Major Units and Corresponding Hours
|Unit Titles and Descriptions
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the predictable chemical and physical properties of
organic compounds are determined by their respective structures. They will also assess the
significant implications of organic chemical reactions and their applications for society, human
health, and the environment.
Structure and Properties of Matter
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the nature of attractive forces that exist between
particles in a substance determines the properties and limits the uses of that substance. They will
also evaluate the societal benefits and costs of technological devices that are based on the
principles of atomic and molecular structures.
Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how energy changes and rates of reaction can be
described quantitatively. They will investigate ways to improve the efficiency of chemical reactions
by applying optimal conditions. Students will also evaluate the societal and environmental costs and
benefits of technologies that transform energy.
Chemical Systems and Equilibrium
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the predictable ways in which chemical systems are
dynamic and respond to changing conditions. They will also assess the significant implications for
nature and industry of applying chemical systems at equilibrium.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the predictable way in which electrons are transferred
from one substance to another in oxidation and reduction reactions. They will also assess the
significant implications of controlling and applying oxidation and reduction reactions for industry,
health and safety, and the environment.
This is a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.
|| 110 hours
Read more of course content
All course content is accessed online.
Resources required by the student
- A non-programmable, non-graphing, scientific calculator
- A scanner, smart phone camera, or similar device to upload handwritten or hand-drawn work
- A front-facing camera on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device to allow for proctoring over the internet
- Internet access and a modern standards-compliant web browser
Assessment & Evaluation
The assessment and evaluation strategies of our school follows the Ministry of Education's Growing Success document. Growing Success articulates the vision the Ministry has for the purpose and structure of assessment and evaluation techniques.
Assessments help to monitor student progression and provide reflection and feedback. Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of student work in relation to the achievement chart categories and criteria, and assigning a percentage grade to represent that quality. Evaluation is based on gathering evidence of student achievement through:
Weighting of the Categories of Achievement
|Knowledge & Understanding
The Final Grade
The evaluation for this course is based on the student's achievement of curriculum expectations and the demonstrated skills required for effective learning. The final percentage grade represents the quality of the student's overall achievement of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline.
Course withdrawal and repeats
Since this is a Grade 11/12 course, please read the following carefully. We have the following safety features in place.
You can safely enroll and try this course. We do not notify your day school in any way when you register and enroll in our courses. Only when you explicity instruct us to share your grades will we send your registration information and your grades to your day school.
In addition, you can safely drop this course without any academic penalty at any time before the first report card. Once you have received the first report card, you will still have five (5) days to drop this course without any academic penalty. The first report card is issued right after the midterm point of this course.
The midterm point of this course is based on work completed rather than time elapsed, since this is a self-paced course. It is roughly after the first half of the assessments in the course, at which point you will have a fairly good idea of how well you are doing.
At this point, you will have to manually indicate, by pressing an acknowledgement button, that you would like to continue in the course and that you would like us to send your registration information and your marks to your day school.
As a courtesy to our students, our system requires you to manually indicate that you would like to progress beyond the midterm point and receive the first report card. This safety feature is designed to ensure that you do not accidentally pass the deadline to drop the course without academic penalty.
After receiving your first report card, we will also send you notifications via email regarding the 5 day deadline to drop the course.
Read more about ministry guidelines regarding course withdrawals and retakes.
Ministry guidelines regarding course withdrawals and retakes
According to Ministry policies, grade 9 and grade 10 courses can be withdrawn at any time without any academic penalty. The grade 9 and 10 courses can also be repeated an unlimited number of times without any academic penalty. Grade 9 or 10 courses withdrawn are simply not recorded on the OST (it is as if you have never registered for the course). When students retake grade 9 or 10 courses, the highest mark is recorded on their OST, replacing the lower mark.
However, withdrawing from grade 11 or grade 12 courses without academic penalty must be done within 5 days of receiving the first report card. In this case, the mark will not be recorded on the OST. On the other hand, withdrawal from a grade 11 or grade 12 course after 5 days of receiving the first report card results in the following permanent record on the student’s OST: a "W" being entered in the "Credit" column of the OST along with the mark at the time of the withdrawal. If there are extraordinary circumstances relating to a student's withdrawal from a course, an "S" may be entered in the "Note" column on the OST.
Retaking grade 11 and grade 12 courses leads to permanent records of all repeats on the student’s OST, along with the marks of each attempt. Only one credit is earned if a course is retaken. An “R” is entered in the “Credit” column of the OST for the repeats with the lower mark.
It is therefore advised that students taking grade 11 and grade 12 courses be mindful of withdrawal deadlines pertaining to their enrollment, and do their best in the course if they have passed the withdrawal deadline.