Which Grade 12 Science Course Should You Take?

Before you can decide which grade 12 science course to take, you need to have some idea of the career you want to pursue. You can then select a course that moves you closer to your career goals.

There are eight grade 12 science courses available, falling under the following subject categories. 

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Earth and Space Science
  4. Physics
  5. Science

Here is information on these courses to help you choose.

SBI4U: Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation

SBI4U Biology is a university preparation course focusing on the concepts and processes in biological systems. The course covers biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics.  

Ideal for students who want to pursue careers in life sciences with jobs like biochemists, microbiologists, or zoologists, SBI4U provides the necessary skills and knowledge to meet university entrance requirements.

Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

Learn more about the SBI4U: Biology course.

SCH4U: Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation

SCH4U Chemistry is a university preparation course focusing on the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Students study organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. 

Ideal for students who want to pursue careers in chemistry with jobs like chemical engineers, forensic scientists, or pharmacologists, SCH4U develops the necessary skills to meet university entrance requirements. 

Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

Learn more about the SCH4U: Chemistry course. 

SCH4C: Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation

SCH4C Chemistry is a college preparation course that develops data collection and analysis skills. Students study matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, and chemical calculations. 

Ideal for students who want to pursue careers in chemistry with jobs like chemical technicians, medical assistants, or food science technicians, SCH4C provides students with a solid foundation for college. 

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied 

Learn more about the SCH4C: Chemistry course. 

SES4U: Earth and Space Science, Grade 12, University Preparation

SES4U Earth and Space Science is a university preparation course focusing on understanding Earth and its place in the universe. Students study the Earth’s materials, its internal and surficial processes, and geological history.  

Ideal for students who want to pursue careers in earth science with jobs like astrobiologists, or planetary geologists, SES4U provides the analytical skills and knowledge to meet university entrance requirements.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic 

Learn more about SES4U: Earth and Space Science 

SPH4U: Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation

SPH4U Physics is a university preparation course providing an understanding of physics concepts and theories and exploring the impact of applied physics. Students develop investigation skills and learn to analyze qualitatively and quantitatively. They explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity.

Ideal for students who want to pursue careers in physics with jobs as physicists, data analysts, researchers, or programmers, SPH4U provides a solid foundation, allowing students to meet university entrance requirements.

Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

Learn more about SPH4U: Physics

SPH4C: Physics, Grade 12, College Preparation

An SPH4C Physics course develops an understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students explore motion in mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, as well as the operation of tools and machines. 

SBI4C provides a broad knowledge base and is beneficial for students who want to pursue careers in several fields including, science, engineering, education, and business. 

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or Applied

Learn more about SPH4C: Physics 

SNC4M: Science, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

SNC4M Science is a university preparation course that increases student’s understanding of social and environmental issues in health-related fields. Students explore medical technologies, pathogens and disease, nutritional science, public health issues, and biotechnology.

SNC4M is beneficial for students pursuing postsecondary programs in and outside the sciences.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or any Grade 11 university or college preparation course. 

Learn more about SNC4M: Science 

SNC4E: Science, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

SNC4E Science courses provides students with the knowledge and workplace skills to prepare them for success. Students explore hazards in the workplace, chemicals in consumer products, disease prevention, electricity at home and work, and nutritional science.

SNC4E emphasizes current topics and relevant, practical activities making it beneficial for any career choice.

Prerequisite: Grade10 Science, Applied, or Grade10 (LDCC) course in science. 

This course is currently unavailable at Blyth Academy Online.

Where Can You Take These Classes Online?

Grade 12 science courses are beneficial for any career as they build investigative and analytical skills. You can take any of these classes online with Blyth Academy, and they will be credited to your high school degree.

Attend our info sessions for more information on grade 12 online science courses?

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