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  • 20th Century World History 12

    This is a survey course of 20th Century history, beginning with the aftermath of World War 1 in 1919. Topics covered will include: the Paris Peace Conference Fascism in Germany and Italy in the inter-war years Russia/Soviet Union (1917-1941) United States (1919-1941) World War 2 (1939 to 1945) the Cold… Read more

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  • 20th Century World History 12 Dual Credit

    This exciting course is a partnership between Oak Bay Secondary (SD #61) and Camosun College. The purpose of this course is for students to gain post-secondary credits and experience while still in high school. This particular course is a combination of Oak Bay’s History 12 and Camosun College’s History 108… Read more

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  • Active Living 11 (formerly PE 11)

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical and Health Education 10 outcomes. Optional Activities: Students wishing to participate in optional activities and field trips have a cost of approximately $65 in total. This co-educational course is designed to increase motor skills and fitness, and to develop strategy and game tactics. Emphasis is… Read more

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  • Active Living 11 Girls (formerly PE 11 Girls)

    Active Living 11/12 Girls This course is designed for girls to continue their love of physical activity in a comfortable and supportive environment.  The idea is to continue and to promote lifelong health and wellness through different sports and games. In addition to basic class time, the class has the… Read more

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  • Active Living 12 (formerly PE 12)

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical and Health Education 10 outcomes. Optional Activities: Students wishing to participate in optional activities and field trips have a cost of (approximately $65). This co-educational course offers students an opportunity to experience recreational activities which will be of value for life. This course makes extensive… Read more

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  • Active Living 12 Girls (formerly PE 12 Girls)

    Active Living 11/12 Girls This course is designed for girls to continue their love of physical activity in a comfortable and supportive environment.  The idea is to continue and to promote lifelong health and wellness through different sports and games. In addition to basic class time, the class has the… Read more

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  • Anatomy & Physiology 12 Dual Credit

    Anatomy & Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12)  Dual Credit Description: This exciting course is a partnership between Oak Bay Secondary (SD #61) and Camosun College. The purpose of this course is for students to gain post-secondary credits and experience while still in high school. This particular course is a combination… Read more

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  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12)

    Anatomy & Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 12) Recommended Prerequisite: Biology 11 Description: Anatomy and Physiology 12 focuses on Human Biology. It is a survey of the body systems and how they are integrated. Detailed topics include scientific method, biochemistry and the following body systems: digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary, and… Read more

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  • AP (Advanced Placement) 2D Design Portfolio

    This is a Visual Arts 2D Design first year university course that gives students, in grade 12 only, a chance to obtain credit for a 100 level college credit as well as AP 2D Art and Design credit on their transcript for the development, creation and submission of the following… Read more

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  • Automotive Technology 11

    The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the systems in a vehicle. After taking the course, each student should be capable of effectively maintaining their car and completing basic repairs. These skills will potentially save students thousands of dollars over their lifetime. The… Read more

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  • Automotive Technology 12

    The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the systems in a vehicle. After taking the course, each student should be capable of effectively maintaining their car and completing basic repairs. These skills will potentially save students thousands of dollars over their lifetime. The… Read more

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  • Band 09 Concert

    Band 09 Concert (inside timetable) Prerequisite: Mastery of the Band 8 outcomes or successful audition. This class will comprise the Grade 9 Concert Band and occurs during a regularly scheduled block within the school timetable.  Concerts, festivals and other performances may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from… Read more

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  • Band 09 District Strings

    Prerequisite:  Grade 8 or Middle school strings or equivalent. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; performances may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 pm For players of violin, viola, cello or double bass, this course continues… Read more

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  • Band 09 Jazz

    Prerequisite: Open to all band students. Corequisite: Students taking Jazz Band must also take Concert Band 09. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; they may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet at 7:30 am. and/or at lunch time. Study and performance… Read more

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  • Band 09 Rhythm and Blues

    This course is open to those who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals. This course covers the basic principles of ensemble playing in the jazz and rhythm & blues idioms. Areas covered will be technical concepts and sound production. The primary focus of this course… Read more

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  • Band 10 Rhythm and Blues

    This course is open to those who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals. This course covers the basic principles of ensemble playing in the jazz and rhythm & blues idioms. Areas covered will be technical concepts and sound production. The primary focus of this course… Read more

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  • Band 11 Rhythm and Blues

    This course is open to those who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals. This course covers the basic principles of ensemble playing in the jazz and rhythm & blues idioms. Areas covered will be technical concepts and sound production. The primary focus of this course… Read more

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  • Band 12 Rhythm and Blues

    This course is open to those who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals. This course covers the basic principles of ensemble playing in the jazz and rhythm & blues idioms. Areas covered will be technical concepts and sound production. The primary focus of this course… Read more

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  • Career Life Connections – B (CAPSTONE)

      CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS – B  (CAPSTONE) 2 credits – outside the timetable Through numerous learning experiences within and outside the classroom, students are expected to develop an integrated post-graduation plan that is connected to a CAPSTONE or culminating project, which demonstrates their learning in an area of personal interest. Ideally, the… Read more

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  • Career Life Education – A

      2 credits – outside the timetable  Career Life Education – A is a new course introducing our grade 10 students to the world of Career Education.  Students will engage in a variety of career-related events to begin exploring the incredible range of opportunities available for future pathways.  Students will… Read more

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  • Career Life Education – B / Career Life Connections – A

      CAREER LIFE EDUCATION – B / CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS – A 4 credits – inside the timetable CLE – B and CLC – A are about preparing for the successful transition to life after high school.  The courses will enable students to develop the skills they need to become… Read more

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  • Chemistry 11

    Chemistry 11 Prerequisite: Science 10 Equipment: A scientific calculator is necessary. Class work involves labs, activities, demonstrations, individual work, and lectures. The course requires moderate mathematical ability, and considerable abstract reasoning ability.  Topics covered will include: Atoms and molecules are building blocks of matter. Organic chemistry and its applications have… Read more

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  • Chemistry 11/ Chemistry 12 Combination

    Credits:  8 Prerequisite:  Mastery of the Science 10 and Principles of Mathematics 11 learning outcomes This challenging and interesting course will cover the outcomes of both Chemistry 11  and Chemistry 12, and includes lectures, individual work, demonstrations and labs. The course requires moderate mathematical ability and considerable abstract reasoning ability…. Read more

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  • Chemistry 12

    Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 Equipment: A scientific calculator is required. This challenging and interesting course includes lectures, individual work, demonstrations, activities and labs. Topics covered include: Reactants must collide to react, and the reaction rate is dependent on the surrounding conditions. Dynamic equilibrium can be shifted by changes to the surrounding… Read more

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  • Choral 09 Concert Choir

    Choral 09 Concert Choir (inside timetable) (inside the timetable) This course occurs during a regularly scheduled block within the school timetable. Students learn and perform choral music from a variety of styles including pop, Broadway, jazz, folk and classical.  Students need to be able to sing on pitch.  This class includes performances… Read more

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  • Choral 09 Concert Choir

    This class meets in the early morning once a week and at lunch time twice a week.  Select this course if you would like to sing in choir outside of the regular timetable. Students in this course will continue to develop the basic elements of choral performance.  Attendance at rehearsals… Read more

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  • Choral 09 Vocal Jazz

    (outside the timetable) Co-requisite:  Students taking Vocal Jazz 9 must also be enrolled in Choir 09 inside or outside of the timetable. This class meets after school. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.  Performances occur in the evenings and may take place away from the school.  Students will be introduced… Read more

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  • Choral Music 10: Chamber Choir

    (outside the timetable) Co-requisite: Choir 10 must be taken concurrently Chamber Choir 10 is designed to explore choral music at an advanced vocal level.  Students are expected to have a solid vocal technique already and a basic proficiency in sight-reading.  This is a challenging, dynamic course for students who love… Read more

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  • Choral Music 10: Concert Choir

    (inside the timetable) This course occurs during a regularly scheduled block within the school timetable.  Students learn and perform choral music from a variety of styles including pop, Broadway, jazz, folk and classical. Students need to be able to sing on pitch. This class includes performances outside of regular school… Read more

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  • Choral Music 10: Vocal Jazz

    (outside the timetable) Co-requisite:  Students taking Vocal Jazz 10 must also be enrolled in Choir 10 inside or outside the timetable. This class meets in the early morning and/or after school. Attendance at rehearsals and performances is required.  Performances occur in the evenings and may take place away from the… Read more

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  • Choral Music 11: Chamber Choir

    (inside the timetable) Co-requisite: Choir 11 must be taken concurrently Chamber Choir 11 is designed to explore choral music at an advanced vocal level.  Students are expected to have a solid vocal technique already and a basic proficiency in sight-reading.  This is a challenging, dynamic course for students who love… Read more

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  • Choral Music 11: Concert Choir

    (inside the timetable) This course occurs during a regularly scheduled block within the school timetable. Students receive lots of individual attention and also learn theory and sight reading in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.  Students learn and perform choral music from a variety of styles including pop, Broadway, jazz, folk and… Read more

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  • Choral Music 11: Concert Choir (Outside Timetable)

    (outside the timetable) Choral: Choir 11 (outside timetable)meets in the early morning and at lunch time.  Select this course if you would like to sing in choir outside of the regular timetable. Students in this course will continue to develop the basic elements of choral performance.  Attendance at rehearsals and performances is… Read more

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  • Choral Music 11: Vocal Jazz

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite: Vocal Jazz 11 must be completed before Vocal Jazz 12 can be taken Co-requisite:  Students taking Vocal Jazz 11 must also be enrolled in Choir 11 inside or outside the timetable. Information: Performances may occur in the evenings and may sometimes take place away from the… Read more

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  • Choral Music 12: Chamber Choir

    (inside the timetable) Co-requisite: Choir 12 must be taken concurrently Chamber Choir 12 is designed to explore choral music at an advanced vocal level.  Students are expected to have a solid vocal technique already and a basic proficiency in sight-reading.  This is a challenging, dynamic course for students who love… Read more

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  • Choral Music 12: Concert Choir

    (inside the timetable) This course occurs during a regularly scheduled block within the school timetable. This course is recommended for students who would like to participate in choir inside the timetable.  Students learn and perform choral music from a variety of styles including pop, Broadway, jazz, folk and classical. Students… Read more

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  • Choral Music 12: Concert Choir (Outside Timetable)

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite:  Choral Music 11 must be completed before Choral Music 12 may be taken. Choral: Choir 12 (outside timetable) meets in the early morning and/or at lunch time and/or after school.  Select this course if you would like to sing in choir outside of the regular timetable. Students… Read more

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  • Choral Music 12: Vocal Jazz

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite: Vocal Jazz 11 must be completed before Vocal Jazz 12 can be taken. Co-requisite:  Students taking Vocal Jazz 12 must also be enrolled in Choir 12 inside or outside of the timetable. Information: Performances may occur in the evenings and may sometimes take place away from the… Read more

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  • Comparative Cultures 12

    This course retains some of the elements of Comparative Civilizations, but adds a more contemporary view to the development of culture, art, beliefs, and celebrations.  In addition to several research and inquiry projects, students will examine at least six diverse cultures to search for differences, common elements, and the literary… Read more

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  • Comparative World Religions 12

    Comparative World Religions 12 Using an approach that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, research, and analytical skills, students will develop an understanding of world religions.  Religion is an integral part of many people’s lives and our beliefs can unify – or divide – us like few other aspects of being… Read more

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  • Composition 10 (Literary Studies Combo)

    Composition 10 is designed to support students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning, exploring, and sampling. Within a supportive community of writers, students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions. Students will read and study compositions by other writers… Read more

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  • Composition 11

    English Language Arts 11 (5 Options) English Language Arts 11 is part of the graduation program. Students will choose one of the these courses to meet this requirement: (Click on the link to learn more about the course from the BC Ministry of Education) Composition 11 Composition 11 is designed to support students as… Read more

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  • Computer Programming 11

    Information Technology 11 Prerequisite: Information Technology 10 or permission from the instructor Information Technology 11 continues where IT 10 left off. Students will learn: Intermediate game design – building on the skills learned in IT10, we will start to incorporate code into our programming to create mobile games for android devices Web Design… Read more

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  • Computer Programming 12

    Prerequisite: Computer Programming 11 or permission from the instructor Computer Programming 12 is an advanced survey course designed for students who intend to pursue post-secondary education in an IT related field. Students will learn: Advanced Game Design – students will continue to explore and apply programming knowledge to develop video games this time… Read more

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  • Computer Studies 10

    Computer Studies 10 Prerequisite: None Information Technology 10 is a survey course intended for students who want to explore a variety of software packages. This is a technical course for people interested in creating web sites, graphic design, computer programming, game design, and robotics. While open to everyone, students should have… Read more

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  • Creative Writing 10 (Literary Studies Combo)

    Creative Writing 10 is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. The course provides students opportunities to build their writing skills through the exploration of identity, memory, and story in a range of genres. Within a supportive community of writers, students will collaborate and develop… Read more

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  • Creative Writing 11

    Creative Writing 11 is an academic writing course.  Students will expect to produce between 7,000 and 20,000 written words in the year, substantially more output than a regular English class where more time must be taken with literary analysis and reading texts. The course is meant for those who love… Read more

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  • Creative Writing 12

    Creative Writing 12 is designed for students who are interested in creating a body of work reflective of a sophisticated breadth and depth of skill. The course provides students with opportunities to specialize and publish in real-world contexts. Students engage in the exploration of personal and cultural identities, memories, and… Read more

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  • Dance 09 Beginning

    Dance 09 Beginning Dance strip is required. Introduction to various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary Basic warm-up techniques, dance steps and combinations in small and large group settings Development of a deeper understanding of the roots of the various dance forms… Read more

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  • Dance 09 Intermediate

    Prerequisite:  Beginning Dance or previous experience.  Dance classes are on a skill-level basis, so they are multi-grade. Dance strip is required. Designed for students with previous dance training. Continued development of various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary. Students’ dance knowledge is… Read more

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  • Dance 10 Advanced

    Prerequisite:  Successful audition Please contact Ms. Alana Beyer, Dance Teacher abeyer@sd61.bc.ca Dance classes are on a skill level basis so they are multi-grade.  Grade 9 students with considerable previous dance training and skill development  may join the class upon successful audition. Dance strip is required. Designed for students who have achieved… Read more

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  • Dance 10 Intermediate

    Prerequisite:  Beginning Dance or previous experience.  Dance classes are on a skill-level basis, so they are multi-grade. Dance strip is required. Designed for students with previous dance training. Continued development of various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary. Students’ dance knowledge is… Read more

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  • Dance 11 Advanced

    Prerequisite:  Successful audition Please contact Ms. Alana Beyer, Dance Teacher abeyer@sd61.bc.ca Dance classes are on a skill level basis so they are multi-grade.  Grade 9 students with considerable previous dance training and skill development  may join the class upon successful audition. Dance strip is required. Designed for students who have achieved… Read more

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  • Dance 11 Intermediate

    Prerequisite:  Beginning Dance or previous experience. Dance classes are on a skill-level basis, so they are multi-grade. Dance strip is required. Designed for students with previous dance training. Continued development of various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary. Students’ dance knowledge is… Read more

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  • Dance 12 Advanced

    Prerequisite:  Successful audition Please contact Ms. Alana Beyer, Dance Teacher abeyer@sd61.bc.ca Dance classes are on a skill level basis so they are multi-grade.  Grade 9 students with considerable previous dance training and skill development  may join the class upon successful audition. Dance strip is required. Designed for students who have achieved… Read more

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  • Dance 12 Intermediate

    Prerequisite:  Beginning Dance or previous experience. Dance classes are on a skill-level basis, so they are multi-grade. Dance strip is required. Designed for students with previous dance training. Continued development of various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary. Students’ dance knowledge is… Read more

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  • Dance Choreography 10

    (outside the timetable) Dance strip is required.   This class meets at lunch time.  Participation in performances and rehearsals outside regular school hours is sometimes required.  This is an exploration-based course for the intermediate and advanced dancer who wants to challenge their own creativity and to create their own unique vision… Read more

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  • Dance Choreography 11

    (outside the timetable) Dance strip is required.   This class meets at lunch time.  Participation in performances and rehearsals outside regular school hours is sometimes required.  This is an exploration-based course for the intermediate and advanced dancer who wants to challenge their own creativity and to create their own unique vision… Read more

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  • Dance Choreography 12

    (outside the timetable) Dance strip is required.   This class meets at lunch time.  Participation in performances and rehearsals outside regular school hours is sometimes required.  This is an exploration-based course for the intermediate and advanced dancer who wants to challenge their own creativity and to create their own unique vision… Read more

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  • Dance Company 10

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite/Co-requisite(s): Successful audition in September. Students wanting to enroll should also take Advanced Dance for the technical elements, as this is a performance-based course. This course meets entirely outside the regular timetable in the early morning and at lunch time.  Students should choose this course if they are… Read more

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  • Dance Company 11

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite/Co-requisite(s): Successful audition in September. Students wanting to enroll should also take Advanced Dance for the technical elements, as this is a performance-based course. This course meets entirely outside the regular timetable in the early morning and at lunch time.  Students should choose this course if they are… Read more

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  • Dance Company 12

    (outside the timetable) Prerequisite/Co-requisite(s): Successful audition in September. Students wanting to enroll should also take Advanced Dance for the technical elements, as this is a performance-based course. This course meets entirely outside the regular timetable in the early morning and at lunch time.  Students should choose this course if they are… Read more

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  • Dance Foundations 10 (Beginning)

    Dance strip is required. Introduction to various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary Basic warm-up techniques, dance steps and combinations in small and large group settings Development of a deeper understanding of the roots of the various dance forms through exploration, projects… Read more

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  • Dance Foundations 11 (Beginning)

    Dance strip is required. Introduction to various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary Basic warm-up techniques, dance steps and combinations in small and large group settings Development of a deeper understanding of the roots of the various dance forms through exploration, projects… Read more

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  • Dance Foundations 12 (Beginning)

    Dance strip is required. Introduction to various styles of dance including Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Broadway and Contemporary Basic warm-up techniques, dance steps and combinations in small and large group settings Development of a deeper understanding of the roots of the various dance forms through exploration, projects… Read more

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  • Digital Photography 11

    Digital Photography 11 focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to respond to media artworks and create art using media arts technology. In this course, media arts technology may include digital and still photography, computer technologies, and electronic and digital recording. Students use available technologies to create… Read more

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  • Digital Photography 12

    Advanced Digital Photography 12  (AKA Independent Directed Study) focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in Digital Photography 11 to a higher level. Students use available technologies to create and manipulate personally meaningful images in order to elicit specific audience responses. In developing their media artworks, students apply… Read more

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  • Drafting 09

    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore a number of aspects of drafting and design through mediums such as: Sketching Manual drafting Computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software Model making Topics covered will include: Fundamentals of drafting Architectural drafting Product design Graphic design This is a fun… Read more

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  • Drafting 10

    Prerequisites:  None, although Drafting and Design 9 would be helpful.  This course is also open for students at a senior level. The ability to design things and read technical drawings can be an asset in many walks of life.  Topics covered in this course include: Fundamentals of drafting Technical drafting… Read more

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  • Drafting 11

    Prerequisites:  Drafting 10 is recommended This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Drafting and Design.  The course materials are structured to allow for increasingly in-depth exploration of certain topics and drafting techniques, depending on the students’ interests.  The majority of the work is in the form of projects,… Read more

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  • Drafting 12

    Drafting 12 Prerequisites:  Drafting 11 is recommended This course builds on concepts and techniques learned in Drafting 11.  The course materials are structured to allow for increasingly in-depth exploration of certain topics and drafting techniques, depending on the students’ interests.  The majority of the work is in the form of… Read more

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  • Drama 09

    (inside the timetable) This course is open to all students, regardless of experience. Introduction to the theater includes: A wide range of performance activities including movement and games Stage terminology, basic stage blocking and movement Vocal development and communication skills Team and trust building exercises and games Character investigation Career… Read more

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  • Drama 10

    (inside the timetable) This course is open to all students, regardless of experience. As a continuation from Drama Foundations 9, this course includes: Improvisation skills Script reading and writing Character identification and development Team building through performance Motivation of your character

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  • Drama 11

    (inside the timetable) This course is open to all students, regardless of experience. As a continuation from Drama Foundations 10, this course includes: The theory of comedy and drama Comic styles and delivery The emotional inventory of the actor Advanced investigation of improvisation Team building through performance

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  • Drama 12

    (inside the timetable) This course is open to all students, regardless of experience. As a continuation from Acting 11, this course includes: The theory of comedy and drama Comic styles and delivery The emotional inventory of the actor Advanced investigation of improvisation Team building through performance

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  • English Language Arts 09

    English Language Arts 09 New BC Curriculum! In English 9 students will become stronger readers, writers, and speakers.  They will learn – to use form, function and genre of text to inform their reading to identify and use literary elements and devices to use rhetorical devices for effect in their writing… Read more

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  • English Studies 12

    The required English Studies 12 course builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and 11 courses. It is designed for all students and provides them with opportunities to: refine their ability to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and to achieve their personal… Read more

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  • English Studies 12 (ELL/ISP)

    ELL/ISP – Grade 12  ISP students MUST complete 8 credits of English 12 Must take English Studies 12 AND have a choice between choosing an English 12 Elective (Spoken Language, New Media, Literary Studies)  OR an English Language Development Block. (This choice should be discussed with the International Student Program Coordinator…. Read more

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  • English Studies 12 Advanced Placement

    English 12AP (Advanced Placement) Students will have option to write AP English exam to earn credit for first year university English. Prerequisite:   Mastery of English 11 outcomes Writing Focus: Learning ways to demonstrate manipulation of language and to incorporate literary devices in writing Personal and narrative essays; synthesis essays Persuasive argument essay… Read more

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  • Entrepreneurship 12

    Entrepreneurship will prepare students for the world of commercial enterprise as well as prepare them for additional study in the areas of commerce, marketing and economics at the post-secondary level. The course work will be heavily dependent on the design, planning, development and execution of a variety of business projects… Read more

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  • Entrepreneurship 12 Dual Credit

    Students who enrolled in Dual Credit Entrepreneurship will receive credits for 2 courses; 4 credits from Oak Bay High School/BC Ministry of Education (Entrepreneurship 12) and 4 credits from Camosun College (BUS 280 Entrepreneurship).  As some of the outcome for these two courses crossover and dovetail, it is imperative for students to complete both in… Read more

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  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10

    Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10 is an introductory course into the world of commerce. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for the senior business courses as well as educate them about employment for local businesses. Students will learn the fundamental concepts in the areas of marketing, finance,… Read more

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  • Environmental Science 11

    Prerequisite:Mastery of the Science 10 outcomes. This course satisfies the graduation requirement for a Science 11.  This course will examine ecosystems, processes of natural change, sustainability, and stewardship of ecosystems.  Topics covered will include: Complex roles and relationships contribute to diversity of ecosystems. Changing ecosystems are maintained by natural processes…. Read more

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  • Explorations in Social Studies 11

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Social Studies 10 learning outcomes Students enrolling in this course will explore both Canadian and international issues in the 20th century.  This comprehensive course challenges students to master the skills of interpreting data, considering different points of view, and expressing ideas clearly in written and verbal… Read more

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  • Film and Television 11

    Prerequisite: None Open to grades 10-12 Film & Television 11 is a practical, hands-on course for students interested in working behind and in front of the video camera. You will learn about all aspects of creating film and television productions and explore careers in the field. While we will focus on… Read more

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  • Film Studies 12

    Film Studies 12 This course is open to students in grades 11 and 12 Prerequisite:  English 10 Writing Focus:  Interpreting and critiquing films via movie reviews Cross-movie analysis and issues-oriented writing Viewing Focus: Study of the evolution of film through the ages Explore the richness of various film genres Study of… Read more

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  • Fitness and Conditioning 11

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical and Health Education 10 outcomes. This co-educational course is designed to maintain or enhance personal fitness through participating in a variety of activities at different intensity levels, to increase student knowledge of our body movement and function while staying safe during exercise, to follow proper… Read more

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  • Fitness and Conditioning 12

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical and Health Education 10 outcomes. This co-educational course is designed to maintain or enhance personal fitness through participating in a variety of activities at different intensity levels, to increase student knowledge of our body movement and function while staying safe during exercise, to follow proper… Read more

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  • Food Studies 10

    Food Studies 10 Learn about fast, economical and healthy eating. Students will learn how to plan, prepare and serve tasty, nutritious, and appealing meals using the Canada Food Guide as a basis. Students will be provided the opportunity to receive Food-Safe certification (approx $30.00) Special and festive occasion foods Flour… Read more

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  • Food Studies 11

    Foods & Nutrition 11 Learn to cook on your own. Plan meals, follow recipes and serve economical delicious yet nutritious meals. The wide selection of inviting dishes range from snacks, soups, salads, pasta to various main dishes and baked goods and desserts. This course explores cuisine and traditions from Canada and… Read more

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  • Food Studies 12

    Foods & Nutrition 12 Learn to cook on your own. Plan meals, follow recipes and serve economical delicious yet nutritious meals. The wide selection of inviting dishes range from snacks, soups, salads, pasta to various main dishes and baked goods and desserts. This course explores cuisine and traditions from Canada and… Read more

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  • Foods and Nutrition 09

    This course offers a wide range of activity, from baking, to nutritious breakfast, lunch and light meals. While there is a heavy emphasis on hands on food preparation, it is not merely a cooking course.  We also cover: pathogenic microbes associated with food-borne illnesses.  Students may purchase a book to… Read more

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  • Foundations of Mathematics 11

    Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Math Course in Grade 11 (click on link) Credits: 4 Equipment: Scientific Calculator: The Sharp EL – 510R is most suitable. Prerequisite: successful completion of Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 or permission from the instructor. A final grade of 60% or higher in Foundations… Read more

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  • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

    Credits: 4 Prerequisite: Math 9 Equipment: Scientific Calculator: The Sharp EL – 510R is most suitable. Information: This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies. This course leads to either Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11. Topics: Real numbers,… Read more

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  • Français Langue 09 (French Immersion)

    Les concepts grammaticaux, les techniques de lecture et d’écriture, et  les projets variés sont intégrés tout au long de ce cours. Les élèves vont pouvoir étudier la culture francophone et développer des processus mentaux en améliorant leurs capacités de langue orale, de lecture, d’écoute et d’écriture. On va examiner des… Read more

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  • Français Langue 10 (French Immersion)

    Oral:  dialogues, courtes interviews (écouter), contes, chansons Française (écouter), présentations expressives (parler), film, débats Lecture : roman, contes, légendes, articles de magazines, la littérature fantastique Ecriture : publicité, interviews dirigées par les étudiants, discours, étude de concepts grammaticaux et de parallèles entre les deux langues —————————————– Translation: French Language 10 Oral Skills:  dialogues, short… Read more

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  • Français Langue 12 (French Immersion)

    Français Langue 12 Pré requis: Français Langue 11 Habiletés d’écoute chansons, actualités, films Habiletés d’expression orales Les étudiants prépareront des courtes présentations orales, des discussions, des débats Habiletés de lecture Les élèves devront lire une variété d’articles tirés de magazines, de journaux ou d’Internet, de textes littéraires. Habiletés d’écrire Une… Read more

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  • French 09

    Perequisite: French 8 This course uses the “communicative approach”: oral-aural communications comprises 50% of the course mark. Various themes include personality, food, travel, consumerism and Canadian mysteries

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  • French 10

    Prerequisite:  French 9 This is an engaging course where students experience French in the context of various themes. Vocabulary and grammar are studied using the “communicative approach” which balances reading and writing exercises with listening and speaking activities. The various themes include Francophone Countries, Volunteerism, TV Newscasts, Extreme Weather, and… Read more

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  • French 11

    Satisfies the university entrance language requirement Prerequisite: French 10 This course emphasizes communication as the main goal of learning; oral/ aural communication comprises 50% of the course work. Writing, use of various new tenses, reading of extensive passages, idiomatic usages and more complex sentences Various themes include health, sports, school… Read more

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  • French 12

    Prerequisite: French 11 with a mark of C+ or better is recommended. Communication and acquisition of information will be emphasized; oral/ aural communication will comprise 50% of the course work. It is taught mainly in French. Development of a higher level of competence in written and spoken French, which includes… Read more

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  • French Drama 10/11

    French Drama 10 / 11 Course objective: Students will learn to communicate ideas, emotions, and perspectives through body and voice.  They will participate in a variety of activities learning about different cultures and perspectives. Drama explores ways of gaining insight into the human condition and experiences. This course challenges students… Read more

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  • History Through Sport 12

    In this course we will explore world history through the lens of sports and its connections to and influences on political, social, and economic development and change.  We will look beyond the action of competition and focus on the main themes behind the scenes. Some of the themes include, but… Read more

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  • Icons Through Art History 12

    This course will be examining the role that art played in changing societal and political perspectives through the years of 1600 to present day.  Students will research major themes related to art history, and present their knowledge in a variety of ways including in-class presentations, written reports, oral debates/discussions and… Read more

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  • Information Technology 09

    Prerequisite: None Information Technology 9 is a survey course of computer information technology. It is intended for students at all levels of experience and ability with computer technology. Students will learn valuable skills that will help them in many of their other courses. Some topics of study include: New technologies –… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 10: Concert Band

    (inside the timetable) Prerequisite: Mastery of the Band 9 outcomes or successful audition. This class will form the nucleus of the Orchestra and will form the Marching Band in the spring. The Course will run the entire school year. Additional, private lessons are strongly recommended. Continuation of the acquisition of… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 10: District Strings

    Note:  This is a “District 61” Band Program Prerequisite: Strings 09 or instructor’s permission. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; performances may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. For players of violin, viola,… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 10: Jazz Band

    Prerequisite: Open to all band students. Corequisite: Students taking Jazz Band must also take Concert Band 10. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; they may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet at 7:30 am. and/or at lunch time. Study and performance… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 10: Orchestra

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Band 9 outcomes or successful audition. This class will compromise wind players and percussionists who wish to be part of a full orchestra. The ensemble is open to any student who plays a wind instrument. The Oak Bay Orchestra takes place Tuesdays at lunch and Thursday mornings…. Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 11: Concert Band

    (inside the timetable) Prerequisite: Mastery of the Band 10 outcomes or successful audition. This class will form the nucleus of the Orchestra and will form the Marching Band in the spring. The Course will run the entire school year. Additional, private lessons are strongly recommended. Continuation of the acquisition of… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 11: District Strings

    Orchestral Strings 11 Prerequisite: Strings 10 or instructor’s permission. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; performances may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. For players of violin, viola, cello or double bass, this course… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 11: Jazz Band

    Prerequisite: Open to all band students. Corequisite: Students taking Jazz Band must also take Concert Band 11. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; they may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet at 7:30 am. and/or at lunch time. Study and performance… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 11: Orchestra

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Band 10 outcomes or successful audition. This class will compromise wind players and percussionists who wish to be part of a full orchestra. The ensemble is open to any student who plays a wind instrument. The Oak Bay Orchestra takes place Tuesdays at lunch and Thursday mornings. Students… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 12: Concert Band

    (inside the timetable) Prerequisite: Mastery of the Band 11 outcomes or successful audition. This class will form the nucleus of the Orchestra and will form the Marching Band in the spring. The Course will run the entire school year. Additional, private lessons are strongly recommended. Continuation of the acquisition of… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 12: District Strings

    Orchestral Strings 12 Prerequisite: Strings 11 or instructor’s permission. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; performances may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. For players of violin, viola, cello or double bass, this… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music 12: Orchestra

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Band 11 who wish to be part of a full orchestra. The ensemble is open to any student who plays a wind instrument. The Oak Bay Orchestra takes place Tuesdays at lunch and Thursday mornings. Students will continue the acquisition of performance skills in the woodwind, brass… Read more

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  • Instrumental Music: 12 Jazz Band

    Prerequisite: Open to all band students. Corequisite: Students taking Jazz Band must also take Concert Band 12. Participation in performances and rehearsals is required; they may occur in the evenings and sometimes take place away from the school. Classes meet at 7:30 am. and/or at lunch time. Study and performance… Read more

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  • Intercultural Studies 09 (ESL)

    Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the International Program or ESL designation in grade 9 or 10. The target audience for this course is students new to Canada.  It is designed to fill in the gaps of cultural understanding, Canadian history and geographical awareness. The focus of this course is to improve literacy… Read more

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  • Japanese 09

    This exciting course offers students the opportunity to explore Japanese through entertaining stories.  You will learn to read and write in Japanese (hiragana), as well as be introduced to some kanji. In Japanese 9 a particular focus will be placed on comprehension.  Writing will become more of a focus in… Read more

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  • Japanese 10

    Prerequisite: Japanese 9 or Introduction to Japanese 11 This course uses entertaining stories to build on language learnt in Japanese 9.  Students will learn to read and write katakana(alphabet used to represent foreign words), and be introduced to more kanji(Chinese characters).  While comprehension will still be a focus, Japanese 10… Read more

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  • Japanese 11

    Satisfies university entrance grade 11 language requirements Prerequisite: Japanese 10 or Introduction to Japanese 11 In Japanese 11 we continue to expand student vocabulary and understanding through stories and other communication focused activities. In Japanese 11 we start to explore the plain speech style of Japanese. We also build on comprehended… Read more

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  • Japanese 11 Introductory

    Does not satisfy university entrance grade 11 language requirements This accelerated course is designed for grade 10 and 11 students that didn’t take Japanese 9.  This course combines the main content of both Japanese 9 and 10. Students will learn to read and write both hiragana and katakana, as well… Read more

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  • Japanese 12

    For university entrance requirements, this counts as an “academic course” Prerequisite: Japanese 11 This course focuses on bringing together everything learnt in the previous courses in a way that the students can naturally use the language in authentic ways.  Some more advanced grammar structures, idioms and kanji will be introduced…. Read more

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  • Journalism 11/ Yearbook 11 Combination

    Credits:  8 Prerequisite:  Create!  Design!  Leave your mark!  Enjoy working in a collaborative environment to create something you and your school will be proud of … something that will last a lifetime.  This course is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. In order to meet yearbook deadlines,… Read more

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  • Journalism 12 / Yearbook 12 Combination

    Journalism 12/ Yearbook 12 Combination Credits:  8 Prerequisite:  This course is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. In order to meet yearbook deadlines, students will be required to attend some classes outside of the time table. Writing Focus: Same as Journalism 11/ Yearbook 11 but with extended learning outcomes… Read more

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  • Language Arts & Development 10 (ELL COMBO)

    Note:  These courses are designed for students for whom English is a second language.  Placement will be in consultation with the ESL and International Student Program Coordinators. The course combination on the student timetable will be: LANGUAGE ARTS & DEVELOPMENT 10 (ELL COMBO) (4 credits) SPOKEN LANGUAGE 10 (2 credits) LITERARY… Read more

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  • Language Arts & Development 11 (ELL COMBO)

    ELL – Choose one of the 4 strands (New Media, Spoken Language, Literary Studies, Composition) and pair with English Language Development Block English Language Development Block Allows for more in-depth immersion into formal usage of English language Provides English support to accompanying English 11 language blocks with guidance in vocabulary recognition, language… Read more

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  • Langue et Culture 11 (FRAL 11) (French Immersion)

    FILA (French Immersion Language Arts): Language and Culture of the French-Speaking World 11 (4 credits) Students will discover and explore the linguistic diversity, traditions, and customs of Francophones in BC, Canada, and the world at large.  In addition, they will develop an awareness of the diversity of French-speaking communities.  Through… Read more

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  • Law Studies 12

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Social Studies 11 learning outcomes or permission from the instructor (preference given to Grade 12 students). This introductory course emphasizes critical thinking and offers students a chance to understand fundamental legal principles, such as justice, liberty, and equality;  recognize and act upon their rights and responsibilities;  identify… Read more

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  • Leadership 10 Athletic

    This course enrolls students in grades o9 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. The class meets once a week at noon and also requires time outside class meetings. Students will work together in cross-grade teams to complete projects ranging from running the day-to-day tasks of the… Read more

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  • Leadership 10 Community

    This course enrolls students in Grades 09 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. This course meets twice a week at 7:25 am and/or the lunch hour. It also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students work together in cross-grade teams to complete assigned… Read more

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  • Leadership 10 Fine Arts

    Prerequisite: Successful application and interview Fine Arts Leadership students will be expected to take on leadership responsibilities on behalf of the music, dance and drama programs. The class meets once a week at 7:30 a.m. and also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students will work together… Read more

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  • Leadership 11 Athletic

    This course enrolls students in grades o9 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. The class meets once a week at noon and also requires time outside class meetings. Students will work together in cross-grade teams to complete projects ranging from running the day-to-day tasks of the… Read more

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  • Leadership 11 Community

    This course enrolls students in Grades 09 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. This course meets twice a week at 7:25 am and/or the lunch hour. It also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students work together in cross-grade teams to complete assigned… Read more

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  • Leadership 11 Fine Arts

    Prerequisite: Successful application and interview Fine Arts Leadership students will be expected to take on leadership responsibilities on behalf of the music, dance and drama programs. The class meets once a week at 7:30 a.m. and also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students will work together… Read more

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  • Leadership 12 Athletic

    This course enrolls students in grades o9 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. The class meets once a week at noon and also requires time outside class meetings. Students will work together in cross-grade teams to complete projects ranging from running the day-to-day tasks of the… Read more

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  • Leadership 12 Community

    This course enrolls students in Grades 09 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level. This course meets twice a week at 7:25 am and/or the lunch hour. It also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students work together in cross-grade teams to complete assigned… Read more

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  • Leadership 12 Fine Arts

    Prerequisite: Successful application and interview Fine Arts Leadership students will be expected to take on leadership responsibilities on behalf of the music, dance and drama programs. The class meets once a week at 7:30 a.m. and also requires a substantial amount of time outside class meetings. Students will work together… Read more

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  • Leadership 12 Grad

    This course is designed to allow students a “hands-on” approach to their Graduation year activities. It provides valuable experience in event planning and helps to build such skills as: teamwork, cooperation, liaising, budgeting, marketing, organization and commitment. Students also partake in philanthropic activities to “give back” to their community. This… Read more

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  • Life Science 11 (formerly Biology 11)

    Life Science 11 (formerly Biology 11) Prerequisite: Science 10 This survey course looks at the organic forms from the simplest (viruses) to the most complex (vertebrate animals). This course is appropriate for students requiring a grade 11 credit or wishing to pursue a Biological or Health Science related post-secondary program…. Read more

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  • Life Science 11/Anatomy & Physio 12 Combo (formerly Bi 11/12 Combo)

    Credits:  8 Prerequisite:  Mastery of the Science 10 outcomes. The outcomes of both Life Science 11 and Anatomy & Physiology 12 (formerly Biology 11 and Biology 12) will be covered. This course looks at the organic forms from the simplest (viruses) to the most complex (vertebrate animals) (Life Sciences 11),… Read more

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  • Literary Studies 10

    LITERARY STUDIES 10 (Common for all grade 10 students to be paired with other choice)  Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in the literature of a particular era, geographical area, or theme, or in the study of literature in general. The course allows students to delve more… Read more

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  • Literary Studies 11

    English Language Arts 10 (4 Options) English Language Arts 10 is part of the graduation program. Students will choose one of the these courses to meet this requirement: (Click on the link to learn more about the course from the BC Ministry of Education) Composition 10 & Focused Literary Studies 10 This course is… Read more

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  • Literary Studies 12

    Literary Studies 12 allows students to delve more deeply into literature through increasingly complex texts. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media. Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them… Read more

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  • Marine Biology 12

    Prerequisite:  Mastery of the Science 10 outcomes.  Life Science 11 is recommended or may be taken concurrently. Information:  This course is open to grade 11 and 12 students. Victoria is surrounded by ocean on three sides, yet most people just look across the surface. Using a variety of local habitats and tapping… Read more

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  • Marketing and Promotion 11

    Marketing 11 will prepare students for the world of work that they will encounter upon graduation as well as prepare them for additional study in the areas of commerce, marketing and economics at the post-secondary level. Marketing 11 is an introductory course that focuses on retail business and learning how… Read more

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  • Mathematics 09

    Math 9 Prerequisite: Math 8 outcomes (a C or better is recommended) Equipment: A scientific calculator: The Sharp EL – 510R is most suitable. Information: As a foundational course, Mathematics 9 prepares students for entry into either Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-calculus 10 or Workplace Mathematics 10. Topics include: Numeracy,… Read more

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  • Mathematics 09 Numeracy

    Goal: To increase foundational Math skill in order to be successful in course offerings at the school. Information: Enrolment in this course will be by referral from middle school staff and/or parents.  As a parent, please contact Oak Bay High if you are interested in knowing more about Numeracy 9. … Read more

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  • Music Composition and Production 11

    Prerequisite: Gr.10 students are welcome to take this course with permission from instructor Music Comp/Prod 11 is a course designed for students who want to explore composing, songwriting, and recording/producing music. All students who are thinking about pursuing music in any capacity in post-secondary education should take this course! Students… Read more

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  • Music Composition and Production 12

    Prerequisite: Music Composition and Production 11 or permission from the instructor Music Comp/Prod 12 is an advanced survey course designed for students who intend to pursue post-secondary education in a music related field, such as performer, composer, or audio engineer. Students will be exposed to all sorts of music genres… Read more

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  • Musical Theatre 09

    (inside the timetable) This course is considered to be Oak Bay’s Junior Musical Theatre class. Grade 9 students in this class will prepare and present a full length ‘Junior Musical’ at the end of the year. Recent productions include ‘Beauty and the Beast Junior’ and ‘Willie Wonks Junior’. This course… Read more

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  • Musical Theatre 10

    Prerequisite: Successful audition This course meets entirely outside of the regular timetable.  It prepares the orchestral music for the full-length school musical.  A considerable time commitment during the run of the school musical is required. Important Points to Consider: The students who choose this class may be expected to spend 3… Read more

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  • Musical Theatre 11

    Prerequisite: Successful audition This course meets entirely outside of the regular timetable.  It prepares the orchestral music for the full-length school musical.  A considerable time commitment during the run of the school musical is required. Important Points to Consider: The students who choose this class may be expected to spend 3… Read more

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  • Musical Theatre 12

    Prerequisite: Successful audition This course meets entirely outside of the regular timetable.  It prepares the orchestral music for the full-length school musical.  A considerable time commitment during the run of the school musical is required. Important Points to Consider: The students who choose this class may be expected to spend 3… Read more

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  • New Media 10 (Literary Studies Combo)

    New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. This course is intended to allow students and educators the flexibility to develop a program of study centred on… Read more

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  • New Media 11

    English Language Arts 10 (4 Options) English Language Arts 10 is part of the graduation program. Students will choose one of the these courses to meet this requirement: (Click on the link to learn more about the course from the BC Ministry of Education) Composition 10 & Focused Literary Studies 10 This course is… Read more

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  • Outdoor Education 11 (Pursuits)

    The goal of this course is to learn the skills needed to safely, and respectfully, explore the beautiful island we live on.  Throughout the year students will gain the knowledge, experience, and competence to prepare them for a multiple night hiking trip (this trip is optional as extra costs are… Read more

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  • Outdoor Education 12 (Pursuits)

    The goal of this course is to learn the skills needed to safely, and respectfully, explore the beautiful island we live on.  Throughout the year students will gain the knowledge, experience, and competence to prepare them for a multiple night canoe trip (this trip is optional as extra costs are… Read more

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  • Peer Counselling 11

    At the beginner level, students learn and practice communication skills and entry-level counseling skills.  Students will also learn about specific health and living issues that can affect students.  Some of these topics can be difficult for individual students to study, so students interested in this course are encouraged to speak… Read more

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  • Peer Counselling 12

    At the beginner level, students learn and practice communication skills and entry-level counseling skills.  Students will also learn about specific health and living issues that can affect students.  Some of these topics can be difficult for individual students to study, so students interested in this course are encouraged to speak… Read more

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  • Peer Tutoring 10

    Prerequisite:  Application and permission of the school. Students can receive credit in Peer Tutoring by providing academic support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting students in classes or in Focus Block One-to-one tutoring is also possible. This course is offered outside of the timetable. Tutors are expected… Read more

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  • Peer Tutoring 11

    Prerequisite:  Application and permission of the school. Students can receive credit in Peer Tutoring by providing academic support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting students in classes or in Focus Block One-to-one tutoring is also possible. This course is offered outside of the timetable. Tutors are expected… Read more

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  • Peer Tutoring 12

    Prerequisite:  Application and permission of the school. Students can receive credit in Peer Tutoring by providing academic support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting students in classes or in Focus Block One-to-one tutoring is also possible. This course is offered outside of the timetable. Tutors are expected… Read more

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  • Photography 10 Dark Room (Black & White)

    Oak Bay High School has a large custom built darkroom for the exploration of traditional photography methods. This course can be taken independently but is an excellent complement to Digital Photography. This is a comprehensive photography course for the beginner who wants to learn about traditional film photography as a… Read more

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  • Photography 11 Dark Room (Black & White)

    Oak Bay High School has a large custom built darkroom for the exploration of traditional photography methods. This course can be taken independently but is an excellent complement to Digital Photography. This is a comprehensive photography course for the beginner who wants to learn about traditional film photography as a… Read more

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  • Photography 12 Advanced Dark Room (Black & White)

    Open to student with credit in Photography 11 Advanced Photography 12  (AKA Independent Directed Study) focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in Photography 11 to a higher level. Students work independently pursuing specific areas of interest in traditional photography. Students use traditional technologies to create and manipulate… Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 09

    This gender non-specific course will develop positive behaviours that indicate self-respect and self-confidence while participating in physical activity. Student will be taught to apply the principles of mechanics to improve performance in individual, dual and game activities while also applying and demonstrating basic offensive and defensive strategies in game activities. … Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 09 Boys

    This gender specific course will develop positive behaviours that indicate self-respect and self-confidence while participating in physical activity. Student will be taught to apply the principles of mechanics to improve performance in individual, dual and game activities while also applying and demonstrating basic offensive and defensive strategies in game activities. … Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 09 Girls

    This gender specific course will develop positive behaviours that indicate self-respect and self-confidence while participating in physical activity. Student will be taught to apply the principles of mechanics to improve performance in individual, dual and game activities while also applying and demonstrating basic offensive and defensive strategies in game activities. … Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 10

    Successful completion of PHE10 is required for graduation. Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical Health Education 9 outcomes. Description: This is a gender non-specific course that will promote the desire for lifelong engagement in physical activity and health through an encouraging and supportive environment. By focusing on the individual progress, each… Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 10 Boys

    Successful completion of PHE10 is required for graduation. Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical Health Education 9 outcomes. Description: This gender specific course will promote the desire for lifelong engagement in physical activity and health through an encouraging and supportive environment. By focusing on the individual progress, each student will be… Read more

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  • Physical and Health Education 10 Girls

    Successful completion of PHE10 is required for graduation. Prerequisite: Mastery of the Physical Health Education 9 outcomes. Description: This gender specific course will promote the desire for lifelong engagement in physical activity and health through an encouraging and supportive environment. By focusing on the individual progress, each student will be… Read more

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  • Physical Geography 12

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Social Studies 11 learning outcomes, or permission of the instructor. The physical components of the Earth’s surface are considered for their own inherent importance and for the influences they exert on people’s activities.  By learning about the dynamic nature of the physical environment and how it is… Read more

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  • Physical Geography 12 Dual Credit

    As previous with the addition of Camosun College Geography 111 – Natural Hazards.  This course is appropriate for students going into sciences or fine arts.  You will earn university transferable credits and 8 high school credits

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  • Physics 11

    Prerequisite: Mastery of the Science 10 and Mathematics 10 outcomes Equipment: A scientific calculator is required. The behaviour of mechanical systems will be described and analyzed mathematically, with an emphasis on lab work and developing problem-solving skills.  Topics covered will include: An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed, and described…. Read more

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  • Physics 12

    Prerequisite: Physics 11 (C+ or better is recommended) and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 Equipment: A simple scientific calculator is required. Much more rigorous than Physics 11, this course will apply mathematical models to the analysis of mechanical systems.  Lab activities will be used to test mathematical predictions.  This course is recommended… Read more

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  • Power Technology 09

    This is an introductory course in energy and power. In this course, you will learn how mechanical systems make things move! You will start by learning the basics by designing and building your own mouse trap powered car, then move on to more complex projects such as disassembling and reassembling… Read more

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  • Power Technology 10 (Mechanics)

    The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the systems in a vehicle. After taking the course, each student should be capable of effectively maintaining their car and completing basic repairs. These skills will potentially save students thousands of dollars over their lifetime. The… Read more

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  • Pre-Calculus 11

    Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Math Course in Grade 11 (click on link) Credits: 4 Prerequisite: a final grade of 60% or higher in Foundations and Pre-calculus Mathematics 10 is strongly recommended. Students with less than 60% should consult with their teacher before choosing this course. This course is of… Read more

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  • Pre-Calculus 12

    Prerequisite: A final grade of 60% or higher in Pre-Calculus 11 is strongly recommended. Students with less than 60% should consult with their teacher before choosing this course. Equipment: Scientific Calculator: The Sharp EL – 510R is most suitable. Information: This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical… Read more

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  • Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12 Combo

    Credits: 8 Prerequisite: A minimum of a “C+” in Pre-Calc is recommended. Excellent math skills and work habits are required. Students will be enrolled in Pre-Calc 12 and Calculus 12 in linked linear blocks with the same teacher. Equipment: Calculator Information: This course is highly recommended for anyone who may… Read more

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  • Psychology 12

    Prerequisite: None Psychology is a fascinating subject that attempts to understand and explain human behaviour. Have you ever wondered why we sleep or what purposes dreams serve? Have you ever wanted to know more about mental illnesses, what causes them, and how they are treated? Have you ever thought about… Read more

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  • Psychology 12 Dual Credit

    As above with the addition of Camosun College component Psychology 130 – Contemporary Issues in Psychology.  This course is appropriate for academic students planning to go into medical services, teaching, psychology or any university program requiring first-year psychology.  You will earn university credits and 8 high school credits.

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  • Robotics 11

    Prerequisite: None – some programming experience an asset Robotics 11 is an introductory robotics course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using Arduino circuit boards, sensors, and motors, students will complete a series of electronics projects in order to… Read more

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  • Scholarship Preparation 12

    Prerequisite:  Completion of Grade 11 This course is specifically designed for Grade 12 students and the purpose of the course is to familiarize them with the many aspects of post-secondary admissions and scholarship applications. If you would like to be as informed and prepared as possible about the opportunities available… Read more

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  • Science 09

    Prerequisite:  Science 8 Topics Covered will include: Biology – “Cells are derived from cells”; sexual and asexual reproduction Chemistry – “The electron arrangement of atoms impacts their chemical nature”; elements, atoms, and the periodic table Physics – “Electricity is the movement of electrons”; static and current electricity, and electrical circuits… Read more

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  • Science 09 Discovery

    Science 9 Discovery An inquiry-based alternative to Sc 9. “We want the lovers of science, the inquisitive, the keen. Basically, we want the science-geeks.” The Science Discovery Program (formerly known as Science Honours)  is intended to encourage those with a keen interest in science. We will focus on hands-on experiments… Read more

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  • Science 10

    Prerequisite:  Science 9 Topics Covered will include: Biology – “Genes are the foundation for the diversity of living things”; DNA, genes and chromosomes, inheritance, natural and artificial selection, genetics and ethical considerations. Chemistry – “Chemical processes require energy change as atoms are rearranged”; atom rearrangement in reactions, acid/base reactions, conservation… Read more

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  • Science 10 Discovery

    Science 10 Discovery An inquiry-based alternative to Science 10. “We want the lovers of science, the inquisitive, the keen. Basically, we want the science-geeks.” The Science Discovery Program (formerly known as Science Honours)  is intended to encourage those with a keen interest in science. We will focus on hands-on experiments… Read more

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  • Sciences 09 (French Immersion)

    Prérequis : Sciences 8 Sujets inclus: Biologie – « Les cellules sont issues d’autres cellules »; la reproduction asexuée (mitose) et sexuée (la méiose). Chimie – « L’arrangement des électrons est un déterminant des propriétés chimiques de l’atome » ; les éléments, les atomes, et le tableau périodique. Écologie – « La biosphère, la géosphère, l’hydrosphère et l’atmosphère sont… Read more

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  • Sciences 10 (French Immersion)

    Prérequis: Sciences 9 Sujets inclus : Biologie – « Les gènes sont le fondement de la diversité des êtres vivants »; ADN, gènes et chromosomes, patrimoine, sélection naturelle et artificielle, la génétique et les considérations étiques Chimie – «  Les procédés chimiques exigent un changement d’énergie lorsque les atomes sont réarrangés »; le réarrangement d’atomes au… Read more

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  • Sciences Humaines 09 (French Immersion)

    Tout comme pour les programmes d’études de la maternelle à la 9e année, le nouveau programme d’études de la 9e année a été conçu pour soutenir l’apprentissage tant disciplinaire qu’interdisciplinaire, encourager les programmes locaux, ainsi que favoriser l’apprentissage dans différents milieux. SCIENCES HUMAINES 9ième ANNÉE (1750 -1919) Grandes Idées : Les idées… Read more

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  • Sciences Humaines 10 (French Immersion)

    Ébauche du programme d’études Sciences Humaines ~ 10ième   Tout comme pour les programmes d’études de la maternelle à la 9e année, le nouveau programme d’études de la 10e année a été conçu pour soutenir l’apprentissage tant disciplinaire qu’interdisciplinaire, encourager les programmes locaux, ainsi que favoriser l’apprentissage dans différents milieux.  Sciences… Read more

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  • Sciences Humaines 11 (French Immersion)

    Pré requis: Sciences Humaines 10 Ce cours est nécessaire pour la graduation et comprend un examen provincial qui compte à  20 pour cent de la note finale. Les élèves exploreront les questions qui affectèrent le Canada et la communauté internationale au 20ième siècle.  Ils apprendront à maîtriser les compétences requises… Read more

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  • Social Justice 12

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Social Studies 11 learning outcomes or permission from the instructor (preference given to Grade 12 students).   Social Justice 12 provides students with the opportunity to become more aware of, and to analyze a variety of social injustices in the world such as socio-economic status, sexism, sexual… Read more

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  • Social Studies 09

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Social Studies 8 outcomes. Social/Historical Focus: Students will study the social changes in England and France including the Industrial and French Revolutions up to the end of Napoleonic times (1815). Students also study Canadian geography, Aboriginal cultures, the American Revolution and life in British North America to… Read more

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  • Social Studies 10

    Prerequisite: Mastery of Social Studies 9 outcomes Social/Historical Focus: Students will study Canadian history, society and culture from 1815-1914 including the formation of Canada, responsible government and rebellions in Canada. Students will learn about economics in BC, Canada, and the Pacific Rim, and consider environmental issues as they pertain to… Read more

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  • Spanish 09

    Grade 9 students who speak Spanish at home should register in Spanish 10. This is a course for students with no previous or minimal knowledge of Spanish. Various themes, always in the context of the Hispanic culture, and extensive vocabulary and grammar will give students the basis to become competent… Read more

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  • Spanish 10

    Prerequisite: Spanish 9 Students will continue working on the foundations of written and oral Spanish that will prepare them for Spanish 11. Various themes, always in the context of the Hispanic culture, and extensive vocabulary and grammar will give students the basis to become more confident in their use of… Read more

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  • Spanish 11

    Satisfies the university entrance language requirement Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or Intro. Spanish 11 The main goal of this course is the development of a higher level of competence in written and spoken Spanish. It will include: Writing/Speaking: mastery of verb tenses, extensive review of grammar, idiomatic expressions and more complex… Read more

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  • Spanish 11 Introductory

    Introductory Spanish 11 Does NOT satisfy all university entrance language requirements, but may be followed by Spanish 11, which does. This course is recommended for grade 11 students who are seeking to complete their university language requirement prior to graduation. French Immersion and grade 10 students with no previous or… Read more

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  • Spanish 12

    Prerequisite: Spanish 11 The main goal of this course is the development of a higher level of competence in written and spoken Spanish. It will include: Writing/Speaking: mastery of verb tenses, extensive review of grammar, idiomatic expressions and more complex sentence use. Individual and group oral presentations Readings and discussions… Read more

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  • Speech & Debate 10

    Speech and Debate 10 Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of powerful public speaking.  Mechanically there will be a focus on altering tone, pacing for effect, speaking with varying volumes, expert enunciation, making eye contact with the audience and using body language effectively.  Students will research a variety of… Read more

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  • Speech & Debate 11

    Speech and Debate 11 Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of powerful public speaking, as well as learning about and discussing the contentious issues that are affecting the world. Mechanically there will be a focus on altering tone, pacing for effect, speaking with varying volumes, expert enunciation, making eye contact… Read more

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  • Speech & Debate 12

    Speech and Debate 10 Students will learn and practice the fundamentals of powerful public speaking.  Mechanically there will be a focus on altering tone, pacing for effect, speaking with varying volumes, expert enunciation, making eye contact with the audience and using body language effectively.  Students will research a variety of… Read more

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  • Spoken Language 10 (Literary Studies Combo)

    Spoken Language 10 is designed to support students in their development of spoken communication through processes of questioning, exploring, and sampling. The course builds students’ spoken language competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of oral compositions and by providing opportunities for students to individually and collaboratively… Read more

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  • Spoken Language 11

    This course is designed to support students in their development of spoken communication through processes of questioning, exploring, and sampling. The course builds students’ spoken language competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of oral compositions and by providing opportunities for students to individually and collaboratively study,… Read more

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  • Spoken Language 12

    Spoken Language 12 is designed to support students in the refinement of spoken language forms. The course provides opportunities for students, with increasing independence and self-sufficiency, to study, create, write, and present original and authentic pieces for a range of purposes and audiences using real-world applications with impact and effectiveness…. Read more

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  • Sport Performance: Basketball 10-12

    This elective does NOT satisfy the physical education graduation requirement. Students in grade 10 will also need to register in Physical Education 10 to meet graduation requirements. This course is a sport-specific basketball course, for both male and female students, designed to develop student-athletes skills and knowledge on a continuous, yearlong… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 2D 10 (3D Sculpture Options)

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts and skills learned in Visual Arts 9 introduction to Studio Arts and is available for all students.  The major component of this course will consist of design, drawing, painting, sculpture and art appreciation.  Students will also gain an appreciation and knowledge of… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 2D 11 (3D Sculpture Options)

    This course is meant for third level senior art students who have completed either VA 9 Introduction Studio Art and/or Studio Art 2D 10.    Skills learned previously are incorporated and enhanced throughout this course.  Each student will use their prior knowledge in the previous courses to more thoroughly investigate two-dimensional and… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 2D 12 (3D Sculpture Options)

    This course is meant for fourth level advanced art students who are have completed either Studio Art 10 and/or 11.   This course is also mandatory for AP 2D Studio Art & Design students.   Students in grade 12 with less art experience may choose to take this course looking for a comprehensive… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 3D 10 (Ceramics & Sculpture)

    This course is taught in a custom built ceramic studio. You will use the medium of clay to explore 3 dimensional form, using basic and advanced building techniques and design methods. In an open atmosphere of cooperative learning, technical skills are taught and creative exploration encouraged. Technical skills include designing… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 3D 11 (Ceramics & Sculpture)

    This course can be taken for the first time in grade 11 or as a continuation of Art 10 Ceramics and Sculpture. When taken as a continuation of a previous ceramics and sculpture course students will have the option of doing independent work in any area they wish to focus. This… Read more

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  • Studio Arts 3D 12 (Ceramics & Sculpture)

    This course can be taken for the first time in grade 12 or as a continuation of Art 10 and or Art 11 Ceramics and Sculpture. When taken as a continuation of a previous ceramics and sculpture course students will have the option of doing independent work in any area they… Read more

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  • Textiles 09

    Learn to Sew! Build your sewing skills, practicing basic sewing machine techniques. Major projects include garments (such as a skirt, shorts, or pants), and “upcycling” – taking a ready-made item and turning it into something new. Students will also explore fabric construction and garment care in order to become more… Read more

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  • Textiles 10

    This course is for students who are interested in fashion and want to expand their sewing techniques to create their own fashion statements. Students will learn to handle a variety of woven and knit fabrics and learn finishing techniques which compliment their chosen fabric. Projects will include clothing and crafts… Read more

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  • Textiles 11

    Textiles 11 students will  develop their sewing skills by working with a variety of fabrics, learning to modify patterns to fit their body type and working with a serger.  Use design thinking to enhance and create unique textile items. Learn about “upcycling”—taking a ready-made garment, and turning it into a… Read more

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  • Textiles 12

    This advanced course continues to build on sewing construction experiences, allowing students to further explore design while refining previous skills. Flat-pattern drafting will be introduced and students have the opportunity to draft their own skirt or pant pattern. Projects will be selected based on interest, experience, and ability in consultation… Read more

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  • Theatre Production 10 (Stagecraft)

    (outside the timetable) Students will develop the skills required for theatrical production: Theatre vocabulary and terminology Shop and tool safety Basic lighting and sound elements Set design and construction Painting

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  • Theatre Production 11 (Stagecraft)

    (outside the timetable) As a continuation of Stagecraft 10, Stagecraft 11 students will continue to develop skills required for theatrical production: Lighting design and set design Set design and construction Sound technique and equipment usage Set painting and design Production management  

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  • Theatre Production 12 (Stagecraft)

    (outside the timetable) As a continuation of Stagecraft 10, Stagecraft 11 students will continue to develop skills required for theatrical production: Lighting design and set design Set design and construction Sound technique and equipment usage Set painting and design Production management

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  • Trade Skills Exploration 10

    Do you like to build things? Want to make projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. Explore different career paths while building trades-related projects. Blast through steel with torches, cut… Read more

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  • Trade Skills Exploration 11

    Do you like to build things? Want to make projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. Explore different career paths while building trades-related projects. Blast through steel with torches, cut… Read more

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  • Trade Skills Exploration 12

    Do you like to build things? Want to make projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. Explore different career paths while building trades-related projects. Blast through steel with torches, cut… Read more

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  • Visual Arts 09 (Introduction to Studio Arts 2D)

    This is an introductory course to Studio Arts.  The content covers a variety of drawing media, painting and color theory, three-dimensional design, sculpture, calligraphy and techniques in perspective.  Students learn concepts about the artistic process, Elements & Principles of Design, composition, media use, art history and visual art careers.  The… Read more

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  • Woodwork 09

    This is an introductory course in basic woodworking. The course is structured to have students work through skill-building projects that will lead to a larger project near the end of the course. The course will be structured in a way that allows students new to woodworking to be successful. Introductory… Read more

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  • Woodwork 10

    Introductory Woodwork 10  – Students who have not previously taken woodworking at the secondary level will be following an introductory woodwork course. Introductory woodwork students will be assigned 3 main projects: The first will be a skill-building project to allow students to become familiar with the woodshop and its tools…. Read more

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  • Woodwork 11

    Introductory Woodwork 11 – Students who have not previously taken woodworking at the secondary level will be following an introductory woodwork course. Introductory woodwork students will be assigned 3 main projects: The first will be a skill-building project to allow students to become familiar with the woodshop and its tools…. Read more

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  • Woodwork 12

    Introductory Woodwork 12 – Students who have not previously taken woodworking at the secondary level will be following an introductory woodwork course. Introductory woodwork students will be assigned 3 main projects: The first will be a skill-building project to allow students to become familiar with the woodshop and its tools…. Read more

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  • Work Experience 12A

    Work Experience 12A and 12B A minimum of 100 hours of work experience, in school-approved work placements are required for each course. Hours also may be used from your current job after registering for the course and completing the Work Experience Placement Agreement, Safety Checklist, and a Training Plan. As well… Read more

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  • Work Experience 12B

    Work Experience 12A and 12B A minimum of 100 hours of work experience, in school-approved work placements are required for each course. Hours also may be used from your current job after registering for the course and completing the Work Experience Placement Agreement, Safety Checklist, and a Training Plan. As well… Read more

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  • Workplace Mathematics 10

    Prerequisite: Math 9 or Math 9 Numeracy Equipment: Scientific Calculator: The Sharp EL – 510R is most suitable. Information: This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the workforce. Topics: Proportional… Read more

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  • Workplace Mathematics 11

    Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Math Course in Grade 11 (click on link) Credits: 4 Prerequisite: successful completion of Workplace Mathematics 10 or permission from the instructor. This course satisfies the Ministry of Education’s mathematics graduation requirements. Information: This course is strongly recommended for students who are planning on entering… Read more

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  • Yoga for Mindfulness 10

    Yoga for Mindfulness is a new course running outside-the-timetable that offers a holistic journey to well-being. In this course, students will delve into yogic philosophy, anatomy and mindfulness. Through the practice of yoga asana (poses), meditation, breathing techniques and mindfulness, students will experience the health benefits of yoga and simultaneously… Read more

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  • Yoga for Mindfulness 11

    Yoga for Mindfulness is a new course running outside-the-timetable that offers a holistic journey to well-being. In this course, students will delve into yogic philosophy, anatomy and mindfulness. Through the practice of yoga asana (poses), meditation, breathing techniques and mindfulness, students will experience the health benefits of yoga and simultaneously… Read more

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  • Yoga for Mindfulness 12

    Yoga for Mindfulness is a new course running outside-the-timetable that offers a holistic journey to well-being. In this course, students will delve into yogic philosophy, anatomy and mindfulness. Through the practice of yoga asana (poses), meditation, breathing techniques and mindfulness, students will experience the health benefits of yoga and simultaneously… Read more

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