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1 Point Grey Course Planning 2014: The Grade 11 Year

2 The Agenda Course Planning Process and Timeline Graduation Program
Grade 11 Course Selection Post Secondary

3 Course planning process & Timeline

4 Course Planning Process & Timeline
Course Planning Night for Parents February 4 Guidance Presentations in classes February 6- 19th Signed course selection forms due by February 28 Choices reviewed by Counsellor February – April Student schedules randomly built based upon course requests Timetabling conflicts resolved throughout the spring and summer 

5 Course planning process & timeline
Course Change Requests Changes can be made to course requests from February to June by speaking with the grade counsellor Students will receive the course timetable on the first day of school (September 2, 2014) Incomplete timetables, conflicting courses, and course change requests will be entertained by appointment during the first few weeks of September Course change deadline: October 3, 2014

6 Summer School Intentions
Summer School Letter of Intent Must be completed for all summer school completion courses Failure to communicate summer school plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process

7 Distributed Learning Intentions
Letter of Intent Must be filled out for any course taken online or via paper-based correspondence Students are still required to complete the minimum number of Point Grey Courses Students will not receive instruction or support for distributed learning courses at Point Grey Failure to communicate distributed learning plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process

8 Graduation Program

9 The Graduation Program
In order to graduate with a Dogwood in British Columbia a student must earn a total of 80 credits: 48 credits in required “core” courses 28 credits in elective courses 4 credits in Graduation Transitions 30 hours of work and/or volunteer experience 150 minutes per week of documented Physical Activity A written resume and graduation transition plan

10 Graduation Requirements
The BC Ministry of Education requires students to complete 80 credits in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to graduate. Our full-year courses are all worth 4 credits. EN10 with prov. Exam EN11 or COM11 a Grade 12 course ____________________ a MA10 with prov. Exam a MA11 ___________________ a Gr. 10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ Social Studies 10 a SS11, Civics11 or FNS 12 with prov. Exam a Gr.10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ SC10 with prov. Exam a Science 11 Physical Education 10 EN12 or COM12 with prov. Exam Planning 10 *Graduation Transitions which is a non-timetabled graduation requirement a Fine Art/Applied Skill 10, 11, or 12 ____________ Graduation Transitions 30 hours of paid or volunteer work 150 minutes of physical activity per week a written resume + a graduation transition plan

11 Graduation Credit Summary

12 5 Courses with required provincial exams:
% of Course Mark 1. a Math 10 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, or Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 20% of total mark 2. Science 10 3. English 10 4. a Social Studies 11 Social Studies 11, or Civics 11, or First Nation Studies 12 5. a Language Arts 12 English 12 Communications 12 40% of total mark

13 Provincial Exam Scholarships
A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: Meets the basic eligibility requirements Writes and passes one exam in each of the exam categories from grades 10-12 Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in Langauge Arts 12 Ranks among the top 5,000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). A student will receive a $2500 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: Ranks among the top 20 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). For more on student awards and scholarships visit:

14 Grade 11 Course Selection

15 Course Selection Requirements for Students entering Grade 11
 Eight (8) courses will be selected for next year Generally, students will have: 4 Core Courses 1 Second Language/Skills course 3 other Electives (note: this may vary) Students will submit a signed Course Planning form to me by February 28, 2014

16 Grade 11 Core Courses a Social Studies 11 (with Provincial Exam)
 English 11 or Communications 11  a Social Studies 11 (with Provincial Exam) - S.S. 11 - Civics 11 - First Nations Studies 12

17 Grade 11 core courses a Mathematics 11
- Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 - Foundations of Math 11 (Not offered at Point Grey) - Pre-Calculus Math 11 a Science 11 (or 12, if you have the prerequisite course) - Biology 11 - Chemistry 11 - Physics 11 - Earth Science 11

18 English Courses Required Courses Elective Courses English 11 OR
Literature 12 Prerequisite: English 11 (or English 10 with approval) Communications 11 Alternative to English 11 Writing 12 Prerequisite: English 10 C+ or better standing

19 Mathematics courses

20 Mathematics Courses Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11
Pre-Calculus 11 Double Block Pre-Calculus 11 Recommended for student who need extra math support Recommended as “TERMINAL” math class. Calculus 12 AP Calculus 12 (see conditions, pg. 8)* NOT OFFERED AT POINT GREY: Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 Foundations of Mathematics 11/12

21 Science Courses Biology 11 Biology 12 Chemistry 11 Earth Science 11
Prerequisite: Science 10 (although Biology 11 is recommended) Chemistry 11 Earth Science 11 Physics 11

22 Social Studies Courses
Required Courses: Elective Courses: Social Studies 11 (provincial exam) or Comparative Civilizations 12 (offered ) BC First Nations Studies 12 Law 12 (see recommendations, pg. 28)* Civics 11 Social Justice 12 (offered )

23 Modern Languages Courses
French Beginner Japanese 11 Japanese 11 / 12 Beginner Spanish 11 Spanish 11 / 12 Musqueam Language 11

24 English Language Learners
Student placement in ELL classes is determined based on: English language proficiency comprehensive assessments of students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities the professional judgement of teachers in both regular and ESL classes As a student’s ability in the English language increases he/she is placed in an increasing number of regular academic and elective classes and is offered an additional English language support until this support is no longer needed.

25 Skills Development Centre
The Skills Development Centre (SDC) is designed to assist students in achieving their full potential in all academic areas. The SDC is staffed with a SDC teacher and a Resource teacher. “Skills” blocks are assigned in consultation with teachers, the school based resource team, students and parents. Students receive one-to-one assistance where concepts are clarified, re-taught and reinforced. Students also have access to course resource materials. The SDC is recommended for students who experience difficulty with: Organization Time management Study skills Learning strategies Classroom adaptations If you have been in “Skills” and would like to continue; please select a “Skills” block. If you would like to be considered for a “Skills” block, please see your counsellor.

26 Applied skills courses Technology Education:
Home Economics: Technology Education: Psychology: Foods 11 Drafting 11 Family Management 11 Community Foods (New, off t. t. course! pg. 10) Carpentry 11 AP Psychology (see conditions, pg. 8)* Textiles 11

27 Applied skills courses (continued)
Business Education: Information Technology: Accounting 11 Information Technology 11 Business Ed. Web Communications 11 Web Design 11 Economics 12 Keyboarding 11

28 Fine Arts Courses Art 11 Art Careers 11 Commercial Design 11
Art Careers 11 Commercial Design 11 Film Studies 12 (preference given to grade 12 students) Photography 11 Visual Art 3-D 11 Yearbook 11 (off timetable)*

29 Performing arts (Drama)
Acting 11 Stagecraft 11 Theatre PM (off timetable) Audition Required Theatre Criticism 11 (off timetable)

30 (audition required, off timetable only)*
Performing arts (Music) Band Courses: Choir Courses: Beginner Band 11 Symphonic Band 11 (on & off timetable) Senior Concert Choir 11 Jazz Band 11 (audition required, off timetable only)* Jazz Combo 11 Vocal Jazz 11 (audition required)* Strings 11 Chamber Choir 11

31 Physical Education Courses
P.E. 11 Co-ed P.E. 11 Girls (Active Living) P.E. Leadership 11 Weight Training 11

32 Service-based electives
Peer Tutoring This is an elective 4 credit course open to grade 11 and 12 students. As a tutor you will be providing one-to-one support in one of the following areas: Skills Development Centre LA Life Skills Life Skills in class, academic tutoring of grade 8 and 9 students. Community Leadership Community service is a 4 credit elective open to Grade 11 & 12 students. Emphasis on Social responsibility, environmental stewardship and community engagement

33 AP Courses Preference is given to Grade 12 students
University level courses High marks can qualify for university credit Can have good optics on applications to American Universities Limited seats available. Application process includes teacher reference Admitted students are not permitted to withdraw More info – see page 7

34 Ap Courses AP Psychology 12 AP Computer Science AP English Literature
AP Calculus AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Physics (see page 7 for more information)

35 Additional Opportunities
Ace-it Trades Program (See pg 28) Pursue industry certification while completing high school graduation Available in multiple areas of study including Automotive industry, Food industry, Hairdressing, plumbing, painting, metal fabrication, etc. Career Preparation (See pg 29) Provincially approved groups of courses and 100 hours of vocational experiences in a specific focus area 8 focus areas Upon completion, students qualify for a Career Preparation Diploma in addition to the regular Dogwood Diploma.

36 Post-Secondary planning

37 Post-Secondary Planning
 There are different types of post secondary institutions (PSIs): colleges trade schools universities private institutions Each Institution has a multitude of programs (e.g. faculty; area of specialization; certificate; diploma, etc…) and program requirements that are necessary for an applicant to gain entry into that particular program. Please start your research NOW to avoid disappointment later!

38 Post-Secondary Planning
Entrance to universities is usually the most competitive. In general, to apply to Canadian universities you will need to consider the following: Admission Average of Marks Language Credits Math Credits Broad-based Admission Process

39 Post Secondary Planning
Admission Average of Marks usually based upon grade 12 academic subjects (English, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, English Literature, History, Geography, AP Courses, and in some cases Law 12, Economics 12). If your average is above the standard set by the university; you will be made an offer.

40 Post-Secondary Planning
Language Credits Sample Future Plans: Most Relevant Course Work: Applying to BC Universities? Language 11 course is required The mark is not used in the admissions average calculation. French 11 Japanese 11 Spanish 11 Currently in Skills or ELL? you still have time to get a language 11 credit. Beginner Japanese 11, Beginner Spanish 11 Take a language 11 in your first language via distributed learning (e.g. Mandarin, Korean) Language Challenge Exam Not all institutions accept the Language Challenge marks for admission average (I.E. UBC & U of T) Applying to college or Trade School No language credit required

41 Post-Secondary Planning
Math Requirements Mathematics requirements at both the Grade 11 and 12 levels can be very specific, and often differ from institution to institution. Sample Future Plans Most Relevant Course Work Technical College Trade School Direct entry to workforce Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10-12 ***some programs may require Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Pre- Calculus 11-12 Math Science Engineering Commerce Medicine Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Pre-Calculus 11-12 *some programs may require Calculus 12 Social Sciences Humanities Fine Arts Undecided Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Foundations 11-12 or Pre-Calculus 11

42 Post-Secondary Planning: Things to Consider…
Broad Based Admissions Process More universities are considering a greater range of information in their admissions decisions such as: leadership activities, volunteering, community work, and references. Now is the time to get involved in these areas if you wish to make application to certain programs at certain institutions. *UBC has moved to a Broad Based Admissions Process

43 (sample of 2012 profile questions)
UBC Personal Profile (sample of 2012 profile questions) 1. Explain how you responded to a significant challenge that you have encountered and what you learned in the process. (maximum 200 words) 2. Describe your most significant leadership experience. Why do you consider this your most significant role? (maximum 200 words) 3. Describe your most significant group work experience including the role you played and your contributions. (maximum 200 words) 4. Describe up to five activities that you have pursued in one or more of the following areas: leadership/group contributions ; academic achievements; sports; creative and performing arts; work; service to others. Please include the type of activity, the start date, end date, the amount of time you were involved in this activity, and a brief description of the activity. 5. Tell us more about one of the activities you listed above, explaining what your goals were, what you did to pursue them, the results achieved, and what you learned in the process. (maximum 200 words) 6. Please include any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider when reviewing your application. (maximum 100 words) 7. Please submit the names of two referees who know you well and can comment on your preparedness for study at UBC. (Note: specific criteria must be followed when selecting a referee)

44 Secondary School Apprenticeship Program
The VSB offers district programs for students interested in pursuing industry certification or completing the foundation level of a trade program. This program offers students the following: Dual credit with a post secondary institution Registration with the Industry Trade Authority (ITA) May lead directly into an apprenticeship Work experience in the trade Please visit the VSB Career Programs Website for more information.

45 On the Course Planning Form…
Update the "Graduation Checklist“ Select a "Post-Secondary Plan“ List your "Courses This Year“ List your "First Choices for Next Year“ A full list of grade 11 courses is on the back Please ensure you have read the course descriptions and requirements in the Course Planning Guide.  List and rank 3 possible alternates in case a first choice course fills or is in conflict with another course Signed forms due to Mr. Schroeder Friday, February 28, 2014

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