Brentwood College
Academics:
Academics

Students have 6 day classes a week. This allows students to give as much educational and developmental material as possible. Brentwood offers university preparatory education from grade 9 to 12.

The school has such unique courses like oceanography and marine biology. Students are actively involved in provincial and international Olympiads. The school had more than 22 winners of international Olympiads! The school is very proud of its teachers, 75% of them have an academic degree.

Foundation Year
Grade 9

During this year students are building all necessary the core academic skills and abilities. New innovations of the learning process are used together with practical studying.

All students take:

  • English 9
  • Mathematics 9
  • Science 9: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Space Science.
  • Social Studies 9
  • French 9, Spanish 9, Introductory Mandarin 11 or English Language Enrichment
  • 21st Century Studies 9: Environment and Globalization

Grade 10 - Exploration Year

This year is grounded on the foundational skills of Grade 9, and helps to nurture the academic confidence in each student by exploring different academic disciplines.

All students take:

  • English 10
  • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10
  • Science 10: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science.
  • Social Studies 10
  • Language: French 10, Spanish 10, Mandarin/Chinese 11/12,English Language Enrichment
  • Grade 10 Electives (students choose one of six electives):
  • Marketing 11
  • International Relations 11
  • Design 11
  • Natural Philosophy and Ethics 11
  • Software Engineering 11
  • Music Theory AP
  • Robotics 11
Commitment Year
Grade 11

This year is considered to be very important in students’ life, as they are making first steps on decisions regarding their prospective area of study.

All students take six courses:

  • English 11 or English 11AP
  • PreCalculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Science 11 (students choose one of): Biology 11 or Biology 11AP,Chemistry 11 or Chemistry 11AP, Physics 11 or Physics 11AP.
  • Social Studies 11: Government, 20th Century Canadian History (1900-1990), World Geography: Critical and Changing Times in the Global Village
  • French 11 or French 12
  • Spanish 11 or Spanish 12
  • Introductory Mandarin 11 or Mandarin Chinese 11/12
  • Grade 11 Electives (students choose one of eight electives):
    • A second science
    • Law 12
    • Software Engineering 11
    • Entrepreneurship 12
    • Geography 12
    • Art History AP
    • Comparative Government and Politics AP
    • Geology 12
    • Music Theory AP
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    • Art AP
Leadership Year
Grade 12

The graduation year focuses on the personal and academic skills of each student and empowers them to find their own decisions on the post-secondary education.

All students take:

  • English 12 only for English 12 and English Literature 12 or English Literature 12AP

Along with English, students choose four or five of the following elective courses targeted towards gaining entry into a university faculty of their choice:

  • French 12, Spanish 12, Mandarin Chinese 11/12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12
  • Geography 12
  • Human Geography AP
  • Geology 12
  • World History 12
  • Art History AP
  • Comparative Government and Politics AP
  • Economics 12AP
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Financial Accounting 12
  • Biology 12AP, Biology 12 or Biology 11
  • Chemistry 12AP, Chemistry 12 or Chemistry 11
  • Physics 12AP, Physics 12 or Physics 11
  • Calculus AP or Calculus 12
  • Psychology AP
  • Law 12
  • Studio Art AP
  • Music Theory AP
  • Environmental Science AP
  • Competitive Robotics 12
  • Design & Engineering 12
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