North Delta Secondary
GRADE 12 COURSE PLANNING
February 26, 2014
GRADS OF 2015!!!!
The final chapter in the first book of your educational
journey….
Your Grade 12 year will set the stage for a solid start
to the next edition ** Make it count!!!**
Graduation Requirements…
ENGLISH
Language Arts 10
Language Arts 11
Language Arts 12
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
SOCIAL STUDIES
P.E.
Social Studies 10
Social Studies 11/Civics 11/BC First Nations 12
Science 10
a Science 11
a Math 10
a Math 11
Physical Education 10
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
F.A. & A.S.
Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
4 Credits
OTHER
Planning 10
4 Credits
Grad Transitions Plan
4 Credits
Elective Courses (16 credits must be Gr. 12)
28 Credits
SCIENCE
MATH
ELECTIVES
80 Credits
Graduation Requirements…
ENGLISH
Language Arts 10
Language Arts 11
Language Arts 12
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
SOCIAL STUDIES
P.E.
Social Studies 10
Social Studies 11/Civics 11/BC First Nations 12
Science 10
a Science 11
a Math 10
a Math 11
Physical Education 10
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
F.A. & A.S.
Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
4 Credits
OTHER
Planning 10
4 Credits
Grad Transitions Plan
4 Credits
Elective Courses (16 credits must be Gr. 12)
28 Credits
SCIENCE
MATH
ELECTIVES
80 Credits
GRADE 12 COURSES
ENGLISH 12 or COMMUNICATIONS 12
STUDY
GRADUATION TRANSITIONS 12
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PROVINCIAL EXAMS
• English 10
(20%)
• Mathematics 10
(20%)
• Science 10
(20%)
• Social Studies 11
(20%)
• English 12/Comm 12
(40%)
CHECK PROVINCIAL EXAM MARKS ON:
• https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/stude
nt/welcome.jsp
• PSI, Post Secondary Institute Forms
LANGUAGE…DO I NEED IT?
?
A language is NOT required for Graduation,
BUT…
UBC
Language 11 for all faculties
SFU
Beginners Language 11 or
Language 11 for all faculties
Most BC
Colleges &
BCIT
No Language Requirement for Entrance
But, having a Language 12 could
earn you first year post secondary
credit in some institutions
LANGUAGE OPTIONS
AT NDSS
• French 8-12
• Spanish - Beginning Spanish 11, Spanish 11/12
• Punjabi – Beginning Punjabi 11, Punjabi 11/12
LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAMS
• For those students with a background in
Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Punjabi,
Korean, or German
• you may apply to write a challenge exam to
earn language 11 and 12 credits
• see your counsellor for more information
THE MATH QUESTION
THE MATH CURRICULUM
Three Pathways:
• Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics – designed to provide
students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills
identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work
force.
• Foundations of Mathematics – designed to provide students with the
mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for postsecondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical
calculus.
• Pre-calculus - designed to provide students with the mathematical
understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus.
UBC & MATH REQUIREMENTS FOR
ADMISSION :
ARTS:
Foundations 11 and Foundations 12, OR
PreCalculus 11
SCIENCE:
Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
ENGINEERING: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
COMMERCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
SFU & MATH REQUIREMENTS FOR
ADMISSION :
ARTS:
Foundations 11 OR Pre-Calculus 11
SCIENCE:
Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
ENGINEERING: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
COMMERCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12
Admission to College, University
College or BCIT & Math Requirements
Examples:
LANGARA
DOUGLAS
KWANTLEN
BCIT
• Individual programs have their own math requirements, so
check to see what type of math you require
• Trades programs also vary depending on the program as to
what type/level of math is required
THERE ARE TWO TYPES …
*BOTH REQUIRE A TEXTBOOK DEPOSIT OF $100
*SIGN UP ONLINE AFTER SPRING BREAK
Remedial
For those students who have not
passed a course, but have achieved a
recommendation from their teacher
to do summer school and a mark of
40 – 49%)
• 4 weeks in July
• 2 courses max.
• 2 hours
• Most gr 8 & 9 academic classes
offered
• 8:30 – 10:40 & 10:55 – 1:05
•
Note: there will be no grade 10
remedial courses offered this
summer
Full-Credit
For those students wanting to
work ahead or upgrade their mark
• 6 weeks in July and August
• 3 hour class
• 8:30-11:30 & 12:00-3:00
• Most academic classes
offered
• Beware of the Provincial
Exam!
ONLINE COURSES
• Delta’s online school is called Delta Access – check website for
course availability
• Spring / Summer session in all courses currently offered
(including Planning 10)
• Online courses also available through:
Vancouver (VLN),
Surrey (Surrey Connect),
Fraser Valley (FVDES)
DISTRICT ACADEMIES
• Sports and Fine Arts Academies are specialized electives for students that are
serious and passionate about a particular sport, film, acting or dance. Possible
academies include:
Baseball
Dance
Film/Acting
Film/Production
Cadets
Golf
Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Basketball (proposed)
• it is possible to move between schools to attend an academy
• Sport academies replace PE at the appropriate grade and one other elective
• Fine Arts academies fulfill the Fine Arts requirement plus another elective
• More information available on the Delta School District website at
www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies
EXTERNAL CREDITS
• Students may earn credits toward graduation through
training programs outside of school (2 credits each):
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Dance (Royal Academy of Dance)
Music (Royal Conservatory of Music)
Sports (Provincial or National team level)
Lifesaving (Bronze Cross, NLS, Instructor)
Cadets (National Defense Cadet Certification)
Coaching (Level 1-2, First Aid, 75-150 hours)
Official (Theory, evaluation, 75-125 hours)
Driver Ed. (ICBC accredited program)
First Aid (WCB level II and III)
ELECTIVE COURSES
Several options to explore and things to consider at the Grade 12
level….
If you have kept up with your courses, you may only have the
following requirements left to complete:
English/Communications 12
Grade 12 Elective
Grade 12 Elective
Grade 12 Elective
(Grad Transitions 12)
**This means you have room for up to 3 other courses of your
choice at the Grade 10/11/12 level, AND you get a study block!
WHAT ELECTIVES SHOULD I TAKE??
Which courses you choose depends on three key things:
1. What required courses/credits do you have left to complete for Graduation?
• Have I completed all the required courses at the Grade 10/11 Level?
• Have I completed at least one Fine Art/Applied Skills course at the 10/11/12
level?
• Will I meet at least the minimum of 80 credits towards Graduation by the
end of my Grade 12 year?
2. What are your future plans?
College?
Trades?
Work?
University?
Travel?
3. What are your subjects of interest?
**If you plan to attend a post-secondary institution or college/trades program, please
make sure you have checked what courses are required for entry, and chose your
electives accordingly –
ELECTIVES CAN BE ACADEMIC, FINE ARTS OR APPLIED SKILLS CLASSES!!!
A NOTE ABOUT YEARBOOK CLUB . . .
• Must apply to be in Yearbook
**There is a formal application and interview process (listen
for the announcement for the upcoming meeting)
• Will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays all year from 3pm to 4:30
(and later as deadlines approach)
• Attendance is mandatory and mark is based up participation
• Be aware of potential conflicts with other commitments such as
sports, theatre, etc.
• No perquisites but experience is definitely an asset!
X BLOCK CLASSES IN GENERAL…
• Be sure you are committed and have the time in
your schedule to be there and participate
regularly!
• Avoid overextending yourself to the point where
you simply cannot manage (Be realistic about
what you can and cannot reasonably make time
for)
• Your success depends are your participation and
commitment to the courses you take!
CHOOSE YOUR CLASSES WISELY!
Your best chance for
getting the classes
you want is by
choosing the right
ones now!!
And get your parents to log on to Parent Connect to
verify your choices.
NOT SURE WHAT A COURSE IS ALL
ABOUT????
Check out the detailed course descriptions
available online through the ND Website and get
answers to:
> What do we do in that class?
> What are the recommended
prerequisites for the course?
> What can I expect to learn?
HTTP://ND.DELTASD.BC.CA/COURSES
BUSINESS EDUCATION
Keyboarding 11
Typing, speed and Accuracy, document design
Graphic Design: Print 11
Design and create original advertising, business cards, flyers, brochures
Business Information Management 12
Learn about “Mail merge”, graphic layout and design, cloud computing
Accounting 11/12
Learn about Excel and “Accounting Pro 2007”
Entrepreneurship 12
Learn how to run your own business .
BUSINESS EDUCATION
Introduction to Web Design 11/ Information Communication
Technology 11
Study of the fundamentals and techniques of designing and developing effective
web sites.
Marketing 11/12
Study of consumer research, store design, retail, promotion and advertising. Mk
12 focuses on event planning
Business Computer Applications 11 / Keyboarding 11
Library Science 11
Study of the operation of the school’s automated resource centre. Students need
a recommendation from Mr. Hundal or Mr. Lum
ENGLISH
Communications 11/12
May be used instead of English 11/12 for graduation purposes. Intended
for students who struggle with formal writing and reading comprehension
English Literature 12
Exposure to literature from the 8 th to the 21st century
Creative Writing 12
Write in a variety of genres, focus on self-awareness
HOME ECONOMICS
Textiles 10 /11/12
Sewing at your own level. Textiles 11 is required before taking Textiles 12
Foods 11/12
This course gives students the basics of food preparation, baking and
cooking. Foods 11 is required before taking Foods 12
Family Studies 11
The study of families, human development, personal growth and
relationships. The topics will include: communication skills, effective
family living, understand yourself, human sexuality and reproduction,
love and infatuation, eating disorders, dating abuse, STDs,
assertiveness and conflict resolution
.
HOME ECONOMICS
Family Studies 12
The study of marriage, human sexuality and alternative lifestyles,
parenting, adolescent development, aging, death and grieving.
Tourism and Hospitality 11
Learning about the travel industry. Certifications in Food Safe, Super Host
Fundamentals, and Serving It Right.
Tourism and Hospitality 12
Super Host: Service Across Cultures, Super Host: Customers with
Disabilities, Super Host: Japanese Service Expectations, and First On the
Scene11. Cruise and Hotel Studies
MUSIC
Choir 9-12
No previous musical experience is necessary. Please note: There will be several
evening performances throughout the year. Attendance is mandatory and is
included as part of the overall grade for the course. Prerequisites: None. This is
a Fine Arts course.
Beginning Guitar 9-12
This is a course for grade 9-12 students who have little or no experience on
guitar.
Intermediate Guitar 9-12
Jazz Band 9-12
Senior Band 10-12
LANGUAGES
French 11
French 12
Beginner’s Punjabi 11
Punjabi 11
Punjabi 12
Beginner’s Spanish 11
Spanish 11
Spanish 12
PERFORMING ARTS
Theatre Production/Stagecraft/Technical Theatre 10/11/12
Students will create functional sets, as well as learn about lighting and sound
techniques. Students must be willing to make a commitment of extra-curricular
time to enjoy success in Stagecraft.
Theatre Company 10/11/12
Student involvement in the theatre program. All students must audition to be a
part of this course.
Theatre Performance 10/11/12: Acting
Practice acting and perform on stage. Students will be expected to see at least
one amateur or professional play production out- side of class time. In order to
take Acting 12, students must first complete Acting 11.
PERFORMING ARTS
Theatre Performance 12: Directing & Script Development
This course is for the committed theatre student who has taken acting courses.
The course may be offered in any block in conjunction with another Acting
course. Students must be willing and able to work independently, write several
redrafts, take criticism well, and be critical of written and performed work.
Prerequisites: Theatre Performance 11: Acting and enrollment in Theatre
Performance 12: Acting and permission from the instructor must be granted prior
to enrollment. This is a Fine Arts course .
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education 11
Focus is on providing knowledge & tools to become active & healthy adults.
Participation & advanced skill development are emphasized in a variety of school &
community activities. Units include the following individual and team games: Net & Wall,
Invasion, Target, Striking/Fielding, Minor Games & Cross Training. Students have the
opportunity to earn certification in First Aid. Ten school service/volunteer hours to be
completed; five of which can be completed in the community at an approved site.
Community activities may include: bowling, curling, golf, rock climbing, gymnastics
center, sailing, and windsurfing. A
Physical Education 12
Successful completion of PE 11 is required. Students are expected to complete 10 hours
of school and/or community service/volunteer hours in PE/Athletics related activities.
School & recreational activities include individual & team sports, archery, golf, bowling,
curling, windsurfing, sailing, rock climbing, gymnastics center, and canoeing.
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Women's Fitness & Health 11 (PE 11 Girls)
Course is open to female students in grade 11/12. Activities emphasize fitness &
include speed walks, runs, resistance training, core training, Pilates, circuit
training; individual & team activities; diet, stress & other student centered issues.
Community activities: Bikram yoga, Grouse Grind, Sailing, Windsurfing,
Gymnastics’ Center, Rock Climbing, Self-Defense, Go-Carting, Curling, Golf,
Snow-shoeing, & Canoeing. Students will earn St. John First Aid certification.
Women's Fitness & Health 12 (PE 12 Girls)
Course is open to female students in grade 12 Activities emphasize fitness &
include speed walks, runs, resistance training, core training, Pilates, circuit
training; individual & team activities; diet, stress & other student centered issues.
Community activities: include Bikram yoga, Grouse Grind, Sailing, Windsurfing,
Gymnastics’ Center, Rock Climbing, Self-Defense, Go-Carting, Curling, Golf,
Snow-shoeing, & Canoeing. Prerequisite: PE 11 or Women’s Fitness 11.
SOCIAL STUDIES
Aboriginal Studies 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
The course explores oral traditions and the artistic expressions of many
Aboriginal Nations .
Psychology 11
Psychology will introduce students to the fundamentals of human behaviour. Some of the
topics are altered states of consciousness such as sleep, drugs, hypnosis, personality
development, psychological disorders and therapies.
Psychology 12
The major goal of Psychology 12 is to provide each student with a deeper insight into himself
or herself as a person. Units of study may include: life span development, sensation and
perception, motivation and emotion, stress and health, learning, memory and diagnosis and
treatment of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: Psych 11
SOCIAL STUDIES
Comparative Civilizations 12
Students will learn about major forces, individuals, issues and concepts which have
shaped world cultures from early to modern times.
Economics 12
This course gives students the opportunity to analyse the effects of economic activity on their society,
Canada, and the global community. Units include basic micro and macroeconomic theory, government
and economic decision-making, globalization and international economic issues, and investment
strategies. Students will create virtual stock portfolios with expert advice, and will even be able to
purchase small amounts of stock.
History 12
While History 12 can be described broadly as a history of world affairs in the 20th century, it
concentrates on the years between 1919 and 1991. This course studies international relations social,
political, economic and cultural of great powers in the Twentieth Century: how great powers caused
World War II, how democracy was rejected for communism in the USSR and fascism in Germany and
Italy, and how the USA and USSR dominated power politics in the cold war confrontation and
subsequent detente. History 12 requires students to use historical evidence and fact to analyze and
construct arguments, and to be aware of the subjective nature of history. Prerequisite: Social Studies
11 with a minimum of 67%
SOCIAL STUDIES
Law 12
The focus of this course is the Canadian legal system. Topics
covered include the court system, criminal law, the Charter of
Rights and Freedoms, civil law, torts, marriage and divorce law,
and employment law.
Social Justice 12
The course will examine and encourage understanding of the
following concepts: equity and equality for minority groups, ethics,
sexual orientation, diversity, human rights and oppression .
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Furniture Design 11
students have the opportunity to design and build various woodwork projects, with emphasis
placed on individual needs. Projects such as entertainment units, coffee tables, computer
units, CD racks, boom boxes, skateboards, lathe projects, etc. have been made in past years.
Carpentry 11
Students will combine theory and practice while building decks, sheds, garages,
greenhouses and other small structures. The "projects" are built in small groups in
the school compound and then transported to the site by trailer. Several "building
field trips" will be required to complete the projects on site, with breaks and lunch
provided by the owner.
Drafting and Design 11/12
Credit will be given for Drafting and Design 12. This computer aided drafting course
emphasizes CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) with an emphasis on more detailed
engineering and architectural projects. For example students will design and draw
plans for a custom vacation home. As well, students will complete CAD generated
mechanical engineering types of drawings. Activities are project based.
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Automotive Technology 11
Topics included in the course are maintenance, wheels and tires, disc brakes,
drum brakes, ignition, lubrication and cooling systems.
Automotive Maintenance 11
Designed to provide students with little or no experience with automotive
maintenance with the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the
automobile with respect to purchasing, operating and maintaining a vehicle.
Cabinet Design 12
Individualized projects will be worked on. In past years, various cabinets have
been designed and constructed to fit items such as computers, trophies, models,
fishing rods, dishes, clothing, snowboards, hockey equipment, etc. Prerequisite:
Furniture 11
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
CJ Furniture 12
Students design and build a piece(s) of furniture of their choosing. This handson course follows Furniture Design 11.
Automotive Technology 12A
Continuation of Automotive Technology 11. Topics included in this course are
steering, suspension, drive train, computer and electrical systems, and fuel,
exhaust and emission systems. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 11
Automotive Technology 12B
This course provides students an opportunity to take an advanced look at
automotive repair. Topics included in the course are engine rebuilding, engine
performance, transmissions and an introduction to autobody repair and
refinishing. Pre- or Co-requisite: Automotive Technology 12
VISUAL ARTS
Visual Arts 11/12 General
This course provides an overview of the different studio arts, as it encompasses
both 2-D and 3-D media and processes. Media may include graphite, pastels,
charcoal, pen & ink, acrylic paint, water colour paint, tempera paint, mixed
media, paper mache, clay and wire. Art history will cover from Primative to
Impressionism. Students will maintain a visual journal where they will explore
techniques, image development and their own imagery. Must take the grade 11
course before taking the grade 12 course.
Drawing & Painting 11/12
Students will study drawing as line, tone and high contrast in media such as
charcoal, pencil, coloured pencil, and ink. Painting will involve water colour,
acrylic and mixed media. Students will be required to maintain a sketch book for
this course. The grade 11 course must be taken before the grade 12 course .
VISUAL ARTS
Media Arts 11/12
This is primarily a project based course designed to introduce students to digital
photography, graphic design and clay-mation animation. Students will work with
digital photo images and computer programs to manipulate images. This will
include designing logos, posters, packaging and CD covers. The grade 11
course must be taken before the grade 12 course .
Studio Arts 11/12: Ceramics & Sculpture
Students will work with clay, plaster, soap stone, paper mache, found objects
and various other materials. Students will also study sculpture in art history and
in cultural styles. Students will be required to draw in preparation for their works.
The grade 11 course must be taken before the grade 12 course .
Yearbook 11/12
This course will be offered outside of the regular timetable as a yearlong after
school block. The main outcome of the course is to publish the school's
yearbook. Students will learn skills such as photography, photo manipulation and
editing, layout and design, copywriting, journalistic techniques, and advertising.
They will also become familiar with professional programs such as Adobe
Photoshop and InDesign .
SCIENCES
Chemistry 11
This course involves the study of the classification of matter, chemical formulas,
chemical reactions, solution chemistry, atomic theory, and organic chemistry.
There will be an emphasis on understanding specific concepts and applying
these to solve word problems. Excellent math and problem solving skills are
essential
Chemistry 12
In Chemistry 12, students will be given the opportunity to develop their
knowledge and skills. It is intended to be a more specialized course than the
general course presented in Chemistry 11. The problem work will be more
advanced than in previous years and a greater proportion of time is spent on
theory. The core course content consists of: reaction kinetics, dynamic
equilibrium, solubility equilibria, acids, bases and salts and electrochemistry.
SCIENCES
Biology 11
This subject includes Scientific method, microbiology, evolution, plant and
animal biology, classification & ecology. This is a survey course of the kingdoms
of living things and students are required to learn and apply a great many
biological terms and concepts. It is expected that students will have to review
notes on a regular basis.
Biology 12
This advanced course covers the human biology from the chemical to the
systems level. Topics covered are DNA, the cell and cellular processes,
digestion, circulation, respiration, reproduction etc. Students are required to
learn and apply a considerable amount of course material related to biological
terms and concepts. This course also emphasizes the important skills of reading,
note taking, understanding diagrams, memorizing, and critical thinking.
SCIENCES
Physics 11
This course will introduce concepts of motion, forces, momentum energy, waves, and optics. There
will be an emphasis on understanding specific concepts and applying these to solve word
problems. Excellent math and problem solving skills are essential.
Physics 12
This course will review topics in motion, forces, momentum and energy,and introduce the concept of
vectors to deal with two-dimensional problems. Topics such as electrostatics, electric circuits,
magnetic fields and electro-magnetic induction may be introduced. It is intended to be a more
specialized course than the general course presented in Physics 11. The problem work will be more
advanced than in previous years and a greater proportion of time is spent on theory.
Science & Technology 12
Science & Technology 11 offers a fundamental understanding of science, technology, society and
the environment. Major topics include the relationships of science, technology and society;
computers, communication systems and information technology; heavy construction technology;
space technology; energy technology and environment; and biochemical technology and medicine.
Students are expected to attend classes regularly throughout the course to work both individually
and collaboratively. Student progress will be monitored on a constant basis.
CAREER CENTRE SERVICES
YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE!
•
Post Secondary Education Planning
•
Career Planning
•
Scholarships & Awards
•
Career Development/ Delta School District
Career Programs (ACE-IT, SSA, Trades, ETC)
•
Specialty Programs (Encounters Program Delta
Student Police Academy, Educational Camps,
ETC.)
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
• College full time (diploma, certificate, university transfer,
associate degrees or degrees)
• University full-time
• Trade/technical school full time
• Post secondary part time and work part time
• Travel
• Work full time
• Others????
Choose your courses according to your future plans!!
FROM ND TO…SO MANY CHOICES!
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WHAT CAN I STUDY???
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ARTS: Criminology, Languages, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, History
Georgraphy, Culinary, Music, Drama, Graphic Design, Interior
Design,
Counselling, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, etc.
•
SCIENCES: Health, Math, Computers, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany,
Zoology, Environment, Food & Nutrition, etc.
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APPLIED SCIENCES: Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology
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BUSINESS: Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Management,
Economics, Marketing, Advertising, etc.
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CAREER TRAINING: Dental Assistant, Paralegal, Early Childhood Educator
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TRADES: Auto Technician, Welding, Electrician, Plumbing, Professional
Pastry Arts, Construction, Metal Fabricator, Roofer, Warehousing, etc.
Cook,
POST SECONDARY APPLICATION
PROCESS
• If you planning to attend post secondary it is critical to research
the schools that you are considering to check the individual
institutions entrance requirements.
• Every College and University has its own Entrance Requirements
and every program has its own special requirements.
• These requirements are both Course and/or GPA specific.
BASIC B.C. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
REQUIREMENTS
 English 11, a Math 11 (Pre-Calculus or
Foundations), Socials 11, Academic Science
11, Language 11 (SFU accepts beginners
language)
 English 12 and 3 approved academic 12-level
courses
 Almost all require around 80% or higher for
admission
It is the student’s responsibility to check websites for
specific admission and program entry requirements
WHAT IS MEANT BY AN APPROVED ACADEMIC COURSE?
• All universities have their own lists of what they will accept as approved
academic courses.
•
ex: Biology 12, Physics 12, French 12, Geology 12, History 12, Lit 12,
Geography 12
• However, some universities accept other courses as well such as Law
12 or Comparative Civilizations 12.
•
Check university admission requirements
to be sure
UBC (UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA)
ADMISSABLE/APPROVED COURSES
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Biology 12
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Chemistry 12
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Physics 12
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Pre-Calculus 12
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Economics 12
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English Literature 12
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Geography 12
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Geology 12
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History 12
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Law 12
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Language 12
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Calculus 12
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There are others, but these are the ones ND has offered in the past.
UBC Admission Application Update
UBC THIS Criteria For Competitive Assessment
• Academic Profile
• Personal Profile
UBC will look not only at the GPA average but also at:
 Leadership/group contributions – e.g., student
government experience, community involvement, family
responsibility, etc.
 Academic achievements – e.g., research projects,
success in contests, prizes won for high standing, etc.
 Sports involvement – e.g., membership on teams,
participation in competitions, etc.
 Creative and performing arts experience (e.g. dance)
 Work experience
 Volunteer experience and service to other
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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ADMISSIBLE/
ACCEPTED COURSES
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Calculus 12
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Comparative Civilization 12
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Economics 12
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English Literature 12
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Foundations of Math 12
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Language 12
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History 12
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Law 12
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Pre-Calculus 12
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Social Justice 12
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Biology 12
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Chemistry 12
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Geography 12
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Geology 12
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Physics 12
*** Not accepted at UBC
A BIT ON MATH & UNIVERSITIES
Generally:
For university Science, Engineering and Business
programs Math 12 Pre-Calculus is required
*Calculus recommended
For Arts & Social Sciences, Math Foundations 11
and/or Foundations 12 is accepted
Math requirement varies by institution and program.
Be sure to check with the institutions for updates
EXAMPLE
UBC ADMISSION AVERAGE CALCULATION
FOR ARTS FACULTY
• UBC considers GPA Averages & personal profile
• Example: Student’s calculated admission average for UBC
Arts program=85% (English 12 and best 3 approved 12’s)
Course
School Mark
English 12
89%
Foundations
Math 12
76%
Law 12
85%
History 12
87%
Economics 12
74%
(Not
used in
calculation)
EXAMPLE
SFU ADMISSION AVERAGE CALCULATION
FOR FACULTY OF SCIENCE
• Example: Student’s calculated admission average
for SFU Science program= 86% (English 12, Math
12 and 2 Science 12’s)
Course
School Mark
English 12
88%
Precal Math 12 81%
Biology 12
85%
Chemistry 12
87%
French 12
91%
*not
used in calculation
EXAMPLE
KWANTLEN ADMISSION FOR
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
• Kwantlen does not look at GPA Averages, just your final
grade 12 applicable grades to what program you are applying
to
Course
School
Mark
English 12
B
Pre-Cal Math 12
C+
Chemistry 12
C+
Physics 12
C
• Example
KWANTLEN GENERAL ADMISSION
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS YEAR’S GRADS (2014 GRADUATES)
• Kwantlen has an open doors policy whereby students can
upgrade, take pre-requisite courses, continue their studies
and/or go into specific career training programs (ie Dental
Assistance). Kwantlen does not look at GPA Averages, just your
final grade 12 applicable grades to what program you are
applying for.
• *Note, English Language requirements changed for 2015!
• Example
Course
School
Mark
English 12
C+
Communication 12
A
WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY ARTS/SCIENCE
TRANSFER PROGRAM?
A University Transfer program is where a student
will attend a College and take up to 60 Credits
and then transfer to the University as a third year
student.
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HOW WILL MY DEGREE READ IF I
TAKE THE TRANSFER PROGRAM?
• Your degree will state that you have graduated with a degree
from the university and not the college.
•
I.e.:
• BA University of British Columbia
• BSc Simon Fraser University
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DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT CAREER PROGRAMS
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CAREER PROGRAMS
• ACE – IT

1st year College apprenticeship credit
• Work Experience

School placed volunteer work in a field of interest (4 credits)
• Apprenticeship

Every 120 hours of paid work under a certified tradesperson or
professional earns you 4 credits (16 credits total)
WHAT IS AN ACE IT PROGRAM?
ACCELERATED INDUSTRY TRAINING
• Earn high-school and post-secondary credits at the
same time
• Pay no post-secondary tuition (Don’t have to go on
a waitlist)
• Develop advanced skills and be ready to work in
industry as you graduate from high school
• Attend a full-time program for one or two semesters
• APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE
CAREER CENTERE. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS
MARCH 10, 2014
SCHOLARSHIPS,
BURSARIES & AWARDS
Some of the types of Scholarships
Available

School Sponsored

Ministry Sponsored

Post-Secondary Institutions

Businesses, Organizations, Unions, Etc.
PASSPORT TO EDUCATION
• Top 30% based 5 best courses student in the province
can earn up to $1000 to go toward their postsecondary tuition. A student is eligible at the
completion of Grade 10 to 12. Students will receive
their pass book and information on how to redeem the
money with their Grade 12 June report cards.
• Grade 10: $250
• Grade 11: $250
• Grade 12: $500
PROVINCIAL EXAMINATION SCHOLARSHIPS
•
Students do not apply for these as they are automatically eligible when they
write & pass all 5 provincial exams in grades 10, 11, and 12
•
A student can receive $1000 Examinations Scholarship if:
• Achieves at least a “B” in English 12 or Communications 12.
• Top 5000 students in BC receive this scholarship
•
A student can receive a $2500 Examination Scholarship :
The top 20 students in the with the highest exam averages in the province
will receive $2500
DISTRICT DOGWOOD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
• $1000 awarded to our grade 12
students who excel in applied
skills (Trades, Business, Home
Ec) languages, athletics, fine arts
& community service
Please note:
• Application available in the
Career Centre in May. ND
Scholarship committee picks
award winners based on a set
criteria
•
• 20+ awards will be available
• Students can win both a
provincial exam scholarship,
passport to education and a
district scholarship
= $3000.00 or more
SOME TOP TIPS TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Be involved in school
Do well in your courses
Start volunteering in school and the community
Show leadership
Pay special attention to the application criteria & instructions
Be careful of what you post on Facebook, Twitter, or
other social networks
7. Be organized, gather materials such reference letters, etc
8. Meet all deadlines
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SOME SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS MADE TO
FORMER GRADS
2013/2012/2011 Graduates
Ali Jafferi
Brandon Johnson
Bhavjot Kang
Freddy Francis
Blossom Malhan
Manraj Toor
Katie Wanamaker-Briggs
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- $44,000,00 (Total for all offers)
- $41,500.00 (Total for all offers)
- $25,000.00 (Total for all offers
- $28,000.00 (Total for all offers)
- $7200.00 (Total for all offers)
- $35,700.00 (Total for all offers)
- $6,800.00 (Total for all offers)
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REMINDERS
• Scheduling system opens February 28 at 3pm
• Scheduling closes March 14 th
TIP:
Prepare, plan and pick the right courses on time
the first time to guarantee your spot!
Resources
Your ND Counselling Team:
Mr. McGill
Ms. Cipriano
Ms. Gillis
Ms. Kaila
Grade 12 Course Planning
Ms. Kaila
Post-Secondary Planning/Career Planning/ Scholarships
Ms. Dhanoa
School website
• http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/nd/
** Please note – Grade 12 Counsellor’s are divided by alphabet!
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