The Secondary School French Immersion Program

Our objective is to ensure that students, who have followed an Early Immersion Program (K - 8) or who have come from a French language school, will be able to choose up to 13 credits in French language courses and courses taught in French by the end of their secondary school studies. All courses from grade 10 to 12 in the Early French Immersion programs are offered at the advanced level only.

The grade 9 immersion program is part of the Transition Years continuum consisting of Grades 7, 8, and 9 where 50% of the instruction is in French and 50% in English. Thus, the four courses in the grade 9 immersion program form one package that immersion students must include in their personal program in grade 9. The subjects are French Immersion (FIF 1DC), Religious Studies (HRE 1OF), Computer Applications (BTT 1OF), and Geography (CGC 1DF).

The Immersion Certificate

An Immersion Certificate will be issued to those students who will have successfully completed the sequence of four courses in French immersion language courses (FIF 1DC, FIF 2DC, FIF 3UC, FIF 4UC) and a minimum of six courses in other subjects taught in French.

Immersion Program
Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11/12
French French French
Religion Religion Religion (2)
Geography History  
Computer App.    
4 3 3
Total Possible Credits = 10

Immersion Courses

Grade 9

CGC 1DF - Geography of Canada (Academic)

This course draws on a variety of frameworks, such as the ecozone framework, and principles of physical, human, and economic geography, to explore Canada's distinct and evolving character. Students will investigate the interconnections among the landforms, climate, soils, plants, animals, and human activities in Canadian ecozones to develop geographic knowledge and skills that contribute to an understanding of Canada's diversity and its role in the world.

FIF 1DC - Immersion (Academic)

This course enables students to expand their language knowledge and skills through the study of twentieth-century North American Francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading, and writing activities as they study a novel and selected poems, legends, songs, films, and newspaper articles from the French-speaking world in North America.

BTT 1OF - Information Technology

This course introduces students to the use of information technology in a business environment. Students will learn how to use information technology in a work environment, perform electronic research, communicate electronically, and use common business software. They will also explore possible future occupations in information technology.

HRE 1OF - Religious Education

An introduction to recognizing God's Self-Revelation in Scripture and Church Tradition in order to be able to apply the learned values to a teenager's personal life.

Grade 10

FIF 2DC - French Immersion (Academic)

This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of twentieth-century European francophone literature and culture. Students will participate in oral communication, reading, and writing activities based on a variety of French literary and media works. They will study at least one novel and a selection of poems, short stories, films, plays, and newspaper and magazine articles.

HRE 2OF - Religious Education

An investigation into how the Church, through her Moral Teachings and Sacramental Life, can guide a teenager in being a true disciple of Jesus.

CHC 2DF - Canadian History in the Twentieth Century

This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy, and technology. Students will analyse the elements that constitute Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities, and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn about differing interpretations of the past, and will come to understand the importance in historical studies of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships. They will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.

Grade 11

HRT 3MF - World Religions: beliefs, issues and religious traditions

University/College This course introduces students to the responses of the world's great religions to questions concerning the spiritual dimension of human experience. Students will explore the language of religious discourse, develop their awareness of the role of religion in human culture, overcome misconceptions about other religious traditions and strengthen their personal search for answers to life's meaning.

FIF 3UC - French Immersion

This course develops knowledge and language skills through the study of francophone literature and culture from around the world. Students will study novels, plays, poems, short stories, films, and non-fiction works and produce written assignments in a variety of forms, including critiques and précis. They will also write a formal research essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

Grade 12

NMT 4AF - Religious Education

This course is a study of Catholic moral decision-making as it impacts on lifestyle options. A 10-hour Christian outreach unit is designed to link student knowledge of their faith with real life experiences.

FIF 4AF - French Immersion

Listening, reading, writing and speaking skills will continue to be developed for students who have been enrolled in past Immersion courses.