Anatomy and Physiology 12 is a course which studies cell structure, function and processes as well as the human body. It focuses on big ideas related to homeostasis, DNA and cells, and organization of organ systems. There are 6 main units of study: Cells and Biochemistry; DNA, RNA and Protein Synthesis; Cell Membrane and Enzymes; Digestive and Urinary Systems; Circulatory and Respiratory Systems; Nervous and Reproductive Systems.
Students are given the opportunity to develop the skills for design thinking and a maker mindset through the exploration of cross-curricular contexts.
The Arts Education curriculum strives to galvanize students’ artful habits of mind through engaged arts learning. The curriculum includes a general arts program as well as four core discipline-specific programs — dance, drama, music, and visual arts — that capture the language, activities, and experiences unique to each of those disciplines. The general art program is woven into Humanities 9. As an additional course, students have a choice of exploring a variety of arts disciplines – dance, drama, music and visual arts.
In this course, students will explore a range of mediums and techniques to produce two and three-dimensional artwork.
Emphasis is on the development of students’ artistic abilities, as well as increasing their ability to reflect and communicate ideas.
Throughout the study of Arts Education 7, students seek, construct, express, and evaluate knowledge through self-propelled exploration of some or all four disciplines — dance, drama, music, and visual arts activities, including interdisciplinary studies.
BC First Peoples 12 looks at how the identities, worldviews, and language of BC First Peoples are renewed, sustained, and transformed through their connection to the land.
Students will investigate how the impact of contact and colonialism continues to affect the political, social, and economic lives of BC First Peoples.
Students will study how cultural expressions convey the richness, diversity, and resiliency of BC First Peoples.
Students will gain an understanding of how through self-governance, leadership, and self-determination, BC First Peoples challenge and resist Canada’s ongoing colonialism.
Students will be evaluated through learning guides (10%), assignments (40%), projects (10%), quizzes and four invigilated unit tests (10%). There is no longer a provincial exam.
For students who have Spanish 8
Expanding on the knowledge gained in Spanish 8, this course this language course is exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral/writing expression/comprehension. Students learn communication relevant to meeting others, gendered adjectives, expressing likes and dislikes, interactions related to family and asking directions.
Calculus 12 will give students a basic understanding of calculus which will help those who wish to go into post-secondary math, science, engineering, business or computer science programs.
The course focuses on four big ideas. The concept of a limit is foundational to calculus. Differential calculus develops the concept of instantaneous rate of change. Integral calculus develops the concept of determining a product involving a continuously changing quantity over an interval. Derivates and integrals are inversely related.
Students require a solid understanding of algebra, trigonometry and logarithms to be successful in this course and should have achieved a good grade in pre-Calculus 12 before pursuing this course.