Grade 10 Courses

In order to achieve the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, please view the compulsory and elective course requirements and number of electives by grade click the link below Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements
  • GRADE 10 COURSES
Subject Academic Applied Enriched Open
ENGLISH ENG2D ENG2P ENG2DE
MATHEMATICS MPM2D MFM2P MPM2DE
SCIENCE SNC2D SNC2P SNC2DE
CANADIAN HISTORY  CHC2D CHC2P
CORE FRENCH FSF2D* FSF2P
CIVICS (0.5 CREDIT) ACHV2O
CAREER STUDIES (0.5 CREDIT) GLC2O
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDU. PPL2O
MUSIC AMU2O
VISUAL ARTS AVI2O
INTRO TO BUSINESS  BBI2O
INTRO TO COMPUTER STUDIES  CSC2O
DRAMATIC ARTS  ADA2O
 Grade 10 students may also choose electives from the Grade 11 or 12 lists if no prerequisites are required.
  • English, Grade 10, Academic – Compulsory (ENG2D)
This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyse and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
  • English, Grade10, Academic – (ENG2DE)
This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyse and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language. The enriched curriculum enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied. The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners' better understanding of themselves and of the world around them. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic
  • Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic – Compulsory (MPM2D)
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Prerequisite: Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic
  • Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, ENRICHED– (MPM2DE)
Our enriched program is the customized to enrich the Ontario curriculum to enhance our students’ skills, knowledge and critical thinking at an advanced level that supports their ongoing success in the field of Mathematics. It is an extension to the academic mathematics to prepare students to appear in AP courses or International Examinations. Through a combination of Ontario an international curriculum, students will be introduced with the basics of approaching year’s concepts. Concepts of grade 10 Ontario Math will be refined with the depth and proofs. Students will be developing their own formulas rather than solely rely on memory. Students will be introduced with domain and range, exponential laws, simplifying four operations involving quadratic expressions using factoring, etc. Prerequisite: Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic
  • Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied – Elected Compulsory (MFM2P)
This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. Prerequisite: Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
  • Science, Grade 10, Academic – Compulsory (SNC2D)
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
  • Science, Grade 10, ENRICHED (SNC2DE)
Our enriched program is the customized to enrich the Ontario curriculum to enhance our students’ skills, knowledge and critical thinking at an advanced level that supports their ongoing success in the Post secondary Science programs. It is an extension to the academic mathematics to prepare students to appear in AP courses or International Examinations. Through a combination of Ontario an international curriculum, students will be introduced with the basics of approaching year’s concepts. Concepts of grade 10 Ontario Science will be refined with the depth. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic
  • Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic – Compulsory (CHC2D)
This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view. Prerequisite: None
  • French (Core), Grade 10, Academic – Elective (FSF2D)
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing. Prerequisite: Core French 9, Academic
  • Civics, Grade 10, Open – Compulsory (Half Course) (CHV2O)
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them. Prerequisite: None
  • Career Studies, Grade 10, Open – Compulsory (Half Course) (GLC2O)
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. Prerequisite: None
  • Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 10, Open – Elective (PPL2O)
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices. Prerequisite: None
  • Music, Grade 10, Open (AMU2O)
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. Prerequisite: None
  • Visual Arts, Grade 10, Open- Elective (AVI2O)
This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content. Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts. Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., drawing, painting). Prerequisite: None
  • Introduction to Business, Grade 10, Open – Elective (BBI2O)
This course introduces students to the world of business, including the concepts, functions, and skills required for meeting the challenges of operating a business in the twenty-first century on a local, national, and/or international scale. Students will also learn concepts and skills related to personal finance, entrepreneurship, and international business. Prerequisite: None
  • Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10 Open – Elective (ICS2O)
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. Prerequisite: None
  • Dramatic Arts, Grade 10, Open – Elective (ADA2O)
This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within a drama. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creation and presentation of the drama, and will analyse and reflect on the experience. Prerequisite: None