* All courses are worth 4 credits unless otherwise specified.
Grade 10 SCIENCE 10 (MSC--10) Science 10 is a broad-based course in which students investigate genetics and inheritance, chemical reactions, transformation of energy into different forms as well as the global and local impacts of energy use, and the formation of the universe.
LINEAR SCIENCE 10 (MSC--10) AND SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11 (MSCCT11) 8 credits *by teacher recommendation only Science 10 is a broad-based course in which students investigate genetics and inheritance, chemical reactions, transformation of energy into different forms as well as the global and local impacts of energy use, and the formation of the universe. In this year long course, Science 10 is combined with Science for Citizens 11, a hands-on learning and field-based activities are active components of this course, along with a large emphasis on in-class participation. Due to the nature of this course, it is not a recommended pathway to Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, and/or Physics.
Grade 11 CHEMISTRY 11 (MCH--11) Recommended prerequisite: Science 10, Foundations of Math and Pre-Calc 10 Chemistry 11 is an introductory course designed to lay a good foundation for future studies in chemistry. The course emphasizes manipulation of equipment, observation of experimental phenomena, data analysis and problem solving. The following topics are studied: Chemical safety, description and classification of matter, nomenclature, mole concept and reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic table, an introduction to solution chemistry. Additional topics may be studied at the discretion of the instructor.
EARTH SCIENCE 11 (MESC-11) Recommended prerequisite: Science 10 When we study the Earth, we study not only the solid earth, but also its oceans, its atmosphere, its water and its living component – all parts that make up the biosphere of earth. Thus, students will study earth resources and the environmental and economic implications of their use, energy transfer through these systems as well as the interaction of the Earth and its solar system.
LIFE SCIENCE 11 (MLFSC11) Recommended prerequisite: Science 10 Life Sciences 11 is an introductory course designed to give students an appreciation for the living world. It addresses a representative sample of organisms and introduces students to a variety of biological skills and scientific processes. It is also expected that the course will contribute to developing critical thinking abilities and to an understanding of scientific attitudes. Topics of study include methods and principles of biology, microbiology, botany and zoology. Laboratory work includes microscopy, investigation, and classification of organisms (including dissection of various specimens).
PHYSICS 11 (MPH--11) Recommended prerequisite: Science 10, Foundations of Math and Pre-Calc 10 Physics is a branch of science that applies mathematics to a study of the world around us, and beyond. Students taking Physics 11 should gain a better understanding of topics such as kinematics, dynamics, energy, electricity, and waves. They will also learn techniques and lab skills that relate directly to applications of physics. It is hoped that this course may lead to an in-depth study of physics in more senior courses, but students who simply want a better understanding of motion, forces, and energy will also benefit from this course. As this is a rigorous academic course, a strong background in Science and Math are highly recommended.
Grade 12 Courses ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 12 (MATPH12) Recommended prerequisite: Life Sciences 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 This study of human anatomy and physiology focuses on the major human organ systems and their interrelationships in maintaining homeostasis. A detailed study of the structures of a system is followed by an examination of how it functions to maintain the body’s health. Labs focus on factors affecting the circulatory, respiratory & digestive systems. Dissections of various animal organs and of a complete vertebrate are used as analogies for their human counterparts.
CHEMISTRY 12 (MCH--12) Recommended prerequisite: Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 Chemistry 12 requires a solid knowledge of the principles of Chemistry 11 to investigate the following topics on a more advanced and demanding level: chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, solutions and solubility, acids, bases and salts and an introduction to organic chemistry. The laboratory work includes qualitative and quantitative analysis. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and on communication - description and analysis of experimental work as well as the student’s understanding of chemical concepts.
GEOLOGY 12 (MGEOL12) Prerequisite: any Science 11 course As an introduction to the field of geology, this course is organized under two major themes - Earth materials and Geological processes. The Earth materials section examines common minerals and methods of identifying them, common igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, as well as fossil data and rock strata. The major geological processes of plate tectonics and erosion are examined in detail through volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, weathering, and depositional features. Labs focus on the identification of rock and mineral samples and on the interpretation of landforms in relation to processes studied. Geology 12 is an academic course with a high content load. Connection of these topics to Yukon Geology and First Nations Perspectives are made where possible.
PHYSICS 12 (MPH--12) Recommended prerequisite: Physics 11 and Pre-Calc Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 Physics 12 is a course intended to provide insight into the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Physics 12 requires a solid knowledge of the principles of Physics 11 to investigate the following topics on a more advanced level: Kinematics, Dynamics, Momentum and Energy. Additional topics are also covered, which include, Circular Motion, Equilibrium, Electrostatics, and Electromagnetism. A strong Math 11 background is highly recommended as there is a significant amount of mathematical analysis, algebra, trigonometry, and graphing in the course.