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French Immersion

The French Immersion program at Harry Ainlay School offers a variety of courses. Nous sommes très fiers de pouvoir offrir toutes les matières principales en français. 

In Grade 10, students in the French Immersion Programs must take all 4 core courses in French. 

The following courses are available in the French Immersion Program and are offered annually where numbers permit




FRENCH IMMERSION 

Students at Harry Ainlay who complete requirements for the continuing French Immersion and late immersion programs are eligible for a district French Immersion Certificate. 

In addition to this certificate of accomplishment, Edmonton Public Schools will also facilitate the writing of the DELF and DALF exams. This official French Language Diploma will assist students who wish to have international recognition of their language skills. 

All information for these programs can be found on the district website at http:///www.epsb.ca/policy/hgaf.ar.shtml 

French Language Arts 10 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Grade 9 immersion or equivalent or teacher’s recommendation. 

This course requires considerable fluency in all aspects of the French language as a prerequisite. Novels, plays and several other genres of literacy are components of this course. One of the prime objectives is oral fluency and considerable time is spent in this area. Additional knowledge of grammar and the study of idiomatic expressions are other important elements 

French Language Arts 20 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in French Language Arts 10 or teacher’s recommendation. 

This course continues to emphasize grammar study, compositions and oral presentations. Students continue their study of literature through plays, novels, films and other literary genres. 

French Language Arts 30 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in French Language Arts 20 or teacher’s recommendation. 

The study of a novel and a play is the core of this course, as well as, several smaller literary selections. The discussion of the various works becomes more abstract and philosophical at this stage. Greater emphasis is also placed on the precision of the vocabulary used. French Immersion students enrolled in the IB program should take French Language Arts 30 IB. 

Completion of FLA 30 requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination. 

Études sociales 10-1 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Études sociales Grade 9 

Perspectives on Globalization 

Students will explore the origins and impacts of historical, cultural, economic and political globalization. The course examines the extent to which citizenship and individual and collective identity is influenced by the processes of globalization. 

Études sociales 20-1 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Études sociales 10-1 

Perspectives on Nationalism 

Students will explore issues relating to the complexities of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations will be examined through multiple perspectives. 

Études sociales 30-1 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% Études sociales 20-1 

Perspectives on Ideology 

Students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will be undertaken. This course will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues. 

Completion of Études sociales 30-1 requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination. 

Sciences 10 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 50% in Sciences 9 

Sciences 10 is the prerequisite for all students intending to study any academic science at the Grade 11 or 12 level. Unit A is entitled Energy and Matter in Chemical Change and has a Nature of Science emphasis. Unit B is Energy Flow in Technological Systems and has a Science and Technology emphasis. Unit C is Cycling of Matter in Living Systems with a Nature of Science emphasis. Unit D is Energy Flow in Global systems with a Social/Environmental emphasis. 

Biologie 20 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Science 10 

This course builds on the biology concepts introduced in Science 10. The underlying themes of this academic course are energy, equilibrium, matter and systems. The units of study include: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere, Ecosystems and Population Change, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration and Human Systems. 

Chimie 20 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Science 10 

This course builds on the chemistry concepts introduced in Science 10. Students are given the opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influence of chemistry on their lives. The units of study include: Diversity of Matter and Chemical Bonding, Gases, Matter as Solutions, Acids and Bases and Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes. 

Physique 20 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Science 10 

This course builds upon the physics concepts introduced in Science 10. A more in-depth analysis of the physics that govern our world is explored. The units of study include: Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves. 

Biologie 30 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Biologie 20 

This course continues to explore the interactions of living systems with one another and with their environment. Emphasis in this academic course is equilibrium and systems. The units of study include: Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Reproduction and Development, Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology, and Population and Community Dynamics. 

Chimie 30 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Chimie 20 

This course continues to study matter and its changes. Students will continue to explore and understand the impact of chemistry in their lives and the world around them. The units of study include: Thermochemical Changes, Electrochemical Changes, Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds and Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems. 

Physique 30 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Physique 20 

This course builds upon concepts in Physics 20 with themes including: change and systems, energy and matter, and diversity and matter. The units of study include: Momentum and Impulse, Forces and Fields, Electromagnetic Radiation and Atomic Physics. 

Sciences 30

5 Credits

Sciences 30 is now accepted by all Alberta post-secondary institutions. 

Recommended Prerequisite: Students in Physics 20, Chemistry 20 or Biology 20 achieving a final mark between 50-59% should consider Science 30. 

Mathématiques 10C (cours commun) 

5 Credits 

This course is the starting point for the “-1” course sequence and the “-2” course sequence. Each topic area requires that the students develop a conceptual knowledge base and skill set that will be useful in both subsequent course sequences. The topics covered within a course sequence are meant to build upon previous knowledge and to progress from simple to more complex conceptual understandings. 

Mathématiques 10-1 pIB and 20-1IB

A new Mathématiques stream. Please see Math course descriptions for detailed information.

Mathématiques 20-1 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Mathématiques 10C 

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number, relations and functions and trigonometry. 

Mathématiques 20-2 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Mathématiques 10C 

This course is an algebra based course for students intending to enter a post-secondary field not requiring calculus. The University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan are accepting Principles of Mathematics (Mathématiques 30-2) for entrance into numerous faculties, including the Faculty of Nursing, Elementary Education and Arts.Mathématiques 30-2 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Mathématiques 20-2 

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of calculus. Topics include logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions, and a mathematics research project. 

This course is an excellent option for students who would like to maintain a high mark in their math courses and who will be applying for scholarships in their Grade 12 year. 

Students may choose to move to the Mathématiques 30-1 level upon successfully completing Mathématiques 30-2. 

Mathématiques 30-1 

5 Credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 60% in Mathématiques 20-1 

This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that require the study of calculus. Topics include algebra and number, relations and functions, trigonometry, permutations, combinations, and the binomial theorem. 

Mathématiques 31 

5 credits 

Recommended Prerequisite: 65% in Mathématiques 30-1 

This course is designed for highly motivated, academic students who wish to pursue a first course in calculus. Mathématiques 30-1 must be taken as a pre or co-requisite course. The topics of polynomial functions, series and sequence and trigonometry from the “-1” program are applied in this course. Proficiency in these topics is strongly recommended to ensure success in Mathématiques 31.