Course Descriptions

Armbrae Everywhere; Courses

Canadian History 11

(ACAD, 1.0 credit)

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1867. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1867.

Prerequisite: English 9

Global History 12

(ACAD, 1.0 credit)

Global History 12 explores major contemporary global issues, using the discipline of history, in an attempt to answer the question, “How did the world arrive at its current state at the beginning of the twenty-first century?” Global History 12 is organized into five units: The Global Historian, The Dynamics of Geo-Political Power, The Challenge of Economic Disparity, The Pursuit of Justice, and Societal Change. The Global Historian introduces students to the discipline of history and establishes important year-long expectations related to skills and understandings, including the concept of interdependence. The Dynamics of Geo-Political Power examines the “Cold War” as well as the current and future geo-political situation in the world. The Challenge of Economic Disparity investigates the economic disparity between the countries of the “North” and those of the “South” in the world today. The Pursuit of Justice looks at the events and forces that have shaped contemporary conceptions of justice. Societal Change looks at technological development, societal change, as well as the ethical and moral implications of both. Global History 12 students will also be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of history.

Prerequisite: English 10

In Person; Courses

Mathematics Upgrading Courses

Mathematics 9 Upgrade Course

This course allows students to upgrade their Math 9 course in order to be prepared for Math 10 Advanced. Topics include: negative exponent laws, multiplying polynomials, linear relations, and analytic geometry. Note: A mark of 75% in this upgrade course is required in order to enroll in Math 10 Advanced.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 9 

Mathematics 10 Upgrade Course

In this course, students will have an opportunity to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and strengthen their algebra skills in order to prepare for the rigour of the Academic Math Pathway at Armbrae.  Students taking this course will register in Mathematics 11 (Academic) in the upcoming school year. Topics include: linear relations, linear systems, trigonometry, and algebra (extend/consolidate skills including factoring techniques).

Prerequisite: Mathematics 10

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), these courses will instruct students in the various components which make up the intermediate level of language competency. Students will work through curriculum outcomes in listening comprehension, structure and written expression and reading comprehension. Course placement (Level 1 or 2) will be determined by a school-conducted assessment during the admissions process.