Course Selection Overview Introduction Graduation Requirements Clarification of Terms: Course levels, Compulsory and Prerequisite courses, Independent study, Challenge for Credit, and On-line courses
French Immersion Certificate Requirements Sample course selections 6 Destinations Course selection process
Graduation Requirements Complete the requirements of grade 9/10 Achieve 17/20 credits, including 7 compulsory courses Pass Five courses at the grade 12 level Pass the Computer Literacy Requirement (met by BBT) Successfully complete the English Language Proficiency Assessment
Compulsory Courses English 111,112,113 (one of) ( 2 credit course) English 121,122, 123 (one of) ( 1 credit course) Financial and Workplace Mathematics 11 OR Foundations of Mathematics 11
Science (one course) from any: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Intro. to Environmental Science 120, Physical Geography 110, Automotive Electrical Systems 120, Introductory Electronics 110, Robotics and Automated Technology 120 Modern History 111, 112, or 113 OR FI Modern History 111 or 112
One from: Fine Arts Development: Visual Arts 110/120, Music 110 or 122,TheatreArts 120, Graphic Art and Design 110 OR Life Role Development: Ind. Fam. Dynamics 120, Co - op Education 120, Outdoor Pursuits 110, Phys. Ed. Leadership 120, Entrepreneurship 110, Reading Tutor 120
Course levels Not assigned as level 1,2 or 3. (Some “0” level courses meet the requirements for post-secondary entrance, but others do not.)
Level 1 Designed for students with an exceptional talent and interest in the subject Excellent study skills Minimum mark of 85% in previous course
Level 2 Very good study skills Average to above average ability and interest in the subject Recommend a mark of 70% in previous course
Level 3 Designed for students who are interested in the basic practical aspects of the subject. Level three courses are accepted at some institutions, but not at university.
Clarification of Terms Compulsory - A course needed in order to graduate; for example, English 122. Prerequisite - A course a student must pass before enrolling in a more advanced course, i.e. Science 10, Geometry, Measurement and Finance 10 & Numbers, Relations and Functions 10, pre- requisite/co-requisite: Foundations 110 prior to Physics 112.
Options to courses in the classroom Independent study A prescribed course that a student works independently on with the supervision of a teacher. A student may earn one independent study in either grade 11 or 12.
Challenge for Credit Students have the opportunity to gain a credit based on prior learning that would be congruent with the outcomes of one of New Brunswick’s courses. A student may earn two credits through challenge for credits.
On-line courses The Department of Education now offers a number of courses on-line. Students wishing to take these courses are required to work independently under the supervision of a school mentor.
French Immersion Requirements French Immersion students will be eligible for a FI certificate upon graduation by completing the following courses: Successful completion of grade 9/10 FI courses
Grade 11: FI Language Arts 110 or FI (E level 1) Language Arts 110 and FI Modern History 111 or FI Modern History 112 Grade 12: FI Language Arts 120 or FI (E level 1) Language Arts 120 and FI World Issues 120
Sample course selections Grade 11 English 113 Financial and Workplace Math 11 Modern History 113 Information and Technology 120 Early Childhood Services 110 Entrepreneurship 110 Music 110 Culinary Technology 110 Biology 113 Grade 12 English 123 Nut & Fit for Health Act Liv. 120 Culinary 120 Childhood Studies 120 Early Childhood Services 120 Co - op 120 Ind. & Fam. Dynamics 120 Bus. Org. & Management 120 Intro. to Accounting 120
Grade 11 English 113 Financial & Workplace math 11 Modern History 113 CAD 110 Introduction to Electronics 110 Electrical Wiring 110 Mill & Cabinet 120 Framing and Sheathing 110 Metal Fabrication 110 Grade 12 English 123 Financial & workplace math 12 Entrepreneurship 110 Electrical Wiring 120 Residential Finish and Insulation 120 Co-op 120 Outdoor Pursuits 110 Draft/Comp Graph 120 Information Technology 120
Grade 11 English 112 Foundations Math 11 Pre-Calculus 11 Modern History 113 CAD 110 Introduction to Electronics 110 Electrical Wiring 110 Physics 112 Framing and Sheathing 110 Grade 12 English 122 Entrepreneurship 110 Electrical Wiring 120 Residential Finish and Insulation 120 Co-op 120 Outdoor Pursuits 110 Draft/Comp Graph 120 Information Technology 120 Physics 122
Grade 11 English 112 Foundations of Math 11 Pre- Calculus 11 Pre-Calculus 12A F.I. Language Arts 110 F.I. Modern History 110 Biology 112 Chemistry 112 Physics 112 Grade 12 English 122 Pre- Calculus 12 B Differential & Integral Calculus 12 F.I. Language Arts 120 F.I. World Issues 120 Biology 120 Chemistry 122 Physics 122 Theatre Arts 120 Political Science 120
Grade 11 English 112 Foundations of Math 11 Law 120 Modern History 112 Human Services 110 Art 110 French 112 Biology 112 Physical Geography 110 Grade 12 English 122 Foundations of Math 12 Canadian History 122 Political Science 120 World Issues 120 French 122 Biology 122 Economics 122 Canadian Geography 120 Family Living 120
Further information English 121/122 French 122 F.I. Lang. Arts 120 Pre-Calculus 12A and Pre-Calculus 12 B Calculus 12 Canadian History 121/2 Canadian Geography 120 Political Science 120 World Issues 120 F.I. World Issues 120 Economics 120 Biology 121/122 Physics 122 Chemistry 122 Intro. to Env. Science 120 The following courses are acceptable courses for post-secondary entrance courses for University admission purposes:
6 Destinations 3 6 12 9 “What are my options after graduation?”
Reminders Check to be sure that you have all compulsory courses required for graduation. You are required to plan for a full course load each semester, so please choose the appropriate electives with a view toward your career goals.
The school-wide course selection generates the master timetable. An elective course may have to be withdrawn if not enough students sign up. So, there is no guarantee that you will get the schedule that you want.
If you do not return your course selection form, you will not be registered in courses for next year. The school does not have unlimited resources to make extensive changes after the master timetable has been prepared, so please take the time to investigate courses.
Course changes Late May or early June - student receives timetable. If the timetable shows a mistake, advise counsellor immediately so correct courses may be scheduled. End of June - After marks are received - changes based on failures. Last week of August - Changes based on Summer School results.
If you should fail a compulsory course in the first semester, some allowance may be made in the second semester to permit you to repeat the compulsory course failed. This is always subject to the availability of space. Requests for course changes after a semester has commenced may not be accommodated.
Valuable Websites Course Selection Handbook: http://sussexhigh.nbed.nb.cahttp://sussexhigh.nbed.nb.ca Assistance in researching careers, entrance requirements: http://www.careercruising.com Assistance in planning and financing an education: http://financingyoureducation.com/ http://financingyoureducation.com/ Sites that provides information on post-secondary training: http://www.schoolfinder.com/ http://www.schoolfinder.com/ http://schoolsincanada.com/sch_can.cfm