Gr 11 University - Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
3801 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2
(905) 285-0050
We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the
Dufferin-Peel community to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest
extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.
COURSE OUTLINE
Department:
Course:
Course Code:
Science
Grade 11 University Physics
SPH 3U1
Course Description:
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore
kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the
properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their
scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyze the
interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological
applications of physics on society and the environment.
Strand & Unit Title:
Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):
Unit 1: Kinematics
Unit 2: Forces
Unit 3: Energy and Society
Unit 4:Waves and Sound
Unit 5: Electricity and Magnetism
Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel
values (CGE2a)
Reads, understands and uses written materials effectively (CGE2b)
Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to
(CGE2c)
Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time
and resource management skills (CGE4f)
Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good (CGE3b)
Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve
problems (CGE3c)
Works effectively as an interdependent team member (CGE5a)
Contributes to the common good (CGE7j)
Respects the environment and uses resources wisely (CGE7i)
Integrates faith with life (CGE1i)
Assessment and Evaluation:
Category Weightings
Knowledge/Understanding
Thinking
Application
Communication
Weight
25%
35%
25%
15%
Final Summative
Assessments
Term Work
Course Culminating
Exam
Overall Weighting
70 %
5%
25 %
Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing Success pg. 11.
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/growsuccess.pdf
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