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ENG3C - English, College Preparation, Grade: 11
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyse media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

(Prerequisite: ENG2P)
ENG3U - English, University Preparation, Grade: 11
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

(Prerequisite: ENG2D)
MBF3C - Foundations for College Mathematics, College, Grade: 11
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of exponential growth and of important areas of personal finance. Students will investigate properties of exponential functions and develop skills in manipulating exponential expressions; solve problems and investigate financial applications involving compound interest and annuities; and apply mathematics in making informed decisions about transportation, accommodation, and career choices.

(Prerequisite: MFM2P)
MCF3M - Functions and Applications, University/College Preparation, Grade: 11
This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics and extends students’ experiences with functions. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.

(Prerequisite: MPM2D)
MCR3U - Functions, University Preparation, Grade: 11
This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning. Students will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics.

(Prerequisite: MPM2D)
MEL3E - Mathematics for Everyday Life, Workplace Preparation, Grade: 11
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations.

(Prerequisite: MPM1D or MFM1P)
SBI3C - Biology, College Preparation, Grade: 11
This course focuses on the processes involved in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology,microbiology, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and physiology, and environmental science. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

(Prerequisite: SNC2D or SNC1D)
SBI3U - Biology, University Preparation, Grade: 11
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

(Prerequisite: SNC2D)
SCH3U - Chemistry, University Preparation, Grade: 11
This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

(Prerequisite: SNC2D)
ENG4C - English, College Preparation, Grade: 12
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyse the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

(Prerequisite: ENG3C)
ENG4U - English, University Preparation, Grade: 12
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

(Prerequisite: ENG3U)
MAP4C - Foundations for College Mathematics, College Preparation, Grade: 12
This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in many college programs. Students will use statistical methods to analyse problems; solve problems involving the application of principles of geometry and measurement to the design and construction of physical models; solve problems involving trigonometry in triangles; and consolidate their skills in analysing and interpreting mathematical models.

(Prerequisite: MBF3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)
MDM4U - Mathematics of Data Management, University Preparation, Grade: 12
This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing information. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information; apply counting techniques, probability, and statistics in modelling and solving problems; and carry out a culminating project that integrates the expectations of the course and encourages perseverance and independence. Students planning to pursue university programs in business, the social sciences, or the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

(Prerequisite: MCR3U or MCF3M)
MEL4E - Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Workplace Preparation, Grade: 12
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. Students will use statistics in investigating questions of interest and apply principles of probability in familiar situations. They will also investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; solve problems involving estimation and measurement; and apply concepts of geometry in the creation of designs.

(Prerequisite: MEL3E)
MHF4U - Advanced Functions, University Preparation, Grade: 12
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students who plan to study mathematics in university and for those who wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

(Prerequisite: MCR3U )
SBI4U - Biology, University Preparation, Grade: 12
This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

(Prerequisite: SBI3U)
SCH4C - Chemistry, College, Grade: 12
This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and in the development of new technologies and products.

(Prerequisite: SNC2D or SNC2P)
SES4U - Earth and Space Science, University Preparation, Grade: 12
This course focuses on the Earth as a planet, and on the basic concepts and theories of Earth science and their relevance to everyday life. Students will examine the Earth’s place in the solar system and, after a general introduction to Earth science,will explore in more detail the materials of the Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its history. The course draws on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

(Prerequisite: SNC2D)