Begins Monday, June 22: 2 weeks online followed by 2 weeks in-class; Course concludes on Friday, July 17
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 challenge 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.
This course is open only to Crescent School students.
Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Grade 9
The Canadian Challenge
Doug Baldwin, Rick Mahoney, Don Quinlan, Kevin Reed; Edited by Elaine Aboud and Loralee Case; Oxford University Press
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine the skills related to scientific investigation.
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the relationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
This is our flagship summer course; we typically run several sections. Since Advanced Functions is a pre- or co-requisite for Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), many students choose to take this course in the summer preceding their Grade 12 year. This reduces their mathematics course load and prepares them for success in Calculus and Vectors, a required course for university study in science, engineering and most commerce/business programs. Students report that taking Advanced Functions at Crescent School in the summer before Grade 12 prepares them extremely well for further study in mathematics.
This course extends students' experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, (MCR3U) University Preparation (Crescent Students may not use this as a pre-requisite for AP Calculus, MCV4U-1)
Advanced Functions 12
Authors: Barbara Allred, Crystal Chilvers, Beverly Farahani, Kristina Farentino, Angelo Lillo, Ian Macpherson, John Rodger, Susanne Trew; Nelson
This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Textbook: Data Management 12, Erdman, May 27/2014 (ISBN10: 1259256367) (ISBN13: 9781259256363)
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare for university, college or the workplace.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyze, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
Physics 12 University Preparation
Dan Bruni, Greg Dick, Jacob Speijer, Charles Stewart, Maurice DiGiuseppe; Nelson 2012
The Cooperative Education course is offered to Crescent boys in Grades 9-11. It combines in-class instruction with workplace experience. The aim of the course is to provide our students with practical workplace experience in a range of top-tier sectors and companies and meaningful opportunities for applied learning. The program had a competitive application process that closed in October 2019. The program runs from June 22 to July 17, 2020.