Grade 8-12 Excel Information

Updated January 2023

At Burnaby North, Excel (Enriched and Honours) courses begin at the grade 8 level for Art, English, French, and Mathematics. Students interested in applying for Excel courses in any of these areas must demonstrate good work habits, a passion for learning, and a desire to pursue enrichment opportunities.

Please note there will be placement assessments for grade 7 students interested in enrolling in our Math 8 Honours classes and French Immersion students seeking appropriate placement in our French language program.

Are you a grade 7 student interested in taking some, or all our grade 8 Excel classes? Be sure Excel is something you want to do as many of these courses may require additional work. Some of these courses are simply a matter of marking it on your course selection form whereas others may require additional testing or assessment. Except for the courses that require assessment, all courses fill on a “first come, first served” basis with limited spaces available so make sure you hand in your course selections forms back on time!

What to do if you want to take…

English 8 Enriched

Characteristics of and Enriched English Student can be found here. Please review and consult with your grade 7 teacher and family to see if this course is for you.

Select this on your course selection form.

Core French 9 Enriched or Core French 10 Enriched (for current FRIMM students)

Note: You must currently be enrolled in a French Immersion program to be considered for placement.

Select this course on your course selection form and attend the French Placement Assessment at Burnaby North on Wednesday, April 26, 2023,  3:30 – 4:30 (Make up on Thursday, May 18th) Room TBD. * You must take the assessment for possible placement in the Enriched class.

Mathematics 8 Honours

Please consult your teacher and family to see whether this is an appropriate course for you. More information can be found here.

Select this course on your course selection form. A placement exam will be held at Burnaby North on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 (Make up on Tuesday, May 16th – same time) Rooms TBD.* You must take the assessment for possible placement in the Honours class.

Visual Arts 8 Enriched

This is for passionate art students who want to learn more detailed  aspects of visual arts. More information can be found here.

Select this on your course selection form.

*Students only need to bring a pencil to the assessment. If, for whatever reason, exams cannot take place, information will be posted on our homepage and grade 7 feeder school will be informed.

Pathways in Excel

Grade Level Excel Program English Mathematics Modern
Languages
Science Social Studies Visual and Performing Arts
Grade 8 English 8 Enriched

Mathematics 8 Honours**

 

Core 9 French Enriched (for exceptional grade 9s*)
_________
Core French 10 Enriched*** (former Immersion students)
Visual Arts 8 Enriched
Grade 9 English 9 Enriched

Mathematics 9 Honours*

 

Core 9 French Enriched (for exceptional grade 9s*)
_________
Core French 10 Enriched*** (former Immersion students)
Grade 10 English 10 Enriched

Mathematics 10 Honours*

 

Core French 10 Enriched (for exceptional grade 10s*)
___________

Core French 11 Enriched (former Immersion students)
___________

Mandarin 11 Enriched
(for exceptional grade 10s*)

Media Arts 10 Enriched

Grade 11

 

Please refer to AP Course Descriptions page for addition AP options.

English 11 Enriched/

Literary Studies 12: English Literature Enriched

[8 credit course]

 

Mathematics 11 Honours*

 

Core French 11 Enriched (for exceptional grade 11s*)
___________

Mandarin 11 Enriched

Chemistry 11 Honours
________

Life Science 11 Honours (formally Biology 11 Honours)
________

Physics 11 Honours

Please refer to AP Course Descriptions page for additional AP options.

Grade 12

 

 

Pre-Calculus 12 Honours*

 

Art Studio 12 Enriched
Please refer to AP Course Descriptions page for additional AP options.

* based on teacher assessment, contest scores, and recommendation

** Incoming grade 7 students

*** students take an incoming placement test in grade 7.