media and
technology impact people, society and literacy. This course will explore digital citizenship and help
develop critical thinking skills tht challenge students to deconstruct the New Media digital world around
them.

Some of the New Media approaches may include critically analyzing,
   • Technological Devices & Applications
   • Online Journalism & Publication
   • Digital Communication & Social Media
   • Music, Film & Video Studies
   • Aboriginal & Cultural Online Appropriation
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ENGLISH

EN Composition and Creative Writing 10: 4 Credits
English

This course is designed for students who have an interest in both creative and academic expression. The
course provides students with the opportunities to become better writers through the exploration of
personal and cultural identities and stories. Within a supportive community of writers, students will
collaborate and develop their skills through writing and rewriting, editing, peer editing, coding and
correcting. There will be opportunities for experimentation, reflection and refinement of students’ writing.
This course will include short stories, drama, poetry, and novels. The following are possible areas of
study:

    •     contemporary creative forms such as slam poetry, poetry, rap, and drama
    •     persuasive and expository forms, narrative and literary analysis
    •     creative non-fiction, historical fiction and information texts

EN Composition and Literary Studies 10: 4 Credits
English

This course is aimed at providing students with skills and background necessary for success in the
academic world. The course covers material read in the other English courses, but has a stronger focus on
a wider range of literary works. Developing higher level thinking, critical reading skills, and strong
writing techniques are an integral part of this course. Students will create coherent, purposeful
compositions, while developing and refining their writing abilities. The following are possible areas of
study:

    •     examining language through the study of fiction and poetry
    •     analyzing literary genres (novel, biography, drama)
    •     supplementing class work with additional texts
    •     writing expository, persuasive, and narrative pieces following the steps of the writing processes
    •     composing original works (both fiction and non-fiction)

EN Creative Writing 11: 4 credits
English
Recommended:      English 10

Creative Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in developing confidence and refining
their writing skills through self-expression for various creative purposes. The course provides students
with in-depth opportunities to explore personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories in a wide
range of genres. Within a supportive community, students will collaborate and strengthen their skills
through writing and design processes. Creative Writing 11 is grounded in the exploration and
application of writing processes, inviting students to express themselves creatively as they reflect on,
adjust, and extend their writing skills.

The following are possible areas of focus within Creative Writing 11:
   • short fiction and poetry – suggested content includes flash-fiction (micro-fiction, drabble, non-
        fiction, twitterature), graffiti, sub-genres
        (e.g., adventure, children’s literature, comic/graphic, fantasy, fan fiction, historical fiction, horror,
        sci-fi, dystopian, suspense, thriller, tragedy, romance), drama, script writing, poetry, authenticity

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versus sentimentality, literary devices and techniques, various forms, the relationship
          between form and function
    •     creative non-fiction – suggested content includes columns, features, articles, queries, captions,
          layout, reporting, interviews, reviews (fashion, movie), advertising, titles, bylines, sample
          readings
    •     memoir – suggested content includes place-based writing, narrative, film memoir, sample
          readings

EN Literary Studies 11: 4 credits
English

Literary Studies 11 allows students to delve deeply into literature. Students can explore specific
themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a
variety of media. Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them to follow their
passion and at the same time:

    •     increase their literacy skills through close reading of appropriately challenging texts
    •     enhance their development of the English Language Arts curricular competencies, both
          expressive and receptive
    •     expand their development as educated global citizens
    •     develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world
    •     further develop higher-level thinking and learning skills

The following are possible areas of focus in Literary Studies 11:
   • canonical literature by era (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Restoration, Romantic, Victorian, 20th
        century)
   • genre-specific studies (poetry, short stories, novels, drama, graphic novels, children’s
        literature)
   • world literature
   • diasporic literature
   • feminist literature
   • Canadian literature
   • First Peoples texts
   • specific author studies
   • specific topic, theme, or inquiry
   • literature by era (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Restoration, Romantic, Victorian, 20th century)

EN English Studies 12: 4 credits
English – Required Course for Graduation

The required English Studies 12 course builds on and extends students’ previous learning
experiences in English 10 and 11 courses. It is designed for all students and provides them with
opportunities to:
   • refine their ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and to achieve their
        personal and career goals
   • think critically and creatively about the uses of language
   • explore texts from a variety of sources, in multiple modes, and that reflect diverse world
        views
   • deepen their understanding of themselves and others in a changing world
   • gain insight into the diverse factors that shape identity
   • appreciate the importance of self-representation through text
   • contribute to Reconciliation by building greater understanding of the knowledge and
        perspectives of First Peoples
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