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• Language Arts 10, 11, and 12 • Social Studies 10 and either SS 11 or BC First Nations Studies 12 • Science 10, and a science 11 or 12 • A Math 10, and 11 or 12 • Physical Education 10 • Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 • Planning 10
Graduation Program Continued…
• 7 courses • Any course from Grades 10 - 12
• Start in Planning 10 • Work with the Transitions Advisor to complete requirements in booklet
80 Credits Needed to Graduate
• A minimum of 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level (includes Language Arts 12)
Grade 12 Program
English 12 or Communications 12 Seven (7) electives
Approved Provincially Examinable Grade 12 Courses
Biology Chemistry English Literature English First Nation Studies Francais Langue French Geography Geology German
History Japanese Mandarin Principles of Math Physics PSI Calculus Assessment Punjabi Spanish
To write or not to write…. If you have a B or higher in English 12 and you can get at least 86% in 3 provincial exams you will earn $1000.00. If you write the provincial exam the MOE will count it for 40% of your mark. The universities will take the highest mark of either a blended mark or only the school mark.
Crash Course into the World of Post-Secondary
What Does Life After High School Look Like?
YOUR GRADUATION TRANSITIONS BOOKLET ASKS YOU TO DEFINE ONE OF THREE OPTIONS
3. 4. 5.
Post-secondary Education Employment Extended Travel (3 months or more)
College, University or both? What do you intend to study? Use Career Cruising to research and compare programs, admission requirements Research ideas for careers
Laddering to success
What CREDENTIALS do you earn at college or university?
Certificate (one year) Diploma (two years) Associate Degree (two years) Bachelors Degree/undergrad degree (four years) Masters Degree/graduate degree (two years-varies) Doctorate -PhD/MD/LLB
TRADES & APPRENTICESHIPS
Post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training (about 85% of training), with technical training in a classroom or shop setting (about 15% of training). Successful completion of both components, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate or ticket, and become a certified tradesperson. The length of an apprenticeship can range from one to five years, but most require four years to complete.
Beginning Your Apprenticeship
There are several routes into apprenticeship, including:
Direct entry with an employer sponsor Pre-apprenticeship Foundation program at a college of your choice Applying for credit for prior training or experience, which may enable you to complete your certification requirements in less time ACE-IT and Secondary school apprenticeship programs (Talk to Mr. Prideaux)
Technical & Trades Admissions
British Columbia Institute of Technology & Kwantlen
Each Technology Programs has specific requirements. Entrance is competitively based. Some programs are not accessible to students directly from high school Trade programs have continuous enrolment, waitlists should be researched. You can write Pre-tests at Delview to meet admission requirements = earlier admission
College Admission Requirements
Langara, Douglas, Kwantlen*, Vancouver Community College (VCC)
Students are accepted with general entry requirements which means successful completion and graduation from high school!
Each College has Career Programs that may have specific requirements – It is important to check for Math, Science or English courses that may be needed! * Kwantlen is now recognized as a university but still offers many certificate and diploma programs that a college traditionally offers
University Admission Requirements
University of British Columbia-Vancouver Faculty of Arts – low to mid 80’s average •English 11 + Language 11 •Principles Math 11 •Science 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •3 other approved provincially examinable grade 12 courses Faculty of Sciences – mid to high 80’s average
•English 11 + Language 11 •Principles Math 11 •Chemistry 11 + Physics 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •Principles Math 12 (min 67%) •Two other approved Gr 12 courses including at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Geology 12 or Physics 12
University of British Columbia-Okanagan GENERAL ADMISSION AVERAGE – 75% Faculty of Sciences Faculty of Arts
•Chemistry 11 •English 12 •Principles of Math 12 (min 67%) •Two other provincially examinable Grade 12 courses including at least one of: Bi 12, Chem 12, Geo 12, Phy 12.
•English 12 •3 other approved provincially examinable grade 12 courses
Admission Requirements may change for 2010
Simon Fraser University – Guaranteed admission at 80% average for most programs
(Business – 90% required – some exemptions are granted)
Faculty of Arts
•English 11 •Language 11 (can be beginners) •Principles Math 11 (min 60%) •Science 11 •English 12 (min 60%) •Three provincially examinable Grade 12 courses
Faculty of Sciences
•English 11 •Language 11 (can be beginners) •Principles of math 11 (min 60%) •Chemistry 11 •Physics 11 •English 12 (min 60%) •Principles of Math 12 (60%) •Two provincially examinable Grade 12 courses
SFU –Math Requirement
To satisfy the quantitative skills requirement all applicants must present a minimum grade of 70% in the applicable math course required for admission. Applicants with a grade of 60-69% must either: Score a 70% (20/30) on a Diagnostic Skills Exam Or Achieve at least a “C” grade in a Foundational Course within their first three terms enrolled at SFU
Note: Students below 60% will be denied admission to SFU
SFU –Literacy Requirement
All students must demonstrate their competence in English literacy as part of the admission process. This can be demonstrated through achievement in grade 12 courses, transfer courses or by other means. Students who do not meet these targets may still be accepted but will be required to take a foundational learning course to review and improve their skills. A grade of 75% or higher in Eng 12 or Eng lit 12, you have met this requirement. A grade of 60-74% will require you to enrol in a Foundation of Academic Literacy course within your first three terms at SFU
Note: Below 60% will not be admitted
University Admission Requirements
University of Victoria – guaranteed admission at 80% (some faculties accept between 70% to 75% average)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
•English 11 •Principles Math 11 •Science 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •3 other approved academic grade 12 courses
Faculty of Sciences
•English 11 •Principles of math 11 •Chemistry 11 •Physics 11 •Social Studies 11 •English 12 •Principles of Math 12 •Two approved science 12 courses
Alternative 1st Year Programs at UBC
Arts One (UBC): http://arts1.arts.ubc.ca
An innovative approach to your first year in the Faculty of Arts.
Co-ordinated Arts Program (UBC): www.arts.ubc.ca
Suitable for students who have broad interests in the social sciences and humanities.
Science One (UBC): www.scienceone.ubc.ca/home
An innovative first year undergraduate Science program at UBC in which the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics are presented in a unified, integrated format.
Co-ordinated Science Program (UBC): www.science.ubc.ca
The Coordinated Science Program (CSP) is an alternative to standard first year science, suitable for students who have broad scientific interests and want to explore connections between the disciplines
Alternative 1st Year Programs at SFU
TechOne (SFU): www.sfu.ca/techone TechOne is an innovative and challenging first year interdisciplinary cohort program offered by the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Explorations (SFU): www.surrey.sfu.ca The courses will introduce students to humanities and social science subjects through such interdisciplinary themes as words and pictures in literature and film, and politics, economics and the individual. Science Year 1 (SFU): www.surrey.sfu.ca Allows students interested in science to spend their first year studying at the Surrey campus. Several of the paths in Science Year 1 are also attractive for students proceeding to either Business or Computing Science in the second year.
Second Language Requirements
Language 11 is required for admission to UBC & SFU although SFU will accept Beginner Language 11
(UVic requires Language 11 for admission to Humanities)
Students who complete a language 12 in high school, will meet the first year language requirement for the undergraduate degree in arts at UBC
LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Exam
An examination that provides the universities and colleges with a way to determine a students competence in summary and essay writing. All students regardless of country of origin or citizenship are required to demonstrate this competence. You do not need to write this exam if your English 12 mark meets the language proficiency minimum at the college or university you plan to attend.
CHECK THE ENGLISH 12 MARK REQUIRED OR LPI LEVEL BY LOOKING AT THE WEBSITE FOR YOUR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY! WHEN IN DOUBT, WRITE THE LPI!
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The SAT is intended for students applying for admission to college or university in the US
The SAT measures verbal reasoning and mathematical problem solving There are two tests: SAT for admission and the Subject test for placement. Contact the colleges you are thinking of attending to find out what tests to take
Register on line at www.collegeboard.com School Codes: Delview: 821077 Test Dates: There are several test dates throughout the year and test sites in Vancouver and Richmond
So, what if you don’t know…
This website can help you to explore all the aspects of career search and post-secondary programs across Canada
Skills/interests inventory Career Search Education Search Job Description Career path Interviews of people currently in the job/profession
user: delview pass: capp
Talk to your teachers Talk to your counsellor Visit the Career Centre & talk to your Career Advisor Check First Class e-mail and school newsletters
Kwantlen College: www.kwantlen.bc.ca •BIG, BIG Open House – February 27 & 28 •Usually operate a Spring Break Tour Program •Prospective Student Email: sign up/Parent website •Check website for upcoming information sessions for specific programs •Visit the new Cloverdale Trades Centre Open House on March 6th
BCIT: www.bcit.ca •“BIG” Info Session – March 4 from 5-8pm •Attend information sessions www.bcit.ca/infosessions •Become a “Student for a Day” •Campus Tours: One hour, given by student Ambassadors Capilano University: www.capcollege.bc.ca
•Student For a Day: Attend classes and have a tour of the campus.
Douglas College: www.douglas.bc.ca
•Check website for upcoming information sessions
Langara College: www.langara.bc.ca
•Well known for their field study programs: Europe, Greece, Italy, Haida Gwaii •Check website for upcoming information sessions
Simon Fraser University: www.sfu.ca
• For Grade 11 students only – sign up for thinkSFU and get assigned to an advisor and program updates – do this on-line • Campus Tour, Surrey, Every Thursday, 4pm, 45 minutes • Campus Tour, Burnaby, Guided: student.sfu.ca (tours) Self directed: print up information
• Student for a Day
• BA in World Literature • Engineering Program : Mechatronics • Criminology: Policing Studies ( Surrey only)
UBC: students.ubc.ca/welcome/events.cfm • Welcome Centre ,Brock Hall open M-F 8-5pm,Sat 9:302:30pm • Tour the campus (2 hours): residence, recreational and social facilities, library, hear from current UBC student about programs and admission requirements • Focus days: Spring Break Students will get an overview of Academic programs, (health, technology, global issues, creative & critical studies) interactive workshops, student panels, and a campus tour - MUST REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME!!
When you visit a college/university - ask questions and make decisions based on the best program for you:
• Student orientation • Clubs, activities, athletic programs (social/recreational) • Credentials • Student successes • Field study, Student exchanges, co-op • Student support services
The 3 “R’s” Research, Reflect & Reality Develop your Graduation Transition plan
• • • • • • University College College transfer Trades Student exchanges/travel Work
What are your options?
School Work: • What are your current grades? • Do you need help at school, academically? • Appropriate Course selection • Balanced course load of provincials and electives • Guidance from parents balanced with your interests/abilities/values
Financial Plan - Research and understand the costs of postsecondary programs and training Use www.educationplanner.bc.ca Scholarships & Bursaries - Many opportunities to apply for awards not just based on academic work. Volunteering, clubs, sports - school & community participation Use www.bcawardsonline
What Do I do Now? CHECK FIRST CLASS FOR INFORMATION UPDATES!
DROP • • • INTO THE CAREER CENTRE! E-mail : email@example.com Career exploration Current post-secondary information and application process • Financial information • Scholarships
TIME TO PICK COURSES
All registration will be done through “Parent Connect”. Follow the links from the Delview website: http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/dl