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ILC Secondary School Course Specifications

Course Types & Codes

Course Types

Grades 9 and 10

In Grades 9 and 10, three types of courses are offered:

Academic courses emphasize theory and abstract problems.

Applied courses focus on practical applications and concrete examples.

Academic and applied courses differ in the balance between essential concepts and additional material, and in the balance between theory and application. Both types of courses set high expectations for students while preparing them for studies in the senior grades.

Open courses in Grades 9 and 10 are offered in all subjects other than those offered as academic and applied. An open course comprises a set of expectations that is suitable for all students at a given grade level. These courses are designed to provide students with a broad educational base that will prepare them for their studies in Grades 11 and 12 and for productive participation in society.

Grades 11 and 12

In Grades 11 and 12, four destination-related types of courses are offered. Open courses are also offered.

University preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs.

University/college preparation courses include content that is relevant for both university and college programs. These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs.

College preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for college programs.

Workplace preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for direct entry into the workplace or for admission to apprenticeship programs and other training programs offered in the community.

Open courses in Grades 11 and 12 allow students to broaden their knowledge and skills in a particular subject that may or may not be directly related to their postsecondary goals, but that reflects their interests. These courses are appropriate for all students regardless of postsecondary destination. These courses are designed to provide students with a broad educational base and to equip them for active and rewarding participation in society. They are not designed with the specific requirements of university or college programs or the workplace in mind.

Course Codes

Understanding the Course Code

The first five characters of the course code indicate the subject, grade level, and course type. They are based on the Common Course Codes used in all secondary schools in Ontario.

How to Decipher a Course Code / Course code: ENG2D-A

Subject Grade Course Type ILC Indicator
ENG 2 D A
The first three characters of the course code (ENG in this example) refers to the name of the course.

ENG2D-A is English.
The fourth character (2 in this example) refers to the grade of the course.

1 = Grade 9
2 = Grade 10
3 = Grade 11
4 = Grade 12

ENG2D-A is a Grade 10 course.
The fifth character (D in this example) refers to the type of course.

P = applied
D = academic
O = open
E = workplace preparation
C = college preparation
M = university / college preparation
U = university preparation

ENG2D-A is an academic course.
The sixth character (A in this example) is for internal use by ILC.
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