Grade 9 Electives

 ADA1O1 - Drama

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures.  Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives.  Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Units of Study Evaluation
  1. Tableau
  2. Mime/Creative Movement
  3. Storytelling
  4. Role Play
  5. Primitive Theatre/Ritual
  6. Exam Presentation Preparation

  70%  Term
  15%  Culminating Task/Presentation
  15%  Written Exam




AMI1O1 - Instrumental Music

AMV1O1 - Vocal Music

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.

Units of Study Evaluation
  1. Theory
  2. Creation
  3. Analysis

  70%  Term
    5%  Technique/Skills Exam
  15%  Performance Exam

  10%  Written Exam


AVI1O1 - Visual Arts

This course is exploratory in nature, offering and overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a wide range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Units of Study Evaluation
  1. Discovering the Elements & Principles of Design
  2. Drawing
  3. Painting
  4. Culminating Task
  5. Careers

  70%  Term
  10%  Written Exam
  10%  Culminating Task
  10%  Sketchbook



BTT1O1 - Information & Communication Technology*

This course introduces students to the use of information technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, communication skills, effective electronic research, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

Units of Study Evaluation
  1. Digital Literacy
  2. Productivity Software
  3. Design Software
  4. Business Communications
  5. Ethics and Issues in ICT

  70%  Term
  30%  Exam &/ Culminating Task 



TIJ1O1 or TIJ1O2 - Exploring Technology*

This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.  This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in construction technology, which encompasses plumbing, electrical wiring, carpentry, and woodworking.

Note:  This course is offered as a co-ed course (TIJ1O1) and for females only (TIJ1O2).

Units of Study Evaluation
  1. Introduction to Exploring Technology
  2. Exploring Trades
  3. Technology, the Environment, and Society
  4. Construction Project
  5. Professional Practice and Career Opportunities

  70%  Term
  30%  Culminating Task




*Students who enrol in BTT1O1 or TIJ1O1/TIJ1O2 must ensure they take an Arts credit in their Grade 10 year to meet their grad requirements.  Grade 10 Arts courses include those listed above, as well as drawing & painting, guitar, media arts, and steel pan.