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Subject Selection. Secondary 3 to 4 2008 - 2009. Right Now…. Secondary III students are taking the following courses: English French Math Science & Technology History Physical Education Art POP. Next year…. The Reform will be entering Secondary IV (Cycle II Year 2)
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Subject Selection Secondary 3 to 4 2008 - 2009
Right Now… • Secondary III students are taking the following courses: • English • French • Math • Science & Technology • History • Physical Education • Art • POP
Next year… • The Reform will be entering Secondary IV (Cycle II Year 2) • Changes have been made to the Secondary IV program.
What does this mean for graduation? • Under the Reform, new graduation requirements have been established. • A total of 54 credits at the Secondary IV or V level. • At least 20 must be from Secondary V • Including the following compulsory courses: • Secondary V English • Secondary V French • Secondary IV Mathematics • Secondary IV Science and Technology • Secondary IV History and Citizenship • Secondary IV Arts • Secondary V Ethics and Religious Culture or Physical Education and Health
Mathematics • There will be 3 different Mathematics courses available for Secondary IV students. • Your placement in these classes will depend on your final Secondary III Math results (June mark + Exam mark). • All Mathematics courses focus on the following competencies: • To solve situational problems • To reason mathematically • To communicate mathematically • The new Mathematics courses are: • Cultural Math • Technical Math • Scientific Math
What is the difference? • An overall pass (60%) in Mathematics 306 will lead you to the Cultural Math option. • An overall average of 68% in Mathematics 306 and passing the final exam will lead you to the Technical Math option. • An overall average of 75% in Mathematics 306 and passing the final exam will lead you to the Scientific Math option. • Teacher recommendations will also be used for placement.
What is Cultural Math? • Basic Math intended for students that like to: • Design objects and activities • Develop and participate in projects • There is an emphasis on concrete and practical situations. • Provides you with real life applications and tools • Prepares you for: • Studies in the Arts; Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences
What is Technical Math? • Intended for students that like to: • Explore situations that are manual and intellectual • Explore different areas of study • Prepares you for: • Studies in Technical Fields related to Nutrition, Biology, Physics, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts
What is Scientific Math? • Intended for students that: • Seek to understand the origin of different phenomena, to explain them and to make decisions pertaining to them • Develops concepts associated with algebra and geometry. • Emphasis on activities related to science. • Prepares students for: • Studies in the hard sciences (health science / pure and applied) or research
If you are in Cultural Math… • You will be considered an Arts student. • Your course load will look like this: • English • French • Math • Science & Technology • History & Citizenship • Ethics & Religious Culture • Physical Education & Health • Fine Arts Option (Art or Dance or Drama) • 1 Elective (Names and description to follow)
If you are a Technical or Scientific Math student… • You can choose to be either an Arts or a Science student. • If you choose to be an Arts student, your course load will be the same as a student in Cultural Math. • If you choose to be a Science student but you have not achieved the requirements in June, you will be considered an Arts student.
If you choose to be a Science student… • Your course load will look like this: • English • French • Math • Science & Technology • History & Citizenship • Ethics & Religious Culture • Physical Education & Health • Fine Arts (Art or Dance or Drama) • 1 Elective (Science & Technology of the Environment – Description to follow) • It is important to note that eligible students who do not choose to be a Science student will not be able to take Physics or Chemistry in Secondary V.
Secondary IV Electives… • There are five electives open to Secondary IV students. • They are: • Entrepreneurship • Spanish as a Third Language • Word Processing I & II • Media Arts • Science & Technology of the Environment* (open to Science students only)
Elective #1:Entrepreneurship • Entrepreneurship is designed for the students interested in business. • This course will introduce students to the many challenges of beginning a new business and the issues entrepreneurs face, such as: • Introducing new products into the market • Acquiring resources • Obtaining financing • Students will explore business theory, marketing, business success and failure. • The course will result in the design of a formal business plan.
Elective #2: Spanish as a Third Language • Students will develop three competencies: • Communicates orally in Spanish • Understands texts • Writes texts
Elective #3: Word Processing I & II • Students will be introduced to and fully explore different presentation software: • Word Processing • Spreadsheets • Power Point • The Internet will be the primary source of content. • Students will learn different presentation formats: • Letters • Memos • Reports • Annotated essays • CVs • Mixed Media presentations
Elective #4:Media Arts • Students will transform imagery and content using technological tools and methods. • Elements of visual arts explored are: • Photoshop • Clay Animation • Digital photography • A digital camera will be used.
Elective #5:Science & Technology of the Environment • Only Science students are able to take this elective. • Students who want to take Physics / Chemistry in Secondary V must have taken this course. • Explores the concept of environment; how elements interact with one another. • The different elements of the environment, as well as the impact of science and technology, are the subject of scientific study. • A particular emphasis is placed on citizenship and scientific skills.
If you are an Honours student… • Students who are in the Honours group will see fewer changes in their schedules. • The Honours course load will look like this: • English • French • Math (526 or 536) • History & Citizenship • POP • Chemistry • Ethics & Religious Culture • Physical Education & Health • 1 Fine Arts option (Art or Dance or Drama)
Next year (2009 – 2010)… • All Secondary V students will have 8 periods of electives. • Science students will fill their electives with Physics & Chemistry. • Arts students will fill their 8 periods with other electives that are yet to be determined.
IMPORTANT!!!! • It is important to understand that students who are missing credits / courses after high school may make them up in CEGEP. • This will result in the possibility of additional semester(s) in CEGEP.