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Grade 11 Course Selection
When thinking what you are going to do after high school there are many things to consider ...
Be realistic ($$$, time, ability & strengths)
Arts, Sciences, Professional Programs, Trades or direct entry to the workforce?
College? University/College? University?
Where ... BC? Canada? Abroad?
Once you have considered these ... then you can start thinking about prerequisites and programming!
Math, Science, English and Language Choices
What do I need to Graduate?
English 10 4 credits
An English 11 course (4 choices) 4 credits
English Studies 12 or Comm 12 4 credits
Social Studies 10 4 credits
A Social Studies 11 or 12 4 credits
Science 10 4 credits
A Science 11 or 12 4 credits
A Math 10 4 credits
A Math 11 or 12 4 credits
Physical Education 10 4 credits
7 Elective Courses (Academic or Non Academic) 28 credits
(3 of these must be Grade 12 Electives)
Fine Arts and Applied Skills
One Fine Art OR Applied Skill in Grade 10, 11 OR 12 4 credits
Planning 10 or Career Life Education 10 4 credits
Career Life Connections & Capstone Project 4 credits
Numeracy & Literacy Exam completed between gr 10-12
All students are required to write a numeracy and literacy exam at some point between gr 10-12
Check your official transcripts
(different than Student Connect):
https://www.bceid.ca/register/basic/account_details.aspx?type=regular (create an account) or google STS BC
Post-Secondaries get your transcripts from here
Why do Grades Matter?
They are an indicator of your understanding of material (pre-requisites, safety, etc.)
Beginning in Grade 11 they 'count' for many post-secondary entrances
they are on your permanent transcript
$$$ - District/Authority Awards
$$$ - BC Achievement Scholarships
The Ministry of Education also grants scholarships to students based on their performance in gr 10-12 classes (electives and academics).
Students are eligible for this scholarship if:
They achieve at least a B in Language Arts 12 (Eng)
The top 8000 graduating students with the highest GPA average will receive this $1250 scholarship automatically
(no need to apply) to be used toward post-secondary.
There are lots of other scholarships (some merit-based, some needs-based, and some based on school/community service)
But we are starting to get off topic ...
What courses do I take in Grade 11?
#1 ... Any courses that you have not passed from Grade 8 - 10!
#2 - Courses you must take to graduate!
An English 11 course (4 credits)
Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
A Math 11 (4 credits)
A Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Note: Most post-secondaries (UBC, SFU) require Soc 11 and Sci 11 for entrance
#3 - Top up the rest so that you have 8 courses total (no ... you cannot have a Study in Grade 11) ... Or 9 courses if you are enrolling in Yearbook, Film & Video Work Experience, or Theater Company.
The rest can be courses you WANT to take
Courses you NEED to take (post-secondary prerequisites)
Do not pick your courses with the assumption you can change them later or that if you do not do well in a class you can simply take it again! Also, do not pick a course based on what your friends say or take!
Making up Missing Credits and Getting Ahead
Course Selection Process
A certificate takes 1 year, a diploma 2, a degree 4
and graduate work more, and more and more (although you don't have to go right from a Bachelors degree to a Masters)
You do not enter Law School or Medical School or a Teaching Program straight from High School
... you do other degrees first
More years of school = more money towards tuition, etc. .... but also typically more money earned in the end
If you need 85% or higher in Maths and Sciences to get into the program you want and have never received those kinds of grades ever, you may want to rethink your career path
... often, you can enter a related field that may not have the same high requirements or years of school
For example, if you do not think you will get into a Bachelors of Science Program and later Medical School, you could maybe work as a pharmacist, a pharmacists assistant, a Registered Nurse, an X-ray or lab technician, a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Medical Office Assistant!
If you don't think you can qualify for a Psychology Degree and Masters, you might be able to be a social worker or a youth worker.
Finally ... if you don't like Math or Science, don't pick a future career (business and sciences) that relies on it!
Faculties of Study at Post-Secondary
- Criminology, English, Languages, Journalism, Political Science, International Studies, History, Psychology, Geography, Music, Drama, Graphic Design, Counselling, Philosophy, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology ... More than just Fine Arts!
- Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Botany, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Zoolology
- Engineering, Computer Science
- Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Advertising
- Masonry, Electrical Work, Welding, Plumbing, Construction, Culinary Arts, Fabricating, Roofing, Mechanics, Warehousing
Pre-requisites will vary from school to school and province to province. Foreign schools may have additional requirements. For example, if you plan to attend University in the USA you need to write a test called the SAT. As well, be prepared to be charged more money for tuition than an American would!
Getting into Post -Secondary
Current UBC Entrance Requirements (gr 11 marks used too) ...
Arts - English 12 and 3 other acceptable Grade 12 academic courses.
Science - Physics 11, Chem 11. GPA based on: English 12, Pre-Calc 12 (67% min), at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Physics 12 and one other acceptable Gr 12 academic course
Engineering - Chem 11, Physics 11, Pre-Calc 12, English 12, Chem 12, Physics 12
Commerce (Business) - English 12, Pre-Calc 12 and 2 other Grade 12 acceptable academic courses
For all, you will also need a Language 11, a Science 11, Foundations 12 or Pre-Calc 11, English 11 and Socials 11
*They also may look at your entire schedule to see if you took a challenging course load (beneficial to you and your program).
UBC Okanagan, UVic and other Canadian Universities will have similar BUT NOT IDENTICAL requirements. Check out their websites.
Entrance into Langara, Kwantlen, Douglas, BCIT ....
Minimum requirements to 'get in the door' is high school graduation and a C in English 12 or a B in Comm 12 (Kwantlen: C+ in Eng 12 or an A in Comm 12)
However, individual programs and courses will have their own requirements!
Best thing? Go to the school's website and/or contact an adviser for help!
These requirements change all the time (especially with the new curriculum)... don't assume what you look up tomorrow will be the exact same as a year from now!
Current UBC Admissible Academic Courses Include
BC First Nations 12
UVic and SFU will also accept
Comparative Civilizations 12
Foundations of Math 12
Social Justice 12
Note: there are a few others accepted, but we do not offer them at ND (Geography, Eng Lit, Geology etc)
Beginning in Grade 11, you have three ... or really four choices for your Math Pathway. They are called pathways as they lead you to your future goals and careers.
Apprenticeship and Workplace 11
- designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades (excluding electrical) and for direct entry into the workforce. You must take this math if you took Apprenticeship and Workplace 10.
Foundations of Math 11
- designed to provide students with the mathematical understanding and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus (i.e. arts and humanities, etc.)
- designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus (i.e. sciences, math, business, engineering)
Honours Pre-Calculus 11
- for those who excelled in F & P 10
"I'm just not good at math"
"If I try harder next year, I will do better"
"I know UBC says it is okay if I take Foundations 12, but Pre-Calculus looks better"
"Foundations is easier than Pre-Calculus"
"I can't get into post-secondary school without Pre-Calculus 12"
Everyone can be successful in Math and like Math if they are in the right pathway.
For many University Programs, you can EITHER have Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations 12 to meet the pre-req.
Your Math teacher, your counsellor and your career advisor (Ms. Dhanoa) are better equipped to help you select the best Math Pathway than your friends are!
Which Science(s) should I take?
You must take at least one Science 11 (or 12)
to graduate from high school!
Science 11 Options
Science for Citizens (formerly Science & Tech) 11
- A practical course good for those who are not particularly good at Science and looking at direct entry into the workforce. Okay for some trades (but not all!)
- Must have passed Science 10. Acceptable for University Entrance.
- Must have passed F & P Math 10 and Science 10. Strong math and problem solving skills needed. Acceptable for University Entrance.
- Must have passed F & P Math 10 and Science 10. Strong reading, math and and problem solving skills needed. Acceptable for University Entrance.
*See course selection booklet for detailed course descriptions
Know your pre-requisites ...
It becomes increasingly important for you to figure out what Pathway you are on (trades, Sciences, etc.). Many students attending University will have to take more than one Grade 11 Science and potentially several Grade 12 Sciences.
It also becomes increasingly important for you to know what you are good at and what kind of course load you can handle.
What English classes are offered next year?
1. Senior Creative Writing
2. Senior Literary Studies
3. Senior Spoken Language
4. Senior New Media - Film Studies
Please note: all of these courses include a balance of speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing and representing.
They are the same academic rigor (there is no easy course!), so choose something that interest you!
Comm 11 students must be recommended by their English 10 teacher!
What about a Language?
French 8 - 12
Beginner's Spanish 11, Spanish 11, Spanish 12 (based on enrollment)
Beginner's Punjabi 11, Punjabi 11, Punjabi 12 (based on enrollment)
Do I need a language?
You DO NOT need a language to graduate but...
Some post-secondary schools require a minimal language requirement.
UBC - Language 11. A Language 12 is recommended if you are aiming for an Arts degree.
SFU - Beginner's Language 11 or Language 11
Kwantlen - Can get in without a language, but Language 11 or equivalent needed for a degree and some diplomas
Most other colleges - No language requirement
Other ways to meet the Language requirements ...
1) Did you go to elementary school, high school where another language was the main language of instruction? If so, see your counsellor!
2) Have you taken accredited courses to learn another language through a college or internationally? If so, see your counsellor!
3) Do you understand, speak, read, and write in Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Punjabi, Korean or German? If so you can write a challenge exam to receive course credit! Applications to write these exams are due in October. Please see your counsellor!
4) You can take an equivalency course in college or university ... but it will cost you $$$$!
Remember ... if you are good at a language (or Math, or Sciences) you can take more than one language (or Math, or Science) and receive credit for both!
Reward graduating BC students for excellence in their chosen non academic field(s). The $1000 award amount can be used toward a student’s post secondary education tuition.
To win a scholarship, a student must apply and demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas:
— Fine Arts(e.g.Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music).
— International Languages
— Physical Activity (e.g., Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics,, etc)
- Applied Skills (e.g., Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Ec).
— Community Service (Volunteer Activity).
— Technical and Trades Training (e.g., Carpentry, Automotive, Mechanics, Cook Training).
E.g. VCC, Douglas. Specialize in Certificate and Diploma programs. Often these are very practical, hands-on type programs. Often, pre-requisites are simply graduating from High School, or are minimal (Eng 12 with a C or Comm 12 with a B).
E.g. BCIT, Kwantlen, Langara. These institutions have certificate and diploma programs, as well as full degree and university transfer programs. Tuition is typically less than at a University.
E.g. UVic, UBC, SFU. These institutions grant Bachelors Degrees as well as Masters and Doctorate Degrees.
Typically the most expensive and have the strictest entrance requirements
(usually 85% average and up)
You have over 50 Electives to Choose from!!!
Graphic Design Lev 1-2
Coding Web Design Lev 1-2
Accounting Lev 1-2
Entrepreneurship: start your business
Maker Lab Lev 1-2
Work Experience (X block)
Foods Lev 1-3
Textiles Lev 1-3
Family Studies/Sociology Lev 1-2
Beginning Punjabi 11
Beginning Spanish 11
Theatre Production/Stagecraft 11
Theatre Company 11 (X block)
Dance Company 11 (X block)
Film & Video (X block)
Fitness & Conditioning 11/12
Active Living 11/12
Women's Wellness and Fitness 11/12
Drawing and Painting 11
Visual Arts 11
Media Arts Lev 1-3
Sculpture & Ceramics 11
Strategies/Learning Assistance 11
Woodwork Lev 1-2
Auto-Tech Lev 1-2
Peer Tutor 11 (Applications required)
Yearbook 11 (X block)
Social Justice Certificate
Another Science ... or 2?
Youth Train in Trades(2nd sem)
Some Gr 12 classes???
If you are trying to sign up for a class and don't see it on the course selection on Student Connect, please see Ms. Gillis or Mr. Sharpe immediately!
Summer School - Delta
***No Remedial/Skill Building Summer School for Grade 10’s***
Students who fail their Grade 10 course(s) this year will have the option of:
1. taking the course the following year or semester
2. completing the course on-line (Delta Access, Surrey Connect)
3. completing the 6 week credit course at summer school
4. finding another District offering Grade 10 remedial summer school courses and completing it there.
Full credit summer school
- This gives you full credit for the course with a 'real mark'. It is 6 weeks long. Some courses are traditional, while Planning 10 is blended (part online, part in class).
Registration will be online and begin after Spring Break!
Online Courses ...
Delta School District offers courses starting in Grade 10. Delta's online program is called
. Although it is too late to sign up for courses now, beginning in April you can sign up for summer courses which must be completed by the middle of August.
Online courses are also offered through many other districts. The most popular after Delta are
Surrey (Surrey Connect)
A very important note ...
If you take a summer school course or an online course through a district other than Delta, you must bring your counsellor (ME!) a copy of your report card!
*What course should I take in Summer School?
*After you enroll, please see me to pick a new course for your schedule (unless you are
worried you may not pass).
There are ways to get extra credits as well!
Dance (Royal Academy of Dance)
Music (Royal Academy of Music)
Sports (Provincial or National non-school team)
Lifesaving (Bronze Cross, NLS, etc.)
Speaking another language
See Ms. Gillis for more info!
Course selection begins Thurs. Mar 1st at 3:00pm and ends Thurs. Mar 8th.
You must make your selections and your parents must lock them in on Parent Connect by that date! First come, first served!
Parent information night is Thursday, March 1st at 7pm in the auditorium!
Please ensure your parents log on to Parent Connect to lock-in your selections!
School places you in a position in a field of interest (unpaid)
Train in Trades - option 1
For every 120 hours of paid work under a certified tradesperson you earn 4 credits (up to 16 credits)
Train in Trades - option 2
Take college level courses in a trade for credit for free and earn credits toward high school graduation at the same time
At local schools Carpentry, Electrician, Auto-Mechanic and Chef Training are offered
Other trades are offered at college campuses
Usually done in Grade 12, but some programs available for Grade 11's
Please see Ms. Lucke, Ms. Grewal, or Ms. Dhanoa for more info!
Career & Apprenticeship Program Info Evening
at ND library on Wed, Feb 28 6:30pm
It is possible to attend an academy at a different school part time and still attend ND part time.
For sport academies students get credit for PE and an elective.
For Fine Arts academies students get credit for a Fine Art and an elective
You don't have to be an elite athlete to attend an academy
Please see the website for more information
Travel and Absences
Taking one, two, three or more weeks off school to travel will definitely impact your grades significantly! Teachers are not required to provide you with work in advance. It is especially difficult to miss courses that have significant hands-on requirements such as Science and many electives.
Encourage your parents to make travel plans outside of the school year!
For assistance with course planning ...
For assistance with career planning/programs
Career Adviser (Ms. Dhanoa)
Other sources of information ...
School website & Career Center Website
education planner & career cruising
advisers at post-secondary institutions
Always check the course recommendations/ pre-requesites!
Check Student Connect for this
You need to know your PEN #
What classes can you take in summer school (subject to change)?
Grade 11 (upgrading)
: Bio 11, Chem 11, Eng 11, Communications 11, Math 11 Foundations, Math 11 Precalc, Physics 11, Socials 11
Grade 10 (repeating)
: Eng 10, Sci 10, Soc 10, Math 10 F & P, Planning 10 (blended)
-Math 11 and 12 students must supply their own graphing calculator.
-Absence of more than 3 days is not acceptable and may result in being withdrawn from the course. Do not enroll if you anticipate an absence beyond 3 days.
-There is no Math A & W or PE offered in summer
“I want to switch out of Mr. so and so’s class and switch into Mrs. so and so’s class”
“I need to switch classes because I have no friends in my class and I work better when I have friends in the class (…but it’s the same block)”
“I want to switch my Socials class from B block to A block because I don’t know anyone in B block.”
“I changed my mind about an elective and want to switch out of Foods and into Woodwork.”
UBC (Vancouver Campus)
Arts Mid to high 80s
Commerce (Business) Mid to high 80s
Science Mid 80s to low 90s
Engineering (Applied Science) Mid to high 80s
Arts & Social Science 80%
Communication, Art, Technology 78-80%
Engineering (Applied Science) 86%
Humanities/Social Sciences 75-80%
UBC (Okanagan Campus)
Arts Mid to High 70s
Science Mid to High 70s
Nursing Mid to High 80s
GPA cutoff averages based on 2017 Admission
*See your counsellor - there is an application form you must fill out
-you must have achieved a B in the course you want to peer tutor
-minimum 2 grades difference
-must have good work habits and a reason for wanting to peer tutor
-must have a teacher reference
Thanks for listening!
Check each University website for their requirements
SFU Requirements for 2020.....Hot off the press.....
General admission requirements: Eng 11, Sci 11, Language 11 (Beginner's is okay), Math 11, Socials 11 or 12, English 12 (min 70%), and a minimum of 4 other approved courses (approved courses are different for each faculty)
ADMISSION BASED ON GRADE 11 AND 12 MARKS: http://www.sfu.ca/students/adm-req-2019-2020/progreq-2020.html
Each faculty has it's own specific requirements
SFU Faculty of Sciences
Eng 11, Beg/Lang 11, Precalc 11 (min 60%), Sci 11 (Bio, Physics, and/or Chem)