Academics

Senior School Academics

Our Senior School provides a safe, yet stimulating, environment in which our students expand their minds and shape their characters in preparation for the exciting challenges of higher education. Through classroom and co-curricular learning, our students engage with our rich programs and specialist teachers, who help them to develop critical thinking and communication skills in a creative and collaborative environment.

Students in Grade 9 to 12 have an increasing degree of choice in their course selection as they move up in grades, though all students are required to choose a combination of courses that qualifies them for university entry. The ever-expanding choice of courses includes: English, maths, sciences, social sciences, second language options, fine arts, physical education, and information technology.

Glenlyon Norfolk School is a non-semestered school. We are a linear school and courses run from September to June following an eight-day block schedule where the school year being divided into three terms.

In Grades 9 and 10, students cover the provincial curriculum within the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The culmination of this program is the IB Personal Project, an independent study in an area of particular interest.

In Grades 11 and 12 students have three options for their academic studies:

  • Full IB Diploma Programme (full enrichment)
  • Partial IB Certificate Programme (partial enrichment) blended with Provincial courses
  • Provincial BC Curriculum

No matter what choice they make, students will be well prepared to take on the challenges of higher education and will leave GNS as caring, confident citizens of the world.

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