Most frequent questions and answers
We register students based on their Grade 9 Science marks. We recommend that if students have an 80% in Science 9, they register in Science 10AP as well as Biology 20AP in the grade 10 year. We recommend that if students have a 60% or higher in Science 9, they register in Science 10. We recommend that if students have between 50-59% in Science 9, they register in Science 10 Combo. This course will allow them to gain 10 credits while building better foundational knowledge in Science 14, as well as allow them the opportunity to take Science 10. If students have below 50%, they will register in Science 14. After successful completion of Science 14, students can choose Science 24, unless they have a teacher recommendation to register in Science 10. *After successful completion of Science 10, students can choose to study the different disciplines at the 20 level. We offer: Biology 20 Chemistry 20 Physics 20 Science 20 Students are not expected to take all three Science disciplines, but are welcome to. Please check with post secondary institutions for admission requirements or schedule a meeting with one of our counsellors.
The Advanced Placement Program allows students to take university-level courses and potentially earn university credit while still in high school. Students in their grade 12 year will take AP Exams in May and, if they earn a qualifying score on an AP exam, are typically eligible to receive credit. When comparing the regular program with the AP program, you need to look at the rigour that is involved in AP. You have additional curriculum to cover, but you are in a grouping with extremely motivated students who are interested in knowing all things Science. Both programs are inquiry based, having additional labs that students will design and perform, where students investigate data through statistical analysis and explore how to utilize those statistics to better understand the science. There are several opportunities to dive deeper into a lot of the areas that the provincial curriculum just touches on. This gives the student a better knowledge base in the different disciplines and will help them in post secondary Science courses. We recommended a mark of 80% in Science 9 to register for Science 10 AP
Students need to have 10 credits in Science to fulfill your graduation requirements.
We understand that some students have been working online and have missed lab components of their Science programs. We are preparing for this at Wagner, and have been developing a lab skills unit for the start of many of our courses to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop critical lab skills.