IBO Subjects1st Semester2nd Semester
Math SLMath 30/31IB SL (Full Year)
Math HLMath 30/31IB HL (Full Year)
Further MathMath 30/31IB HL and Further Math (Full Year)
Biology SLBiology 20/30 IB SL (Full Year)
Physics SLPhysics 20/30 IB SL (Full Year)
Business Management SLBusiness & Management Adv IB SL (Full Year)
Economics HLEconomics 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
Chemistry HLChemistry 20 IB SL (semester 1 or 2)   
World History HLSocial 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
English Literature HLEnglish 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
French B - ab initioFrench ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2)
French B SLFrench 30 IB SL (semester 1 or 2)
German B ab initioGerman ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2)
Spanish B ab-initioSpanish ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2.  currently in the am block)
Mandarin B ab initio Mandarin ab-initio 20 IB (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Mandarin B SL Mandarin 20 IB SL (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Cantonese B SL Cantonese B 20 IB SL (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Art Visual Arts HLArt 20 IB & Art 30 IB HL (Full Year)
Computer Science HLComputing Science 20A/20B (term courses) (all three term courses completed by the end of grade 11)
Theory of KnowledgeAll partial IB students complete TOK in a term course. Diploma students – blended morning and online course throughout the year

Art 20 IB & Art 30 IB HL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Art 10

Students in Art IB are introduced to an enriched studio program that provides opportunities to develop technical skills while exploring the following media: drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and painting. This is a rigorous and rewarding program where students will begin to develop their own personal vision through studio work and personal research of themes, significant artists and culture in the I.B. Research Work Book.

Biology 20/30 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Biology 25 IB
Students study many of the same topics in Biology 20/30 IB as in the regular Biology 20 and 30 courses, but in more depth. The scientific method is used to explore the natural world. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken. The students must compile a final portfolio of scientific investigations.

Business Management Advanced IB SL - 10 credits

Prerequisite: Business Management 25 IB
Students will continue developing skills in the areas of business and commerce including the exploration of topics such as; Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and Operations Management.

Chemistry 20 IB SL- 5 credits

Prerequisite: Science 10
Students will cover all the components of the Chemistry 20 Alberta Program of Studies. In addition, an in-depth study of atomic structure, periodicity, additional bonding concepts such as hybridization, crystal field theory, ligands and introductory organic nomenclature will be covered. A final lab exam is scheduled for each student near the end of this course. A wide variety of lab experiences are provided, and a lab portfolio is begun to be completed the following year. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken.

Computing Science 20/25 - 3 credits each (all three courses 10/20/25 must be completed before the end of Grade 11)

These are not IB courses, but are prerequisite for Computing Science IB.

We can add the descriptors from the other section of the course descriptions since they are not IB courses
Economics 20 IB HL (comprises Micro Economics and Economics for Consumers) – 6 credits
No prerequisites required

  • Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
  • Why have income and wealth become more unequally distributed over the past few decades?
  • How will population aging affect life in the coming decades?
  • How will the workforce change with advances in robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence?
  • Should the city pay for a new arena for the Calgary Flames?

Economics is what can help us answer these questions. Economics is the study of scarcity, the study of how people use resources, or the study of decision-making and how people make decisions about those resources. Economics often involves topics like wealth, finance, recessions, and banking, leading to the misconception that economics is all about money and the stock market. Actually, it’s a much broader discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions for coming decades.

Economics is a relatively new social science that touches upon many aspects of our lives and has important effects on the well-being of all people around the world. The study of economics is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants.

This course emphasizes the economic theories of microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms and markets, and the economic theories of macroeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting countries, governments and societies. These economic theories are not to be studied in a vacuum—rather, they are to be applied to real-world issues. Prominent among these issues are fluctuations in economic activity, international trade, economic development and environmental sustainability.

This economics course encourages students to develop international perspectives, fosters a concern for global issues, and raises students’ awareness of their own responsibilities at a local, national and international level. The course also seeks to develop values and attitudes that will enable students to achieve a degree of personal commitment in trying to resolve these issues, appreciating our shared responsibility as citizens of an increasingly interdependent world.
This course will be offered at the Higher Level meaning the topics we will cover are: microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and development economics.

English 20 IB HL - 5 credits

Prerequisite: English 10-1
Students will be introduced to a wide range of literature. Different genres of writing from various eras and countries will be discussed, studied, and compared. An emphasis will be placed on examining the effects of writers’ craft. There is a great variety of reading, writing, listening, discussing, viewing and representing during this course. Pre-reading is required prior to the beginning of the course.

Mathematics 30/31 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Math 20 IB
In addition to an enriched presentation of all the topics in Math 30-1 and Math 3l, this course will cover extensions in calculus, vectors, probability, and statistics.

Mathematics 30/31 IB HL - 13 credits (to be taken over 3 semesters)

Prerequisites: Math 20 IB and teacher recommendation
In addition to an enriched presentation of all the topics in Math 30-1 and Math 3l, this course will cover extensions in calculus, vectors, matrices, inverse trigonometric functions, probability density functions, sets, relations and groups.

Physics 20/30 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Physics 25/35 IB
In this course, you will complete all the Alberta Physics Program of Studies in Physics, and also complete the requirements for Standard Level Physics IB. This is an enriched, accelerated physics program. Excellent math skills are required and the Math IB program is strongly recommended concurrently. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken. A lab portfolio is completed.

Social Studies 20 IB HL - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Social 10-1
This course provides students with an introduction to the discipline of history by surveying the development of western civilization from the Enlightenment to the types of government we have in society – both democratic and dictatorships. (Includes American history)

Theory of Knowledge - 3 credits

Mandatory for all IB students.
This course introduces the ideas of knowing and knowledge, types of knowledge and how we know what we know by examining the various ways of knowing IB has identified. While other courses are about “what you know”, this course is about “how you know.” All grade 11 students are required to take TOK. It is offered in a blended format with both an in-class and an online component or as a term course. This course begins in grade 11, and TOK continues to be explored in the core IB subjects at the grade 12 level.

International Languages – ab initio Level

The two year ab initio language course is designed for students enrolled in the IB program who have a limited experience of learning the target language. The language ab initio course aims to develop a variety of areas of linguistic skills. In addition, students will become familiar with aspects of the everyday life and culture of the countries in which the language of study is spoken. Three themes are used to explore the life and culture: Individual & Society, Leisure & Work, and Urban & Rural Environment. A specific core syllabus and language-specific syllabus for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is used to guide the course.

French ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: French 10
In addition to covering the French 20 Alberta curriculum, students in this course are challenged further with additional oral, writing and reading comprehension activities within each of the language IB ab themes, thus increasing the breadth and depth of the French 20 course. Attention will also be paid to increasing students’ cultural awareness of the Francophone community.

German ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: German 10
This German course builds on various elements presented in the German 10 Language and Culture course. Students in this course will further develop the four areas of language learning (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). The three German language IB ab initio curriculum themes accentuate the exploration of the German 20 Language and Culture curriculum from Alberta Education, thus increasing the breadth and depth of the German 20 course. Cultural elements of the German-speaking countries and regions will be included to increase students’ awareness.

Spanish ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: Spanish 10
In this Spanish course students will begin to study the three themes of the language IB ab initio curriculum through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities while also fulfilling the Alberta Education language curricular requirements. Students will explore various aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures.

International Languages – Standard Level

French 30 IB SL – 5 credits

Prerequisite: French 20 or Grade 9 French immersion
This course prepares students for the French 30/31 IB oral reading comprehension and written exams. The regular French 30 Alberta Education curriculum is initially covered. Additionally, a variety of supplements readings are added to the program to improve reading comprehension and a source for developing oral skills. Language, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures will be introduced using several different types of text and discourse that serve particular communicative purposes. Students will be able to explore cultural aspects of the Francophone world through the study of texts and visual materials as a mean of exploring the history, current events, values and attitudes of a range of French speaking countries. Comparisons to other cultures will be established in order to celebrate the difference.

Grade 11

IBO Subjects1st Semester2nd Semester
Math SLMath 30/31IB SL (Full Year)
Math HLMath 30/31IB HL (Full Year)
Further MathMath 30/31IB HL and Further Math (Full Year)
Biology SLBiology 20/30 IB SL (Full Year)
Physics SLPhysics 20/30 IB SL (Full Year)
Business Management SLBusiness & Management Adv IB SL (Full Year)
Economics HLEconomics 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
Chemistry HLChemistry 20 IB SL (semester 1 or 2)   
World History HLSocial 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
English Literature HLEnglish 20 IB HL (semester 1 or 2)
French B - ab initioFrench ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2)
French B SLFrench 30 IB SL (semester 1 or 2)
German B ab initioGerman ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2)
Spanish B ab-initioSpanish ab initio 20IB (semester 1 or 2.  currently in the am block)
Mandarin B ab initio Mandarin ab-initio 20 IB (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Mandarin B SL Mandarin 20 IB SL (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Cantonese B SL Cantonese B 20 IB SL (Completed Off-Campus - Full Year)
Art Visual Arts HLArt 20 IB & Art 30 IB HL (Full Year)
Computer Science HLComputing Science 20A/20B (term courses) (all three term courses completed by the end of grade 11)
Theory of KnowledgeAll partial IB students complete TOK in a term course. Diploma students – blended morning and online course throughout the year

Art 20 IB & Art 30 IB HL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Art 10

Students in Art IB are introduced to an enriched studio program that provides opportunities to develop technical skills while exploring the following media: drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and painting. This is a rigorous and rewarding program where students will begin to develop their own personal vision through studio work and personal research of themes, significant artists and culture in the I.B. Research Work Book.

Biology 20/30 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Biology 25 IB
Students study many of the same topics in Biology 20/30 IB as in the regular Biology 20 and 30 courses, but in more depth. The scientific method is used to explore the natural world. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken. The students must compile a final portfolio of scientific investigations.

Business Management Advanced IB SL - 10 credits

Prerequisite: Business Management 25 IB
Students will continue developing skills in the areas of business and commerce including the exploration of topics such as; Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and Operations Management.

Chemistry 20 IB SL- 5 credits

Prerequisite: Science 10
Students will cover all the components of the Chemistry 20 Alberta Program of Studies. In addition, an in-depth study of atomic structure, periodicity, additional bonding concepts such as hybridization, crystal field theory, ligands and introductory organic nomenclature will be covered. A final lab exam is scheduled for each student near the end of this course. A wide variety of lab experiences are provided, and a lab portfolio is begun to be completed the following year. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken.

Computing Science 20/25 - 3 credits each (all three courses 10/20/25 must be completed before the end of Grade 11)

These are not IB courses, but are prerequisite for Computing Science IB.

We can add the descriptors from the other section of the course descriptions since they are not IB courses
Economics 20 IB HL (comprises Micro Economics and Economics for Consumers) – 6 credits
No prerequisites required

  • Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
  • Why have income and wealth become more unequally distributed over the past few decades?
  • How will population aging affect life in the coming decades?
  • How will the workforce change with advances in robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence?
  • Should the city pay for a new arena for the Calgary Flames?

Economics is what can help us answer these questions. Economics is the study of scarcity, the study of how people use resources, or the study of decision-making and how people make decisions about those resources. Economics often involves topics like wealth, finance, recessions, and banking, leading to the misconception that economics is all about money and the stock market. Actually, it’s a much broader discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions for coming decades.

Economics is a relatively new social science that touches upon many aspects of our lives and has important effects on the well-being of all people around the world. The study of economics is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants.

This course emphasizes the economic theories of microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms and markets, and the economic theories of macroeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting countries, governments and societies. These economic theories are not to be studied in a vacuum—rather, they are to be applied to real-world issues. Prominent among these issues are fluctuations in economic activity, international trade, economic development and environmental sustainability.

This economics course encourages students to develop international perspectives, fosters a concern for global issues, and raises students’ awareness of their own responsibilities at a local, national and international level. The course also seeks to develop values and attitudes that will enable students to achieve a degree of personal commitment in trying to resolve these issues, appreciating our shared responsibility as citizens of an increasingly interdependent world.
This course will be offered at the Higher Level meaning the topics we will cover are: microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and development economics.

English 20 IB HL - 5 credits

Prerequisite: English 10-1
Students will be introduced to a wide range of literature. Different genres of writing from various eras and countries will be discussed, studied, and compared. An emphasis will be placed on examining the effects of writers’ craft. There is a great variety of reading, writing, listening, discussing, viewing and representing during this course. Pre-reading is required prior to the beginning of the course.

Mathematics 30/31 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Math 20 IB
In addition to an enriched presentation of all the topics in Math 30-1 and Math 3l, this course will cover extensions in calculus, vectors, probability, and statistics.

Mathematics 30/31 IB HL - 13 credits (to be taken over 3 semesters)

Prerequisites: Math 20 IB and teacher recommendation
In addition to an enriched presentation of all the topics in Math 30-1 and Math 3l, this course will cover extensions in calculus, vectors, matrices, inverse trigonometric functions, probability density functions, sets, relations and groups.

Physics 20/30 IB SL - 10 credits (full year)

Prerequisite: Physics 25/35 IB
In this course, you will complete all the Alberta Physics Program of Studies in Physics, and also complete the requirements for Standard Level Physics IB. This is an enriched, accelerated physics program. Excellent math skills are required and the Math IB program is strongly recommended concurrently. A major interdisciplinary research project is undertaken. A lab portfolio is completed.

Social Studies 20 IB HL - 5 credits

Prerequisite: Social 10-1
This course provides students with an introduction to the discipline of history by surveying the development of western civilization from the Enlightenment to the types of government we have in society – both democratic and dictatorships. (Includes American history)

Theory of Knowledge - 3 credits

Mandatory for all IB students.
This course introduces the ideas of knowing and knowledge, types of knowledge and how we know what we know by examining the various ways of knowing IB has identified. While other courses are about “what you know”, this course is about “how you know.” All grade 11 students are required to take TOK. It is offered in a blended format with both an in-class and an online component or as a term course. This course begins in grade 11, and TOK continues to be explored in the core IB subjects at the grade 12 level.

International Languages – ab initio Level

The two year ab initio language course is designed for students enrolled in the IB program who have a limited experience of learning the target language. The language ab initio course aims to develop a variety of areas of linguistic skills. In addition, students will become familiar with aspects of the everyday life and culture of the countries in which the language of study is spoken. Three themes are used to explore the life and culture: Individual & Society, Leisure & Work, and Urban & Rural Environment. A specific core syllabus and language-specific syllabus for the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is used to guide the course.

French ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: French 10
In addition to covering the French 20 Alberta curriculum, students in this course are challenged further with additional oral, writing and reading comprehension activities within each of the language IB ab themes, thus increasing the breadth and depth of the French 20 course. Attention will also be paid to increasing students’ cultural awareness of the Francophone community.

German ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: German 10
This German course builds on various elements presented in the German 10 Language and Culture course. Students in this course will further develop the four areas of language learning (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). The three German language IB ab initio curriculum themes accentuate the exploration of the German 20 Language and Culture curriculum from Alberta Education, thus increasing the breadth and depth of the German 20 course. Cultural elements of the German-speaking countries and regions will be included to increase students’ awareness.

Spanish ab initio 20 IB– 5 credits

Prerequisite: Spanish 10
In this Spanish course students will begin to study the three themes of the language IB ab initio curriculum through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities while also fulfilling the Alberta Education language curricular requirements. Students will explore various aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures.

International Languages – Standard Level

French 30 IB SL – 5 credits

Prerequisite: French 20 or Grade 9 French immersion
This course prepares students for the French 30/31 IB oral reading comprehension and written exams. The regular French 30 Alberta Education curriculum is initially covered. Additionally, a variety of supplements readings are added to the program to improve reading comprehension and a source for developing oral skills. Language, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures will be introduced using several different types of text and discourse that serve particular communicative purposes. Students will be able to explore cultural aspects of the Francophone world through the study of texts and visual materials as a mean of exploring the history, current events, values and attitudes of a range of French speaking countries. Comparisons to other cultures will be established in order to celebrate the difference.

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