Descriptions & Coding


Courses offered at Woodland are governed by the Ministry of Education’s document Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9-12: Program and Diploma Requirements, 1999.

Courses are grouped into the following categories (identified by the noted letter at the beginning of the course code):

  • The Arts (identified by the letter A)
  • Business Studies (identified by the letter B)
  • Canadian and World Studies (identified by the letter C)
  • English (identified by the letter E)
  • Guidance and Career Education (identified by the letter G)
  • Health and Physical Education (identified by the letter P)
  • Mathematics (identified by the letter M)
  • Science (identified by the letter S)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (identified by the letter H)
  • Technological Education (identified by the letter T)

The following types of courses are offered in grades 9 and 10 (identified by the noted letter as the fifth character of the course code):

Academic (identified by the letter D)

  • Academic courses focus on the development of students’ knowledge by emphasizing theoretical, abstract applications of the essential concepts while incorporating theoretical applications as appropriate.

Applied (identified by the letter P)

  • Applied courses develop students’ knowledge and skills by emphasizing practical, concrete applications of essential concepts while incorporating theoretical applications as appropriate.

Open (identified by the letter O)

  • Open courses are designed to provide students with a broad education base that will prepare them for their studies in Grades 11 and 12 and help prepare them for their role in society.

The following types of courses are offered in grade 11 and 12 (identified by the noted letter as the fifth character of the course code):

University Preparation Courses (identified by the letter U)

  • These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs. The range of courses offered and the content of these courses will allow students to prepare for university programs and related careers.

University/College Preparation Courses (identified by the letter M)

  • These courses include content that is relevant for both university and college programs. The courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs.

 College Preparation Courses (identified by the letter C)

  • These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for college programs. The range of courses offered and the content of these courses will allow students to prepare for most college programs and related careers.

 Workplace Preparation Courses (identified by the letter E)

  • These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for direct entry into the workplace or for admission to apprenticeship programs and other training programs offered in the community.