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Ecole Alpha Secondary Where the Best Get Better. Preparing for Provincial Exams 2013 – 2014. Administration. Ms. P. Hari, Principal Ms. D. Carr, Vice Principal (Lef-Z) Mr. D. Greve, Vice Principal (A-Lee). Student Support. Mr. J. Claudio, Learning Support Services Department Head

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Ecole Alpha SecondaryWhere the Best Get Better

Preparing for Provincial Exams

2013 – 2014


Administration

  • Ms. P. Hari, Principal

  • Ms. D. Carr, Vice Principal (Lef-Z)

  • Mr. D. Greve, Vice Principal (A-Lee)


Student Support

  • Mr. J. Claudio, Learning Support Services

    Department Head

  • Ms. Lorraine Ford, Learning Support Teacher, Gr. 8 Cohort Support, Academic Strategies

  • Mr. Marquis Leung, Youth Services Worker


Student Services

  • Ms. L. Hodgson, Counsellor and Student Services Department Head (A to Lee)

  • Ms. G. Cordini , Counsellor (Lef to Z)


Agenda for tonight
Agenda for Tonight

Provincial Exam Dates

Social Studies 11

Math 10

English 10 & 12

Science 10

Student Success

Q & A


Provincial exam dates
Provincial Exam Dates

  • Maths: fondements et pre-calcul 10 - TBA

  • English 12 – Jan 27 Time: 9 - 11 am

  • Francais langue premiere 10 – Jan 27 Time: 9 - 11am

  • Social Studies 11- Jan 27 Time: 1 - 3pm

  • English 10 – Jan 28 Time: 9 - 11am

  • Science 10 – Jan 29 Time: 9 - 11am

  • Found. of Math & Pre-Calc 10 – Jan 29 Time: 9 - 11am

  • Note: all exams are 2 hours long with an optional extra hour


Social studies 11
Social Studies 11

  • Workbook – Social Studies 11 Student Workbook, 2nd edition by Hazelmere Press

  • Course Overview

    • Canada’s history during 20th century

    • Global issues

    • Canadian Government


Con t ss
con’t …SS

  • Exam format – 55 multiple choice, 2 essay questions

  • Multiple choice questions (55 questions)

    • Government – 10 to 12 questions

    • Human Geography/Global issues – 10 to 12 questions

    • History – 21 to 35 questions


Con t ss1
con’t…SS

  • Essay questions – are broad, vague in scope and open ended

    • History question

      • Eg. Discuss with examples how Canada’s relationship with Great Britain changed during the 20th century

    • Human geography or global issue

      • Eg. How does the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa hinder a country’s economic development


Math 10
Math 10

  • Course overview:

    • Measurement

    • Trigonometry

    • Algebra

    • Rational and Irrational Numbers

    • Relations

    • Functions

    • Systems of Linear Equations.


Con t math
con’t…Math

  • Exam format – 60 questions

    • 12 questions – completed without a calculator

    • 48 questions – completed with a calculator

    • 54 multiple choice & 6 numeric response

  • How to prepare – practise questions from old provincial exams

  • Focus of the exam is application of concepts


English 10 12
English 10 & 12

  • How Teachers are Supporting Students:

    • Daily silent reading

    • Reading & discussing literature

    • Exposing students to various genres of text

    • Teaching students how to deconstruct and analyze literature

    • Paragraph and essay writing

    • Teaching students how to edit & proofread their work


Con t english 10 12
con’t …. English 10/12

  • Using 6 point scale & written comments to provide feedback for student work

  • Timed in-class writes

  • Practise provincial exams

  • Mock provincial exams –

    • English 10 – December 11, 2014

    • English 12 – December 10, 2014


How parents can support their child
How Parents Can Support their Child:

  • Encourage your child to read for a least 30 minutes per day

  • Challenge your child to use sophisticated vocabulary in their speech & writing

  • Visit the Ministry of Education website for practise exams and complete an exam or two

  • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams


Science 10
Science 10

  • Workbook - BC Science 10 Student Workbook - $8 ($ returned if not written in)

  • Exam format – 80 multiple choice questions

    • 20 questions/unit

    • Units – Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, Earth Science

    • Focus is on vocabulary

    • Data booklet provided during exam-periodic table, polyatomic ion sheet, formulas


Con t science
con’t… Science

  • Make flashcards for Ecology and Earth Science sections

  • Chemistry &Physics – complete practise problems

  • Online resource-www.bcscience10.com/

  • Review each unit in detail with lessons, videos, quizzes.

  • Start reviewing 2 weeks before the exam and attend tutorial sessions


Student success
Student Success

  • School Support

    • Principal and Vice-Principals

    • Counsellors and Teachers

    • Youth Services Worker

    • School Liaison Officer (SLO)

      Constable Yari Koskelainen


  • Academics

    • Stay connected with your child

    • Provide a quiet place to study

    • Daily check of homework – use agenda planner

    • Email teachers for information

    • Ensure a regular sleep schedule

    • TV/Computer – remove distractions from study area


Q and A?Telephone: 604-664-8535Email:[email protected]@[email protected]


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