Course Coding/Descriptions Grades 9 – 12
Grade 9 to 12 courses are each worth one credit, unless otherwise noted. A credit is granted in recognition of the successful completion of a course that has been scheduled for a minimum of 110 hours. The courses are identified by a series of letters and figures.
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Subject Grade level Course Type
English 1 – Grade 9 D – Academic
2 – Grade 10 P – Applied
3 – Grade 11 O – Open
4 – Grade 12 U – University Preparation
M – University/College Prep.
C – College Preparation
E – Workplace Preparation
Course Type Descriptions
Academic [D] and Applied [P] - Students who are successful in any academic or applied grade 9 course will have the opportunity to enter either the academic or applied course in the same subject in grade 10. However, grade 10 academic and applied courses will prepare students for specific grade 11 courses in accordance with the prerequisites for grade 11 courses specified in the grade 11 courses section of this document.
Open [O] – Open courses in grades 9 and 10 are offered in all subjects other than those offered as academic and applied. (For example, open courses are offered in visual arts, music, and health and physical education, but not in English, mathematics, science, history or geography). An open course comprises a set of expectations that is suitable for all students at a given grade level. These courses are designed to provide students with a broad educational base that will prepare them for their studies in grades 11 and 12 and for productive participation in society.
University Preparation [U] – These courses are designated to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university and college programs.
University/College [M] – These courses include content that is relevant for both university and college programs. These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs.
College [C] – These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for most college programs.
All courses with U, M, or C in the course code are based on rigorous provincial curriculum expectations and will emphasize the development of both independent research skills and independent learning skills. Students will also be required to demonstrate that they have developed these skills.
Fulford Academy Course Offerings
Description of Courses for Grade 9
English, Grade 9, Academic (ENG1D)
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (MPM1D)
This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation.They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Prerequisite: None
Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D)
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment.Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and con- duct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and com- ponents; and the principles of electricity. Prerequisite: None
Integrated Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open (ALC1O)
This course integrates two or more of the arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present integrated art works created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to integrated arts challenges. Prerequisite: None
Information and Communication Technology in Business,
Grade 9, Open (BTT1O)
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a techno- logically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills.Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology. Prerequisite: None
Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic (CGC1D)
This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communica- tion methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings. Prerequisite: None
Healthy Active Living Education (PPL1O)
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy, active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills. Prerequisite: None
Individual and Family Living (HIF1O)
This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood. Teachers will instruct students in developing interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. Students will explore the functioning of families and the diversities found among families and within society. Prerequisite: None
English For School And Work, English As A Second Language - Level 3 (ESLCO) - Open
This course is designed to improve students’ accuracy in using English in classroom situations, for personal and career planning, and to understand the changing world around them. Students will study and interpret a range of texts and produce a variety of forms of writing. Activities will also help students to develop their oral presentation skills and acquire study skills (including note-taking and summarizing skills) that will enhance their ability to learn in all subjects. Prerequisite: ESLBO or equivalent
Description of Courses for Grade 10
English, Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms.An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication.This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied
Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (MPM2D)
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 9 Mathematics Transfer, Applied to Academic
Science, Grade 10, Academic (SNC2D)
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied
Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic (CHC2D)
This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. Prerequisite: None
Healthy Active Living Education (PPL2O)
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy, active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Prerequisite: None
Civics, Grade 10, Open (1⁄2 credit, CHV2O)
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada.They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them. Prerequisite: None
Career Studies, Grade 10, Open, (1⁄2 credit, GLC2O)
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post- secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
Individual and Family Living (HIF2O)
In this course, students explore the challenges faced by teens and their families in today's society. They learn how to meet a family’s basic needs, how to relate and communicate with others, how to manage resources and how to become a responsible member of a diverse society. Due to Fulford being an international residential school, the multicultural boarding school experience replaces the conventional family unit at many points in the course. Many of the practical projects are tailored to prepare students for a successful transition to boarding school living. A major objective is supporting the student as they gain the knowledge and skills to make the transition to adulthood.
Description of Courses for Grade 11
(Students entering grade 11 should take a minimum of 7 courses. * English and mathematics are compulsory courses in grade 11. Students must also ensure that they have taken a grade 11 or 12 science or grade 9 - 12 technology course and a social science credit before obtaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.)
Healthy Active Living Education (PPL3O)
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, and social as well as inter-personal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety. Prerequisite: None