French Immersion Programme and Courses

The French Immersion programme continues at the secondary level for Grade 9-Grade 12.

Compulsory Courses by Grade

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
 French
(FIF1D5)

Mathematics
(MPM1D5)

Geography
(CGC1D5)

Civics (0.5)
(CHV2O5)

Careers (0.5)
(GLC 2O5)

 French
(FIF2D5)

Mathematics
(MPM2D5)

History
(CHC2D5)

 

French
(FIF3M5)
French
(FIF4U5)

Optional Courses by Grade

These courses may be taken in any grade level as long as the prerequisite course has been met.

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Dramatic Arts
(ADA2O5)
Dramatic Arts
(ADA2O5)

Dramatic Arts
(ADA3M5)

History
(CHW3M5)

Dramatic Arts
(ADA4M5)

Canadian and World Issues
(CGW4M5)

 

Français / French
All these courses are compulsory in order to remain in the French Immersion Programme.

FIF 1D5 French Immersion, Grade 9, Academic
This course is designed for students who have been enrolled in an Immersion programme at the elementary level. This course enables students to enhance their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of twentieth century North American francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading and writing activities as they study an authentic novel and selected authentic poems, legends, songs, films, and newspaper articles from French-speaking parts of North America.
Prerequisite: Immersion French, Grade 8.

FIF 2D5 French Immersion, Grade 10, Academic
Designed for French Immersion students, this course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of twentieth century European francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading and writing activities based on a variety of French literary and media works. They will study at least one novel and a selection of poems, short stories, films, plays, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 9, Academic.

FIF 3M5 French Immersion, Grade 11, University Preparation
This course develops knowledge and language skills through the study of francophone literature and culture from around the world. Students will study novels, plays, poems, short stories, films, and non-fiction works and produce written assignments in a variety of forms, including critiques and précis. They will also write a formal research essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 10, Academic.

FIF 4U5 French Immersion, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course provides for extensive study of French literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will study novels, plays, poems, films, and non-fiction works produced in various historical periods, and will write a formal research paper. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 11, University Preparation.


Mathématiques / Mathematics
A Grade 9 and a Grade 10 mathematics course are compulsory in order to remain in the French Immersion Programme.

MPM 1D5 Principes de mathétiques / Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic
This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas and methods through the exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic and surface area of objects in measurement, and apply extended algebraic skills in problem solving. Students will engage in abstract extensions of core learning that will deepen their mathematical knowledge and enrich their understanding.

MPM 2D5 Principes de mathématiques / Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relations, extend their skills in multi-step problem solving, and continue to develop their abilities in abstract reasoning. Students will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multi-step problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills.
Prerequisite: Principles of Math, Grade 9, Academic.

 

Études canadiennes et mondiales / Canadian and World Studies
Courses with an asterix (*) are compulsory in order to remain in the French Immersion Programme. The others are optional.

CGC 1D5 * Principles de géographie du Canada / Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Academic
This course draws on a variety of frameworks, such as the ecozone framework, and principles
of physical, human, and economic geography, to explore Canada’s distinct and evolving
character. Students will investigate the interconnections among the landforms, climate, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in Canadian ecozones to develop geographic knowledge and skills that contribute to an understanding of Canada’s diversity and its role in the world.

CHC 2D5 * Histoire du Canada depuis la Première Guerre Mondiale / Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a
country through changes in population, economy, and technology. Students will analyze the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities, and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past, and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and effect relationships. They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.

CHV 2O5 * Éducation à la citoyenneté / Civics (0.5 Credit), Grade 10, Open
This course explores what it means to be an informed, a participating citizen in a democratic
society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic
citizenship on local, national, and global contexts. In addition, students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.

CHW 3M5 Histoire mondiale jusqu’au XVIIe siècle / World History to the Sixteenth
Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century.
Students will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with particular regard to the
political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the
modern world. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as
of particular innovations, and will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis and
communication.
Prerequisite: Canadian History in the Twentieth Century, Grade 10, Academic.

CGW 4U5 Le Canada et le monde: une analyse géographique / Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course draws on geographical concepts, skills, methods, and technologies to analyze
significant issues facing Canadians as Citizens of an interdependent world. Students will
examine the challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future through the study of a range of topics, including economic interdependence; geopolitical conflict; regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs; and protection of the planet’s life-support systems.
Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and
World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.


Formation au cheminement de carrière / Career Education
This course is compulsory in order to remain in the French Immersion Programme.

GLC 205 Explorations des choix de carrières / Career Studies, (0.5 Credit), Grade 10, Open
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work and contribute to their communities. Student learning will include assessing their own knowledge, skills, and characteristics and investigating economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning options, prepares students for community-based learning, and helps them build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions. Students will design action plans for pursuing their goals.

 

Éducation artistique / The Arts
All these courses are optional.

ADA 2O5 Art dramatique / Dramatic Arts, Grade 10, Open
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 analyze and reflect on the experience. For specific focus options please see below.

ADA 3M5 Art Dramatique / Dramatic Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course requires students to put together and perform dramatic presentations that deal with a variety of issues from the past and present. Students will analyze, interpret, and perform works of drama from various cultures, including Western plays from around 1900. Students will also do research on different acting styles and conventions for their presentations, create original works, and analyze the functions of playwright, director, actor, technician, and audience.
Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 10, Open

ADA 4M5 Art Dramatique / Dramatic Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
This course requires students to experiment with forms and conventions in dramatic literature, and to create script, and present original and adapted works. Students will do research on dramatic forms, conventions, themes, and theories of acting and directing from different historical periods, and apply their knowledge of these in interpreting dramatic literature, including Canadian works and works from various cultures in the late twentieth century. Students will also examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures.
Prerequisite: Dramatic Arts, Grade 11 University/College Preparation