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GRADE 11

OVERVIEW

In Grade 11, your child will need to earn credits in 5 compulsory subjects: English Language Arts, Franšais, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health Education and Social Studies. These credits are required to obtain a Manitoba high school diploma.

In addition to these 5 compulsory courses, your child will take optional courses to earn the necessary credits towards graduation requirements (a minimum of 30 credits in Senior Years). Click on the OPT tab for information on optional courses.

The Senior Years French Immersion diploma

Students must complete 21 compulsory courses to graduate in the French Immersion Program. Here’s a list of these courses.

Compulsory seniors year courses in the French Immersion Program
SUBJECT AREA COURSE TITLE
Grade 9 6 credits
English Language Arts English Language Arts
Franšais Franšais langue seconde
Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science
Social Studies Canada in the Contemporary World
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education
Grade 10 6 credits
English Language Arts English Language Arts
Franšais Franšais langue seconde
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Science Science
Social Studies Geographic Issues of the 21st Century
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education
Grade 11 5 credits
English Language Arts 1 of the following:
  • ELA: Comprehensive Focus
  • ELA: Literary Focus
  • ELA: Transactional Focus
Franšais Franšais langue seconde
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Social Studies History of Canada
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education
Grade 12 4 credits
English Language Arts 1 of the following:
  • ELA: Comprehensive Focus
  • ELA: Literary Focus
  • ELA: Transactional Focus
Franšais Franšais langue seconde : langue et communication
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Educationá

In addition, a minimum of 13 optional credits are required to graduate. For more information on graduation requirements, please contact the school’s guidance counsellor.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

To earn a high school diploma, students must obtain a credit in at least one of the following courses:

  • Grade 11 English Language Arts: Comprehensive Focus
  • Grade 11 English Language Arts: Literary Focus
  • Grade 11 English Language Arts: Transactional Focus

Schools do not have to offer all three of these courses.

When students enter Grade 12, they are free to continue with the English Language Arts focus chosen in Grade 11 or choose one of the other two focuses.

It is possible for a student to earn credits for different English Language Arts courses at the same grade level.

Before choosing courses, students must make sure that the courses meet the entrance requirements for specific faculties, programs or courses being considered after finishing high school.

FRANÇAIS

To obtain a French Immersion Program high school diploma, students must earn a credit in the Grade 11 Français - immersion course. Successfully completing this course will prepare students as they continue their studies into Grade 12.

In Grades 9 to 12, students develop and improve their oral and writing communication skills. Students also increase their appreciation for the French language and Francophone cultures in Canada, around the world, and in their personal lives.

 

MATHEMATICS

To obtain a high school diploma, students must earn a credit in at least one of the following three courses: Grade 11 Essential Mathematics, Grade 11 Applied Mathematics, or Grade 11 Pre-Calculus Mathematics.

All students can benefit from a general understanding of mathematics for personal and work-related use, and for future plans, regardless of their career and/or post-secondary choices. Some high school students will need in-depth studies in mathematics for their post-secondary education. Therefore, before choosing a mathematics course, students must make sure that it meets the entrance requirements for the specific post-secondary program or faculty that they have chosen.

A student may earn more than one of the Mathematics credit in the same grade level.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH EDUCATION

The purpose of the combined physical education/health education curriculum is to encourage physically active and healthy lifestyles.

To obtain a high school diploma, students must earn a total of four credits in Physical Education/Health Education, including one credit in Grade 11. As part of the Grade 11 credit, students must complete a Physical Activity Practicum which involves participation in physical activities based on a personal plan.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Social studies is the study of people in relation to each other and to the world. In Manitoba, social studies includes the study of history and geography, and draws upon relevant topics in the social sciences and humanities. Through the study of human beings in their physical, social, and cultural environments, social studies examines the past and the present, and looks toward the future. Social studies helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to become active democratic citizens and contributing members of their communities, locally, nationally, and globally. Grade 11 social studies focuses on the history of Canada.

To earn a High School Diploma, students must obtain a credit in the Grade 11 History of Canada course.

OPTIONAL COURSES

To meet the graduation requirements, students must earn a minimum of 30 credits as presented in the following table:

Compulsory courses 21 credits
Optional courses 9 credits
Number of credits required for the Senior Years Diploma 30 credits

Students must therefore choose optional courses to earn the number of credits required for a high school diploma. The list of optional courses varies from school to school. Your child's choices of optional courses may:

  • offer additional academic support (ex. Grade 9 Transitional Mathematics)
  • complement his/her personal and academic interests
  • may reinforce and support his/her career choices