Grade 12

Grade 12

Biology 40 - In this course, you will learn about biological inheritance, evolutionary theory, and biodiversity.  You will uncover the methods by which parents pass on traits to their offspring, focusing on how new lives are created and what forces determine an individual's appearance and capabilities.  You will also explore how scientists classify living organisms and how they have revised classification systems in the wake of new discoveries, such as DNA and genomes.

Physics 40 - Topics that were introduced in grade 11 physics are expanded upon in 4 topics:
Topic 1: Mechanics (motion of objects and the forces causing the motion)
Topic 2: Fields (low earth orbit, magnetic fields, electrical fields
Topic 3: Electricity (circuits and magnetic induction)
Topic 4: Medical Physics (diagnostic imaging technology)

Essential Mathematics 40 - This course is designed primarily with an emphasis of essential math needed in real world constructs for those going into traces, college, or work applications.  Grade 12 Essential Mathematics is directed to students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science-related fields.  Students will develop mathematical understanding, critical thinking skills and develop connections between symbolic mathematical ideas and the real world around us.  Topics of study include Analysis of Games and Numbers, Home Finance, Statistics, Business Finance, Geometry, Trigonometry, Vehicle Finance, Career Life, Probability and Precision Measurement.

Applied Mathematics 40 - is a continuation of studies intended for students considering post-secondary studies that do not require a study of theoretical calculus.  It is a context driven course where students will develop mathematical understanding, critical thinking skills through problem-solving and connections between symbolic mathematical ideas and the world around us.  Topics of study include Systems of Linear Inequalities, Quadratic Functions and Equations, Proportional Reasoning, Properties of Angles and Triangles, Trigonometry, Statistical Reasoning.

Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40 - is designed for students who intend to study calculus and related mathematics as part of post-secondary education.  It builds on the topics studied in Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics and provides background knowledge and skills for the study of calculus in post-secondary institutions.  The course comprises a high-level of study of theoretical mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving and mental mathematics.  The topics include study of transformations of functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, radical functions, rational functions and the binomial theorem.

Band 40 - Students are introduced to late intermediate skills that should enable them to continue playing beyond high school.  The focus of this course is to gain playing experience and to enjoy what has been accomplished in previous years.  At this point, some students would have already completed the required playing tests and course work materials.  Any student who has not completed the course work would be expected to do so.

Wood Working 40 - This course is designed for maximum student engagement, regardless of individual interests or level of ability.  Every student will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in areas such as Woods Products and Processes, Measurement and Layout, Finishing, and Current Innovation by making exciting projects such as games, furniture, musical instruments and more.  Although flexibility and individuality are important in this course, the most essential skill all students will develop is shop safety.  Particular attention will be paid to personal protective equipment (PPE), proper tool use and responsibility for shop cleanliness and maintenance.

Family Studies 40 - emphasizes the transition form adolescence to adulthood with the ability to examine and practice skills that help develop healthy interpersonal relationships.  The skills and knowledge will provide the opportunity for students to make informed and responsible life management choices now and in the future.  Topics of study include: Human Development, Relationships, Sexual Health and Wellness, Reproductive Health and Wellness, Parenting, Life Stages and Family Responsibilities.

Exercise Science 40 - Following the lead of Hockey Canada, the Rivers Collegiate Hockey Skills Academy offers students an opportunity to further their hockey skills and knowledge by focusing on strategies for development and improvement both on and off the ice.  We will also be utilizing outcomes from the Exercise Science curriculum to learn and explore the science behind human exercise, health and physical activity.