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 Grades 9 and 10 Sciences at Thomson

   

Information for Grade 8 Students and their Parents

Which pathway - Academic, Applied, or Locally-Developed Compulory Credit -
is Best for My Child?

  To maximize a student's academic success, he or she does NOT need to enroll at the same level for all of his/her subjects.

e.g. A Grade 8 student can register in the following:

  • Academic English (ENG1D1)
  • Academic Canadian geography (CGC1D1)
  • Applied mathematics (MFM1P1)
  • Applied science (SNC1P1) if the latter two subjects will not be continued in Years Three and Four.

Pathway chart




Pathway LDCC 0.75

Pathway Applied 0.75

Pathway Academic 0.75


   The following table identifies the learning styles most appropriate for academic, applied, and LDCC-level science programs:

Pathway SNC1L1 to SNC1P1 0.95 GOOD

Pathway SNC1D1 0.95 GOOD

Pathway SNC1D3 0.95 GOOD
 


Grade 9 Science  

Data to Support Importance of Selecting Appropriate Level of Grade 9 Science to Ensure Student's Success

 

Comparison of Marks:  Grade 9 Science, Applied with Grade 10 Science, Academic.

  Analyses of trends of final marks accumulated from 2001 to 2011 (Table 1) led us to suggest that students completing Grade 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P) with an 85% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D).

  Students achieving below an 85% in SNC1P are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P).

Table 1. Correlation of marks of students at David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, TDSB who completed Grade 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P) and Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D) in their subsequent academic year.  Data from 166 students was obtained from 2001 to 2011.

  As shown in Table 1, a total of only four of 43 (9%) students who earned a mark between 70% and 79% in SNC1P maintained their average after completing SNC2D.

  In comparison, No students (0% from 0 out of 43) who earned a mark between 60% and 69% in SNC1P earned a mark of 60% or higher after completing SNC2D.

 

Comparision of Marks:  Grade 9 Science, Academic with Grade 10 Science, Academic.

  Furthermore, analyses of trends of final marks accumulated from 2001 to 2011 (Table 2) led us to suggest that students completing Grade 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D) with a 70% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D).

  Students achieving below a 70% in SNC1D are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P).

Table 2. Correlation of marks of students at David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, TDSB who completed Grade 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D) and Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D) in their subsequent academic year.  Data from 794 students was obtained from 2001 to 2011.

  As shown in Table 2, a total of 103 students of 200 (51.5%) students who earned a mark between 70% and 79% in SNC1D earned a mark of 70% or higher after completing SNC2D.

  In comparison, a lower percentage (22% from a total of only 38 of 181) of students who earned a mark between 60% and 69% in SNC1D earned a mark of 70% or higher after completing SNC2D.

 


Grade 9 Science Courses at Thomson

 

Grade 9 Science, Locally-Developed Compulsory Credit  (SNC1L1)

Prerequisite Course: Grade 8 Science.

  This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening science-related knowledge and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking and the relationship between science, society, and the environment to prepare students for success in everyday life, in the workplace and in the Grade 11 Environmental Science - Workplace Preparation course (SVN3E). Students explore a range of topics including science in daily life, properties of common materials, life-sustaining processes in simple and complex organisms, and electrical circuits. Students have the opportunity to extend mathematical and scientific process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical science activities.

 

Grade 9 Science, Applied  (SNC1P1)

Prerequisite Course: Grade 8 Science.

  This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop skills in the processes of scientific inquiry; and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration; and the principles of electricity. 

Grade 9 Science, Applied ESL  (SNC1P8)

Prerequisite Course: Grade 8 Science AND ESL level placement based on literacy assessment.

  This course is modified for students identified as ESL-Level D or above.  This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practice practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.

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Grade 9 ESL students from Thomson enjoying their day while studying ecosystems at the Toronto Zoo in May.

 

     Grade 9 Science, Academic  (SNC1D1)

Prerequisite Course: Grade 8 Science, 70% or above strongly recommended.

  This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop skills in the processes of scientific inquiry; and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Students will learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration; and the principles of electricity.

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Grade 9 Science, Academic students performing tests to identify unknown chemicals.

    

Grade 9 Science, Enriched (Pre-AP) Academic  (SNC1D3)

Prerequisite Course: 80% or above in Grade 8 Science and pending approval of Pre-AP Application, available at Thomsoncollegiate.com > About Thomson > Advanced Placement.

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.


SNC1D3 Pre-AP is different from SNC1D1 Academic-Level  in that topics are covered in much greater depth through specific inquiry-based activities, student-directed teaching, experimental design & investigation, and peer-partner learning.  Emphasis is placed on the relationship between scientific principles and technology.  Examples of additional topics can include In-Depth Analysis of Variables Affecting Changes in Ecosystems, Chemical Changes, Magnetism, Electromagnetism and Its Applications, plus Applications of Space Exploration.  Additional opportunities in collaborative learning and leadership development are provided.


SNC1D3 Pre-AP students will further develop skills in critical scientific and data literacy, graphical analysis, dimensional analysis, and measurement for preparation for AP courses.  To handle the faster pace of learning, SNC1D3 Pre-AP students must demonstrate strong skills in organization, self-directed independent learning, reading, writing, mathematics, and problem-solving.

 

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Grade 9 Pre-AP students can be challenged with problem-solving opportunities in coding, robotics, and principles in mechanisms such as gear ratios that determine increased speed and torque for revolving components.  Applied STEM-focused challenges to solve include designing efficient blades for a wind turbine.

 


Grade 10 Science

 

Data to Support Importance of Selecting Appropriate Level of Grade 9 Science to Ensure Student's Success

Comparision Of Marks:  Grade 9 Science, Applied with Grade 10 Science, Academic. 

  Analyses of trends of final marks accumulated from 2001 to 2011 (Table 1) led us to suggest that students completing Grade 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P) with an 85% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D).

  Students achieving below an 85% in SNC1P are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P).

Table 1. Correlation of marks of students at David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, TDSB who completed Grade 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P) and Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D) in their subsequent academic year.  Data from 166 students was obtained from 2001 to 2011.

  As shown in Table 1, a total of only four of 43 (9%) students who earned a mark between 70% and 79% in SNC1P maintained their average after completing SNC2D.

  In comparison, No students (0% from 0 out of 43) who earned a mark between 60% and 69% in SNC1P earned a mark of 60% or higher after completing SNC2D.

 

Comparision Of Marks:  Grade 9 Science, Academic with Grade 10 Science, Academic.

  Furthermore, analyses of trends of final marks accumulated from 2001 to 2011 (Table 2) led us to suggest that students completing Grade 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D) with a 70% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D).

  Students achieving below a 70% in SNC1D are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P).

Table 2. Correlation of marks of students at David & Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, TDSB who completed Grade 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D) and Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D) in their subsequent academic year.  Data from 794 students was obtained from 2001 to 2011.

  As shown in Table 2, a total of 103 students of 200 (51.5%) students who earned a mark between 70% and 79% in SNC1D earned a mark of 70% or higher after completing SNC2D.

  In comparison, a lower percentage (22% from a total of only 38 of 181) of students who earned a mark between 60% and 69% in SNC1D earned a mark of 70% or higher after completing SNC2D.


 

Grade 10 Science Courses at Thomson

  

Grade 10 Science, Locally-Developed  (SNC2L1)

Prerequisite Course: Any Grade 9 Science credit.  This is course is designed for students who completed SNC1L1.

  This course emphasizes reinforcing and strengthening science-related knowledge and skills, including scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and the environmental impact of science and technology, to prepare students for success in everyday life, in the workplace and in the Science Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. Students explore a range of topics including science in the media, interactions of common materials, interdependence of organisms in communities, and using electrical energy. Students have the opportunity to extend mathematical and scientific process skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical science activities. Recommended Preparation: A Grade 9 Science credit.

 

Grade 10 Science, Applied  (SNC2P1)

Prerequisite Course: Grade 9, Applied (SNC1P1/8) or Academic (SNC1D1/3).

  This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationship among science, technology, and the environment. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to: ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.

 

Grade 10 Science, Academic ESL  (SNC2D8)

Prerequisite Course:    70% or above in Gr. 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D1/3) is strongly recommended.  85% or above in Gr. 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P1 or SNC1P8) and recommendation from the student's teacher is required.

  This course is modified for students identified as ESL-Level D or above.  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 10 Science, Academic  (SNC2D1)

Prerequisite Course:   70% or above in Gr. 9 Science, Academic (SNC1D1/3) is strongly recommended.

  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.

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Grade 10 students enjoying their day after studying optics and climate change at the Ontario Science Centre in June.

 

Grade 10 Science, Enriched (Pre-AP) Academic  (SNC2D3)

Prerequisite Course80% or above in SNC1D3 or SNC1D1 with pending approval of Pre-AP application, available at thomsoncollegiate.com > About Thomson > Advanced Placement.

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.

SNC2D3 Pre-AP is different from SNC2D1 Academic-Level in that topics are covered in much greater depth through specific inquiry-based activities, student-directed teaching, experimental design & investigation, and peer-partner learning.  Emphasis is placed in the relationship between scientific principles and technology.  Examples of additional topics can include Medical Cell Technologies, Basic Molecular Geometry and Organic Chemistry, In-Depth Study of Variables Affecting Climate Change, and Applications of Reflection and Refraction in Optical Devices and Natural Phenomena.  Additional opportunities in collaborative learning and leadership development are provided.

SNC2D3 Pre-AP students will continue to further develop skills in critical scientific and data literacy, graphical analysis, dimensional analysis, and measurement for preparation for AP courses.  To handle the faster pace of learning, SNC2D3 Pre-AP students must demonstrate strong skills in organization, self-directed independent learning, reading, writing, mathematics, and problem-solving.



Pathways of Science at Thomson 

Prerequisites for Enrollment in Future Science Courses

 

Grade 9 Students

  Students completing Grade 9 Science, Applied (SNC1P) with an 85% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D).

  • Students achieving below an 85% in SNC1P are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P).


Grade 10 Students

  Students completing Grade 10 Science, Applied (SNC2P) may NOT enroll in a Grade 11/12 U-level course (i.e. SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U).
  • However, Grade 11 Environmental Science - Workplace pathway (SVN3E) is strongly recommended for students NOT pursuing post-secondary sciences but need a third science for graduation. 

  Students completing Grade 10 Science, Academic (SNC2D) with a 70% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 11 University-level Biology (SBI3U), Chemistry (SCH3U), and/or Physics (SPH3U).

  • Students achieving below a 70% in SNC2D are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 11 and/or 12 C-level or M-level courses.

Pathway chart

 Students completing Grade 10 Math, Academic (MPM2D) with a 70% or above have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH3U), and/or Physics (SPH3U).

  • Students achieving below a 70% in MPM2D are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 12 C Chemistry and/or Physics courses.

 

Grade 11 Students

  Students completing Grade 11 University-level Biology (SBI3U), Chemistry (SCH3U), and/or Physics (SPH3U) have demonstrated sufficient understanding, skills, and work habits to maintain their successful results in Grade 11 University-level Biology (SBI3U), Chemistry (SCH3U), and/or Physics (SPH3U).

  • Students achieving below a 70% in SBI3U, SCH3U, and/or SPH3U are therefore strongly recommended to enroll in Grade 12 C-level or M-level courses.

  At the present time, Grade 11 Science, Workplace (SNC3E) is NOT available.  However, Grade 11 Environmental Science - Workplace pathway (SVN3E) is strongly recommended for students interested in enrolling in a general senior science course for their third science credit. 


Grade 12 Students

At the present time, both Grade 12 Earth and Space Science (SES4M) and Grade 12 Science, Workplace (SNC4E) are NOT available.

 

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