Diploma Prep

The Grade 10 Diploma Preparation Program

Any student who is interested in pursuing the IB Diploma in Grades 11 and 12 at Halifax West is very strongly encouraged to take the Diploma Preparation Program in their Grade 10 year. English and French Immersion Diploma Preparation programs will be offered.

Grade 10 Diploma Preparation courses at Halifax West will follow the provincial curriculum. However, subject material will be covered at a faster pace and there will be an emphasis on building skills such as research, writing, oral communication and designing, performing and analyzing experiments. These skills are essential for success in the IB courses. Students who are successful in this program will be well prepared to face the challenges of the IB Diploma courses in Grades 11 and 12.

The Diploma Preparation year will help students decide if pursuing the IB Diploma is in their best interests. The selection of courses is designed so that if a student decides not to pursue the IB Diploma, they are on track to fulfill the requirements for a Nova Scotia diploma.

A student who chooses the Diploma Preparation Program in Grade 10 will be enrolled in special sections of the following courses: English 10, Math 10 (full year), Science 10, French 10, History 10, Math 11A (or Math 11). The student may then choose either a fine arts course or Physically Active Lifestyles 11 and one elective.

A student who chooses the Pre-IB French Immersion program in Grade 10 will be enrolled in special sections of the following courses: English 10, Math 10 (full year), sciences 10I, français 10I, histoire 10I. The student may then choose either arts dramatiques 10I or biologie 11I and one elective.

Grade 10 Regular Program
Grade 10 Diploma Prep
English 10English 10 DP
Science 10Science 10 DP
Math 10 (full year)Math 10 DP (full year)
PAL 11PAL 11 or Fine Arts
Fine ArtsHistory 10 DP
ElectiveFrench 10 DP
ElectiveElective
Grade 10 Immersion Regular Program
Grade 10 Immersion Diploma Prep
English 10English 10 DP
Math 10 (full year)Math 10 (full year)
sciences 10 immersion
sciences 10 immersion DP
français immersion 10
français immersion 10 DP
biologie 11 immersionarts dramatiques or biologie 11I
arts dramatiques 10I or histoire 10Ihistoire 10 immersion DP
ElectiveElective