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Grade 10 Courses

Arts: Visual, Media & Dramatic

DRAMATIC ARTS/MUSIC INTEGRATED ARTS 10, OPEN (ALC2O)

This course integrates drama and music giving students the opportunity to produce and present integrated art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges. (Prerequisite: None)

MEDIA ARTS 10, OPEN (ASM2O)

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works. (Prerequisite: None)

VISUAL ARTS 10, OPEN (AVI2O)

This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context. (Prerequisite: None)

Business

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 10, OPEN (BBI2O)

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives. (Prerequisite: None)

Canadian & World Studies: History

CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR I 10, ACADEMIC (CHC2D)

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914. (Prerequisite: None)

CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP 10, OPEN (CHV2O) * 0.5 Credit

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them. (Prerequisite: None)

Computer Science

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES 10, OPEN (ICS2O)

This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. (Prerequisite: None)

English

ENGLISH 10, ACADEMIC (ENG2D)

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. (Prerequisite: English 9, Academic or Applied)

English: Optional

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, LEVEL 2, OPEN (ESLBO)

This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country. (Prerequisite: ESL Level 1 or equivalent)

LITERACY SKILLS: READING AND WRITING 10, OPEN (ELS2O)

This course is designed to help students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies. (Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied)

Guidance & Career Education

CAREER STUDIES 10, OPEN (GLC2O) * 0.5 Credit

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work and community involvement. Student will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. (Prerequisite: None)

Mathematics

PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS 10, ACADEMIC (MPM2D)

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem- solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles, Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. (Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics 9, Academic)

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 10, APPLIED (MFM2P)

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. (Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied Note: If you take this course instead of Principles of Mathematics 10 (academic) you will not have the prerequisite for Functions 11 in Grade 11. You will be able to take Functions and Applications 11 or Foundations for College Math 11.)

Modern Languages

CORE FRENCH 10, ACADEMIC (FSF2D)

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. (Prerequisite: Grade 9 Core French, Academic or Applied)

SPANISH LEVEL 2, ACADEMIC (LWSBD)

This course enables students to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students will continue to participate in interactive activities in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where Spanish is spoken, including social customs, food, sports and leisure activities, popular festivals, and music. Although students will expand their vocabulary and knowledge of linguistic elements, the language they will use at this level will still be simple. (Prerequisite: Spanish Level 1, Academic or equivalent)

Physical & Health Education

The underlying goals of the Physical and Health Education program at Metro Prep are:
  • to improve overall fitness and motor development;
  • to increase motivation to be physically active; and
  • to provide an enjoyable, successful experience in exercise and sport.
HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING EDUCATION 10, OPEN (PPL2O)

This course will provide each student with an increased knowledge of the rules and skills required for the following sports: softball, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball and floor hockey. The rules for each sport will be explored in depth in order that the student may have a complete understanding of the regulations and procedures of the sport. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness and health. The Health component has three major units: Substance Use and Abuse; Physical Fitness and Healthy Eating; and Healthy Sexuality (AIDS and STDs). Each unit will build on previous knowledge from Healthy Active Living Education 9 and provide each student with more in-depth and extensive information on current issues and topics. Student learning will include the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. (Prerequisite: None)

Sciences

SCIENCE 10, ACADEMIC (SNC2D)

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. (Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied)

Technological Education

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 10, OPEN (TGJ2O)

This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields. (Prerequisite: None)