Monday, June 14, 2010

Playtime's Over, Kam

Program: International Canadian Pre-University (ICPU)

Basically, by the end of the program you obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12)

Duration: 1 year.

2 semesters, each comprising 20 weeks of classes and examinations. Students complete 3 credit subjects each semester. This enables students to have a greater control of their progress throughout the course.



Syllabus:

MQA Subjects:  Malaysian students are required to study MQA compulsory subjects (Malaysian Studies and Moral Education/Islamic Studies) in the first semester. They are also required to take Bahasa Kebangsaan A in the second semester if they do not have a credit in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level.

Timetable Classes are from 8.00am/ 9.15am to 4.45pm everyday. Students will be given double
periods (75 minutes X 2) for each subject.

Second semester: Students will take FOUR (4) Pre–U subjects in the second semester.
 
Engineering:
  1. English 4U
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Advanced Functions
  5. Calculus and Vector
  6. (elective subject. recommended: Computer Science)

sekurang-kurangnya setiap satu kena score 80%


English ENG4U
This course emphasises consolidation of literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

Physics SPH4U
The 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 related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Chemistry SCH4U
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 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.

Advanced Functions MHF4U
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 programme and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programmes.

Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
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 modeling 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: The new Advanced Functions course (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).

Computer Science ICS4U
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 programmes, 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.

 
 
oh! oh! oh! and compulsory 10-hour community service!!
 
 
Assessment:


A student’s final grade is based on coursework (70%) and a final examination (30%). Coursework is carried out throughout the program and includes assignments, quizzes, attendance, participation in class and class tests.
 
 
 

English Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL

a score of at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based or an overall 80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language with a score of 19 or higher on Reading and Listening and 18 or higher on Speaking and Writing;





sourced from: Taylor's College website, University of Saskatchewan requirements, and lots of others





oh,,, additional comment from Facebook, my dad said:

Make sure you secure maximum marks for coursework then the final will be less stressfull. Normally the course will have 1 or 2 exams which can carry 20% + 20%, final carries 30%. Assignment can be between 15-20%, quizzes qbout 5-10%. Attendance & participation normally free 5% marks. But most of the time attendance and participation do not carry any marks.




hurhhhh..can't wait to start studying. I'd love to see books on the aforementioned subjects just to give me an idea of what's to come. At school we always take home the following year's textbooks, so I can look at it right away. Now, it's like venturing into the unknown. Probably I'll start by revisng my Form Five.


no more playtime.

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