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GRADE 11 - TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

OVERVIEW

Students use and study technology to create practical solutions to problems – individually or in groups – to develop technical skills, knowledge and attitudes. Technology Education enables students to explore their ideas and gain practical experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Technology Education allows learners to evaluate their strengths and interests in career choices. It also reflects rapid changes in the workplace and allows students to make informed decisions about their future.

In Grade 11, your child will need to obtain credits in 4 compulsory subjects: English Language Arts, Français, Mathematics, Physical Education/Health Education. These credits are required to obtain a Manitoba high school diploma.

In addition to these 4 compulsory courses, your child will take optional courses to earn the necessary credits towards graduation requirements (a minimum of 30 credits in Senior Years). Students in Grade 10 are encouraged to explore various technical vocational areas and are expected to choose at least one technical vocational course. In Grade 11, students should specialize in the technical vocational area of their choice.

The Senior Years French Immersion Technology Education Diploma

Students must complete 20 compulsory courses to graduate in the English Technology Education Program. Here’s a list of these courses.

Compulsory senior years courses in the French Immersion Technology Education Program
SUBJECT AREA COURSE TITLE
Grade 9 6 credits
English Language Arts English Language Arts
Français Français 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 
Français Français langue seconde
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Essential Mathematics
  • ntroduction 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 4 credits
English Language Arts  1 of the following:
  • ELA: Comprehensive Focus
  • ELA: Literary Focus
  • ELA: Transactional Focus
Français Français langue seconde
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
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
  • ELA: Language and Technical Communications
Français Français langue seconde : langue et communication
Mathematics 1 of the following:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Physical Education/Health Education Physical Education/Health Education

In addition, 8 approved compulsory technical vocational credits are required to obtain a diploma in this program. Schools typically offer one of these credits in Grade 10, 3 in Grade 11 and 4 in Grade 12. The 8 courses developed from Grades 10 to 12 form the foundation courses within the specific cluster. Finally, the student must earn a minimum of 2 optional credits to have the 30 credits required to graduate.

Compulsory courses 20 credits
Courses from a technical vocational cluster (Grade 10 to 12) 8 credits
Optional courses 2 credits
Number of credits required to obtain a Senior Year Diploma 30 credits

Click on the OPT tab for additional information on optional courses.

For more information on graduation requirements, please contact the school’s guidance counsellor.

For more information on Senior Years Technology Education, talk to the school guidance counsellor or visit the Senior Years Technology Education page.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

To obtain 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.

OPTIONAL COURSES

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

Compulsory courses 20 credits
Courses from a technical vocational cluster (Grade 10 to 12) 8 credits
Optional courses 2 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