NorKam Senior Secondary School - Course Planning Tool 2020-2021 global citizens who are adaptable and value inquiry.

 
NorKam Senior Secondary School - Course Planning Tool 2020-2021 global citizens who are adaptable and value inquiry.
NorKam Senior Secondary School

Our school goal at NorKam Senior Secondary is to develop
  global citizens who are adaptable and value inquiry.

         Course Planning Tool
              2020-2021
NorKam Senior Secondary School - Course Planning Tool 2020-2021 global citizens who are adaptable and value inquiry.
NorKam
                      Table of Contents
Administration, Counselling & TNT Coordinator                                             2
       Our Timetable                                                                      3
       Wise Blocks                                                                        3
How We Operate                                                                            3
Scholarship Information                                                                   6
3 Year Course Planner                                                                     7

Courses Offered at NorKam Senior Secondary
      Language Arts                                                                       8
             Language Arts Electives                                                     10
      Mathematics                                                                        12
      Science                                                                            17
      Social Studies                                                                     22
      Careers Education                                                                  26
      Modern Languages                                                                   28
      Physical and Health Education                                                      32

ADST Courses at NKSS
     Business Education                                                                  35
     Information and Communications Technology                                           37
     Home Economics & Culinary Arts                                                      39
     Social Sciences                                                                     40
     Technology Education                                                                42

Arts Education Courses at NKSS
       Visual Arts                                                                       47
       Media Arts                                                                        50
       Performing Arts                                                                   52

Service Courses                                                                          56
Work Readiness Program                                                                   57
International Baccalaureate                                                              58
Trades and Transitions                                                                   65

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NorKam
               Senior Secondary School

Administration, Counsellors & TNT Coordinator

               NorKam Senior Secondary School
                                730 - 12th Street
                                 Kamloops, BC
                                   V2B 3C2

                             Phone (250) 376-1272
                              Fax (250) 377-2225

                        Website: www.nkss.sd73.bc.ca

                            Administration
                        Mr. Jonathan Brady - Principal
                    Ms. Tonya Perry - Vice Principal (A - K)
                    Ms. Nikki Stewart - Vice Principal (L - Z)

                              Counsellors
                          Mrs. Emily Rouleau (A - K)
                          Mrs. Erin Theunissen (L - Z)

               Trades & Transitions Coordinator
                             Mrs. Sheila Monkman

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NorKam Senior Secondary
                               How We Operate:
Our School Year:
NorKam Senior Secondary School operates primarily on a semester system; however yearlong courses
may be run to accommodate student learning. Students take a full program of eight courses per year,
generally broken down into four courses per semester.

Our Timetable:
                                             Bell Schedule

          Regular Day                 Wise Blocks - Wednesday                 PLC Day - Thursdays

8:30              Warning Bell      8:30              Warning Bell     8:30              Warning Bell
8:35-9:48         Period 1          8:35-9:33         Period 1         8:35-9:42         Period 1
9:53-11:06        Period 2          9:38-10:36        Period 2         9:47-10:54        Period 2
11:06-11:22       Long Break        10:36-11:21       Wise Block       10:54-11:10       Long Break

11:22-12:35       Period 3          11:21-11:37       Long Break       11:10-12:17       Period 3
12:35-1:30        Lunch             11:37-12:35       Period 3         12:17-1:12        Lunch
1:30-3:00         Period 4          12:35-1:30        Lunch            1:12-2:20         Period 4
                                    1:30-3:00         Period 4         2:20-3:00         PLC/
                                                                                         Homework
                                                                                         Club

Wise Blocks:
The overall purpose of WISE Block is to support students to achieve deeper levels of learning. This is
accomplished by giving teachers and their collaborative teams a flexible period of time to provide extra
instruction, support students to catch up on incomplete work, conduct enrichment activities related to
the curriculum, share their passions with students and support students in exploring their own passions
and interests.

Weekly Intervention Support and Enrichment (WISE) Block is NorKam's Response To Intervention
(RTI) system and was an outgrowth of our PLC process. WISE Block has been in place since October
2016.

At NorKam we recognize that it is often challenging to meet the needs of all of our students. The focus
of our collaboration time for the last several years has concentrated on how we can better meet the
diverse learning needs of our students. Each department has approached this goal in different ways.
As a school we have decided that we can make changes to our timetable to assist us in reaching this
goal. As a result, we are continuing to have WISE Block every Wednesdays. During this block,
students who require extra instruction or who have fallen behind on their work will be provided with the
time and the adult support required. Additionally, we will be offering students an opportunity to choose
from a number of activities to support and expand upon what they are doing in the classroom.
Students may choose such things as homework help, tutorials, clubs, enrichment activities, study skill
workshops, service projects, healthy activities and other opportunities.

WISE Blocks are scheduled for 10 weeks each semester and occur on Wednesday mornings.
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Homework Club:
Thursday’s regular school sessions end at 2:20 for Grade 10, 11 & 12’s. Students who have missed
mandatory Wise Blocks and are falling behind in their coursework may be referred to Homework Club;
this referral is made by either the classroom teacher or our administrators. Homework Club is
mandatory to attend.

Attendance:
Regular attendance is both compulsory and important; therefore we kindly ask that any medical/dental
appointments be confined to out of school hours when possible. Parents, if your son/daughter will be
absent please inform the school before 8:30 am. In addition, we ask that you provide a signed note for
teachers, explaining the reason for the absence. Excessive absences will result in administrative
intervention.

Report Cards & Grading
Formal report cards are sent to parents four times per year. Interim reports may be sent out
approximately mid-way through each reporting period at the discretion of the subject teacher.
Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled once during each semester; however, we encourage parents
to contact the school at any time.

           Alpha Mark                     Percentage Range                      Grade Point

                A                              86-100%                               4.00

                B                               73-85%                               3.00

                C+                              67-72%                               2.50

                C                               60-66%                               2.00

                C-                              50-59%                               1.00

                 F                               3-49%                               0.00

                 I                         1%(In Progress)                           0.00

               SG                         Standing Granted                           0.00

               RM                         Requirement Met                            0.00

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme uses a 7 point grading scale:
                       IB Grade                                      Equivalence
                            7                                          97-100%
                            6                                           93-96%
                            5                                           85-92%
                            4                                           76-84%
                            3                                           67-75%
                            2                                           50-66%
                            1                                            0-49%
              This IB scale is recognized by all major universities in the world.

Course Enhancement Fees

            Some elective courses have an enhancement fee associated. If you see this icon displayed
            in a course description please visit http://nkss.sd73.bc.ca and check enhancement fee
            schedule in the top toolbar on our homepage under Student/Student Services/Course
            Selection Guide. Open the pdf Course Selection Guide and look at the last page.

Inclusive Education:
Learning Assistance Centre
The Learning Centre provides services to students on Individual Education Programs as outlined in their
Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Learning Centre also provides additional assistance to those
students who need extra time and support.

NET Program
This is an intervention program offering emotional, behavioural and academic support as needed, to
students referred by the school-based team. Students on the NET Program attend for partial days only.

Work Readiness Program
This program offers students on a modified program an opportunity to explore a variety of work settings
while continuing their education in core subjects. Curriculum of core courses has been modified to meet
the individual needs of each student.

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NKSS
                               Scholarship Information

     ❏ NorKam Scholarships and Bursaries

NorKam Scholarships
Numerous scholarships and bursaries are available to NorKam graduating students. These awards are
based on academic standing and/or financial need. Awards are also available to students who have
excelled in practical arts, fine arts, athletics, and trades. Students are encouraged to apply for as many
awards as possible, based on the specific criteria for each award. Applications are available in the
second semester of the school year.

Applications are due on the last Friday of April. Some national scholarships and university entrance
awards are due in the first semester. Students can visit university websites and search for “financial aid”
or “entrance scholarships” for availability. Criteria varies for these awards, and students are encouraged
to use the university resources for assistance.

The NorKam Scholarship Committee members are teachers, administrators, and counselors. Awards
decisions are made by the committee in May, and announced during commencement ceremonies in
June. Workshops related to the application process, letter writing, and references will be offered during
lunch and WISE block meetings. Grade 11 students are encouraged to plan for the scholarship process
by becoming involved in school and community events, volunteer activities, and academic excellence,
prior to grade 12. Contact Ms. Reinke for more information.

Contact Ms. Reinke for more information at greinke@sd73.bc.ca

In addition, there are 3 Student Excellence awards available to one student from each grade at NKSS.
This award is presented to a graduating student who is an exemplary global citizens and who has
demonstrated outstanding inquiry, adaptability and academic achievement. In April, the NorKam Senior
Secondary staff will nominate students in each grade who exemplify the criteria of student excellence
and NorKam Senior Secondary Attributes. After nominations have been collected, students will be
informed of their nomination and will have the opportunity to apply for the award. The Scholarship
Committee will use the application and teacher nomination in determining the award recipient. Recipients
will be recognized during the Award Assembly in June.

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3 Year Course Planner
                                     NKSS Grades 10, 11, 12
Minimum # of credits required for graduation = 80
             Grade 10                                    Grade 11                             Grade 12
         Must have 8 courses                         Must have 8 courses                  Must have 8 courses

# 1: Language Arts 10:                 # 1: Language Arts 11:                    # 1: Language Arts 12:
 ❏ Canadian & First Peoples            Select at least one of the following in   Select at least one of the
   Literature, Media and               your gr 11 or 12 year:                    following:
   Creative Writing 10                  ❏ Creative Writing 11                     ❏   English Studies 12 or
                                        ❏ Literary Studies 11                     ❏   English First Peoples 12
                                        ❏ New Media 11
                                        ❏ English First Peoples 11
# 2: Social Studies                    # 2: Social Studies 11 or 12:             # 2: Gr 12 Course
    ❏ Social Studies 10                Select at least one of the following in
                                       your gr 11 or 12 year:
# 3: Science                           ❏ Explorations in Social Studies 11       # 3: Gr 12 Course
    ❏ Science 10                       ❏ 20th Century World History 12
                                       ❏ BC First Peoples 12
# 4: Math                              ❏ Genocide Studies 12                     # 4: Gr 12 Course
Select one of the following:           ❏ Human Geography 12
                                       ❏ Law Studies 12                          # 5: ☐ Course Choice
     ❏ Workplace Math 10               ❏ Physical Geography 12
       or                              ❏ Political Studies 12
     ❏ Foundations and Pre-            # 3: Science 11 or 12:                    # 6: ☐ Course Choice
       Calculus 10                     Select at least one of the following in
                                       your gr 11 or 12 year:
# 5: ☐ Career Life                     ❏ Earth Science 11                        # 7: ☐ Course Choice
         Education 10                  ❏ Earth Science 11 - Astronomy
                                       ❏ Chemistry 11
# 6: ☐ PE 10                           ❏ Life Science 11
                                                                                 These choices can be any courses that
     or                                                                          support your post-secondary path
                                       ❏ Physics 11                              and/or career goals
     ❏ Girls in Motion                 ❏ Anatomy and Physiology 12
                                       ❏ Chemistry 12
                                       ❏ Physics 12
# 7: ☐ Course Choice:                  # 4: Math                                 Ensure you have taken at least
                                       Select at least one of the following in   one
                                       your gr 11 or 12 year:                         ❏ Arts Education course
                                        ❏ Workplace Math 11                              or
                                        ❏ Computer Science 11                         ❏ (ADST) Applied Design
                                        ❏ Pre-Calculus 11                                Skills Technology course
                                        ❏ Foundations of Math 11
                                        ❏ Apprenticeship Math 12
                                                                                 at a Grade 10, 11 or 12 level.
# 8: ☐ Course Choice                    ❏ Calculus 12                            Interested in applying for:
                                        ❏ Computer Science 12                        ❏ Teacher Assistant
                                        ❏ Foundations of Math 12                     ❏ Study Block
                                        ❏ Pre-Calculus 12
                                       # 5: ☐ Course Choice                      # 8: Career Education and
                                       # 6: ☐ Course Choice                      Capstone and 30 Hrs. Career
                                       # 7: ☐ Course Choice                      Experience.
                                                                                      ❏   Take in Grade 12 or
                                                                                      ❏   Course Choice:
     ❏    Numeracy 10 Exam             # 8: Career Education and Capstone
     ❏    Literacy 10 Exam             and 30 Hrs. Career Experience.                 ❏   Literacy 12 Exam
                                        ❏ Take in Grade 11 or
                                        ❏ Course Choice:
Total Credits for Gr 10 = 32           Possible Credits Gr 11 = 32               Possible Credits Gr 12 = 32

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NKSS 2019 - 2020
                                Language Arts 10, 11, 12
                          At a Glance - Language Arts Courses - 10/11/12
             Grade 10                             Grade 11                              Grade 12
Language Arts 10 will include a       Creative Writing 11                  English Studies 12
focus of 2 themes:
First Peoples Literature, New         Literary Studies 11                  English First Peoples 12
Media, Creative Writing and/or        New Media 11                           Additional Elective Choices
Literary Studies                                                                 for Language Arts
                                      English First Peoples 11             Creative Writing 12
                                                                           Literary Studies 12
                                                                           Media 12

IB courses can be taken               IB English Language A 11 HL          IB English Language A 12 HL
individually without doing the full
IB Diploma.

                            Language Arts Courses - Grade                     10
                        Grade 10        In English 10, we will study literature with a focus on developing
                                        your written and oral expression, in addition to further building
                                        strategies for successful comprehension and critical thinking.
                                        Curricular competencies will be explored both individually and
                                        collaboratively within a critical thinking framework, using a variety
                                        of texts.
                                        - The English 10 course will consist of 2 focus areas.

         Canadian/ First                This course will give students opportunities to read, write, and
                                        think about various styles of Canadian and First People’s
         People’s Literature            literature such as novels, short stories, movies, and plays. The
         (MEFLS10)                      course will require reading, writing, representing, listening, and
                                        speaking.

               Media 10                 Students will use critical thinking to analyse, critique, and create
               (MNMD-10)                various examples of media and visual texts such as advertising,
                                        campaigns, political cartoons, news articles, and traditional texts.
                                        The course will require reading, writing, representing, listening,
                                        and speaking.

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Literary Studies     Students will investigate literature by exploring different themes,
                        genres, and authors. Students will read novels, poetry, stories,
   10                   and plays, and respond through discussion and writing. The
   (MLTST10)            course will require reading, writing, representing, listening, and
                        speaking.

    Creative            Students will use creative thinking to develop their own writing
                        through various styles such as poems, stories, and descriptive
    Writing 10          passages. Students will be introduced to different techniques of
    (MCTWR10)           writing, and be given opportunities to develop subject matter of
                        their choice. The course will require reading, writing,
                        representing, listening, and speaking.

               Language Arts Courses - Grade                  11
             Grade 11   - In order to meet graduation requirements, please select one of
                        the English 11 courses below.

     Creative           Students will use creative thinking to develop their own writing
                        through various styles such as poems, stories, and descriptive
     Writing 11         passages. Students will be challenged to explore many
     (MCTWR11)          techniques of writing, and be exposed to the techniques of
                        various writers. The course will require reading, writing,
                        representing, listening, and speaking.

    Literary            Students will investigate literature by exploring specific themes,
                        periods, authors, or areas of the world. Students will have a
    Studies 11          choice of literature, allowing them to follow their interests, and will
    (MLTST11)           explore different types of literature including novels, poetry and
                        plays. The course will require reading, writing, representing,
                        listening, and speaking.

     New Media 11       This course will give students opportunities to read, write, and
     (MNMD-11)          think about various forms of media such as advertising,
                        campaigns, political cartoons, news articles, and traditional texts.
                        Students will be asked to use critical thinking to analyse and
                        critique popular media and social media. This course will require
                        reading, writing, representing, listening, and speaking.

First People’s          This course will give students opportunities to examine prize
                        winning literature written by Indigenous authors in forms such as
Literature 11           letters, stories, plays, novels, blogs, film, and podcasts. The
(MENFLS11)              course will require reading, writing, representing, listening, and
                        speaking.

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Language Arts Courses - Grade                   12
                 Grade 12      - Please select one of these 2 mandatory English 12 courses.

English Studies 12             Students will investigate classic and current literature by exploring
(MENST12)                      different themes, genres, and authors. Students will read a variety of
                               text types and respond through discussion and various styles of
                               writing. The course will require reading, writing, representing,
                               listening, and speaking.

       English First           This course will give students opportunities to examine prize-winning
                               literature written by Indigenous authors in forms such as letters,
       Peoples 12              stories, plays, novels, blogs, film, and podcasts. The course will
       (MENFP12)               require reading, writing, representing, listening, and speaking. There
                               is no prerequisite for this course.

Other Language Arts Electives - Available to all grade 11 and 12 students
- Note: these electives cannot be used for English 12 credit.

              Creative         This is an elective course. Students will use creative thinking to
                               develop their own writing through various styles such as poems,
              Writing 12       stories, and descriptive passages. Students will be challenged to
              (MCTWR12)        explore many techniques of writing, and be exposed to the
                               techniques of various writers. The course will require reading, writing,
                               representing, listening, and speaking.

             Literary          This course is an elective course. Students will investigate literature
                               and the history of literature, by exploring specific themes, periods,
             Studies 12        authors, or areas of the world. Students will have a choice of
             (MLTST12)         literature, allowing them to follow their interests, and will explore
                               different types of literature including novels, poetry and plays. The
                               course will require reading, writing, representing, listening, and
                               speaking.

              Media 12         This is an elective course that will give students opportunities to read,
              (MNMD-12)        write, and think about various forms of media such as advertising,
                               campaigns, political cartoons, news articles, and traditional texts.
                               Students will be asked to use critical thinking to analyse and critique
                               popular media and social media. This course will require reading,
                               writing, representing, listening, and speaking.

                                 IB English Grade 11/12

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- These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

IB English Language          The Language A: Literature course introduces students to the analysis of literary
                             texts. It is the course through which the IB’s policy of mother-tongue entitlement
A: Literature 11/12 HL       is delivered. Students who achieve a score of 5 or higher can receive credit for
                             first year English at university. The course is organized into three areas of
                             exploration and seven central concepts, and focuses on the study of literary
                             works. Together, the three areas of exploration of the course add up to a
                             comprehensive exploration of literature from a variety of cultures, literary forms
                             and periods. Students learn to appreciate the artistry of literature, and develop
                             the ability to reflect critically on their reading, presenting literary analysis
         (ILLS-11, ILLS-     powerfully through both oral and written communication.
12)
                             Key features of the curriculum and assessment models
                               • Higher level study requires a minimum of 240 class hours
                               • Students study at least13 works at higher level from a representative
                                  selection of literary forms, periods and places
                               • Students develop the ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of literary
                                  works, building understanding of the techniques involved in literary
                                  criticism
                               • The study of literary works in context is emphasised, and through the study
                                  of literature in translation the student is challenged to reflect on the role of
                                  cultural assumptions in interpretation
                               • Students are assessed through a combination of formal examination and
                                  oral and written coursework.
                               • The formal examination comprises two essay papers, one requiring the
                                  analysis of a passage of unseen literary text, and the other comparative
                                  response to a question based on two works studied
                               • Students also perform an oral activity presenting their analysis of two works
                                  studied
                               • HL students comply with an additional written coursework requirement
                                  which consists of writing a 1200 - 1500 word essay on one of the works
                                  studied.

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NKSS
                               Mathematics Courses

                                These 2 streams will also prepare students
                                for Trades Programs (ie. Electrical, Instrumentation etc.)
Design of Pathways
Each pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings, rigor and critical
thinking skills that have been identified for specific post-secondary programs of study and/or direct entry
into the workforce. When choosing a pathway, students should consider post-secondary plans.
Goals of each Pathway.
All three pathways provide students with opportunities to consider their interests, both current and future.
Students, parents and educators are encouraged to research admission requirements for post-
secondary programs of study as they vary for each institution and may change from year to year.

The Pathways Explained
Workplace Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking
skills identified for entry into some post-secondary trades and technical schools and for direct entry into
the workforce. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

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Foundations of Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking
skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical
calculus.
Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and
functions, statistics and probability.

Pre-Calculus
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking
skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus.
Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry and
permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

Apprenticeship Mathematics
This pathway is designed to provide students with workplace, trades and transitions programs, and to
prepare students for the Accuplacer.

                 Sample Future Plans                                 Most Relevant Coursework

 Future plan includes limited Trades Schools, limited        Workplace Math 10 & 11
 Technical Colleges, and for direct entry into the           and Apprenticeship Math 12
 workforce.

 Math, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Commerce or           Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus
 Business.                                                   10
 Future plan includes limited Trades Schools, limited        Followed by
 Technical Colleges, and for direct entry into the           Pre-Calculus 11 and 12
 workforce                                                   and Calculus 12

 Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts or                   Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus
 some trade programs(ie Electrical, & Instrumentation)       10
 Future plan includes limited Trades Schools, limited        Followed by
 Technical Colleges, and for direct entry into the           Foundations of Math 11 and 12
 workforce

   Students and parents are encouraged to research the admission requirements for post-secondary
                      programs of study as they vary by institution and by year.
            For help visit the Education Planner Website: http://www.educationplanner.ca

                           At a Glance - Mathematics Courses - 10/11/12
             Grade 10                             Grade 11                              Grade 12
Workplace Math 10                     Workplace Math 11                   Apprenticeship Math 12
Foundations & Pre-Calculus            Foundations of Math 11              Foundations of Math 12
Math 10
                                      Pre-Calculus Math 11                Pre-Calculus Math 12
                                                                          Calculus 12

IB courses can be taken               IB Mathematics SL 11                IB Mathematics SL 12
individually without doing the full
IB Diploma.

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NKSS
                                Mathematics Courses

                                     Mathematics - Grade               10
  - To meet graduation requirements, please select at least one of these Math 10 courses
                                          below.
    - Be sure to check the Math Path diagram to ensure you are selecting the Math course
                     that supports your post secondary and workplace goals.

Workplace Math 10 (MWPM-                      This course is designed to provide students with the
10)                                           mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills
Recommended: Math 9                           identified for preparation into some of the trades and for
                                              direct entry into the workforce. Topics covered are: Metric &
                                              Imperial System; Surface area and volume; Primary
                                              trigonometry; Probability and statistics and financial literacy.

Foundation & Pre-Calculus                     This course is designed to provide students with the
                                              mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills
Math 10                                       identified for postsecondary studies in programs that may
(MFMP-10)                                     require the study of theoretical calculus. Big ideas include;
Recommended: Math 9 & Teacher                 proportional comparison; linear relations; analyzing data;
Recommendation                                operations and polynomial expressions. Topics covered are:
                                              powers; factorization; linear functions and relations;
                                              arithmetic sequence; systems; polynomials; primary
                                              trigonometric ratios and financial literacy.

                           Mathematics - Grade               11
               - To meet graduation requirements, please select at least one of these
                               Math 11 or 12 courses listed below.
      -   Be sure to check the Math Path diagram to ensure you are selecting the Math course that supports your
                                          post secondary and workplace goals.
                         - Additional Math courses can also be taken as electives courses.

              Foundation           This course is designed to provide students with the Mathematical
                                   understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary
              of Math 11           studies in programs that do not require calculus. This may include the
              (MFOM-11)            Humanities, Fine Arts, some trades and technical programs. Topics
                                   include geometry, statistics, quadratic functions and equations,
                                   trigonometry, systems of inequalities, and logical reasoning and
                                   financial literacy. Verification with your counsellor is recommended to
                                   determine post -secondary general acceptance.
                                   Students should have successfully completed Foundations of Math and
                                   Pre-Calculus 10 before taking Foundations of Math 11.

Pre-Calculus 11                    This course is designed to provide students with the Mathematical
                                   understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-

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(MPREC11)    secondary programs that require the study of calculus. The course
                         topics include Absolute Value, Radical and Rational Functions and
                         Equations, Quadratic Functions and Equations, Linear and Quadratic
                         Inequalities, Factoring, Exponential Functions, Trigonometry, and
                         Financial Literacy.

                         This course should meet the requirements of general acceptance for
                         most British Columbia universities. Some faculties require Pre-Calculus
                         12 and/or Calculus 12.

                         This course is designed to provide students with the Mathematical
                         understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the
                         majority of trades and for entry into the workforce. The course will
                         include topics in basic skills, percent, statistics, basic algebra, slopes
         Workplace       and rates, graphs, and financial literacy.
Mathematics 11
                         Students should have completed a grade 10 level mathematics course
(MWPM-11)
                         before taking Workplace Math 11.

                    Mathematics - Grade            12
  - To meet graduation requirements, select at least one of these Math 11 or 12 courses
                              in either grade 11 or grade 12.
   - Be sure to check the Math Path diagram to ensure you are selecting the Math course
                    that supports your post secondary and workplace goals.
             - Additional Math courses can also be taken as electives courses.

                         This is a course for students who intend to enter a trade or technical
                         program, in which there is a mathematical component to the entrance
                         exam. Students will cover mathematical topics which are essential
                         skills to be used on a regular basis in a trade or technical field.
Apprenticeship           Students should have had discussions with their counselor or the
Math 12 (MAPPR12)        trades and technologies coordinator before choosing this course.

        Calculus 12      This is a course for students who intend to study mathematics,
        (MMCALC12)       sciences, business, or engineering at university. The topics include
                         differential and integral calculus, with a focus on application of these
                         mathematical techniques in order to solve various types of problems
                         spanning several disciplines.

         Foundation      This course is designed to provide the students with the mathematical
                         understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary
         of Math 12      studies in programs that do NOT require the study of calculus. Topics
         (MFOM-12)       include financial mathematics, logic and set theory, probability,
                         combinatorics, relations and functions, exponential and logarithm
                         functions and polynomial functions, and trigonometry.

            Pre -        This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical
                         understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-
            Calculus     secondary programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include
            12           transformations, composite functions, polynomials, radical and rational
            (MPREC12)    functions and equations, sequences and series, conics, exponential

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and logarithmic functions and equations, trigonometry and financial
                             literacy.

                              IB Mathematics- Grade 11/12
             - These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

IB Mathematics SL            Recommended: A grade of B or higher in Foundations and Pre-
                             Calculus 10.
11/12                        This course caters for students who already possess knowledge of
(IMM--11, IMM--12)           basic mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills
                             needed to apply simple mathematical techniques correctly.
                             The majority of these students will expect to need a sound
                             mathematical background as they prepare for future studies in subjects
                             such as sciences, economics, psychology and business administration.
                             Others may take this subject because they have a strong interest in
                             mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and engaging with its
                             problems without doing the full IB Diploma.

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NKSS
                              Science Courses 10, 11, 12

                         At a Glance - Science Courses 10, 11, 12
      Grade 10                             Grade 11                                   Grade 12
Science 10               Chemistry 11                                    Anatomy and Physiology 12
                         Earth Science 11                                Chemistry 12
                         Earth Science 11 - Astronomy Focus              Physics 12
                         Life Science 11
                         Physics 11

IB courses can be        IB Biology Higher Level 11                      IB BIology Higher Level 12
taken individually
without doing the full   IB Chemistry Standard Level 11                  IB Chemistry Standard Level 12
IB Diploma.
                        IB Physics Higher Level 11                       IB Physics Higher Level 12
Recommended: a
grade of B or better in
                        IB Sports, Exercise & Health Science             IB Sports, Exercise & Health
Science 10.
                        Standard Level 11                                Science Standard Level 12

                                        Science - Grade           10
                            - All Grade 10 students must take Science 10

Students in all NorKam science courses will demonstrate the attributes of inquiry, global citizenship
and adaptability as they develop the following curricular competencies:
   ● Inquiry and predicting
   ● Planning and conducting
   ● Processing and analyzing data
   ● Evaluating
   ● Applying, adapting and innovating
   ● Communicating

Science 10 (MSC--10)                  Students will investigate four big ideas: diversity of living things,
                                      chemical processes, energy transformations, and formation of the
                                      universe. Students will develop authentic science skills and solve
                                      real world problems through designing and carrying out
                                      experiments and projects.

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Science - Grade           11
           - You must select at least one of these Science 11 or 12 courses below:
           Note: Additional Science classes can be taken as elective course choices.

Students in all NorKam science courses will demonstrate the attributes of inquiry, global citizenship and
adaptability as they develop the following curricular competencies:
   ● Inquiry and predicting
   ● Planning and conducting
   ● Processing and analyzing data
   ● Evaluating
   ● Applying, adapting and innovating
   ● Communicating

Chemistry 11               Students will continue to develop their science skills including designing and
(MCH--11)                  conducting experiments, finding relationships and patterns in data and
                           drawing conclusions. Topics covered include atomic theory, chemical
                           reactions, quantitative analysis (amounts of chemicals) and bonding theory.
                           A strong background in numeracy is recommended.

Earth Science 11           Students who need a Science 11 credit to graduate are invited to consider
(MESC-11)                  Earth Science 11. This course would be of interest for students considering
                           a career in Geology or Mining. The big ideas covered include Earth
                           Materials as resources, Plate Tectonic Theory, Atmosphere and Weather,
                           the influence of water on weather and climate, and Earth and our Solar
                           System. Not a recommended course for students entering a science related
                           post-secondary program unless interest is present.

Earth Science 11           Students need a Science 11 credit to graduate. If you are interested in
- Astronomy                Astronomy, you are invited to consider this course. This course will cover all
                           of the Big Ideas in the Earth Science 11 curriculum such as Earth Materials
Focus (MESC-
                           as resources, Plate Tectonic Theory, Atmosphere and Weather, the
11AST)
                           influence of water on weather and climate, and Earth and our Solar System;
                           however, there will be a special emphasis on studying these topics in the
                           context of comparing our planet and solar system with others in our galaxy.

Life Science 11            Students will investigate the living world
(MLFSC11)                  ● The cell
                           ● Classification of life
                           ● The evolutionary history of different life forms
                           ● In depth investigation of the main animal groups with several dissections
                              of creatures
                           ● Plants and their many groups and major structures
                           ● Ecology: the study of living systems.
                           Major labs will be performed.

Physics 11                 Students will investigate four big ideas:

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(MPH--11)                  ●   An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed, and described.
                           ●   Forces influence the motion of an object.
                           ●   Energy is found in different forms, is conserved, and has the ability to do
                               work.
                           ● Mechanical waves transfer energy but not matter.
                           Students will develop authentic physics skills and solve real world problems
                           through designing and carrying out experiments and projects. A strong
                           background in numeracy is recommended.

                               Science - Grade          12
             - Please select at least one of these Science 11 or 12 courses below:

Students in all NorKam science courses will demonstrate the attributes of inquiry, global citizenship and
adaptability as they develop the following curricular competencies:
   ● Inquiry and predicting
   ● Planning and conducting
   ● Processing and analyzing data
   ● Evaluating
   ● Applying, adapting and innovating
   ● Communicating

Anatomy and Physiology               Exploration of the major organ systems of the human body.
12 (MATPH12)                         Including
                                         ● Circulatory system and the heart
                                         ● Digestive system
                                         ● Urinary system
                                         ● Nervous system
                                         ● Respiratory system
                                     Through the inquiry process the major organ systems of the
                                     human body will be explored.

Chemistry 12 (MCH--12)               Students will work continue to develop their science skills
                                     including designing and conducting experiments, finding
                                     relationships and patterns in data and drawing conclusions.
                                     Topics covered include dynamic equilibrium, rates of reactions,
                                     acid base chemistry, electrochemistry and solubility. A strong
                                     background in numeracy and Chemistry 11 (with a C+ or better) is
                                     recommended.

Physics 12 (MPH--12)                 Students will investigate four big ideas:
                                        ● Measurement of motion depends on our frame of
                                            reference.
                                        ● Forces can cause linear and circular motion.
                                        ● Forces and energy interactions occur within fields.
                                        ● Momentum is conserved within a closed and isolated
                                            system.
                                     Students will develop authentic physics skills and solve real world
                                     problems through designing and carrying out experiments and

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projects. A strong background in numeracy and Physics 11 is
                                    recommended.

                                 IB Science - Grade 11 & 12
              - These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

Recommended: a grade of B or better in Science 10

IB Chemistry Standard               Fundamental chemical principles are the basis for the physical,
                                    chemical, and environmental systems in which we live. The study of
Level 11/12
(IGCH-11, IGCH-12)                  chemistry provides a platform from which interrelationships between
                                    various disciplines in science may be more thoroughly understood.
                                    While Chemistry is a subject worthy of study in its own right, it is also
                                    a requirement as a preparation for employment or as a prerequisite
                                    for many other courses in higher education. Courses such as those in
                                    health sciences, medicine, microbiology, and biological and
                                    environmental sciences require a comprehensive background in
                                    Chemistry.

                                    Chemistry is an experimental science, which combines academic
                                    study with the acquisition and development of practical and
                                    investigational skills. You will learn about the smallest forms of matter
                                    - atoms - up to molecules & how molecules form and interact with
                                    each other. Students enjoy multiple opportunities for scientific study
                                    and creative inquiry.. Fee: www.nkss.bc.ca

IB Sports, Exercise and             This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and
                                    physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in
Health Science Standard             the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of
Level 11/12                         core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental)
(?)                                 investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an
                                    opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to
                                    apply scientific principles and critically analyze human performance.
                                    Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension
                                    and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the
                                    individual and in a global context. Fee: www.nkss.bc.ca

IB Biology Higher Level             The IB Diploma Programme biology higher level course covers the
                                    relationship of structure and function at all levels of complexity.
11/12
(IBIH-11, IBIH-2A)                  Students learn about cell theory, the chemistry of living things, plant
                                    science and genetics, among many other topics to further their
                                    understanding of and learning about biology. Throughout this
                                    challenging course, students become aware of how scientists work
                                    and communicate with each other. Further, students enjoy multiple
                                    opportunities for scientific study and creative inquiry within a global
                                    context. May allow the student to earn university credit. Fee:
                                    www.nkss.bc.ca

IB Physics Higher Level             The IB Diploma Programme physics higher level course exposes
                                    students to this most fundamental experimental science, which seeks
11/12
                                    to explain the universe itself—from the very smallest particles to the

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(IPHH-11,IPHH-2A)   vast distances between galaxies. Students develop traditional
                    practical skills and techniques and increase facility in the use of
                    mathematics, the language of physics. They also develop
                    interpersonal skills as well as information and communication
                    technology skills, which are essential in modern scientific
                    endeavours—and are important life-enhancing, transferable skills in
                    their own right. Students, moreover, study the impact of physics on
                    society, the moral and ethical dilemmas, and the social, economic
                    and environmental implications of the work of physicists. Throughout
                    this challenging course, students become aware of how scientists
                    work and communicate with each other. Further, students enjoy
                    multiple opportunities for scientific study and creative inquiry within a
                    global context. May allow the student to earn university credit. Fee:
                    www.nkss.bc.ca

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NKSS
                               Social Studies 10, 11, 12

                    At a Glance - Social Studies Courses 10, 11, 12
              Grade 10                                         Grade 11 or 12
           Social Studies 10                            Exploration in Social Studies 11
                                                         20th Century World History 12
                                                              BC First Peoples 12
                                                             Human Geography 12
                                                                Law Studies 12
                                                              Political Studies 12
                                                             Genocide Studies 12
                                                            Physical Geography 12

IB courses can be taken individually                        IB DP Geography HL 11
without doing the full IB Diploma.
                                                               IB DP History HL
Recommended: a grade of B or better
in Social Studies 10.

                                 Social Studies - Grade            10
                           - All grade 10 students must take this course.

              Grade 10         Social Studies 10 provides students with opportunities to examine a
      Social Studies 10        wide variety of Canadian and global issues, such as government
                               structures, Canadian history and social injustices. Canadian history will
                               be studied to help students understand how the nation has reached its
(MSS--10)
                               present level of development. Students will become familiar with the
                               rights, responsibilities, and practices of active Canadian citizenship;
                               explore Canada’s role in the conflicts of the 20th century and its
                               contribution to global stability; develop an understanding of social
                               justice issues and explore important issues related to Canada’s
                               evolving identity.

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Social Studies - open to Grade                11 and 12 students
       Grade 11 & 12 - In grade 11, please select at least one of these Social Studies
       Social Studies courses listed below in order to meet Graduation requirements:
      Course Choices - Note: any of these courses can be taken as a grade 11 credit
                            and as an electives once you have met your graduation
                            requirement.
                            - Social Studies 10 is the prerequisite to all of the courses listed
                            below.

                            Explorations in Social Studies 11 is a flexible curriculum in which
                            students and their teacher collaborate to create a program of study that
                            is based on a selection of “big ideas” that are made available to the
                            students, as well as the students’ interests. The“big ideas” that will be
                            made available will delve into issues related to industrialization, cultural
                            expressions, physical geography, political decision-making,
Explorations in             communication technology, indigenous peoples, religion, economics,
Social Studies 11           law, philosophy, social justice and urban geography.
(MEPSS11)

            20th            This course seeks to place our world in context. While learning the
                            historical process of research and analysis, we seek to explore the
            Century         turmoil, tragedy and triumph of the 20th Century. Big ideas include
            World           nationalist movements that unite people or lead to intense conflict,
            History 12      rapid development of technology that led to profound social, economic
                            and political changes, and the breakdown of longstanding empires
Note: This course can be    which created new economic and political systems. We explore the rise
                            and rule of authoritarian regimes, civil wars, independence movements,
taken as a Gr11 Social      and revolutions, as well as global conflicts, including WWII, and the
Studies Credit.             Cold War. Some themes emerge from this era including differences
                            between capitalism vs. communism, and democracy vs. dictatorships.
(MWH--12)

        BC First            This course will provide students with learning opportunities to gain
        Peoples 12          understanding of Indigenous peoples in British Columbia. Students will
                            come to understand and appreciate the historical relationship and
        Note: This course   stewardship BC First peoples have had with the land, how contact and
        can be taken as a   colonialism have impacted and continue to impact BC First peoples,
        Gr11 Social         how cultural expressions show the diversity and resilience of BC First
        Studies Credit.     peoples and how governance and self-determination continue to be a
                            challenge in contemporary Canada. A variety of teaching methods will
(MBCFP12)                   be employed and both historical and contemporary issues will be
                            discussed.

            Human           Human Geography is a dynamic subject that is grounded in the “real
            Geography       world” and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies
                            and their responses to events that occur in time and space. Human
            12
                            Geography strives to identify trends or patterns in these interactions.
            (MHGEO12)
Note: This course can be    The course also examines how individuals and societies adapt to or
taken as a Gr11 Social      respond to various changes, and evaluates how effective various
Studies Credit.             management strategies have been.

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Law          Planning to get married? Witness to a crime? Called for jury duty?
              Studies      Landlord-tenancy problem? Having trouble with a neighbour? Want to
                           see a trial in action? Law is an essential part of Canada’s cultures;
              12
                           without it, we could not function effectively in our daily lives. This
                           personal law course provides an opportunity to develop a broad
                           knowledge and understanding of Law. Topics include: how laws are
Note: This course can be
taken as a Gr11 Social     made, how the courts work, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
Studies Credit.            criminal law, family law, contract law, tort law and the Youth Criminal
                           Justice Act. As well, we will discuss issues such as capital punishment,
(MLST-12)                  parole, and women in the law. The course offers a variety of activities
                           including case studies, simulations, debates, guest speakers and field
                           trips.

            Political      How can citizens make a difference in Kamloops? In B.C.? In Canada
            Studies 12     or the World? How can teenagers make a difference? Students who
                           choose to take Political Studies will learn how political action occurs
                           locally and around the world. They will examine contemporary and
            Note: This     historical examples of political power and explore how ideologies,
course can be taken as a   systems of government, political institutions, culture, and other factors
Gr11 Social Studies        lead to a huge range of political, economic, and social outcomes.
Credit.                    Ultimately, students will become informed and engaged citizens will
                           empower themselves, and will learn how to influence change in their
(MPLSET12)                 own community. Many political views will be discussed together and
                           explored individually, including a broad range of Indigenous, local,
                           regional, national, and global perspectives and forms of government.

            Genocide       What is genocide and how does it happen? What social, economic,
            Studies 12     cultural, and political conditions must exist for a group of human beings
                           to attempt to exterminate another? These questions and others will be
                           examined as students are given the opportunity to investigate
           Note: This      genocides throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries. To make sense of
course can be taken as a   this topic, it is necessary for students to do more than survey various
Gr11 Social Studies        events, rather it is necessary to delve into the underlying conditions
Credit.                    that set the stage for mass murder and determine what could have
                           been done to change the outcome - and what could be done to prevent
(MGENO12)                  it from happening again? Students will gain a better awareness of how
                           “genocide” is defined and will investigate genocides such as Cambodia,
                           Rwanda, Darfur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Holocaust and others.
                           Throughout the course, students will also explore how the global
                           community has responded to or attempted to prevent such genocides,
                           and determine how effective those efforts were.

            Physical       Want to understand how the world works and how human activities
            Geography      have changed our planet? Want to be part of solving world problems?
                           How much responsibility do you feel towards our planet’s environment?

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12                   Intend to travel and want to learn about different locations? This course
                               is all about helping you to gain a greater understanding of our planet
           Note: This          and the challenges that we have in living on Earth. Through exploring
           course can be       topics in physical geography such as weather, climate, tectonics,
taken as a Gr11 Social         natural disasters, natural resources used and global citizenship,
Studies Credit.                students will examine environmental issues like climate change,
                               protection of ecosystems, and resource management.
(MPGEO12)

                                        IB Social Studies
               - These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

IB DP Geography HL             Recommended: Social Studies 10 with a final mark of 75% or higher.
(IGGH-11,IGGH-2A)              This course can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma.
                               Geography is a dynamic subject that is firmly grounded in the real world
                               and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and the
                               physical environment in both time and space. It seeks to identify trends
                               and patterns in these interactions and examines the processes behind
                               them. Geography is distinctive in that it occupies the middle ground
                               between social sciences and natural sciences. The DP geography course
                               integrates both physical and human geography and ensures that students
                               acquire elements of both scientific and socio-economic methodologies.
                               Geography takes advantage of its position between both these groups of
                               subjects to examine relevant concepts and ideas from a wide variety of
                               disciplines. This helps students develop an appreciation of, and a respect
                               for, alternative approaches, viewpoints and ideas.

IB DP History HL               This course can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma.
(IHIH-11, IHIH-2A)             IB History of the Americas is a two year history of Canada, the
                               Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The course provides
                               students with a dual perspective: an in-depth chronological study of our
                               region, and a broad comparative analysis of many countries’ responses
                               to the forces and personalities that shaped the 20th Century. As
                               students embark upon their study of History of the Americas, they will
                               ideally be able to develop the following skills:
                               1. The acquisition and understanding of historical knowledge in breadth and in
                               depth, and across different cultures.
                               2. The understanding of history as a discipline, including the nature and
                               diversity of its sources, methods and interpretations.
                               3. International understanding by promoting empathy with, and respect for,
                               people living in different places and at different times.
                               4. A better understanding of the present through an understanding of the past.
                               5. A lasting interest in history that will help shape future behaviours and
                               decisions.

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NKSS
                             Careers Education

                                Careers Education Courses

  In grade 10 - 12, students further refine personal career-life development goals through experiential
learning, cultivating community connections, gathering authentic evidence of learning, and reflecting on
 competency development. They explore post-graduation possibilities in diverse educational, work, and
personal life contexts and build the personal career-life management skills needed to effectively pursue
  who and how they want to be in the world. Career-Life Education (CLE) and Career-Life Connections
   (CLC) are part of the graduation requirements, and Career-Life Connections includes a career-life
                                 exploration component and a capstone.

                                     - In order to meet graduation requirements, students must
                                     successfully complete both Career Education Courses::

                             Careers Education - Grade                10
              Career-Life            Career Education now joins the traditional subject areas as a core
                                     requirement for graduation. Career Life Education 10 provides
              Education 10           four credits of the required eight credits towards graduation. This
              (MCLE-10)              course asks students “Where do you want to go?” and provides
                                     them with the resources and time to discover and explore their
                                     goals as part of their career education graduation program.
                                     Students engage in studies of self-awareness designed to
                                     uncover interests and passions so they may link them to potential
                                     career paths. Students will identify and build the skills necessary
                                     for success in the 21st century while considering local and global
                                     labour market trends. Students will also learn aspects of
                                     budgeting and personal finance management to allow them to
                                     successfully manage their money after secondary school. Career
                                     Life Education should not be seen as a single stand-alone course,
                                     but as part of a graduation career education program. This
                                     program approach allows students in CLE to start working on the
                                     career experience hours and capstone project components of the
                                     CLC 12 course.

                         Career Education - Grade               11 or 12

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Career-Life-   Career Life Connections can be taken in grade 11 or 12, and
Connections    allows students to examine the cycles of career life
(MCLC-12)      development and planning, and the local and global trends
               that may influence those decisions. Students will complete
               and present a Capstone project that encompasses a
               reflection on their development of Core Competencies in
               grade 10 through 12, the importance of personal networks
               and mentorship and establishes a plan for life after high
               school. This course is required for graduation.

               During this course students need to complete:
                  ❏ A Capstone Project
                  ❏ 30 hours of Career Experience

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NKSS
                               Modern Languages 10, 11, 12
                 At a Glance - Modern Languages Courses 10, 11, 12
            Grade 10                              Grade 11                           Grade 12
French 10                            French 11                            French 12
Introductory Japanese 11             Japanese 11                          Japanese 12
Introductory Secwepemctsin           Secwepemctsin (Shuswap) 11
(Shuswap) 11
Introductory Spanish 11              Spanish 11                           Spanish 12
American Sign Language 10

IB courses can be taken                IB Spanish Ab Initio SL 11         IB Spanish Ab Initio SL 12
individually without doing the full IB
Diploma.                               IB French B (SL) 11                IB French B (SL) 12

Recommended: a grade of B or
better in Science 10.

                               French - Grades            10, 11, 12
              French 10               In this course students will learn how to speak, read and write in
                                      order to be a better communicator in French. Students will learn
              (MFR--10)               to narrate stories, express likes, hopes and fears, and be able to
                                      participate in short simple conversations.

              French 11               French 11 is a more advanced and increasingly complex
                                      language environment where students will be expected to work
              (MFR--11)               towards speaking, reading and writing independently. Students
                                      will learn to use multiple tenses with increasing confidence.
                                      Cultural awareness and understanding the francophone and
                                      Métis cultures are an integral component to this course.

              French 12               This academic elective is ideal for students working with the
                                      public or planning to study humanities such as education, law,
              (MFR--12)               business or journalism. Typically a smaller classroom
                                      environment, the goal of this course will be to become a
                                      confident, independent speaker. Being able to express desires,
                                      discuss global issues and participate in a variety of speaking,
                                      reading and writing contexts are necessary steps towards
                                      developing a basic fluency.

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IB Languages Grade 11/12
             - These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

IB French B (SL) 11/12             Recommended: French 10 with a 75% or higher. If possible:
                                   Completion of French 11, immersion or the Explore program
                                   experience would be an asset.
                                   This course is an advanced second language course which
                                   assumes prior knowledge of French. Many of the IB curriculum
                                   themes synthesize what IB students are learning in other IB
            (IFRS-11,IFRS-2A)      courses with the medium of communication being French. For
                                   example, when learning about Fair Trade in Geography, students
                                   will also be discussing its merits and challenges in French. All of
                                   the language competencies (speaking, listening, reading and
                                   writing) will be required to fully participate in this course.
                                   Fee: www.nkss.bc.ca

                            Japanese - Grade             10,11, 12
            Introductory           This is an introductory course to the language and culture of
                                   Japan. Listening and speaking skills will be emphasized and
            Japanese 11            writing will be taught through the use of the Romanized Alphabet
            (MBJA-11)              and Japanese script. This course is for students who wish to
                                   begin the study of the language at the grade 10, 11, or 12 level.

            Japanese 11            Recommended: Intro Japanese 11 with a final mark of 67% or
            (MJA--11)              higher.

                                   This is the second course in the Japanese language sequence.
                                   Vocabulary and language patterns will be increased and writing
                                   will use Japanese scripts. Aspects of Japanese culture will also
                                   be studied.

            Japanese 12            Recommended: Japanese 11 with a final mark of 67% or higher.
            (MJA--12)
                                   This is the third course in the Japanese language sequence. This
                                   course will continue with more advanced vocabulary, language
                                   patterns, Japanese script and culture.

        Secwepemctsin (Shuswap) Language - Grade                               10 & 11
     Introductory                  This is a new language course for those who are interested in
                                   learning the Shuswap language. The course is open to all
     Secwepemctsin 11              students. It will introduce students to the vocabulary, grammar
     (MISWP11)                     and sounds of the traditional Secwepemc language as well as the
                                   culture.

Secwepemctsin 11                   Grade 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to take the
(MSWP-11)                          grade 11 Secwepemc Language course. This course meets the

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language requirement for university entrance. Students will build
                                 on their vocabulary, reading and conversational skills, as well as
                                 learn the basics of writing the Secwepemc language. Students
                                 will also continue to learn about Secwepemc culture, history, and
                                 traditions.
                                 The recommendation for this course is grade 8 Secwepemc,
                                 grade 9/10 Secwepemc, or the ability to meet the proficiency
                                 levels of the grade 8 or 9/10 courses by means of the challenge
                                 process.

                            Spanish - Grade            11 & 12
           Introductory        Recommended: Final mark of 67% or higher in English 10
                               Introductory Spanish 11 an academic elective that focuses on all
           Spanish 11          four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
           (MISWP11)           Evaluation will incorporate all four skills. This course is for students
                               who wish to begin the study of the language at grade 10, 11 or 12.
                               It is an introduction to the Spanish speaking world and its language
                               and customs. Students will learn to communicate in Spanish in short
                               simple sentences and ask and answer simple questions at a 1.1
                               level of competence.

           Spanish 11          This is a language acquisition course that focuses on all four
           (MSP--11)           language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Evaluation
                               will incorporate all four skills. Students will learn language and
                               cultural aspects of different Spanish speaking countries.

           Spanish 12          Recommended: Spanish 11 with a final mark of 67% or higher.
                               This is a continuation of Spanish 11 and is a further expansion of
           (MSP--12)
                               listening, speaking, reading and writing and a mastery of skills studied
                               in prior levels. The emphasis will be on developing confidence and
                               mastery of a variety of tenses and themes. At the end of Spanish 12, a
                               student can be expected to reach an A1.2 – 2.1 language level.
                               Students will be expected to handle a variety of target-language
                               (Spanish only) text types such as a short novel, articles, films and
                               songs.
                               There is a final exam (written and oral components) in this course.

                             IB Languages Grade 11/12
           - These courses can be taken individually without doing the full IB Diploma:

IB Spanish AB Initio           We live in an increasingly digitized, interdependent global village.

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