Previous Weeks – Grade 12

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 11/12 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 11/12 Archive 2017/2018

Grade 12 Archive 2018/2019


Review and Exam Week

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

Section A: Vocabulary (20 Marks)
Students will be given various questions on the “Academic- and Key Words” from our Textbook

Section B: Reading Comprehension (20 Marks)
Students will be given a news article to read and answer questions about the article

Section C: Grammar (20 Marks)
Adjectives with or without commas
Prepositions of Location and Direction
Error Correction (Punctuation, Capital Letters, Grammar, Spelling)

Section D: Writing (10 Marks)
Writing a descriptive paragraph to describe a person, object, place or experience.
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

  1. Introduction to forces
  2. Gravity and friction
  3. Newton’s Laws of motion
  4. Collisions
  5. Magnetic forces
  6. Electric forces
 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

Topic 1:
1. Understand the basic properties of electric charge
2. Calculate electric force using Coulomb’s Law
3. Compare electric force with gravitational force
4. Calculate electric field strength
5. Draw and interpret electric field lines
6. Identify properties associated with a conductor in electrostatic equilibrium

Topic 2:
1. Solve problems involving electrical potential energy and potential difference
2. Calculate potential difference in a uniform electric field
3. Calculate the capacitance of various devices
4. Describe the factors affecting the Capacitance of a device
5. Calculate the electrical potential energy stored in a capacitor

Topic 3:
1. Solve problems relating current, voltage, and resistance using Ohm’s Law
2. Describe the factors affecting the Resistance of a device
3. Differentiate between direct and alternating current
4. Identify components in a circuit diagram
5. Calculate the equivalent resistance for series resistance, and parallel resistance circuits
6. Calculate the power dissipated in a circuit
7. Compare the characteristics of a series resistance circuit to a parallel resistance circuit
8. Simplify circuit diagrams with complex resistor combinations to determine the equivalent resistance
 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

  - What is efficiency and effectiveness
  - Identifying the elements of an income statement
  - Prepare the income statement and the relevant notes to the accounts
  - Define products and product differentiation
  - What are the various methods of product differentiation
  - Describe the formal planning process
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

  • Concept of limits
  • Limit notation
  • Epsilon/Delta
    ○ Definition of a limit using epsilon/delta
    ○ Find a delta given an epsilon
    ○ Identify a limit exists
  • Limits that fail to exist
    ○ The conditions that cause a limit to fail to exist
  • Evaluating limits analytically
    ○ Properties of limits
    ○ Direct substitution
    ○ Factoring method
    ○ Rationalizing method
  • Continuity & one sided limits
  • Infinite limits (not actually a limit)
 

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Week 8

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 96 – 107
 2. Workbook Page 47 – 53
 3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Decline
 • Individual
 • Influence
 • Vary
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science class the students will be learning about fields. The students will learn about the differences and similarities between electrical gravitational and magnetic fields. We will talk about how fields are used in everyday life and how they are affected by them. The students will be expected have a basic understanding of fields and how whey can be used in different situations. The students will also need to know the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Magnetic field
    • Electric field
    • Gravitational field
    • field

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Determine the field strength of a magnetic field
    • Find the direction of the force on a charge moving in a magnetic field
    • Determine the direction of a force acting on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field
    • Define the right-hand rule for charged particles in a magnetic field
    • Discuss a galvanometer
    • Conduct a magnetic field experiment

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Explore the planning process
  2   Understand the importance of planning
  3   Apply the planning techniques in their businesses

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss their own planning scenarios
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
  5   Preparing for the business presentation
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Continuity
    • One sided limits
    • Exploring the greatest integer function
    • Continuity on a closed interval
    • Properties of continuity
    • Intermediate value theorem
    • Infinite limits
    • Vertical asympototes

 

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Week 7

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 84 – 95
 2. Workbook Page 40 – 46
 3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Communicate
 • Culture
 • Perspective
 • Symbol
 • Tradition
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science class the students will be learning about electricity and electric charge. The students will learn the different units used in electric equations. The students will learn about static electricity and how the effects it has on different objects. They will learn some of the variables that affect an electric force. The students will learn about different ways that electricity is used in different situations. The students will also learn the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary words

    • Electric charge
    • Electric force

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Define the characteristics of a magnetic field
    • Draw magnetic fields
    • Define the magnetic field of a current-carrying wire
    • Define the right hand rule for magnetic fields
    • Develop the concept of a solenoid and n-loops of a conductor

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Explore the planning process
  2   Understand the importance of planning
  3   Apply the planning techniques in their businesses

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss their own planning scenarios
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
  5   Class Quiz on Product and Planning
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Evaluating limits analytically
    • Properties of limits and squeeze/sandwich theorem
    • Finding limits using substitution
    • Finding limits when substitution doesn’t work

 

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Week 6

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

  1. Work through Keystone Handbook, Page 70 – 83
  2. Workbook Page 33 – 39
  3. Prepare to Read. Review and Practice. Grammar and Writing

Vocabulary Words:
 • Conclude
 • Factor
 • Identical
 • Investigate
 • Research
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class the students will be learning about collision forces, magnets, and magnetism. For the first part of the week the students will be finishing the unit on collisions by testing their designs to protect an egg in the event of a collision. Later in the week the students will start learning about magnets. The students will learn about magnetic force and how magnets are used in everyday processes. The students will also learn about how magnets work on an atomic scale and magnetic domains. The students will also need to learn the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Magnet
    • Magnetic force
    • Magnetic domains

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Calculate Equivalent Resistance of resistors in series and parallel
    • Define the equivalence of a circuit
    • Determine current in series/parallel circuits
    • Working backwards to find the current in and potential difference across a part of a circuit
    • Do Chapter 18 Review

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Explore the planning process
  2   Understand the importance of planning
  3   Apply the planning techniques in their businesses

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss their own planning scenarios
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Epsilon Delta
    • Evaluating limits analytically
    • Properties of limits and squeeze/sandwich theorem
    • Finding limits using substitution
    • Finding limits when substitution doesn’t work

 

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Week 5

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 1. Put it all together (Unit 1) Handbook Page 60 – 67
 2. Workbook Page 29-32
 3. Listening and Speaking Workshop
 4. Writing Workshop

Vocabulary Words:
 • N/A
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class the students will be learning about collisions and how Newtons laws can be applied to collisions. The students will learn what happens with collisions between objects of different and same masses. The students will learn the effects of collisions and what happens to energy during a collision. The students will be doing a lab to demonstrate how to reduce the effects of a collision and a lab to demonstrate their knowledge of collisions and Newtons laws.
 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Define circuit symbols used in simple circuits
    • Review a schematic of a simple circuit
    • Define short circuits and open circuits
    • Define electromotive force (emf)
    • Define terminal voltage as a potential difference across a load

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Explore the different type of product differentiation
  2   Analyse the cost-benefit situation surrounding differentiation
  3   Conduct consumer surveys

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss prepare a concise survey comprising 3
   questions to determine customer preferences
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
  5   Conducting the survey on his school students
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Finding limits graphically
    • Finding limits analytically
    • Estimating a limit
    • Finding a limit
    • Where a limit does not exist
    • Unbound limits
    • Epsilon Delta

 

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Week 4

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 • Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, Dictionary Skills, Word Study
 • Reading Strategy: Skim
 • Text Type: Informational Text (Science)
 • Grammar: Subject – More Prepositions of location and direction
 • Writing: Describe an object

Vocabulary Words:
 • Adjust
 • Consist
 • Image
 • Perceive
 • Project
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class the students will be learning about speed acceleration and Newtons laws of motion. The students will learn how to newtons laws can be applied to things that happen every day. The students will learn how to describe motion, calculate resultant velocity, and solve for acceleration. The students will also learn the relationship between acceleration, mass, and force. The students will also be expected to learn the vocabulary for the week

Vocabulary

    • Motion
    • Reference point
    • Velocity
    • Acceleration
    • Inertia

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Establish the basic properties of electric current
    • Define drift speed
    • Define Ohm’s Law
    • Define Kirchhoff’s Laws of Voltage and Current
    • Define parameters of resistance

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Understanding the importance of customers’ needs and wants
  2   Prepare a concise survey on high school students on preferences
  3   Interpret survey findings for product development

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their understanding
   of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss prepare a concise survey comprising 3
   questions to determine customer preferences
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
  5   Class quiz on preparing the Income statement
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Precalc vs Calculus
    • Finding limits graphically
    • Finding limits analytically
    • Estimating a limit
    • Finding a limit
    • Where a limit does not exist
    • Unbound limits

 

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Week 3

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

 • Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary Terms, Word Study, Word Study
 • Reading Strategy: Visualize
 • Text Type: Literature (Novel Excerpt)
 • Grammar: Subject – Adjectives with and without commas
 • Writing: Describe a Person

Vocabulary Words:
 • Analyze
 • Component
 • Create
 • Demonstrate
 • Proceed
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class the students will be learning about gravity, friction, and forces affecting falling objects. The students will learn about the relation between gravity weight and mass and how to calculate the different effects of mass and distance on how gravity affects objects. The students will also learn about friction and what you can do to increase or decrease friction in different circumstances and how friction affects motion. We will also cover other forces that act falling objects other than gravity. The students will also be expected to learn the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Gravity
    • Friction

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Calculate electric field strength
    • Define electric field lines
    • Conductors in electrostatic equilibrium
    • Chapter 16 Summary
    • Define electrical potential energy, electric potential, and potential difference
    • Define the potential difference in a uniform field

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Understanding the elements of an Income Statement
  2   Apply the income statement elements to scenarios for profitability analysis
  3   Understanding the profitability case in a real-world context

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss the business model of real-life
   businesses
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Trigonometric review
    • Trigonometric identities
    • Manipulation of trigonometric functions
    • Analytical trigonometry simplification
    • Algebraic and Trigonometric notes project
    • Preparation for math practicum project

 

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Week 2

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

1.  Reading: Vocabulary building: Context, Dictionary Skills, Word Study
2.  Reading Strategy: Preview
3.  Text Type: Informational Text (Science)
4.  Grammar: Subject – Verb Agreement
5.  Writing: Describe an event or experience

Vocabulary Words:
 • Function
 • Injury
 • Interpret
 • Reverse
 • Structure
 • Transmit
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in class we will be taking what we learned last week and putting it to practice. The students will be designing model cars to measure velocity, acceleration, speed and distance. We will go over how different modifications to the car can change the results of the cars performance. The students will take the information the they get from testing their cars and will make different graphs to show them what changes gave them the most positive results. The students will also be quizzed on the information they learned this week and last. They will also be expected to learn the vocabulary.

Vocabulary

    • Force
    • Newton
    • Velocity
    • Acceleration
    • Balanced force
    • Unbalanced force

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

SUMMARY:

    • Define electrostatic equilibrium
    • Calculate the distance at which charges are in equilibrium
    • Define electrical potential energy, electric potential, and potential difference
    • Compare electrical potential energy to gravitational potential energy
    • Define the potential difference in a uniform field

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Understanding the elements of an Income Statement
  2   Apply the income statement elements to scenarios for profitability analysis
  3   Understanding the profitability case in a real-world context

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss the business model of real-life
   businesses
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

    • Algebraic review of Precalculus
    • Functions
    • Domain and Range
    • Composite functions
    • Domain and Range

 

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Week 1

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Grade 12 English
Teacher Franky de Kock

Reading: Vocabulary building: Literary Terms, Word Study
Reading Strategy: Predict
Text Type: Literature (personal narrative)
Grammar: Prepositions of location and direction
Writing: Describe a place
Vocabulary: Contrast, Identify, Similar, Specific
 

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Grade 12 Physical Science II
Teacher Ian Innocenti

This week in science class the students will be welcomed back to school, familiarized with the school rules and policies. We will also introduce the students to the book they will be learning from “Introduction to Forces”. The students will learn about different types of forces that they could encounter. The students will learn the formulas for force, velocity, and acceleration, and how they correspond with each other. The students will be expected to remember the formulas and the units that they represented in as well as the vocabulary for the week.

Vocabulary

    • Force
    • Newton
    • Velocity
    • acceleration

 

Grade 12 Physics
Teacher Robert Dumas

    • Define electric charge
    • Define conductors and insulators
    • Demonstrate charging objects through induction
    • Define conservation of charge
    • Calculate electric force and compare to gravitational force

 

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Grade 12 Business Math
Teacher Vik Rajendra

A. Learning Objectives
  By the end of the week, students will be able to
  1   Understanding the difference between effectiveness and efficiency
  2   Understanding the business model in a real-world context
  3   Understanding the profitability case in a real-world context

B. Summary of Activities
  1   The class would be presented the theoretical overview of the LO topics on-screen
  2   Worksheets including short scenarios will be given to all students to test their
   understanding of the concepts
  3   Students will be placed into groups to discuss the business model of real-life
   companies – Information to be researched online
  4   Students will take turns to present their cases for discussion
 

Grade 12 Calculus
Teacher Nic Hansen

 • Introductions
 • Syllabus and class structure
 • Mathematics of Change
 • Review of Constant Rates of Change
 • Critical thinking for topics to come
 

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