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Bishop Strachan School (BSS) Senior School Courses Offering 2023


Bishop Strachan School (BSS) Senior School Course Offerings 2023.

BSS Senior School Courses Offering: Below is the Bishop Strachan School (BSS) Senior School Course Offerings for grade 9, 10, 11, and 12.

BSS Senior School Courses

Bishop Strachan School (BSS) Senior School Course

The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) Senior School courses for the Senior School (Grades 9 – 12) students is now published online.

“In the Senior School (Grades 9 – 12), students drive their own learning with curiosity and commitment. They are challenged and supported to excel every day. They develop strong academic, communication and collaboration skills. Just as importantly, they learn to overcome obstacles, appreciate each other’s strengths and care about the world around them. Our graduates go out into the world as capable, confident and compassionate women.”

The Senior School program is comprehensive, offering more than 100 credit courses. Electives are available in business, technology, and visual and media arts, among other areas. BSS goes beyond the Ontario curriculum, enhancing it with our unique approach, the Culture of Powerful Learning.

At BSS, Senior students can choose their own path. They are encouraged to ask big questions and answer them through inquiry and exploration. Meaningful assignments that tackle real-world problems inspire them.

BSS Senior School Grade 9 Courses

Grade 9

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Grade 9
In English, students discussed novels that focus on self-discovery, finding voice and the power of persuasion. They developed speeches and spoken word poetry, exploring their own voices in powerful ways.

In Health and Physical Education, students developed the skill of sending and receiving, first in Flag Football, then in the fast and furious game of Rugby 7s, and finally in Ultimate Frisbee.

BSS Senior School Grade 10 Courses

Grade 10

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Grade 10
In Careers, students studied women leaders and created posters with QR codes linking to information about their leadership strategies.

In English, students thought about how Shakespearean stories of teenage rebellion compare to contemporary texts. They tackled the oft-asked question, ‘Why do we still study Shakespeare?

BSS Senior School Grade 11 Courses

Grade 11

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Grade 11

In Accounting, students completed a “shoebox” assignment. They journaled transactions from a variety of source documents to produce financial statements. They then wrote a letter to the owner outlining concerns and recommendations.

In Chemistry, students experimented with cyanotypes, a photographic printing technique used to create blueprints.

In AP English Language and Composition, students learned how purpose, occasion and audience drive different types of writing. They wrote scripts for documentaries, policy proposals for politicians, articles for youth magazines, and much more. One student scripted a TED Talk about the benefits of learning another language to improve cultural understanding.

BSS Senior School Grade 12 Courses

Grade 12

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Grade 12

In French, students read novels highlighting the homeless situation in France, then compared it to the situation in Toronto. In the process, they learned more about the causes of homelessness globally.

In Chemistry, one student looked at the impact of fentanyl use in Indigenous communities, incorporating feedback from Indigenous counsellors.

In AP Calculus, students applied their knowledge to increasingly complex situations, working collaboratively to solve problems using multiple approaches.

BSS Advanced Placement Courses

  • Advanced Placement
    • Simplified Mandarin Level 3 plus AP Language and Culture Exam Preparation
    • English with AP Language and Composition
    • Intro to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology with AP Seminar
    • Economic Issues with AP Micro and Macroeconomics
    • French Intensive with AP French Language and Culture
    • Human Development throughout the Lifespan with AP Psychology
    • Interdisciplinary Studies with AP Research
    • Calculus and Vectors with AP Calculus
    • Data Management with AP Statistics
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics

Read Also: BSS Summer Academy and Credit Courses

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