Grade Eleven - Purcell Collegiate School


Grade 11 is an important year of committed learned as the final step towards the upcoming Grade 12 year. A more focused approach to the areas of study in academics as well as elective courses is planned along with the student through connections with a staff advisor. At this point, students in Grade 11 are encouraged to start tentative post-secondary and career planning details to ensure they are well positioned to enter Grade 12 a year later. Exposure to potential university choices is provided to the students to broaden their knowledge and understanding as they work with their staff advisor. Grade 11 is also a foundational year for preparing for final assessments and academic excellence that leads into Grade 12 to allow students to be well prepared for university and post-secondary applications and potential scholarships beyond high school. Our program works closely with the student to assist them in pursuing academic excellence while allowing them to experience real-life learning through clubs, activities, athletics and community connections.


Core Courses include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art, Health and Career Exploration.

Athletic options range from Basketball, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Hockey, Volleyball, Downhill Skiing, Soccer and Golf.

The BC Ministry of Education has implemented a concept-based, competency-driven curriculum. The major shift is from a knowledge curriculum to a skill or competency-based curriculum. Full details on this curriculum can be found at the Ministry of Education website at:


With the release of the new curriculum in BC there is also a new framework for recognizing the assessment of student learning through a proficiency scale. Using this scale, students will be marked as Emerging, Developing, Proficient and Extending which in turn matches a provincial letter grade system. Students and parents receive formative and summative feedback based on the proficiency scale and letter grade system through formal reports at both the mid-point and the end of the school year.


Students have scheduled activities on both Saturdays and Sundays each month which include both academic and extra-curricular programs. This allows learning to take place in both formal and informal ways while allowing for free time and study time to still take place during some evenings and in the early part of the week on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students have advisory and study blocks during the week to meet with staff advisors who review their progress and also direct further study periods as necessary for assignment completion and test preparations.