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CCH Pre Diploma Program

Diploma Preparation Program Grades 9 and 10 Grade 8 students considering IB are strongly encouraged to enrol in Grade 9 Diploma Prep courses. They need only follow the standard registration process in February at their elementary school. However, as class sizes will be limited, students interested in following Diploma Prep courses may also be required to undergo an application process should there be a greater number of interested students than can be accommodated. Students will be notified by the end of March should this procedure prove necessary. 


English grade 9: ENG1DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to take ENG2DB in Grade 10 and apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language. An important focus will be placed on World Literature, including works in translation, and the intersections between these texts and their historical/cultural contexts. And that student will develop their oral communication and close-reading skills. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 English and teacher recommendation. English grade 10: 


ENG2DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is suitable for students who enjoy English and for whom an in-depth treatment of literature is desirable. It is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be placed on World Literature, including works in translation, and the intersections between these texts and their historical/cultural contexts. And that student will develop their oral communication and close-reading skills. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in ENG1D or ENG1DB and teacher recommendation. 


Mathematics grade 9: MPM1DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas through exploration of applications, the effective use of technology and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relations to develop equations of straight lines in analytic geometry, explore relationships between volume and surface area of objects in measurements and apply extended algebraic skills in problem solving. Students will engage in abstract extensions of core learning that will deepen their mathematical knowledge and enrich their understanding as well as foster patience, tolerance, humility, sharing and the continuous pursuit of the common good, through problem solving. In addition to the MPM1D1 course requirements students will be introduced to the concepts of Statistics and Data Management. They will investigate the collection, presentation, and analysis of data as additional topics. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 Math and teacher recommendation. Mathematics grade 10:


MPM2DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relations, extend their skills in multi-step problem solving and continue to develop their abilities in abstract reasoning. Students will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multi-step problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills. Students will further investigate Trigonometric concepts in both the 2 and 3 Dimensional worlds. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in MPM1DB and teacher recommendation. Mathematics grade 11: 


MCR3UB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed and required for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second degree relations. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning. Students will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics. Students will be introduced to the concept of probability as it relates to random events and they will investigate set theory and the use of the Venn diagram. They will also develop further skills in Statistics relating to probability distributions such as Binomial and Normal Distributions. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in MPM2D or MPM2DB and teacher recommendation. 


Science grade 9: SNC1DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 9 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics and to develop practical skills in processes of scientific inquiry. Students will learn about scientific theories and pursue inquiries related to cell division and reproduction, atomic and molecular structures, properties of elements and compounds, the universe and space exploration, and the principles of static and current electricity. Additional topics such as recent scientific discoveries, changes in scientific dogma, the discovery of new elements, ecological issues, technological changes in space education, nanotechnology/picotechnology and its future, and miniaturization in science will be explored. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in Grade 8 Science and teacher recommendation. 


Science grade 10: SNC2DB – Diploma Preparation 

This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to: ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion. This is an enriched grade 10 academic level course that is designed for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the ``System Courses`` section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. This course enables students to develop and deeper understanding of the concepts in biology, chemistry, physics and earth and space sciences. Students will be introduced to experimentation including designing their own experiment. In addition they will collect data and complete analysis of their experimental design. Students will critically analyze their design and make improvements for future experimentation. The mole concept is introduced. Modelling scientific principals with hands on activities (including magnetic teaching) will be the focus of this course. Students connect global issues to math, biology, business and philosophy. Students are introduced to digital scientific equipment that will be used extensively in the grade 11-12 diploma programs. A portfolio will be built that will continue to grow in the diploma program. 

Pre-requisite: Good achievement in SNC1D or SNC1DB and teacher recommendation 


FSF1D – Core French, Grade 9, Academic, FSF2D – Core French, Grade 10, Academic 

These two credits are required for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. Please refer to the school’s IB Language Policy in the CCH IB Student Handbook for students who speak other languages at home or who have taken French Immersion. 


HRE1O – Religion, Grade 9, Open, HRE2O – Religion, Grade 10, Open 

These two credits are required for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. 


CHC2D – History, Grade 10, Academic 

This credit is required for students who intend to apply to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Please refer to the “System Courses” section of the CCH Course Calendar for further information regarding IB. As History is a higher level subject in the CCH IB Programme, It is strongly recommended that students take CHC2D at Catholic Central High School rather than at summer school. 

Please contact the IB Coordinator if you have any questions regarding this policy.