Science 10 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and strong academic ambition

Success in this course will lead to: Biology 20 pre-AP, Chemistry pre-20AP and/orPhysics 20 pre-AP

Content:An introduction to Science 10 Pre-AP will be a starting point for to further enrol in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics at the 20/30 level. The level of instruction will provide an introduction to proper lab techniques and participation. In addition to the Science 10 curriculum, pre-AP students will be introduced to grade 11 and 12 enrichment. This includes:

  • Chemistry emphasis on the mole, gravimetric stoic, predicting products, and enhanced formulas
  • Biology detailing diffusion and osmosis, plant physiology, mitosis and meiosis 
  • Physics enhancing significant digits, graphing techniques and vector and scaling understanding

Biology 20 Pre-AP / Biology 30AP – Full Year Course (10 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10

Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  It is recommended for students to take this grade 11 or 12.

Content:  This course covers and goes beyond the Biology 20/30 curriculum through a more advanced paradigm. The student will look at the material through the four Big Ideas of the AP program:

  1. Evolution,
  2. Biological systems
  3. Living systems
  4. Biological system interactions.

AP labs use an inquiry-based model and will include:

  • Hardy Weinberg, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, osmosis, mitosis, meiosis, bacterial transformation, restriction enzymes, transpiration and fruit fly behavior. 
  • Mandatory laboratory work to enhance analytical and research skills. 
  • Research projects, guest speakers, field work and off-campus visits to develop world readiness.

Chemistry 20 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10

Success in this course will lead to: Chemistry 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior chemistry background.

Content:

  • Enhanced understanding of electron energy levels, VSEPR theory and periodic relationships. 
  • Solutions and stoichiometry (gases, solids and aqueous) unit. 
  • Gases and gas laws unit (including AP topics relating to ideal gas behaviors). 
  • Bonding unit (including AP topics of molecular geometry). 
  • Building on organization, research and problem solving skills for laboratory techniques.

Chemistry 30 / Chemistry 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Chemistry 20 pre-AP

Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  Recommended for students to take in either grade 11 or 12. 

Content:  In addition to the Chemistry 30 curriculum, AP students will be enriched through the following topics:

  • Atomic theory and atomic structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gas laws, liquid and solids, solutions, reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. 
  • Strong emphasis on mathematical calculations and laboratory skills will be developed.

Physics 20 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP 

Success in this course will lead to: Physics 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior physics background.

Content: In addition to the Physics 20 curriculum, students will do further enrichment.

  • Students will be introduced to Momentum and impulse. 
  • Students will learn formulas and theories to apply to the real world.

Physics 30 / Physics 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Physics 20 pre-AP

Success in this course will lead to:  university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.

Content:  In addition to the physics 30 curriculum students will have the opportunity to study:

  • Newtonian mechanics; fluid mechanics and thermal physics; electricity and magnetism; waves and optics; and atomic and nuclear physics.
  • A strong laboratory component will be in addition to the theory

Advanced Placement®

Science 10 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and strong academic ambition

Success in this course will lead to: Biology 20 pre-AP, Chemistry pre-20AP and/orPhysics 20 pre-AP

Content:An introduction to Science 10 Pre-AP will be a starting point for to further enrol in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics at the 20/30 level. The level of instruction will provide an introduction to proper lab techniques and participation. In addition to the Science 10 curriculum, pre-AP students will be introduced to grade 11 and 12 enrichment. This includes:

  • Chemistry emphasis on the mole, gravimetric stoic, predicting products, and enhanced formulas
  • Biology detailing diffusion and osmosis, plant physiology, mitosis and meiosis 
  • Physics enhancing significant digits, graphing techniques and vector and scaling understanding

Biology 20 Pre-AP / Biology 30AP – Full Year Course (10 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10

Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  It is recommended for students to take this grade 11 or 12.

Content:  This course covers and goes beyond the Biology 20/30 curriculum through a more advanced paradigm. The student will look at the material through the four Big Ideas of the AP program:

  1. Evolution,
  2. Biological systems
  3. Living systems
  4. Biological system interactions.

AP labs use an inquiry-based model and will include:

  • Hardy Weinberg, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, osmosis, mitosis, meiosis, bacterial transformation, restriction enzymes, transpiration and fruit fly behavior. 
  • Mandatory laboratory work to enhance analytical and research skills. 
  • Research projects, guest speakers, field work and off-campus visits to develop world readiness.

Chemistry 20 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10

Success in this course will lead to: Chemistry 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior chemistry background.

Content:

  • Enhanced understanding of electron energy levels, VSEPR theory and periodic relationships. 
  • Solutions and stoichiometry (gases, solids and aqueous) unit. 
  • Gases and gas laws unit (including AP topics relating to ideal gas behaviors). 
  • Bonding unit (including AP topics of molecular geometry). 
  • Building on organization, research and problem solving skills for laboratory techniques.

Chemistry 30 / Chemistry 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Chemistry 20 pre-AP

Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  Recommended for students to take in either grade 11 or 12. 

Content:  In addition to the Chemistry 30 curriculum, AP students will be enriched through the following topics:

  • Atomic theory and atomic structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gas laws, liquid and solids, solutions, reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. 
  • Strong emphasis on mathematical calculations and laboratory skills will be developed.

Physics 20 Pre-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP 

Success in this course will lead to: Physics 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior physics background.

Content: In addition to the Physics 20 curriculum, students will do further enrichment.

  • Students will be introduced to Momentum and impulse. 
  • Students will learn formulas and theories to apply to the real world.

Physics 30 / Physics 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Physics 20 pre-AP

Success in this course will lead to:  university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.

Content:  In addition to the physics 30 curriculum students will have the opportunity to study:

  • Newtonian mechanics; fluid mechanics and thermal physics; electricity and magnetism; waves and optics; and atomic and nuclear physics.
  • A strong laboratory component will be in addition to the theory
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