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Course Pathways Chart

Ap – Core French, Applied FSF1PI

In this course students continue to practice their French skills in all strands; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will continue to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings. Topics will be relevant and authentic to everyday life. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Ac – Core French, Academic FSF1DI

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Pre AP – Core French FSF1DP

This course provides opportunities for students to continue to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills. The pre-AP programs allows students to attain the same Ontario curriculum expectations but at a quicker pace guided by the teacher. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities by making comparisons between Canada and other French speaking countries.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Core French, Academic FSF2DI

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI – Ac – Core French, Academic or FSF1PI – Ap – Core French, Applied or FSF1DP – Pre AP – Core French

Core French – Pre AP FSF2DP

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities by comparing their life to those in other French-speaking countries, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI – Ac – Core French, Academic or FSF1DP – Pre AP – Core French or FSF1PI – Ap – Core French, Applied

Spanish – International Languages – Level 1 LWSBOI

This course is an introductory course for those who have no or little knowledge of the Spanish language. The course provides the opportunity to increase their confidence in using the language in practical situations, and authentic situations. Students will be involved in activities in all strands; reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also explore the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Spanish – International Languages (Level 2) LWSBOO

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their oral communication skills in the language of study, increase their confidence in using the language in practical situations, and continue to investigate related career opportunities. Students will be involved in activities that promote the use of the language in real-life situations. They will also continue their exploration of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: LWSBOI – Spanish – International Languages – Level 1

Spanish – International Languages – Level 1 LWSBOI

This course is an introductory course for those who have no or little knowledge of the Spanish language. The course provides the opportunity to increase their confidence in using the language in practical situations, and authentic situations. Students will be involved in activities in all strands; reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also explore the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Spanish – International Languages (Level 2) LWSBOO

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their oral communication skills in the language of study, increase their confidence in using the language in practical situations, and continue to investigate related career opportunities. Students will be involved in activities that promote the use of the language in real-life situations. They will also continue their exploration of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: LWSBOI – Spanish – International Languages – Level 1

U – Core French, University FSF3UI

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI – Core French, Academic or FSF2DP – Core French – Pre AP

Pre AP – French FSF3UP

This course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and helps students develop the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts. Students will acquire the necessary vocabulary for reading different works without dependence on a dictionary and will ultimately be able to express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French. Students will also learn to continue to improve their writing skills using a variety of text forms. The course content can reflect intellectual interests shared by students and the instructor. Materials will include audio and video recordings, films, newspapers, magazines, and other texts and media works.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI – Core French, Academic or FSF2DP – Core French – Pre AP

U – Core French, University FSF4UI

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI – U – Core French, University

AP – Core French FSF4UP

This course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and helps students develop the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts. Students will acquire the necessary vocabulary for reading different works without dependence on a dictionary and will ultimately be able to express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French. The course content can reflect intellectual interests shared by students and the instructor. Students will learn how to speak and write on demand leading to a more spontaneous speaker. Emphasis will be put on comparing and making connections their student’s everyday life. Materials will include audio and video recordings, films, newspapers, magazines, and other texts and media works.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI – U – Core French, University or FSF3UP – Pre AP – French

Geography – Essential CGC1PB

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Essential
GRADE: 9

Ap – Issues in Canadian Geography, Applied CGC1PI

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 9

Ac – Issues in Canadian Geography, Academic CGC1DI

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

U – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (eLearning) CGW4UE

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.
COURSE NOTE: This course requires a separate application. Please make an appointment with your guidance counselor to discuss whether e-learning is a suitable option for you.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

U – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis CGW4UI

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.
COURSE NOTE: Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

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