Grad Program Requirements • Grade 12 • Required • An English 12 • Career Life Connections (formally Grad Transitions) • Grade 10 • Required • English 10 • A Math 10 • PHE 10 • Career Life Education 10 • Science 10 • Social Studies 10 • Grade 11 • Required • An English 11 • A Math 11 • A Science 11 • A Social Studies 11/12 • An Applied Skill OR Fine Arts at 10, 11 or 12 80 Credits total + 28 additional elective credits [which must include 4 Grade 12 Courses (including English)] + Provincial Literacy and Numeracy Assessments
Social Studies Social Studies 10 GRADE 12 OPTIONS BC First Peoples 12 Comparative Cultures 12 Human Geography 12 Physical Geography 12 20th Century World History 12 Political Studies 12 Law Studies 12 Philosophy 12 Social Justice 12
English ENGLISH 11 (choose at least one of): • Composition 11 • Literary Studies 11 or Literary Studies 11 Honours • New Media 11 ENGLISH 10: • All students take Composition 10 (for 2 credits) • All students choose ONE of (for 2 credits): • Literary Studies 10 • New Media 10 ENGLISH 12: • English Studies 12 or English Studies 12 Honours
Mathematics Suggested Pathways Math 9 Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 Workplace Mathematics 10 Pre-calculus 11 Foundations of Mathematics 11 Workplace Mathematics 11 Foundations of Mathematics 12 Geometry 12 Pre-calculus 12 Apprenticeship Mathematics 12 Intended for study in programs not requiring theoretical calculus Calculus 12 Calculus 12 AP Intended for study in majority of trades and workforces Intended for study in programs requiring theoretical calculus
Science *Note: If you are planning on going into the Sciences in post secondary, make sure you carefully check the requirements of the specific programs at each institution
Science Co-op 11 Important On your course request form: Fill out your requests as if you are NOT in co-op! Check the box that states you are interested in applying! • Life Sciences 11 Co-op • Chemistry 11 Co-op • Work Experience 11 Co-op • Active Living 11 Co-op • For more information contact Mr. Baldus at email@example.com
A note about Languages… We offer… • French • Japanese • Mandarin • Spanish • You do NOT need a second language to graduate! • The majority of post-secondary institutions do not require a language!! • If you need a language 11, but did not take a language 9 or 10, you can take the combined accelerated “Intro11” course which will then allow you to take a language 11 course Did you know?
Other ways to earn credits • Online courses • External credits (for example: sports, dance, first aid, work safe) • Language Challenge • Train in Trades, Work Experience, Apprenticeship
Trades Programs • Automotive Collision Repairer • Automotive Painter • Automotive Service Technician • Baker • Bricklayer (Masonry) • Cabinet Maker • Professional Cook • Electrician • Hairstylist • Heavy Duty Mechanic • Metal Fabricator • Millwright • Motorcycle Mechanic • Commercial Painter • Plumber • Refrigeration Mechanic • Sheet Metal Worker • Welder
Doug MacLean e: DMaclean@sd43.bc.ca c: 604-341-8977 TRAINcontact WORKcontact Info + Apps Joanna Horvath e: JHorvath@sd43.bc.ca c: 604-312-7739 www.43Careers.com
There are many options for after graduation… • Trade Schools • Apprenticeships • College • University • Institutes • Travel • Workforce • ….
Course Request Form • Fill it out completely…. DON’T FORGET to put your elective choices in order of preference. • Elective choices are on the reverse side of sheet • You MUST include two alternatives… Just in case! • Pay attention to P1, L, PM or # as these courses are “ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES” and do NOT count as your 8 courses that you must take! • The choices you make now DETERMINE the courses we have
You will get your course selection forms this Friday, February 8, in Block 4 DUE: Thursday, February 21st Hand back in to your Block 4 Teacher
2020 Admissions • UVichas expanded the list of approved courses they will accept. Please check the list for 2020 admissions to be sure you are meeting the requirements • SFUhas expanded the courses they will accept on List A and List B. The requirements are still quite specific for each faculty so please check carefully. Also, beginning with Fall 2020 admissions SFU will be looking at all grade 11 and grade 12 approved courses for consideration. • UBC and U of T have not made any further changes from the ones they implemented for 2019 admissions. They are still looking for 6 academic grade 12 courses, preferably in an area of study related to what you plan to pursue. UBC is also looking at grade 11 marks and will consider non-academic courses for breadth in certain applicable areas. We have not received any information about changes to 2020 admissions for any other universities.
Online Summer School Repeated Courses • Some universities prefer student take all classes in regular day school – not online, not summer school. • For some universities, online courses have specific completion dates that are earlier than taking the course at HWSS. • Some schools will not accept the mark for a repeated course (particularly for Engineering or Business) or will automatically deduct % off.
Averages, Grade 11 Marks & Starting at College… • The Grade Point Averages needed to enter programs varies depending on the program and institution. Generally, successful students seem to have to be at least in the 80s, plus have complimentary additions to their applications (personal profiles, volunteer and extra-curricular activities, etc.). • Direct entrance into competitive programs like Engineering, Computer Science, Science, KIN, Business: admission averages are creeping up toward 90% and higher. This might change with UBC/SFU new admission system but other schools remain very competitive. • Nursing programs are extremely competitive. For direct entry nursing students should be presenting grades in very high 80’s or low 90’s. Some require CASPer exam and volunteer hours. • Grade 11 marks REALLY matter for every school, not just UBC/SFU. If a grade 12 mark is not available they will look at the grade 11 equivalent (ie: Chem 11 for Chem 12) • Grade 9 & 10 marks matter for US schools. • Beginning at college can be a statistical advantage for students planning to do post-graduate study. Grades matter when getting into grad school and grades are often higher for kids who come from college – GPA start over again after college.
Career Resource Centre • Post Secondary and Career Advisor Ms. Butler: firstname.lastname@example.org