This week, I am doing a blog on my courses. A week ago, we were told to fill out our course selection form for grade ten. I personally think it is a bit early for course selection. This is because most people haven’t even got to experience half of their current courses. I was lucky enough to get both my electives in the first semester. This means I know what electives I want to do now. Some other students didn’t have any electives. So they won’t know if they want to advance in the electives they have already chosen or switch.
The first thing I did, was made everything academic. This is because I have more options next year and a higher of getting into university. Unfortunately, I could not take academic for five subjects. These are career studies, civics, and my three electives. Career studies and civics are mandatory open courses. However, I choose the three electives.
For my three electives, I chose media arts, computer technology, and introduction to computer programing. The reason I chose media arts is that I need an art course. In order to pass high school, you need at least one art credit (arts, music, or drama). Everybody in my grade agreed it was better if you get your credit early on. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up with music this year (my intended arts course). This has left me a bit limited in courses. I don’t want any drama courses and I can’t choose half the art courses ( I need the grade 9 prerequisite). So I decided on media arts which is about animation, photography, etc. I chose this over music because it will probably be more useful in the real world. The reasons for the other electives are quite simple. The two other electives are the next step from my previous courses.
In the end, these are the courses I’m taking. It is actually very simple. I just took all academic and picked my mandatory arts course. Overall, I’m happy with my choices and I hope I get them.