IB Program & Power Pack

 

Power Pack for grades 9 and 10 is designed for high academic achievers who enjoy learning and want to develop strong independent learning skills and work habits.  Courses must be taken as a package.  These students may choose to continue with IB options in the senior grades.

Note:  French Immersion courses can be substituted for the corresponding Power Pack or IB courses.

Students and parents wanting to know more about the International Baccalaureate Program or the grade 9 and 10 Power Pack option should contact Ms. Marilyn Thayer at (705) 324-3585 ext. 401.

 

GRADE 9 POWER PACK

CGC 1DB – Geography of Canada

ENG 1DB – English

FSF 1DB – French

MPM 1DB – Math

SNC 1DB – Science

Plus 3 additional courses.

 

GRADE 10 POWER PACK

CHC 2DB – Canadian History

ENG 2DB – English

FSF 2DB – French

MPM 2DB – Math

SNC 2DB – Science

Plus 3 additional courses.

GRADES 11 AND 12 DIPLOMA YEARS

Students who have shown academic ability and commitment during grades 9 and 10 may wish to consider the IB Diploma with its benefits to learning and enhanced performance at university.  Students seeking a lesser time commitment may wish to consider certificates without the benefit of the diploma.

 

GRADE 9

Grade 9 Geographic of Canada                                                   CGC 1DB

This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it.  Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries.  Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings.

 

Grade 9 English                                                                         ENG 1DB

This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives.  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.

 

Grade 9 Core French                                                                  FSF 1DB

This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills.  Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, trends, and careers.  Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities.

 

Grade 9 Principles of Mathematics                                              MPM 1DB

This course enables students to develop understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.  Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a relationship.  They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional shapes.  Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

 

Grade 9 Science                                                                        SNC 1DB

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.

 

GRADE 10

Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I                              CHC 2DB

This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present.  Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period.  Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.

 

Grade 10 English                                                                        ENG 2DB

This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs.  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 the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.

 

Grade 10 Core French                                                                FSF 2DB

This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world.  Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.

 

Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics                                            MPM 2DB

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem- solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning.  Students will explore quadratic relationships and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles.  Students will reason mathematically as they solve multi-step problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: MPM 1DR or MPM 1DB 

 

Grade 10 Science                                                                       SNC 2DB

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.

 

Grade 11 Functions (Optional if not planning to pursue Math Certificate) MCB 3UB

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations.  Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions.  Students will reason mathematically and communicate

Prerequisite: MPM 2DB


OPTION A – IB DIPLOMA

The IB diploma is open to Weldon students who hold the pre-requisites and submit an application form.  A combination of SIX of the following subjects can lead to an internationally recognized high school diploma.  A diploma requires three SL and three HL courses chosen from the groupings as indicated below.

HL – Higher Level – equivalent to a first year university course     SL – Standard Level – equivalent to a 4U course

Course Name and Level

Grade

Duration

OSSD Credits

Pre-req

ENGLISH – Choose HL or SL

 

 

 

 

English HL or  SL – World Literature and Theory of Knowledge

11 & 12

two years

ENG3UB, ETS4UB, ENG4UB, HZT4UB

ENG2D

FRENCH – Choose HL or  SL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French HL – Immersion

11 & 12

two years

FIF3UR, FIF4UB

FIF2D

French SL – Core

11 & 12

two years

FSF3UB, FSF4UB

FSF2D

SOCIAL SCIENCES – Choose History or Geography or both

History HL – 20th Century History of Europe; War and Conflict

11 &12

two years

Gr. 11 – CHA3UB

Gr. 12 – CHI4UB, CHY4UB

CHC2D

History SL – 20th Century History; War and Conflict

12

one year

CHI4UB, CHY4UB

ENG3U

Geography HL or SL – World Issues and Climatic Hazards & Change

11 & 12

two years

CGU4UB, CGW4UB

CHC2D

SCIENCES – Choose 1 or 2 subjects

 

 

 

 

Chemistry HL or SL

11 & 12

two years

SVN3MB, SCH4UB

SCH3U

Biology HL

11 & 12

two years

Gr. 11 – SBI3UB, SBI4UB

Gr. 12 – SNC4MB

SNC2D

Biology SL

11 or 12

one year

SBI3UB, SBI4UB

SNC2D

Physics SL

11 or 12

one year

SPH3UB, SPH4UB

SNC2D

MATH – Choose 1

 

 

 

 

Math SL (for sciences)

11 & 12

two years

MHF4UB, MCV4UB

MCR3U

Math Studies SL (for humanities)

11 & 12

two years

MCF3MB, MDM4UB

MPM2D

ARTS – Choose HL, SL or neither

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts SL or HL

11 & 12

two years

AVI3MB, AVI4MB

AVI1OR or AVI2OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTION B – CERTIFICATE PACKAGES

(Certain other package combinations may be possible.)

 

MATH & SCIENCE

 

Subject Area 

OSSD Course Codes 

HL Chemistry 

Gr. 10 – SCH3UR

Gr. 11 – SVN 3MB

Gr. 12 – SCH4UB

SL Mathematics 

Gr. 10 – MCR3UB

Gr. 11 – MHF4UB

Gr. 12 – MCV4UB 

One of SL Physics or HL Biology 

Gr. 11 – SPH3UB, SPH4UB

or

Gr. 11 – SBI3UB, SBI4UB

Gr. 12 – SNC 4MB 

 

LIBERAL ARTS

Subject Area 

OSSD Course Codes 

HL English 

Gr. 11 – ENG 3UB, ½ ETS4UB, ½ HZT4UB

Gr. 12 – ½ETS4UB, ½ HZT4UB, ENG4UB

HL History of Europe 

Gr. 11 – CHA3B

Gr. 12 – CHI4UB, CHY4UB 

One of

HL Geography

or HL Biology

or SL French

or any Option C  certificate

Gr. 11 – CGW4UB,

Gr. 12 – CGU4UB

or Gr. 11 – SBI3UB, SBI4UB,

Gr. 12 – SNC4MB

or Gr. 11 – FSF3UB,

Gr. 12 – FSF4UB 

 


OPTION C – SINGLE CERTIFICATES

The following courses may be taken individually as IB certificates by students who hold the appropriate prerequisites:   

  • HL French – sign up for FIF4UB in grade 12 year
  • SL Physics – sign up for SPH3UB & SPH4UB in grade 11 year 
  • SL Math Studies – sign up for MCF3MB in grade 11 year and MDM4UB in grade 12
  • HL Visual Arts – sign up for AVI3MB in grade 11 and AVI4MB in grade 12

IB Pathway Examples

SIX PATHWAYS for Strong MATH Students

*French Immersion students may substitute French for any HL subject.

ENGINEERING Pre-requisites: MCR3UB and SCH3UR

HL – English, History, Chemistry

SL – Math, French, Physics

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Chemistry Part 1

SNC3MB

History Part 1

CHA3UB

Chemistry Part 2 – Final

SCH4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

Physics Part 1

SPH3UB

Physics Part 2 – Final

SPH4UB

History Part 2

CHI4UB

History Part 3 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

 

LIFE SCIENCES Pre-requisites: MCR3UB and SCH3UR

HL – English, Biology, Chemistry

SL – Math, French, History

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Chemistry Part 1

SNC3MB

Elective

Chemistry Part 2 – Final

SCH4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

History Part1

CHI4UB

History Part 2 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIFE SCIENCES Pre-requisites: MCR3UB and SCH3UR

HL – History, Biology Chemistry

SL – Math, French, English

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Chemistry Part 1

SNC3MB

History Part 1

CHA3UB

Chemistry Part 2 – Final

SCH4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

History Part 2

CHI4UB

History Part 3 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS/LIFE SCIENCES Pre-requisites: MCR3UB and SCH3UR

HL – English, History, Chemistry

SL – Math, French, Biology

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Chemistry Part 1

SNC3MB

History Part 1

CHA3UB

Chemistry Part 2 – Final

SCH4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2 – Final

SBI4UB

History Part 2

CHI4UB

History Part 3 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

ARCHITECTURE Pre-requisites: MCR3UB

HL – English, Geography, Visual Arts

SL – Math, French, Physics

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

 

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

Visual Arts – Part 1

AVI3MB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

Physics Part 1

SPH3UB

Physics Part 2 – Final

SPH4UB

Visual Arts Part 2 – Final

AVI4MB

Spare/Elective

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS (Chem/Art)                                          Pre-requisites: MCR3UB and SCH3UR

HL – English, Chemistry, Visual Arts

SL – Math, French, History

 

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Chemistry Part 1

SNC3MB

Visual Arts – Part 1

AVI3MB

Chemistry Part 2 – Final

SCH4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

History Part 1

CHI4UB

History Part 2 – Final

CHY4UB

Visual Arts Part 2 – Final

AVI4MB

Spare/Elective

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Scientists Part 1

MHF4UB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Scientists Pt 2 – Final

MCV4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 -Final

ENG4UB

 

HL – Higher Level – contains university level material; good final results may be accepted as a transfer credit by some universities

SL – Standard Level – approximate same level of difficulty as a 4U course

ToK – Theory of Knowledge; approached as two half courses

  • All courses are subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • Other combinations are possible.
  • Period of day is an example only.
  • Semesters may change.

SIX PATHWAYS for Students Pursuing HUMANITIES at University

*French Immersion students may substitute French for any HL subject.

LIBERAL ARTS (Environmental)

HL – English, Geography, Biology

SL – Math, French, History

 

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

Elective

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

History Part 1

CHI4UB

History Part 2 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt  2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS (Social Sciences)

HL – English, History, Geography

SL – Math, French, Biology

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

History Part 1

CHA3UB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2 – Final

SBI4UB

History Part 2

CHI4UB

History Part 3 – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt  2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS

HL – English, Biology, History

SL – Math, French, Geography

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

History Part 1

CHA3UB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

History Part 2

CHI4UB

History Part 3  – Final

CHY4UB

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt  2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS

HL –Geography, Biology, Visual Arts

SL – Math, French, English

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

Visual Arts Part 1

AVI3MB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

Visual Arts Part 2 – Final

AVI4MB

Spare/Elective

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt 2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS

HL – English, Geography, Visual Arts

SL – Math, French, Biology

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

 

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

Visual Arts Part 1

AVI3MB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Spare/Exam prep

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2 – Final

SBI4UB

Visual Arts Part 2 – Final

AVI4MB

Spare/Elective

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt 2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

LIBERAL ARTS

HL – English, Geography, Biology

SL – Math, French, Visual Arts

11 – Sem 1

11 – Sem 2

12 – Sem 1

12 – Sem 2

1

 

Geography Part 1

CGW4UB

Visual Arts Part 1

AVI3MB

Geography Part 2 – Final

CGU4UB

Biology Part 3 – Final

SNC4MB

2

Biology Part 1

SBI3UB

Biology Part 2

SBI4UB

Visual Arts Part 2 – Final

AVI4MB

Spare/Elective

3

French Part 1

FSF3UB or FIF3UR

Math for Humanities  Part 1

MCF3MB

French Part 2 – Final

FSF4UB or FIF4UB

Math for Humanities Pt 2 – Final

MDM4UB

4

English Part 1

ENG3UB

English Part 2 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 1 HZT4UB

English Part 3 ETS4UB

& ToK Part 2 HZT4UB

English Part 4 – Final

ENG4UB

 

HL – Higher Level – contains university level material; good final results may be accepted as a transfer credit by some universities

SL – Standard Level – approximate same level of difficulty as a 4U course

ToK – Theory of Knowledge; approached as two half courses

 

 

  • All courses are subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • Other combinations are possible.
  • Period of day is an example only.
  • Semesters may change.