SPH4U: Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories of physics. Students will explore further the laws of dynamics and energy transformations, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields; electromagnetic radiation; and the interface between energy and matter. They will further develop inquiry skills, learning, for example, how the interpretation of experimental data can provide indirect evidence to support the development of a scientific model. Students will also consider the impact on society and the environment of technological applications of physics. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science1112curr.pdf
SCH4U: Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. Students will further develop problem solving and laboratory skills as they investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment. Further information about this course: at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science1112curr.pdf
SBI4U: Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science.html
SCH4C: College Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation
This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and in the development of new technologies and products. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science1112curr.pdf
SBI4C: College Biology, Grade 12, College Preparation
This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science.html
SES4U: Earth and Space Science, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course focuses on the Earth as a planet, and on the basic concepts and theories of Earth science and their relevance to everyday life. Students will examine the Earth's place in the solar system and, after a general introduction to Earth science, will explore in more detail the materials of the Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its history. The course draws on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence. Further information about this course can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/science1112curr.pdf
MAP4C: College and Apprenticeship Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation
This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in many college programs. Students will use statistical methods to analyse problems; solve problems involving the application of principles of geometry and measurement to the design and construction of physical models; solve problems involving trigonometry in triangles; and consolidate their skills in analysing and interpreting mathematical models.
Students use statistical methods to analyse problems and examine the various uses and misuses of statistics. Students use principles of geometry and measurement to construct physical models as well as models using technology. Students work with measurements in both the metric and imperial systems. Applications of trigonometry in triangles are examined.
In the classroom, the use of technology is recommended to allow students to efficiently and effectively understand the concepts of the course. Appropriate technology enables students to more easily visualize concepts and allows more time for consolidation and practice. Furthermore, technology helps students investigate and develop concepts to enhance understanding and make skill development more meaningful.
MCT4C: Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for entry into college technology programs. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solve problems involving inverse proportionality; and explore the properties of reciprocal functions. They will also analyse models of a variety of functions, solve problems involving piecewise-defined functions, solve linear-quadratic systems, and consolidate key manipulation and communication skills.
Students entering mathematics-focused programs at the college level benefit from MCT4C. This course enables students to consolidate and expand many pre-calculus concepts explored in previous mathematics courses. Contextual applications and technological tools are integrated throughout to support the development of new skills and the exploration of a variety of mathematical models.
MEL4E:Mathematics for Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. Students will use statistics in investigating questions of interest and apply principles of probability in familiar situations. They will also investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; solve problems involving estimation and measurement; and apply concepts of geometry in the creation of designs.