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Complementary Courses

*The above image was taken by Grade 9 photography student - Varsha Rajesh (2022/23)

 

Complementary courses at Vernon Barford can occur in a full year, trimester, or six weeks rotation:

Full Year:

Course

Selection

Offered to grades

Second Language

French or Spanish

7, 8, 9

Fine Arts

Art, Drama or Band

7, 8, 9

CTF (Foods, Fashion, Construction)

Not Applicable

8

 

Trimester:

Course

Selection

Offered to grades

Coding

Not Applicable

8

Environmental Outdoor Education

Not Applicable

8, 9

Film Studies

Not Applicable

8, 9

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

Not Applicable

8

Clothing & Textiles Fashions

Not Applicable

9

Construction

Not Applicable

9

Foods

Not Applicable

9

Learning to Lead

Not Applicable

9

Art & Design (Photography)

Not Applicable

9

All Grade 7 students will take the following:

  • One Second Language
  • One Fine Arts course
  • Career Exploration (rotation of six different courses, which includes: Fashion, Construction, Food Studies, Financial Literacy, Health & Wellness, and STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math])

All Grade 8 students will take the following:

  • One Second Language
  • Two other Full Year Courses OR
  • One other Full Year Course and Three Trimester Courses

All Grade 9 students will take the following:

  • One Second Language
  • Two other Full Year Courses OR
  • One other Full Year Course and Three Trimester Courses OR Six Trimester Courses

Please note that most complimentary courses incur an additional fee. Please read the School Fee Revenue Schedule for a detailed breakdown of course fees.