Below are the yearly requirements for completing the MaCS Program successfully. 

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS English

Course Code: ENG1D3

Description: This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12. Prerequisite: None

 

Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Principles of Mathematics

Course Code: MPM1D3

Description: This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas and methods through the exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic and surface area of objects in measurement, 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. Prerequisite: None

 

Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Science

Course Code: SNC1D3

Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and to relate science to their skills in the processes of scientific investigations. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and its properties and components and the principles of electricity. Prerequisite: None

 

Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Geography of Canada

Course Code: CGC1D3

Description: This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings. Prerequisite: None

 

Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Introduction to Computer Studies

Course Code: ICS2O3

Description: This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practises. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS English

Course Code: ENG2D3

Description: This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Principles of Mathematics

Course Code: MPM2D3

Description: This course enable 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 multistep problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills. Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Science

Course Code: SNC2D3

Description: This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid-base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, MaCS

*Students must also take a 2nd technology credit from the following: TEJ201/3, TGJ201, TDJ201, ASM2O1, TEJ3M1/3, ICS3U1/3, AWS3M1, TDJ3M1, TGJ3M1

Grade 11 Courses

At least 3 of the following:

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS English

Course Code: ENG3U3

Description: This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures;, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS Biology

Course Code: SBI3U3

Description: This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS Chemistry

Course Code: SCH3U3

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS Physics

Course Code: SPH3U3

Description: This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, MaCS. Recommended preparation: Math, Grade 10, Academic or MaCS.

 

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS Functions

Course Code: MCR3U3

Description: This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, MaCS

Grade 12 Courses

At least 2 of the following:

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS English

Course Code: ENG4U3

Description: This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace. Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus – Advanced Functions

Course Code: MHF4U0

Description: This course extends students experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs. Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and Vectors

Course Code: MCV4U0

Description: This course builds on students previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course. Prerequisite: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Biology

Course Code: SBI4U3

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Chemistry

Course Code: SCH4U3

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment. Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Physics

Course Code: SPH4U3

Description: This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS/Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science

Course Code: ICS4U3/0

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyse algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS/Advanced Placement (AP) Analyzing Current Economic Issues

Course Code: CIA4U3/0

Description: This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyse current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Code: IDC4U3

This course will help students develop and consolidate the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Students will apply the principles and processes of inquiry and research to effectively use a range of print, electronic, and mass media resources; to analyse historical innovations and exemplary research; and to investigate real-life situations and career opportunities in interdisciplinary endeavours. They will also assess their own cognitive and affective strategies, apply general skills in both familiar and new contexts, create innovative products, and communicate new knowledge. Prerequisite: Any University or University/College Preparation course

Optional MaCS Courses

Students have the option of taking Grade 9 French at the regular academic level or at the MaCS level. All other courses listed below can be taken as an elective course at the MaCS or regular academic level if a student is interested.

Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS French

Course Code: FSF1D3

Description: This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, social trends, and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS French

Course: FSF2D3

Description: This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing. Prerequisite: Grade 9 MaCS French

 

Course Title: Grade 11 MaCS French

Course Code: FSF3U3

Description: This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: Grade 10 MaCS French

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Computer Engineering Technology

Course Code: TEJ4M3

Description: This course extends students’ understanding of computer systems and computer interfacing with external devices. Students will assemble computer systems by installing and configuring appropriate hardware and software, and will learn more about fundamental concepts of electronics, robotics, programming, and networks. Students will examine environmental and societal issues related to the use of computers, and explore post-secondary pathways leading to careers in computer engineering and related fields. Prerequisite: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, MaCS

 

Course Title: Grade 12 MaCS Robotics and Control Systems

Course Code: TER4M3

Description: This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills used to design, build and program robots.Students will build practical electronic circuits and write interface programs to control the operations of a robotic device. Prerequisite: Computer Engineering Technology, Grade 11, MaCS