Canadian students up to grades 8-9 master the basic course of secondary education: a wide list of diverse disciplines is being studied - humanitarian (social), exact, natural-science courses. All this helps not only to acquire a steady store of knowledge, but also to determine more precisely your interests and inclinations, the future university and profession.
After the 8th grade, it makes sense for foreign students to enroll in Canada for a course High School Diploma, similar to the program in the USA: the received certificate with high scores gives the chance to continue education in prestigious and ranking educational institution. Many provinces (regions) of the country give their names to certificates of secondary education (for example, Ontario Secondary School Diploma and others), but the essence of the certificate does not change from this especially.
Education in Canada after 10 grade
One of the most popular high school programs and pre-university education is International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB certificate is accepted all over the world by most universities, even from among the most prestigious and elite ones, so the education on this program will open the way for a high-quality higher education. The course of the international baccalaureate is designed for 2 years, students are accepted from 16 years (finished 10th grade of secondary school).
For those who are not fully confident in their academic and linguistic knowledge and want to prepare for the IB program, there is a special pre-annual Pre-IB course. Yes, in this case you will spend more time, but you can pass the International Baccalaureate program more successfully, get higher scores and, as a result, increase your chances of enrolling in the university.
There is another way to the best Canadian universities - the AP (Advanced Placement) program. It is designed for students who finished 10 years of secondary school, and lasts 2 years (11-12 class respectively). Students themselves choose subjects that they plan to study, relying on their own tastes, interests, requirements of the chosen university and specialties. The study of disciplines is very thorough and deep, almost at the university level, which allows AP graduates to be coveted by students for most universities. Please note that the set of items at the AP level in each school may differ - SMAPSE experts recommend that you specify before entering the course whether there is a course you want in the chosen institution.
Education in Canada after 11 grade
For foreign students who have completed 11 years of secondary school and have received a certificate of secondary education, a program is available Pathway. This unique course makes it possible to adapt for only one year to a foreign educational and cultural environment, to bring knowledge in accordance with the new system, to deepen and update skills in core subjects. If you successfully complete the course Pathway, you can be immediately credited for 1-2 courses university of Canada - be sure to clarify this possibility in your priority educational institutions.