Grade 12

Please note that as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the government’s recommendation of social distancing, OVS is providing flexible solutions that will allow final exams to be written from the comfort and safety of the student’s home.

Ontario Virtual School (OVS) is an online school offering Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits in the following Grade 12 online high school courses.

Enroll in our self-paced courses and start today. Marks are sent directly to day schools, universities(OUAC) and colleges(OCAS). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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AWQ4M, Grade 12 Photography

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will explore a wide range of themes that may include drawing, painting, the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies.

Courses Type: University/College Preparation Prerequisite: AWQ3M
Course Outline $549
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BBB4M, Grade 12 International Business Fundamentals

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets.

Courses Type: University/College Preparation Prerequisite: None
Course Outline $549
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CGR4M, Grade 12 Environment Resource Management

This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes.

Courses Type: University/College Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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CGW4U, Grade 12 Canadian and World Issues

This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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CHY4U, Grade 12 World History since the Fifteenth Century

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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CIA4U, Grade 12 Analysing Current Economic Issues

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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CLN4U, Grade 12 Canadian and International Law

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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CPW4U, Grade 12 Canadian and International Politics

This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decision making and ways in which individuals, stakeholder groups, and various institutions, including governments, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to address domestic and international issues.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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FSF4U, Grade 12 Core French

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: FSF3U
Course Outline $549
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HHS4U, Grade 12 Families in Canada

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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HSB4U, Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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HZT4U, Grade 12 Philosophy: Questions and Theories

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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ICS4U, Grade 12 Computer Science

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: ICS3U
Course Outline $549
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LYFDU, Grade 12 Farsi (Persian)

This course provides extended opportunities for students to communicate and interact in Farsi in a variety of social and academic contexts.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: LYFCU
Course Outline $549
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MCV4U, Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: MCR3U, Grade 11 Functions
Course Outline $549
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NDW4M, Grade 12 Indigenous Issues

This course students examine global issues from the perspectives of Indigenous peoples, investigating topics such as identity, social justice, human rights, spirituality, resilience, and advocacy for change.

Courses Type: University/College Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 or 12 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
Course Outline $549
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OLC4O, Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Literacy

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation.

Courses Type: Open Prerequisite: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course.
Course Outline $549
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PSK4U, Grade 12 Kinesiology

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university (U) or university/college (M) preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.
Course Outline $549
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SCH4U, Grade 12 Chemistry

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: SCH3U, Grade 11 Chemistry
Course Outline $549
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SES4U, Grade 12 Earth and Space Science

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them.

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: SNC2D, Grade 10 Science
Course Outline $549
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SPH4C, Grade 12 Physics

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems.

Courses Type: College Preparation Prerequisite: SNC2P, Grade 10 Science or SNC2D, Grade 10 Science
Course Outline $549
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SPH4U, Grade 12 Physics

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Read more …

Courses Type: University Preparation Prerequisite: SPH3U, Grade 11 Physics
Course Outline $549