Sciences profile

The Sciences profile is an elite honours program designed for students specializing in science and mathematics. It prepares students for entry into pre-university programs, such as Pure and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Arts and Sciences, as well as career-technical programs such as Forensic Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy Technical Assistance.

Students will acquire content knowledge in chemistry, biology and physics, and develop lab competencies, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Students will be involved in problem solving, experimentation, data processing and contextual analysis. In the future, students in this program will have the opportunity to enter professions in fields such as biomedical research, medicine, nursing, environmental science, engineering, biotechnology and veterinary medicine.

ENGLISH AND FRENCH SECTORS

Biology & Introduction to Advanced Lab Work
This course covers basic general biology principles such as ecology and evolution, viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, immunology, genetic engineering and biotechnology. Students learn how to use a Tirrill burner and are given the opportunity to practice lab skills such as micropipetting, electrophoresis and sterile techniques.

Environmental Sciences
A Ministry-required course for entry into science-based CEGEP programs, also a prerequisite for entry into Secondary 5 Physics and Chemistry. Areas of study include biotechnology, ecological footprint, ecotoxicology, Mendelian genetics, physical science and stoichiometry, environmental contamination, and eutrophication.

Critical Analysis & Ethics in Science
This course develops students’ communication and critical thinking skills, and enhances their scientific literacy and awareness through the study of current topics in science, and examination of the funding, production and publication of scientific research.

Chemistry
A course organized around five main topics: gases, thermochemistry, reaction rates, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Enrichment topics include limiting reagents, electrochemistry and the use of significant figures.

Physics
A course consisting of two modules comprising a total of six topics. The Optics module covers the reflection and refraction of light, while the Mechanics module consists of the analysis of static forces, kinematics, dynamics and mechanical energy. Enrichment includes topics in astrophysics and biophysics.

Lab Skills and Personal Project
This course exposes students to the foundations of advanced laboratory work such as titration, distillation and pipetting. Students will complete a science fair project and present their findings. Students are prepared for CEGEP-level lab report writing and scientific analysis.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR NEW STUDENTS

1

Visit the school
during an open house

Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

English Sector :

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2

Take part
in our entrance exams

Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)

English Sector :

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)

3

Complete your
registration

After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.

Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

English Sector :

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.

French Sector :

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)

English Sector :

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)

After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.

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