Grade 10 - 12 Programming Information

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Grade 10 - 12 Programming Information

MWIS students have the opportunity to earn both an Alberta Education Diploma and an ADEK Transcript. To earn the ADEK Transcript, students must meet all of the graduation requirements of Alberta Education and earn an Alberta Diploma. It is important that students become aware of their course options when they commence Grade 10, so that they are able to take all of their required courses for acceptance into the universities of their choice.

 

Grade 10

In Grade 10, there is only one  course option and it concerns Science. All students are encouraged to take Science 10, especially those that wish to go on to Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics. If a student is staying in the UAE and does not wish to take Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics, they have the option of taking Science 14. As this does limit some choices, this decision should be made with the student, parents, and school administration. Options include:


    • Biology 20

    • Chemistry 20

    • Physics 20

    • Science 14


It is essential that students pass all of the required courses so that they can continue to Grade 11. If students wish to take higher level courses in Grade 11 they should ensure an average of at least 70% in the following courses:


    • Mathematics 10

    • Science 10

    • English Language Arts 10

    • Social Studies 10


Grade 11


In Grade 11, courses are titled ‘20’ to indicate that they are a Grade 11 course. Some courses are further differentiated:



    • 20-1 indicates the highest level course, containing challenging coursework

    • 20-2 indicates a course with somewhat less challenging coursework


For Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Mathematics, students are given the 20-2 coursework. If a teacher deems a student is advanced and capable of extra work, they can ask the student to take the 20-1 coursework.


For the Sciences, students can take Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics. Generally speaking, students find Chemistry and Physics to be challenging courses that require revision outside of class. Alternatively, students can take Science 24, which is less challenging.


It is essential that students pass all of the required courses so that they can continue to Grade 12. If students wish to take higher level courses in Grade 12 they should ensure an average of at least 70% in the following courses:



    • Mathematics 20

    • Biology/Chemistry/Physics 20

    • English Language Arts 20

    • Social Studies 20



Grade 12


In this very important year, students have a number of choices to make regarding courses. The only way to ensure that the correct choice is made is by speaking to the university of choice and ask specific questions about the program your son/daughter wishes to take. 


In Grade 12, courses are titled 30 to indicate that they are a Grade 12 course. Some courses are further differentiated:


    • 30-1 indicates the highest level course, containing challenging coursework

  • 30-2  indicates a course with somewhat less challenging coursework


Students are required to earn 100 credits to graduate and must enroll in five 30-level credits in their Grade 12 Year.


For Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Mathematics, students are given the 30-2  coursework. If a teacher deems a student is advanced and capable of extra work, they can ask the student to take the 30-1  coursework.


Science:



    • Students are not required to have a 30 level science course

    • We offer Science 24 in the Grade 12 year for students who wish to only use their ADEK transcript as there is no diploma exam for this course

    • Students who wish to take Biology, Chemistry, or Physics must have taken the 20 level course previously


Mathematics:



    • Students are not required to take a 30 level mathematics course
    • We offer Business Mathematics in the Grade 12 year for students who wish to only use their ADEK transcript as there is no diploma exam for this course

    • We also offer Calculus that can be taken concurrently with Mathematics 30, and there is no diploma exam for Calculus


English Language Arts:



    • Students must pass this 30 level course if they wish to receive a diploma


Social Studies:



    • Students must pass this 30 level course if they wish to receive a diploma



Diploma Exams:


    • In Grade 12, all students must write and pass the English Language Arts 30 and Social Studies 30 Diploma Exams. These courses are mandatory in order to receive an Alberta Diploma. 

    • If students take Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics, they must also write and pass these 30 level Diploma Exams. 

    • Finally, if students take Mathematics 30, they must also write and pass this 30 level Diploma Exam