This is a year to get excited about. In grade 11 Students are finally in a position to explore their own personal academic goals. Students are granted four electives which they can get creative about, especially at iLearnDL, where the course options are truly endless. It is important to try different things in this year, and excel in all you do because grade eleven is part one, of a two part series that will result in you becoming an adult. Students are getting into the driver’s seat and heading into their future, and it is up to them to decide which direction they want to take. If they can embrace this ownership, grade eleven has the potential to be exhilarating.
Accounting 11 is the introduction to the world of accounting. This course is for students who want to learn how to manage their money and budgets, or are exploring the idea of an accounting career, or are interested in acquiring the accounting basics for managing a small business. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of accounting, and the creation of key accounting documents.
Biology 11 is intended to give students an understanding of the many different forms of living things and how living things came to be. The course covers the five Kingdoms of living things including:
- Kingdom Monera (e.g. flesh-eating disease bacteria Necrotizing fasciitis)
- Kingdom Protista (e.g. the malaria-causing protozoan Plasmodium vivax)
- Kingdom Fungi (e.g. Athletes foot)
- Kingdom Plantae (e.g. almost everything green!)
- Kingdom Animalia (e.g. you and your dog)
Most people have used superglue at one stage or another, but what is its major chemical component? Nail polish remover is something you just can’t do without if you want to change the colour of your nails. But what exactly is it in nail polish remover that does the polish removing? These questions and more will be answered in Chemistry 11. The course is an extension of the Chemistry studied in previous grades. Units of study include:
- Introduction to Chemistry
- Chemical Formulas and Names
- The Mole
- Atomic Structure and Theories
- Solution Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
Students will complete assignments, Unit tests and Module exams. To be successful in this course a student should have strong mathematics skills and problem-solving abilities.
Communications 11 is an alternative to English 11 for students not pursuing university after graduation. This course is designed to develop and enhance students understanding of literature and language and to teach students the skills needed to effectively communicate information. Students will do work in the following curriculum to develop these skills:
- Module assignments to improve understanding of short stories, poetry, novels and media advertising.
- Writing activities involve creating a resume, letters of application, and essay compositions to develop practical composition skills.
- Using the Internet as a resource to enhance research skills.
Textbooks, a novel and online communications tools are resources used during the course. Students will complete the course in Five Modules:
- Module A: Units 1-6 Writing Skills
- Module B: Units 1-2 Short Story/Poetry
- Module C: Units 1-2 Media/Advertising
- Module D: Unit 1 Novel Study
Earth Science 11
This is an excellent course to finish off the science requirement for graduation, or to prepare students for Geology 12 or Geography 12. Students study astronomy, the atmosphere, rock identification, mining, volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciation, streams, fossils and oceans. Most topics are discussed in a British Columbia/Canadian context. Students will learn how BC was geologically formed, when dinosaurs inhabited Canada and the original height of the Rockies, among other things.
Through the integration of reading, writing, listening and viewing, English 11 reinforces and extends the knowledge of English.
This is not an English as a second language course.
Students will study six units that appeal to a variety of interests, skills and meet English 11 curriculum requirements.
- Unit One: Short Stories
- Unit Two: Non-Fiction
- Unit Three: Poetry
- Unit Four: The Heroic Tradition
- Unit Five: Drama
- Unit Six: Novel
Every unit includes grammar review, paragraph/essay writing and a Unit Test. All students will write a final exam worth 30% of the course mark.
French 11 is an intermediate level interactive, online French as a second language course focusing on the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting.
Mathematics 11 – Apprenticeship & Workplace
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurements, number, statistics and probability.
Mathematics 11 – Foundations
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.
Mathematics 11 – Pre-Calculus
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.
All consumers are contacted by the marketing efforts companies offering the goods and services they buy. This course provides an introduction to the world of marketing. In this course students will learn the basic marketing concepts of: pricing, distribution, promotion, product discussions, and market research.
Students will evaluate marketing methods businesses to use to inform potential world markets of their products, describe how governments regulate businesses, and analyze how various cultures affect the way businesses market their products internationally and nationally. This course is of interest to students considering a career in marketing, sales, or business, and is also of interest to students who are interested to explore how business attempt to influence their purchasing decisions.
Physical Education 11
The Physical Education 11 course focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle through regular physical fitness. It will focus on improving and maintaining personal fitness and developing effective leadership and sports management skills. Students will learn about possible careers in the Physical Education field and how to pursue such opportunities. Students in PE 11 are required to log 80 hours in three different movement categories.
Physics 11 is an introductory course that focuses on the principles and theories of physics, encourages investigation of physical relationships, and illustrates the relationship between theory and application. Topics covered in this course include Kinematics, Dynamics, Vectors, Energy and Momentum, Nuclear Physics and Radiation, Modern Physics, and Optics. Physics involves a working understanding of mathematics.
It is recommended that students take Mathematics 10 – Foundations & Pre-Calculus before taking Physics 11.
Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?
- Why do we do the things we do?
- How do optical illusions work?
- Why are there people who are depressed or schizophrenic?
- What is the key to a long-lasting relationship?
- Why are there people who join gangs, cults, or sports teams?
- How can I get my pet to do what I want it to do?
If you are like many people, these may be questions that you have asked yourself or others. Psychology 11 is intended to offer you some answers to these questions. Psychology is a social science that explores several aspects of human behaviour and mental processes. You will be exposed to psychological theories that are of interest to adolescents and adults alike. You will learn about various topics that most people are not exposed to unless they attend post-secondary school.
The course emphasizes developing critical thinking skills and the application of theory. It is an exciting field of study with various career opportunities. After going through this course, the way you see the world around you may change forever.
Topics to be covered in this course include:
- Introduction (History) and Research Methods
- Neuroscience and Biological Foundations
- Sensation and Perception Learning
- Life Development
- Social Psychology
This course will introduce students to the Punjabi alphabet and simple Punjabi grammar. Students will both develop and strengthen their ability to read, write and speak Punjabi. There will also be opportunities for students to research various aspects of Punjabi culture and history. Punjabi 11 will fulfill the Language 11 requirement for UBC and other universities.
Social Studies 11
Prerequisites: Social Studies 10
Canadian history from 1914 to the present is studied in this course. The growth of Canada as a nation and our struggle for self-government is evaluated. Students also examine Canadian politics and government at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. In the human geography section, students assess the impact of population growth and respond to a variety of global and environmental issues.
Evaluation includes course assignments and discussion postings worth 40%, and four module tests with an essay component worth 60% of the School mark. The Ministry of Education will issue a final blended grade once each student has written the provincial examination for this course. The school mark is worth 80% and the provincial examination 20% of a student’s final grade.
Spanish 11 expands on the basic knowledge of Spanish 10, extending the student’s vocabulary. Students will also expand their cultural and historical knowledge by exploring the works of three of the greatest Mexican muralists; José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and of course Diego Rivera.
At the end of the course, students will be able to successfully express their opinions, thoughts, or preferences on a wide variety of topics. They will be able to do so by using the past, present and future tenses, and by practicing their conversation skills with the DVDs provided. A basic knowledge of the language (offered in Spanish 10) is necessary unless you speak Spanish at home.