A.N. Myer Secondary School





Description of Course:

This course is project driven and is a continuation of the grade 11 Communication Program. It is designed for those students wishing to pursue their post secondary school education in the Communication field. Applying a hands-on approach, students will further develop their skills in computer graphics, web design, and will take a creative approach to layout and design, and digital photography. Greater emphasis will be placed on computer animation, story boarding and multi-media interactivity using industry standard software. Students will also be exposed to industry standards and career opportunities. All students will develop a interactive portfolio for their final project.

Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite: Grade 11

Policy Document Reference:


Unit Titles (With approximate time allotted per unit)


Unit 1: Class Orientation\Into to Communication Technology(7 hours)

Unit 2.:Flash Animation (24 hours)

Unit 3. Action Script Writing with Flash (14 hours)

Unit 4. Design and Layout with Photoshop Advanced(22 hours)

Unit 5. Media Skin Development and Coding (28 hours)

Unit 6. Developing a Portfolio(18 hours)

Assessment and Evaluation  

According to Ministry policy, the primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. It will be based upon the provincial curriculum expectations and the achievement levels outlined in the secondary curriculum policy documents.

Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources such as assignments, demonstrations, projects, learning skills, etc.

Evaluation is the process of judging the value of the student’s work on the basis of established criteria and assigning a value to represent that quality. The course evaluation is based on the DSBN Subject Council Consistency in Assessment and Evaluation Agreement, 2003-2004.


Learning Skills 

These skills are supportive of student learning, marks serve another purpose. A student’s abilities to work with others, to attend class regularly, to be punctual, and keep up with the work and maintain an accurate and complete notebook is very important and has an impact on how well a student performs. The report card allows these skills to be recorded for public record. Therefore, teachers will continue to record information on these skills and assign a value to them for the report card.

Types of Assessment and Evaluation and Activities

• tests and quizzes                                                 

• research projects

• written reports

• oral presentations/communication skills

• portfolio

• static display

• homework

          Term Work Assessment   70%

          Summative Assessment  30%

Skills and Process                            40%

Written/Practical Evaluation          15%

Assignments                                     15%

 Practical                                            15%

Written                                             15%

Specific Course Expectations:

Students should have with them each day:

• Three Ring Binder containing lined paper.

• Pencil, Steel ruler and Large glue stick.

• A. N. Myer Student Agenda