Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 10

Grade 10 Physics

At the end of a high school physics course, students should have a strong grasp on concepts of mass, force, motion, energy and more. Additionally, students should have the sufficient knowledge needed for higher level education. Below are some examples of potential high school physics goals and objectives for your child:
  • Use graphs and equations to solve speed and velocity problems.
  • Describe Newton’s first, second, and third laws of motion.
  • Solve problems using Kepler’s laws.
  • Calculate kinetic energy, mass, or velocity given the other two quantities.
  • Explain how electromagnetic waves transfer energy by radiation.
  • Distinguish between absorption, transmission, reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
  • Analyze how light waves bend around objects.
  • Use Ohm’s law to calculate voltage, current, or resistance.
  • Apply the right-hand rule to determine the direction of the magnetic force on a charge.
  • Use the half-life concept to describe the rate of decay of an isotope.
  • Identify Einstein’s two postulates of special relativity.

Grade 10 Informatics Practices

To gain working knowledge of a computer system and peripherals To understand the application development process. To gain programming skills in front-end development To gain skills in Database Creation and querying using ANSI SQL. To design, program and develop database driven web applications using GUI Programming Tool and RDBMS. To understand and appreciate open source and open standard concepts

Grade 10 Home Science

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid/base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

Grade 10 History

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914. This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.

Grade 10 Graphics Design

Graphic design is the creative practice of conveying an idea or communicating a message aesthetically with images, graphics, and type. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) that are generated. Graphic designers work in a variety of areas, producing visual identities (logos and branding), publications (magazines, newspapers, and books), print media (posters, billboards, signs, and product packaging), and illustration and interactive design (animation, websites, apps, games, and emerging technologies).

Grade 10 Geography

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

Grade 10 English

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication.

Grade 10 Engineering Drawing

An engineering drawing is a subcategory of technical drawings. The purpose is to convey all the information necessary for manufacturing a product or a part. Engineering drawings use standardised language and symbols. This makes understanding the drawings simple with little to no personal interpretation possibilities.

Grade 10 Economics

Cisk’s online economics class for high school begins with an introduction to economics in order to give students a solid foundation from which to begin. Students go on to explore both micro- and macroeconomics, the laws of supply and demand, and important economic policies. A chapter dedicated to global economies helps students understand concepts like international trade, currency and how exchange rates work, and globalization. The Cisk high school economics course also teaches students how to manage their finances with several chapters covering topics like budgeting and saving money, spending and using credit, as well as investing and insurance.

Grade 10 Computer Science

introductory course for 9-10th grade students that can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full year course. Mapped to CSTA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

Grade 10 Chemistry

By the end of the course, students should have a working understanding of the basic concepts of chemistry including atomic numbers and electron configurations, the ideal gas law, enthalpy and phase changes, and more. Learning objectives for high school chemistry typically include: Describe heterogeneous mixtures, including suspensions and colloids. Use the periodic table to identify trends in electronegativity and electron affinity. Design and conduct an experiment to test the properties of substances. Write equilibrium expressions, and use them to calculate the equilibrium constant for reactions. Interpret the behavior of ideal gases in terms of kinetic-molecular theory, including diffusion and effusion. Describe how to measure pH with indicators and meters. Explain and compare fission and fusion reactions. Identify which household chemicals are dangerous to keep together or mix.

Grade 10 Business studies

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

Grade 10 Biology

High School biology will teach students about the basics of life while also challenging high schoolers to complete labs, record findings, and walk through the scientific process from start to finish. Students should gain real-life science experience with nature studies, dissections, and microscopic slide kits. Some of the learning objectives you set can look something like this: Accurately explain the characteristics of living things. Describe the energy flow between organisms in an ecosystem. Define the human impact on the environment. Recognizes the scientific difference between living and nonliving things. Demonstrates a working knowledge of DNA and genetics. Understands the differences in blood types. Knows how to conduct a dissection. Understands the molecular basis of heredity. Understand and describe the fossil record.

Grade 10 Geometry

Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated a mastery of geometric concepts and have developed important mathematical reasoning and proof skills. They will also be more aware of how geometry is an integral part of everyday life. Students will be familiar with parallel and perpendicular lines and how to use them to determine angle measures and congruency. Students will learn various theorems and postulates that prove triangle congruency and similarity, Students know how to calculate the sum of the angles in a polygon. They also are familiar with properties of parallelograms and how to transform various geometric figures. Students have an understanding of basic relationships within triangles and have been introduced to right triangles and the basic trig functions – sine, cosine, and tangent – and have experience using them to solve problems. Students know how to calculate the area of a variety of polygons. They know how to calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of similar figures. They are experienced calculating the surface area and volume for prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres. Students also learn about circles. They learn how to calculate the circumference and area of circles and sectors. They are familiar with chords, arcs, and inscribed angles. Students are familiar with probability distributions and have a deeper understanding of permutations and combinations. They also know how to solve compound and conditional probability problems and have experience with probability models.

Grade 10 Algebra 2

In Algebra II, basic skills learned in Algebra I are reinforced and built upon. With the successful completion of this course, students will have the solid foundation in Algebra needed for continued success in more advanced math courses. Students will have reviewed expressions, equations, inequalities, and systems and extended their understanding of functions, equations, and graphs. They have attained a deeper understanding of linear, quadratic, exponential, and rational functions and how to transform them and use them to model situations. They also have a basic understanding of polynomial, radical, and logarithmic functions. Students have attained an understanding of complex numbers and know how to graph them and perform various mathematical operations with them. Students are experienced working with sequences and series. They are familiar with various conic sections, their graphs and equations. Students know how to perform operations on matrices and use them to solve systems of equations and to perform geometric transformations. Students are more confident with calculations involving permutations and combinations. They know how to calculate the probability associated with multiple events and also conditional probability and are familiar with probability models. They also have worked with binomial, normal, and probability distribution functions. Students are familiar with the unit circle and graphs of the sine, cosine, and tangent functions and how to translate them. They also know basic trig identities and how to use them to solve problems.

Grade 10 Algebra 1

Algebra I, presents algebraic concepts on a high school level, but in a more basic manner.  This course is recommended for high school and gifted middle school students — especially for those planning careers in the trades or non-STEM college career paths. Course topics include: Algebraic Expressions and Equations Proportions, Inequalities, and Absolute Values Introduction to Functions Linear Functions and Systems Exponential Properties and Functions Factoring Quadratic, Inverse, and Square Root Functions Statistical Analysis

Grade 10 Calculus

The topics that are covered in precalculus encourage students to use problem solving and prepare them for future pursuits that may include STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) careers. Precalculus emphasizes mathematical analysis rather than just the memorization of facts. Throughout the precalculus course, students will reach for the following goals:
  • Analyzing and interpreting the structure of polynomial, rational, and exponential functions. Communicating effectively using graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations.
  • Exploring mathematical reasoning used in trigonometric functions.
  • Demonstrating and understanding of matrices and solving systems using matrix equations.
  • Exploring and calculating theoretical probabilities and developing a probability distribution for a random variable.
  • Classifying conic equations and constructing graphs of conic sections.

Grade 10 Mathematics

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relationships. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right-angled triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional objects. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.