Calgary Board of Education

 
Science

Advanced Placement

SCIENCE 10 PRE-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and strong academic ambition
Success in this course will lead to: Biology 20 pre-AP, Chemistry pre-20AP and/orPhysics 20 pre-AP
Content:In addition to the Science 10 curriculum, pre-AP students will be introduced to grade 11 and 12 enrichment.  This includes:

  • Chemistry emphasis on the mole, gravimetric stoic, predicting products, and enhanced formulas
  • Biology detailing diffusion and osmosis, plant physiology, mitosis and meiosis
  • Physics enhancing significant digits, graphing techniques and vector and scaling understanding

BIOLOGY 20 PRE-AP/BIOLOGY 30AP – Full Year Course (10 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10
Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  It is recommended for students to take this grade 11 or 12.
Content:  In addition to the Biology 20/30 curriculum, AP students will be enriched through the following topics:

  • Hardy Weinberg, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, osmosis, mitosis, meiosis, bacterial transformation, restriction enzymes, transpiration and fruit fly behavior.
  • Mandatory laboratory work to enhance analytical and research skills.
  • Research projects, guest speakers, field work and off-campus visits to develop world readiness.

CHEMISTRY 20 PRE-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP or Science 10
Success in this course will lead to: Chemistry 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior chemistry background.
Content:

  • Enhanced understanding of electron energy levels, VSEPR theory and periodic relationships.
  • Solutions and stoichiometry (gases, solids and aqueous) unit.
  • Gases and gas laws unit (including AP topics relating to ideal gas behaviors).
  • Bonding unit (including AP topics of molecular geometry).
  • Building on organization, research and problem solving skills for laboratory techniques.

CHEMISTRY 30/CHEMISTRY 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation: Teacher recommendation and Chemistry 20 pre-AP
Success in this course will lead to: university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.  Recommended for students to take in either grade 11 or 12.
Content:  In addition to the Chemistry 30 curriculum, AP students will be enriched through the following topics:

  • Atomic theory and atomic structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gas laws, liquid and solids, solutions, reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics. 
  • Strong emphasis on mathematical calculations and laboratory skills will be developed.

PHYSICS 20 PRE-AP (5 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Science 10 pre-AP
Success in this course will lead to: Physics 30/35AP (full year course) -- as well as a superior physics background.
Content: 

  • In addition to the Physics 20 curriculum, students will do further enrichment.  Students will be introduced to Momentum and impulse.
  • Students will learn formulas and theories to apply to the real world.

PHYSICS 30/PHYSICS 35AP – Full Year Course (8 credits)

Prerequisite Recommendation:  Teacher recommendation and Physics 20 pre-AP
Success in this course will lead to:  university advanced placement or credit may be awarded based on the Biology AP exam mark that is written in May.  This is in addition to the diploma exam in June.
Content:  In addition to the physics 30 curriculum students will have the opportunity to study:

  • Newtonian mechanics; fluid mechanics and thermal physics; electricity and magnetism; waves and optics; and atomic and nuclear physics.
  • A strong laboratory component will be in addition to the theory

 

 

 

Science

Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)

Advanced Placement

Science 10/20/30

Science 14/24

Science 10-4/20-4 (K&E)

Biology 20/30

Chemistry 20/30

Physics 20/30