Knowledge & Employability (K&E)

The intent of Knowledge and Employability courses is to provide students who meet the criteria with opportunities to experience success and become well prepared for employment, further studies,  citizenship and lifelong learning (Knowledge and Employability Courses Policy 1.4.2).

The Knowledge & Employability courses (K & E) are part of a series of courses available to students who meet set criteria of educational and learning needs.  Prior to enrolment in any K & E course, a student must discuss with a Student Services Counsellor the appropriateness of such courses for the educational needs and plans of the student.  In addition, parental consent is a requirement PRIOR to enrolment in such courses.

Note: course offerings and method of instruction will depend upon the number of students enrolling in the courses.  When there are no qualified or interested students, the courses will not be offered

English 10-4*, 20-4, 30-4 (5 credits)

Knowledge and Employability English language arts highlights six language arts—listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.  Students engage all six language arts as they study texts and as they create their own texts in relevant situations for a variety of purposes and audiences. All of the language arts are interrelated and interdependent; proficiency in one strengthens and supports proficiency in the others.

Mathematics 10-4*, 20-4 (5 credits)

Students use a problem solving approach to complete calculations and solve word problems in everyday home, workplace and community contexts. 

More information on the Mathematics 10 and Mathematics 20 pages.

Science 10-4*, 20-4 (5 credits)

Knowledge and Employability science provides basic science literacy. The courses promote awareness, understanding and the development and application of science skills, knowledge and attitudes for successful living at home, at the workplace and in the community.

More information on the Science 10-4/20-4 (K&E) page.

Social Studies 10-4*, 20-4 (5 credits)

Knowledge and Employability Social Studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens.

*May lead to A Certificate of High School Achievement rather than a High School Diploma

Last modified on

Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors