Academics Academic Overview

2020/2021 Grade 10 Course Descriptions and Pre-Requisites

All courses are listed in alphabetical order...


Career & Work Exploration 10

No pre-requisite required

This program provides students with an opportunity to experience the “real” world of work and gain an understanding of the skills, responsibilities and attitude required within the workplace. CWEX helps students to explore occupations of interest, encourage future plans/education, job references and possible future employment. This program builds community connections and truly engages students in a practical way that will empower and equip students for lifelong learning.  (40 – 60 hours)


Choral 10

No pre-requisite required

The specific aim of the choral program is to enable students to experience the joy of singing and to understand and value a variety of musical expressions throughout life. By participating in the choral program, students will: acquire the skills, abilities, understandings and attitudes necessary to express themselves vocally as individual singers and as members of a choral ensemble; judge music from both producer and consumer perspectives; and value and appreciate music from a variety of cultural and historical contexts.  Students also have the opportunity of working with fantastic clinicians in local festivals in Regina and Moose Jaw, along with many performance opportunities throughout the year.  The CCS choirs have had the joy of working with such renowned people and groups such as the Tenors, Tenore, and David Wise.


Christian Ethics 10

No pre-requisite required

The aim of Christian Ethics is for students to acquire and develop the knowledge, skills/abilities, and values of Christianity so that they are encouraged to live as followers of Jesus Christ. This class will focus on learning about Jesus and building a relationship with him. This class will also emphasize the importance of serving others. Students will understand the nature of the Christian community, appreciate what belonging to and living in the Christian community entails, understand Christian moral guidelines, and see how Christian principles inform various contemporary moral issues.


Drama 10

No pre-requisite required

Students explore sources of inspiration for drama work and, through active participation, learn about various theatre genres, styles and performance practices.  Students respond to their own and others’ work and, using collaborative processes, create scenes or build a play that conveys their ideas and perspectives.  Students examine theatre history from a variety of traditions and the role of storytelling and oral history.  They investigate career and training opportunities for theatre artists and consider how drama reflects and affects human experience. 


English Language Arts A10 

Pre-requisite: ELA 9

ELA A10 explores the theme of Challenges and Decision Making that shape who we are as individuals and a society. Students will study various texts, media etc. to better understand the influences that surround decisions and have opportunities to create and respond to the theme through world and biblical viewpoints.


English Language Arts A11

Pre-requisite: ELA 9

ELA A11 is the modified ELA A10 course. The English Language Arts A11 course is intended for students who are unable to complete regular English Language Arts A10 course. Students who are eligible for a modified English language arts course may have receptive/ comprehension (viewing, listening, and reading) and expressive/ communication (speaking, writing, and using other forms of representing) difficulties. Modified courses shall only be approved in consultation with the student support teacher and administration as specific criteria must be met for this type of programming. Modified course content is delivered inclusively within the regular ELA classroom whenever possible.   


English Language Arts B10

Pre-requisite: ELA 9

Explores the themes of Equity and Perspectives that shape who we are as individuals and a society. Students will study variety of texts, such as poems, plays, novels, short stories, etc. to better understand the influences that surround decisions and have opportunities to create and respond to the themes through world and biblical viewpoints.


English Language Arts B11

Pre-requisite: ELA 9

ELA B11 is the modified ELA B10 course. The English Language Arts B11 course is intended for students who are unable to complete regular English Language Arts B10 course. Students who are eligible for a modified English language arts course may have receptive/ comprehension (viewing, listening, and reading) and expressive/ communication (speaking, writing, and using other forms of representing) difficulties. Modified courses shall only be approved in consultation with the student support teacher and administration as specific criteria must be met for this type of programming. Modified course content is delivered inclusively within the regular ELA classroom whenever possible.   


Food Studies 10

No pre-requisite required

Students practise and learn to prepare nutritional food in a safe, hands-on environment.  Students learn the practical skills and knowledge for cooking, baking and preparing a wide variety of food and have the opportunity to develop independence and resourcefulness. It is important to learn to prepare basic food in order to choose healthy options for personal and family well-being.  This increases self-reliance. Learning objectives develop skills that are needed for life.


Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10

Pre-requisite: Mathematics 9

This course is the start of two pathways that students can take leading them into non-mathematical intensive courses (Topics include: algebra, conditional statements, functions, geometry, measurement, probability, proofs, inductive and deductive reasoning, set theory and statistics) or mathematical intensive courses (Topics include: measurement, trigonometry, factors and products of whole numbers and polynomial expressions, irrational numbers in both radical and exponent forms, relations and functions, linear functions and graphing).


History 10

Pre-requisite: Social Studies 9

History 10 explores how our modern, industrialized, democratic societies came to be. The class will examine the changes in European society and culture from the mid-18th century to World War I that have shaped today's western worldview.


History 11

Pre-requisite: Social Studies 9

History 11 is the modified History 10 course. History 11 is intended for students who are unable to complete regular History 10. Modified courses shall only be approved in consultation with the student support teacher and administration as specific criteria must be met for this type of programming. Modified course content is delivered inclusively within the regular history classroom.   


Information Processing 10

No pre-requisite required

Info Pro 10 focuses on eight areas in a personal context: task management, digital citizenship and law, word processing, computer technology, spreadsheets, databases, photography and video production, and design, drawing and painting. Using a variety of technological tools and platforms, students will develop and apply an understanding of information processing to communicate, solve problems, and create products in a digital world.


Mathematics 11

Pre-requisite: Math 9

Math 11 is the Grade 10 modified math course. In this course, emphasis is placed on making informed decisions about finances, home design and maintenance, recreation and personal wellness, and travel and transportation. Students can draw on their own or others experiences in the workforce to develop and extend their knowledge about earning and spending money. They will also apply mathematics for the purpose of designing, building, and maintaining a home and yard. Students will apply reasoning and problem solving skills to make predictions and decisions in recreational and wellness activities. As well, they will investigate and solve problems related to planning a trip. Modified courses shall only be approved in consultation with the student support teacher and administration as specific criteria must be met for this type of programming. Modified course content is delivered inclusively within the regular math classroom whenever possible.   


Practical & Applied Arts A10 - Woods & Motors

No pre-requisite required

Intro to shop safety and woodworking tools.  Students will learn to frame a small wall, apply drywall, tape and mud and paint.  They will then have to repair a hole in the wall and apply trim around the windows and doors.  Students will learn to use table saw, mitre saw, brad nailer, and cordless drills.  The motors component is comprised of an intro to mechanics tools, and the disassembly and reassembly of a 3-5 HP small engine.  Students will learn to use wrenches, ratchets and sockets, air tools, and gear pullers.


Science 10

Pre-requisite: Science 9

This course addresses three major themes: Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics, Chemical Reactions, and Force and Motion in Our World. Students will have the opportunity to explore these aspects of God's creation as they consider which area of Science they would like to pursue in future semesters.


Visual Art 10

No pre-requisite required

Whether it’s a stylish web page, a new Ferrari design or an interesting book cover, art is all around us.  In this class we will study artists in Saskatchewan, Canada and around the world.  Students will have plenty of time to experiment with drawing, painting, collage and photography to express their artistic ideas. Students of all abilities are welcome in this class.  “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein


Wellness 10

No pre-requisite required

The purpose of Wellness 10 is to develop confident and competent students who understand, appreciate, and engage in a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle. This course contributes to fostering optimal wellness while recognizing there are many factors that promote well-being at every stage in a young person’s development. Throughout Wellness 10, opportunities are provided for students to attain and maintain a healthy “mind, body, and spirit”.  Emphasis of the class is on creating a positive attitude towards lifetime fitness by participating in a wide variety of activities. The course has a classroom component where students learn about topics such as fitness awareness, nutrition, stress management and anatomy and physiology as well as the gym component. During this class students will develop and use a personal wellness plan. Students develop the skills required to take control of their own fitness and wellness needs.


Workplace & Apprenticeship Mathematics 10

Pre-requisite: Mathematics 9

The Workplace & Apprenticeship Mathematics pathway focuses on the application of math concepts and skills to real-world contexts, enabling learners to make connections between school math and the workplace. This course and pathway may be suitable for students who plan to enter a trade, pursue post-secondary studies at a college, or enter the workforce directly after graduation from high school.  Topics include: problem solving, spatial reasoning, measurement, angles and geometry, proportional reasoning, and income.