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Course of Study

The Senior School at Trinity College School consists of nine academic departments offering more than 120 courses. While most of our courses are taught in the classroom by a member of our dedicated faculty, we also offer travel-based courses, and online learning courses taught by TCS faculty in partnership with eLearning Consortium Canada.

Trinity College School offers a wide range of Advanced Placement courses as well as exam opportunities. AP courses are listed by their corresponding academic department below, and you can visit the AP Program page to learn more.

Additionally, TCS is one of a select few Canadian institutions offering the AP Capstone Diploma. AP Capstone courses are listed below, and more information can be found at www.tcs.on.ca/apcapstone.


AP Capstone Diploma

  • Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society (with AP Seminar extension) (HSB4UA)
  • Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies (with AP Research extension) (IDC4UA)

The Arts

Music

  • Grade 10 Music – Beginner (AMU2OB)
  • Grade 10 Music – Advanced (AMU2OA)
  • Grade 10 Guitar (AMG2O)
  • Grade 11 Guitar (AMG3M)
  • Grade 11 Music (AMU3M)
  • Grade 12 Music (AMU4M)

Visual Arts

  • Grade 10 Visual Arts (AVI2O)
  • Grade 11 Media Arts (ASM3M)
  • Grade 11 Visual Arts (AVI3M)
  • Grade 12 Visual Arts (AVI4M)
  • Grade 12 Visual Arts – Visual Design (with AP Studio Art extension) (AWD4MA)

Drama

  • Grade 10 Drama (ADA2O)
  • Grade 11 Drama (ADA3M)
  • Grade 12 Drama (ADA4M)

Computer Studies

  • Grade 10 Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World (ICD2O)
  • Grade 10 Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World (with AP Computer Science Principles extension) (ICD2OA)
  • Grade 10 Communications Technology (TGJ2O)
  • Grade 11 Communications Technology (TGJ3M)
  • Grade 12 Communications Technology (TGJ4M)
  • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (ICS3U)
  • Grade 12 Computer Science (with AP Computer Science A extension) (ICS4UA)

English

  • Grade 9 English (ENG1D)
  • Grade 10 English (ENG2D)
  • Grade 10 English (ENG2DT) Integrated with CHC2DT (travel)
  • English as a Second Language, Level 4 (ESLDO)
  • English as a Second Language, Level 5 (ESLEO)
  • Grade 11 English (ENG3U)
  • Grade 11 English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices (NBE3U)
  • Grade 11 English (with AP Language & Composition extension) (ENG3UA)
  • Grade 12 English I (ENG4U)
  • Grade 12 English (with AP Literature and Composition extension) (ENG4UA)
  • Grade 12 The Writer’s Craft (EWC4U)
  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O)

Guidance and Academic Support

  • Grade 10 Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School (GLE2O)
  • Grade 11 Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School (GLE3O)
  • Grade 10 Career Studies (GLC2O) – 0.5 credit
  • Grade 11/12 Guidance – compulsory non-credit

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

  • Grade 9 Healthy Active Living Education (PPL1O)
  • Grade 10 Healthy Living and Large Group Activities (PAL2O) (with emphasis on hockey)
  • Grade 10 Healthy Active Living Education (PPL2O)
  • Grade 11 Healthy Active Living Education (PPL3O)
  • Grade 11 Healthy Living and Outdoor Activities (PAD3O)
  • Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U)
  • Grade 12 Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M)

Languages and Culture

French

  • Grade 9 Core French (FSF1D)
  • Grade 9 Core French (Enriched extension) (FSF1DE)
  • Grade 10 Core French (FSF2D)
  • Grade 10 Core French (Enriched extension) (FSF2DE)
  • Grade 11 Core French (FSF3U)
  • Grade 11 Core French (Enriched extension) (FSF3UE)
  • Grade 12 Core French (FSF4U)
  • Grade 12 Core French (with AP French Language & Culture extension) (FSF4UA)

Simplified Chinese

  • Simplified Chinese, Level 1 (LKBBDe) – online
  • Simplified Chinese, Level 2 (LKBCUe) – online
  • Simplified Chinese, Level 3 (LKBDUe) – online
  • Simplified Chinese, Level 3 (with AP Mandarin Language and Culture extension) (LKBDUAe) – online

Spanish

  • Spanish, Level 1 (LWSBD)
  • Spanish, Level 2 (LWSCU)
  • Spanish, Level 3 (LWSDU)

Latin

  • Latin, Level 1 (LVLBD)
  • Latin, Level 2 (LVLCU)
  • Latin, Level 3 (LVLDU)
  • Grade 12 Classical Civilization (LVV4U)

German

  • German, Level 3 (LWGDU)

Mathematics

  • Grade 9 Mathematics (MTH1W)
  • Grade 10 Principles of Mathematics – Academic (MPM2D)
  • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (MCF3M)
  • Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U)
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Grade 12 Data Management (MDM4Ue) - online
  • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management (with AP Statistics extension) (MDM4UA)
  • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (with AP Calculus AB extension) (MCV4UA)

Science

  • Grade 9 Science (SNC1W)
  • Grade 10 Science (SNC2D)
  • Grade 11 Biology (SBI3U)
  • Grade 11 Biology (with Pre-AP extension) (SBI3UA)
  • Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH3U)
  • Grade 11 Chemistry (with Pre-AP extension) (SCH3UA)
  • Grade 11 Environmental Sciences (SVN3Me) - online
  • Grade 11 Physics (SPH3U)
  • Grade 11 Physics (with Pre-AP extension) (SPH3UA)
  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U)
  • Grade 12 Biology (with AP Biology extension) (SBI4UA)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (with AP Chemistry extension) (SCH4UA)
  • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U)
  • Grade 12 Physics (with AP Physics 1 extension) (SPH4UA)
  • Grade 12 Earth and Space Science (SES4U)

Social Sciences

Business Studies

  • Grade 11 Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)
  • Grade 12 International Business Fundamentals (BBB4M)
  • Grade 12 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (BOH4Me) – online
  • Grade 12 Financial Accounting Principles (BAT4Me) – online

Canadian and World Studies

  • Grade 9 Issues in Canadian Geography (CGC1D)
  • Grade 10 Civics and Citizenship (CHV2O) – 0.5 credit
  • Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I (CHC2D)
  • Grade 10 Canadian History since World War I (CHC2DT) Integrated with ENG2DT (travel)
  • Grade 11 American History (CHA3U)
  • Grade 11 Geography: Forces of Nature: Physical Processes & Disasters (CGF3M)
  • Grade 12 World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U)
  • Grade 12 Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)
  • Grade 12 Analyzing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U)
  • Grade 12 Analyzing Current Economic Issues (with AP Microeconomics extension) (CIA4UA)
  • Grade 12 Canadian and International Politics (CPW4U)

Humanities

  • Grade 11 World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges (HRT3M)
  • Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology (HSP3U)
  • Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4Ue) - online
  • Grade 12 Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (HSE4M)
  • Grade 12 Human Development throughout the Lifespan (with AP Psychology extension) (HHG4MA)
  • Grade 12 Philosophy: Questions and Theories (HZT4U)

All courses are offered subject to sufficient enrolment. New and returning students are provided with full course descriptions, including prerequisites, during the course selection process, which takes place in discussion with parents and the School’s guidance department.