Rosthern Junior College

Grade 12 Courses

Grade 12 compulsary courses include English A30, English B30, History 30, one of Biology 30 or Chemistry 30 or Physics 30, and one math course at the 30 level.

Each student must also register in two Christian Ethics classes - one each semester. Each course is a half credit and combines with a second course to make a full credit.

To view the complete selection of RJC courses available for Grade 12, please select the types of classes listed below:

Required Courses

Native Studies 20
This course follows the Saskatchewan curriculum.
English A30 and B30
English Language Arts is the compulsory two credit course offered at the Grade 12 level. The objectives for these courses are - application of the appropriate essay style, perfecting analytical techniques, developing a personal writing style and enhancing competence and confidence in the use of language. The focus of ELA A30 is Canadian Literature and for ELA B30 the focus is on World Literature.

 Students whose first language is not English can only register in one English course during their first semester

History 30
History 30 helps students understand the major issues facing Canadians at the end of the 20th Century. The curriculum examines the historical context in which First Nations and many different immigrant groups came to coexist, as well as issues of resource use and the manner in which Canadians have historically resolved differences. The program also examines current affairs in these areas as well as alternative viewpoints within Canadian society for dealing with them.
Biology 30
This comprehensive course deals with the fundamentals of the study of life: the smallest components of the atom, cellular makeup and function, genetics and heredity, and the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
Chemistry 30
This is an introductory course in the basic principles of chemistry. Using scientific methods, both theoretical and practical, the nature of matter is explored. The components of atomic theory and bonding and the basics of chemical reactions which form our world are also explored.
Physics 30
This course studies the use of vectors and delves deeply into the movements of objects, from marbles rolling down inclines to satellites circling the earth. Students will learn why, in physics terms, doing homework is not really work at all, while getting up from a chair is. Students will do a hands-on study of electricity and explore the questions raised by nuclear power plants.
Math 30: Workplace and Apprenticeship
Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in the trades and general workplaces. Students who enjoy hand-on work would be well-suited for this pathway. 30% to 40% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which Workplace and Apprenticeship Math is appropriate.
Math 30: Foundations of Mathematics
Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students intending to pursue careers in areas that typically require university, but are not math intensive, such as the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and nursing.
Math 30: Pre-Calculus
Content in this pathway was chosen to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in science-related areas. 10% to 20% of all Grade 12 graduates are entering fields for which Pre-Calculus is appropriate.
Bible Survey 1 and 2
All students in their first year enrol in Bible Survey class. This course is divided into two semesters and provides the students with a basic understanding of the Bible and its themes.
Anabaptist and Mennonite History
All second year students in their first semester enrol in Anabaptist and Mennonite History. This course examines the origins of the Reformation and Anabaptism, and the persecution that coincided with these movements.
Confessions of Faith
All third year students in their first semester enrol in Confessions of Faith. This course examines the concept of faith from the perspective of other world religions. Students also engage in creating a personal 'confession of faith', in which they articulate their views on a variety of religious issues.
Peace and Justice Studies
Second and third year students may select Peace and Justice Studies for second semester. In this course, peace is explored from a Christian perspective. Current events are studied in the light of Christ's call to peacemaking. Militarism, social injustice, media violence, environmental stewardship and fair trade are discussed. The development of a peace project is the main assignment for the course.
Social Ethics
Second and third year students may select Social Ethics for second semester. This course attempts to help students develop an understanding of ethics and ethical theories to better equip them to answer the "what if" questions when faced with them in life. Specific focus is placed on the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ and on responding to a number of ethical issues facing people in today's modern world.

Elective Courses

Native Studies 30
This course examines the historical and contemporary experiences and issues of Canada's First Nations. As relationships between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal Canadians continues to grow increasingly interrelated, a background of respect and understanding among all involved will be necessary. Native Studies attempts to foster such learning.
Psychology 30
Psychology 30 takes a look at the growth and development of human beings from conception until death. The life span is divided into various age stages, and in each age stage different aspects of growth and development are studied. Students are also introduced to different theoretical approaches, which attempt to explain why people behave and develop as the do.
Entrepreneurship 30
This is a course where students develop new and creative approaches to problem-solving. Innovative, divergent and creative thinking skills are key components to the course. So too is understanding the theory behind the entrepreneurship cycle. These newly acquired skills and understandings are then put into practice as students develop their own comprehensive venture plan based on an entrepreneurial concept they discover or develop.
Communications Media 20
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and abilities in audio, video and multimedia production technologies.
Choral 30
The fundamental aspect of Choral is the preparation and performance of choral music. Through preparation, students learn proper singing technique, basic ear training, note reading and independent singing skills. Performances give students the opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned in class. No previous experience is required.
Visual Arts 30
Art classes are designed to provide a basic, solid foundation in art, and to encourage creative, individual artistic expression. The classes help create an awareness of art in other cultures, encourage visual statements on social concerns/issues and introduce students to art history and appreciation.
Theatre Arts 30
At the Secondary Level, Theatre Arts is taught using the the Arts Education curriculum. The curriculum is designed to allow for a variety of possibilities for delivery, respecting that timetabling situations and personnel vary from school to school. The course may be taught by one teacher or several, working individually or as a team.

 Elective courses will be offered depending on enrolment or student interest.

Other Courses

Driver Education
To be eligible for a Saskatchewan Driver's License a person must take a Driver Education Course. There is no cost for Saskatchewan students who are taking this course for the first time. For international students, or students from other provinces, or students who need to complete or repeat the Driver Education course, the cost will be approximately $560.