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St. Joseph's Catholic High School
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Decoding a Course Code

The first letter identifies the curriculum area.



PPL1OM

A = The Arts​I = Computer Studies​
B = Business Studies​​K = Alternative (non-credit)
C = Canadian & World Studies​​L = Classical and International Languages
E = English​​M = Mathematics
F = French as a Second Language​​P = Health and Physical Education
G = Guidance and Career Education​​S = Science
​H = Social Sciences and Humanities​T = Technological Education

 The first three digits (always letters) identify the subject



PPL1OM


If the course is credit bearing the fourth digit is always a number



PPL1OM

1 = Grade 9​3 = Grade 11​
2 = Grade 10​​4 = Grade 12
 

The fifth digit is always a letter and identifies the course "type". 



PPL1OM

Grades 9 & 10

  • D = Academic
  • L = Locally Developed
  • P = Applied
  • O = Open

Grades 11 & 12

  • C = College Prep
  • M = University/College Prep
  • U = University Prep
  • E = Workplace Prep
  • O = Open

Some courses codes have a sixth digit. 



PPL1OM

It can be a number or letter and is used to distinguish course characteristics.

M = Male​L = ESL​
F = Female​​C = Co-op
X = Music Extension​​Z = French Immersion
​B = International Baccalaureate​N = Enrichment Program
 

How to decode an Alternative (non-credit) course.

The first digit is a 'K' and indicates an alternative course.



KENAN

The second and third digits refer to the subject.



KENAN

The fourth digit will be a letter indicating which year (level) of the course.



KENAN

A = Year 1​E = Year 5​
B = Year 2​​F = Year 6
C = Year 3​​G = Year 7
​D = Year 4

The fifth digit is always a 'N'.



K​ENAN