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Understanding Course Codes

Metro Prep's courses are labeled according to the Ontario Ministry of Education's coding system.

The code consists of five characters (e.g. ENG1D):

  • The first three characters represent the discipline, the subject, and the course.
  • The fourth character represents the grade:

    • 1, 2, 3, 4

        • 1: Grade 9
        • 2: Grade 10
        • 3: Grade 11
        • 4: Grade 12

    • or A, B, C, D, E

        • A: Level 1
        • B: Level 2
        • C: Level 3
        • D: Level 4
        • E: Level 5

Letters represent proficiency in a language course (e.g. Spanish).

  • The last character represents the course type. Courses at Metro Prep use D, C, M, U or O:

    • D: ACADEMIC

        • A Grade 9 or 10 academic course (drawing on theory, abstract examples and problems) for students planning on future post-secondary education.

    • C: COLLEGE

        • A senior course preparing the student for college.

    • M: UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

        • A senior course in preparation for university or college.

    • U: UNIVERSITY

        • A senior course preparing the student for university.

    • O: OPEN

        • A course open to all levels.