Level 1 Courses

 

Language Arts

English 1201  (Core Language Arts)

  • This course is one that satisfies the core requirements for graduation. It is designed for the student who is of average/above average ability in the English language arts program in the current grade 9 curriculum.

 

English 1202  (Core Language Arts—Non-Academic)

  • This course is one that satisfies the core requirements for graduation. It is designed for the student who may be experiencing difficulty and/or achieving below 60% average mark in their current grade 9 English program.

 

Writing 2203  (Optional Language Arts)

  • This course is a two-credit English elective course. It is open to students in both levels I and II who wish to improve their writing skills.  The course covers the three major types of writing including the poetic, the expressive and the transactional.

 

French

French 1200 (Optional Language Arts or Other Required Credits)

  • This course is designed to enable all students who have completed Intermediate Core French to experience success at second language learning at the high school level.

 

Science

Science 1206

  • This is the introductory course in senior high school science for all academic and advanced students.  It covers four modules, chemistry (naming elements and compounds and balancing chemical equations), earth systems (weather), biology (ecology) and physics (uniform and accelerated motion).  This course is required for an Academic Diploma.

 

Science 2200 (Science—Non-Academic)

  • This course will focus on the life science (ecology and sustainability) and earth science (weather) areas and will have a heavy emphasis on the basic science of everyday phenomena. The relevance of science will also be increased by an emphasis on an activity-oriented approach to learning. Credit cannot be received for Science 2200 or Science 3200 and Science 1206.

 

Biology 2201

  • This course introduces students to the study of biology.  It covers such topics as matter and energy for life, maintaining dynamic equilibrium, population dynamics, and bioenergetics.

 

Chemistry 2202

  • This course introduces students to the study of chemistry.  Topics include matter as solutions and gases,  quantitative  relationships in chemical change, chemical bonding and organic chemistry.  This course is necessary for future courses in chemistry.

 

Mathematics

Mathematics 1201 – Academic / Advances

  • This course is intended for all students who plan to do academic or advanced mathematics at level II.  It is designed to accommodate the majority of students coming from the intermediate  math program.

 

Mathematics 1202—Applied

  • This course 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 work force.

 

Social Studies

Canadian History 1201  (Canadian Study)

  • This course focuses on the history of Canada from pre-Confederation to the close of the 20th Century.  Topics include:  Prelude to Nationhood, The New Nation, The Great War and its Aftermath, A Time of Turmoil, Depression and War, A Time of Transition, Contemporary Canada.

 

Canadian Geography 1202  (Canadian Study)

  • This course is an introductory study of Canadian geography.  Topics include:  land and waterforms, weather and climate, Canadian ecosystems, land resources, ocean resources, secondary processing of primary resources, the tertiary sector, population, built environments, linkages and interdependence.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (Canadian Study and/or Fine Arts)

  • This course blends approaches used in both the arts and the social sciences to examine various aspects of the culture and heritage of the province.  The course is also designed to allow students to examine topics of personal or local interest.

 

Level 2 & 3 Courses

 

Language Arts

English 2201 (Core Language Arts)

  • A continuation of English 1201, this core Language Arts credit is intended for students who have successfully completed English 1201.

 

English 2202 (Core language Arts)

  • A continuation of English 1202, this core Language Arts credit is intended for students who have completed English 1202.  Students who had difficulty with English 1201 or marginally passed 1201 might also consider.

 

English 3201 (Core Language Arts)

  • A followup to English 2201, this course focuses on a more global approach to English Language Arts. Students will be asked to reflect on worldly and challenging literature in a critical, analytical or comparative manner. This course will be assessed by a shared evaluation of school and public examination.

 

English 3202 (Core Language Arts)

  • A followup to English 2202, this course will ask students to respond to English Language Arts in a reflective, transactional and comparative manner. Though the focus will be more global than English 2202, this course will highlight technical and practical writing skills.

 

Writing 2203 (Optional Language Arts)

  • This course is a two-credit English elective course. The course covers the three major types of writing including the poetic, the expressive and the transactional.

 

Mathematics

Mathematics 2201 – Academic

  • Mathematics 2201 is intended for the majority of students who have successfully completed Mathematics 1201.  This is a pre-requisite for Math 3201.

 

Mathematics 2200 – Advanced

  • Mathematics 2200 is intended for students who have done exceptionally well in Mathematics 1201.  This is considered an Advanced Math course and is a pre-requisite to Math 3200.

 

Mathematics 2202 – Applied

  • Mathematics 2202 is intended for students who have completed Math 1202.  This course is a part of the Applied Mathematics Program, designed to provide students with the skills identified for entry into the trades or the workforce.

 

Mathematics 3201 – Academic

  •  Mathematics 3201 is is intended for students who have successfully completed Mathematics 2201.

 

Mathematics 3200 – Advanced

  • Mathematics 3200 is intended for students who have completed Mathematics 2200

 

Mathematics 3202

  •  This course is dependent upon knowledge from Math 2202 and is a part of the Applied Matehmatics Program.  This course focuses on Patterns, Quadratics, Exponential Growth, Circle Geometry, and Probability.

 

Mathematics 3208

  • Mathematics 3208 is an introduction to Calculas and can be taken concurrently with Mathematics 3200.

 

Social Studies

Canadian History 1201 (Canadian Study)

  • This course focuses on the history of Canada from pre-Confederation to the close of the 20th Century.  Topics include:  Prelude to Nationhood, The New Nation, The Great War and its Aftermath, A Time of Turmoil, Depression and War, A Time of Transition, Contemporary Canada.

 

Canadian Geography 1202 (Canadian Study)

  • This course is an introductory study of Canadian geography.  Topics include:  land and waterforms, weather and climate, Canadian ecosystems, land resources, ocean resources, secondary processing of primary resources, the tertiary sector, population, built environments, linkages, interdependence.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (Canadian Study and/or Fine Arts)

  • This course blends approaches used in both the arts and the social sciences to examine various aspects of the culture and heritage of the province.  The course is also designed to allow students to examine topics of personal or local interest.

 

World History 3201 (World Study)

  • This course focuses on the twentieth century.  Topics include: nationalism, imperialism, democracy, and socialism in the twentieth century; the World Wars, the Cold War and the New World Order.

 

World Geography 3202 (World Study)

  • This course focuses on world patterns of social, political, and economic behaviour.  Topics include: the impact of physical environment on people and culture; landforms and spatial relationships; climate and natural resources and their effect on people; resources (fish, mineral, water, and oil); how transportation and communication have shrunk the world and affected trade, industry, migration, ideas and customs.

 

World Geography 3200 (World Study)

  • This course is the World Geography 3202 course with certain objective deleted.  This course will satisfy the World Study requirement for graduation but it is not acceptable for university entrance or for entrance into certain programs at CONA.

 

Science

Science 2200 (Non-Academic)

  • This course will focus on the life science (ecology and sustainability) and earth science (weather) areas and will have a heavy emphasis on the basic science of everyday phenomena. The relevance of science will also be increased by an emphasis on an activity-oriented approach to learning. Credit cannot be received for Science 2200 or Science 3200 and Science 1206.

 

Biology 2201

  • This course introduces students to the study of biology.  It covers such topics as matter and energy for life, maintaining dynamic equilibrium, population dynamics, and bioenergetics.

 

Chemistry 2202

  • This course introduces students to the study of chemistry.  Topics include matter as solutions and gases,  quantitative  relationships in chemical change, chemical bonding and organic chemistry.  This course is necessary for future courses in chemistry.

 

Physics 2204

  • This course introduces students to the study of physics.  Starting with the historical view of physics,  it continues with a study of kinematics (motion), wave motion and sound,  and light. This course is necessary for future courses in Physics. Students must have successfully completed Science 1206.

 

Biology 3201

  • This course is common to all four Atlantic Provinces and is intended to explore life from a molecular perspective.  Topics include Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium II, Reproduction and Development, Genetic Continuity, and Evolution, Change & Diversity. Students choosing this course should have successfully completed Biology 2201.

 

Chemistry 3202

  • This course is common to all four Atlantic Provinces and builds upon materials studied in Chemistry 2202.  Topics include Kinetics, Solutions and Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Thermochemistry, and Electrochemistry.  Students choosing this course must have successfully completed Chemistry 2201.

 

Physics 3204

  • This course is common to all four Atlantic Provinces and is intended to further the study of Physics by building on Science 1206 and Physics 3204.  Core topics include Force, Motion, Work and Energy, Fields, Waves and Modern Physics, and Radioactivity.  Students choosing this course must have successfully completed Physics 2204.

 

Earth Systems 3209

  • This course examines the interaction of Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere with emphasis on the geosphere.  The structure and evolution of Earth is examined through plate techtonics, the evolution of life and a study of rocks, minerals and fossil fuels. Students should have successfully completed Science 1206.

 

French

French 2200

  • This course is a Core French Course which in intended to develop students’ ability to acquire information and communicate their needs, desires, and ideas in French.  Topics treated include family, home, friends, leisure activities, and daily schedule.

 

French 3200

  • This is the second course in the Core French sequencing 2200/3200/3201.  This course continues the development of language proficiency in French by having students use the language in meaningful contexts to make sense of events, tasks and activities.  Topics explored include family relationships, school, career options, part-time work, media, travel, individual responsibilities, stress and social concerns.  This course includes a fifteen minute oral proficiency interview as part of the student assessment.  French 3200 provides the necessary language base to enable students to study French 3201.

 

French 3201

  • This course is structured around the study of content that reflects francophone culture.  French is the language of instruction and the language in which students discuss, read and write about content.

 

Technology Education

Skilled Trades 1201

  • This course provides students with an introduction to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, plastering, painting and masonery.

 

Design Fabrication  1202

  • This course introduces students to design and the design process.  Students will develop products using drawing tools and computer-aided design (CAD) software and then create their designs.  Students will work with a variety of hand and power tools.

 

Residential Construction 2201

  • Students will be involved in the finishing aspects of carpentry, electrical and metal work.  The course includes design techniques, building codes and construction activities.

 

Design Fabrication 2202

  • Students in this course will work with the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) sequence of advanced design and automation.

 

Power and Energy 3201

  • Students in this course attain knowledge of energy powered machines found in homes and in industry.  They work on how to do general maintenance and minor repairs to these machines.

 

Fine Arts 

Art and Design 2200

  • This studio course offers students the opportunity to explore three disciplines in depth, to use a variety of media, learn art skills and techniques, learn about visual design and apply all of the aforementioned to the following three art disciplines.  Drawing,  Sculpture, Printmaking.

 

Art and Design 3200

  • This studio course offers students the opportunity to explore three disciplines in depth, to use a variety of media, learn art skills and techniques, learn about visual design and apply all of the aforementioned to the following three art disciplines:  Painting, Photography and Pottery.

 

Applied Music 2206/3206

  • These courses offer students the opportunity to develop musical skills, understandings and competencies as instrumentalists and/or vocalists through individual and small group experiences.   Students will develop musicianship, literacy skills, and musical and theoretical understandings through the performing medium of their choice.

 

Other Required Credits

Enterprise 3205

  • This is a course designed mainly for students who wish to pursue an in-depth study of Enterprise Education by enabling them to formulate ideas, translate those ideas into action, and follow them through to a venture.  The specific units of study include:  An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies, Focus on Self, Communications and Role of Technology, Identifying Opportunities, Venture Plan , and Presenting, Implementing and Evaluating the Venture.

 

Human Dynamics 2201

  • This course focuses on the functions and responsibilities of the family,personal development, interpersonal relationships, the nurture of children,the function and responsibility of parenting, and financial management. A compulsory component of the parenting unit is “The Baby Think It Over Program” in which the student is required to care for a technologically advanced infant simulator which is programmed with the schedules of real infants.

 

Workplace Safety 3220

  • This course is designed to bridge the gap between school and the workplace. When young people enter the workforce, as employers or employees, they need to know the importance of workplace safety and the effects of workplace accidents upon society.

 

Nutrition 2102/3202

  • This courses provides students with the opportunity to examine personal health and the variety of factors that can influence health.

 

Physical Education

Physical Education 2100/2101

  • This is an activity based course that will provide a variety of movement experiences that contribute to motor skill development and focus on healthy living. Primarily through fitness activities, team-building and cooperative games and activities.

 

Physical Education 3100/311

  • This course introduces students to a variety of recreational activities that may be enjoyed throughout adult life.  Students continue to develop some of the skills acquired in previous courses.