The Social Studies Department encourages students to understand their world and the significant role they play with regard to responsible citizenship and stewardship. All levels focus on political and economic systems, and the history that has influenced our current events. We are proud of our results on provincial diploma exams and the interest that these courses generate in our students.
We offer -1 and -2 classes in all grades as well as K&E
programming. Although these course streams follow the same curriculum, -1
classes require excellent attendance and a self-motivated student to achieve
success. Competent writing skills and critical thinking will be areas of
particular focus at all levels that students are well prepared for
both the written response and multiple-choice diplomas.
-2 courses are accepted for entrance to most post-secondary
institutions. Written responses at this level focus on identifying
essential curriculum and constructing an informed position on issues as well as
recognizing viewpoints that differ from one’s own. This course offers a
straightforward academic approach to Social Studies content.
UN, Debate, and Agents 4 Change are some of the extra-curricular clubs that are
offered by our department. Please look for club information and sign up
in September. All students are invited to participate!
Grade 10 – Globalization
Grade 11 – Nationalism
Grade 12 – Ideologies