Pre Diploma Program


The Diploma Preparation Program is for students in Grades 9 and 10. Grade 8 students considering International Baccalaureate (IB) are strongly encouraged to enrol in Grade 9 Diploma Prep courses. To register, students need to follow the standard registration process in February at their elementary school. However, as class sizes will be limited, students interested in following Diploma Prep courses may also be required to undergo an application process (should there be a greater number of interested students than can be accommodated). Students will be notified by the end of March should this procedure prove necessary. 

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This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to take ENG2DB in Grade 10 and apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language. An important focus will be placed on World Literature, including works in translation, and the intersections between these texts and their historical/cultural contexts. And that student will develop their oral communication and close-reading skills. 

 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 English and teacher recommendation.

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is suitable for students who enjoy English and for whom an in-depth treatment of literature is desirable. It is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be placed on World Literature, including works in translation, and the intersections between these texts and their historical/cultural contexts. And that student will develop their oral communication and close-reading skills. 

 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in ENG1D or ENG1DB and teacher recommendation. 

This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas through exploration of applications, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relations to develop equations of straight lines in analytic geometry, explore relationships between volume and surface area of objects in measurements 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 as well as foster patience, tolerance, humility, sharing and the continuous pursuit of the common good, through problem solving.

 

In addition to the MPM1D1 course requirements students will be introduced to the concepts of Statistics and Data Management. They will investigate the collection, presentation, and analysis of data as additional topics. 

 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 Math and teacher recommendation

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

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 triangle
  • Develop supporting algebraic skills
  • Further investigate Trigonometric concepts in both the 2 and 3 Dimensional worlds. 

 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in MPM1DB and teacher recommendation.

This is an enriched grade 11 academic level course that is designed and required for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.
 
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
  • Develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning
  • Investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics
  • Be introduced to the concept of probability as it relates to random events and they will investigate set theory and the use of the Venn diagram
  • Develop further skills in Statistics relating to probability distributions such as Binomial and Normal Distributions. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in MPM2D or MPM2DB and teacher recommendation. 

This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics and to develop practical skills in processes of scientific inquiry.

 

Students will learn about scientific theories and pursue inquiries related to:

  • Cell division and reproduction
  • Atomic and molecular structures
  • Properties of elements and compounds
  • The universe and space exploration
  • The principles of static and current electricity.
Additional topics such as recent scientific discoveries, changes in scientific dogma, the discovery of new elements, ecological issues, technological changes in space education, nanotechnology/picotechnology and its future, and miniaturization in science will be explored. 

 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 Science and teacher recommendation. 

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB.

 

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.

 

Pre-requisites: Good achievement in SNC1D or SNC1DB and teacher recommendation.