Graduation is a major step from childhood to adulthood. Our children need to be prepared to succeed as adults when they walk across the stage and get their graduation certificate.

The new curriculum maps out a clear path to graduation – and preparation for life after high school. The future our children must succeed in is different from the one we envisioned even 10 or 15 years ago. It is our job to prepare all children for success in whatever life path they choose.

At Welkin College School we aim to connect students with the skills they need to succeed in their next chapter. There is an emphasis on real-life experiences-community involvement, gaining business knowledge, and hands-on learning.

These are the kinds of skills that build better students and better citizens. Our graduation program will help students move forward on their chosen path.

Courses required for Graduation
  • Language Arts 10, 11 & 12 (12 credits)
  • Science 10 (4 credits)
  • Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  • Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
  • Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Math 10 (4 credits)
  • Math 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits)

Some of the courses we routinely offer to ensure entrance to post-secondary are:

  • Precalculus 11-12
  • Calculus 12
  • Tech 10-12
  • Physics 11-12
  • Chemistry 11-12
  • Biology 11-12
  • Law 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Marketing 11

We invite you to explore BC’s curriculum in greater detail at: curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation-info

Courses
English Language Arts

Strong Communication Skills are essential for success. Building strong speakers, readers and writers is the focus of our English program. We do this by engaging students in critical thinking, writing in a variety of media like essays, articles, stories and poems and deep reading stories, poems and non-fictional articles. We offer the core classes of English 10-12 and a high level of communication skill is expected in all other classes as well.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning about self and society is integral to a worthwhile education. To ensure our students are well rounded we offer Law Studies, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Art classes as well as the required Social Studies 10.

Math

Mathematical skills are highly valued at both the post-secondary level and the workplace. We offer a robust math program of Math 10, along with PreCalculus 11 and 12 and Calculus 12.

 

Career Education

The Career Education curriculum provides students with the opportunity to make connections between what they learn in school and the local and global community. The curriculum encourages students to actively pursue new relationships or build on existing relationships with their community. Mentorship, volunteerism, and community and global responsibility form an integral part of the curriculum. Career Education at the grades 10-12 levels focuses on helping students discover the bridge between classroom learning and post-graduation life, and is intended to make their learning meaningful and relevant to their next steps after school.

Sciences

Science plays a key role among the many courses offered here. Through an inquiry process that is both rigorous and hands-on, students are offered a mix of science classes well beyond the obligatory Science 10. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are all offered at the 11 and 12 level.

 

AP Courses: Welkin College School is in the process of introducing AP level courses to our Graduation Program.

Assessments (Provincial Exam)

There are 2 assessments every student must pass in order to graduate. They are:

The Numeracy (Math) Assessment

This is a cumulative skills mathematics assessment that can be taken anytime between grade 10 and the completion of grade 12.

The Literacy (English) Assessment

This is a reading and writing assessment that evaluates one’s critical thinking, essay writing and deep reading skills. It is taken during the last semester of grade 12.

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