Grade ten is when students formally step into their grad programs. While they are still putting the final touches on their core foundational skills they also get the opportunity to pick an elective, and see what it means to take ownership of your own education. For the first time students are required to take a provincial. But above all else this is a year about introspection. Students must begin to ask themselves what elements of school inspire them, and where their true capabilities lie. In this year foundations are sealed, and plans are made to build an education that is suited to each unique and individual student. This cannot be done without an honest journey inwards, and without reflecting on all that they have learned up to this point.
Business Education 10
Business is the process by which individuals, organizations, and societies interact to improve their economic well being through the exchange of products, services, and ideas. This course offers students an opportunity to explore an introductory range of interesting topics about business.
Furthermore, this course offers students insights into: economics, function of business and labour, types of business ownership, international trade, money and the institutions that manage money, credit, smart consumer decision making, accounting, marketing, and law. This course offers an excellent introduction to ready students for more advanced business courses and to prepare students for the business world many students find themselves participating in after high school.
Prerequisite: English 9
The course takes the skills learned in Grade 8 and developed in Grade 9 to a higher academic level. When the students are studying the following units, emphasis is placed on their ability to analyze these works through writing.
Throughout the course, Grade 10 students will complete various grammar assignments and short essay writing assignments to further improve writing composition skills. Students will write the BC Provincial English 10 exam worth 20% of the final Grade 10 course credit.
French 10 is a novice high level interactive, online French as a second language course focusing on the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting.
Information Technology 10
Prerequisite: Information Technology 9
This course continues and expands on the work begun in Info Tech 9 – old concepts will be reviewed and new concepts will be introduced. This course addresses the basic principles of organizing and presenting information through electronic systems and using the computer as a multimedia tool.
Students will be introduced to business software, keyboarding, programming, web design and digital art. Software used will include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Moviemaker, All the Right Type, Flash, Notepad (HTML Programming), Dreamweaver, and Photoshop.
Mathematics 10 – Apprenticeship and Workplace
Provincial ExaminationA continuation of the Math 9 course with introduction of more advanced mathematical concepts and techniques. This course leads to Mathematics 11 Apprenticeship & Workplace, Foundations or Pre-Calculus.
Mathematics 10 – Foundations & Pre-Calculus
Provincial ExaminationA continuation of the Math 9 course with introduction of more advanced mathematical concepts and techniques. This course leads to Essentials of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11 or Applications of Mathematics 11.
Physical Education 10
Prerequisite PE 9
PE 10 continues to build upon the objectives outlined for PE 8 and 9. Physical activity is a key requirement along with written reports based upon research and personal reflections. Students will be required to log 75 hours of physical activity from five different movement categories. There will be opportunities for students to assess their own level of fitness through various exercises and personal written reflections.
In Planning 10, you will discover tools that will help you manage, organize and enjoy everyday life, as well as your school career. Most of what we do in our lives involve decisions that not only affect us as individuals but the world around us; therefore, you will be presented with strategies for making decisions and critically analyzing information as well as many opportunities to put these strategies into practice throughout this course.
In Planning 10 you will discover tools that will help you in managing, organizing and enjoying everyday life, as well as your school career. There are four components: graduation program requirements and course planning as well as an introduction to the Graduation Portfolio; education and career planning, health and finance. Course marks are based on assignments (80%) and the Graduation Portfolio (20%).
Punjabi 10 is an introductory course in which students learn to read and write basic Punjabi. Students will first learn the Punjabi alphabet (Gurmukhi) followed by the Punjabi vowel symbols. Students will then be able to read and write simple Punjabi words and sentences. There will also be an opportunity to learn about Punjabi culture and history through a variety of projects. This course will prepare students for Punjabi 11 and 12.
Prerequisite: Science 9Science 10 is a provincially examinable course, intended to give students a detailed understanding of the scientific method, and the four main areas of science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science. It is a “survey course”, which covers the fundamentals of science. Science 10 provides students with important problem-solving skills and awareness of misconceptions about science. There are seven main topics in Science 10:
- Applications of Science
- Chemicals and Reactions
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Earth Forces
Students will complete assignments, Section quizzes and Module exams. It is required to write the provincial exam at the end of the course.
Social Studies 10
Social Studies 10 builds on historical, political, and economic themes developed in earlier grades, and focuses on the development of Canada as a nation (1815 – 1914), with particular emphasis on the development of Western Canada. The history and geography of British Columbia is also examined.
Geographic knowledge and skills previously acquired are reinforced and expanded through a study of Canada’s economy. Evaluation includes assignments, essays, projects, quizzes, four major module exams, and a current events portfolio.
- Module 1: Canada: the Place, the People – Geography of Canada, the Great Migration
- Module 2: The Nation Emerges – Responsible Government achieved, Confederation
- Module 3: The Not So Wild West – CPR, Red River Resistance and Northwest Rebellion
- Module 4: A Look at British Columbia – From Territory to Province, Resource rich BC
Spanish 10 teaches the beginnings of a language and culture. The method we are using is Paso a Paso Uno which is based on multiple intelligences, a method that came out in the mid-90s. Students will complete a variety of assignments including answering questions, reading comprehension, oral assignments that can be done via an mp3 file or in person if the student wishes to do so. There will also be listening comprehension and a few short projects.
A strong primary vocabulary will be taught, ranging through a multitude of themes. With no prior experience necessary, any student of any age is welcome to participate. The course is taught mainly through DVD clips, where students will practice conversations showcasing their grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Upon completion, the student will have a solid understanding of the basic language, and be well-prepared for any basic travel occasion.