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French Immersion

Centennial Student takes part in Brock University Study

WCSS student, Jessenia Sosa took part in Brock University's Revivre study that recently concluded. The study paired high school and university students with senior citizens at Foyer Richelieu in Welland. Students also gained insight into opportunities in health care in the French language sector. For the full article please click on this link.



Mme V.  Brennand (Program Leader)
M. Y Marais
Mme L. Martino
Mme L.  Pelissero
Mme L. Ciolfi
Mme J. Stapleton
M. C. Maltais


Grade 9

**Français  French Immersion - Academic/Applied  (FIF1P/FIF1D)
**Sciences  - Science - Academic/Applied   (SNC1DF/SNC1PF)
**Géographie  - Issues in Canadian Geography - Academic  (CGC1DF)
Visual Art - AVI1OF

Grade 10

Français- French Immersion - Academic  (FEF2D)
**Sciences  - Science Academic  (SNC2DF)
**Histoire  - Canadian History Since World War 1 – Academic  (CHC2DF)
Visual Art - (AVI2OF)

Grade 11

Français – French Immersion – University Preparation (FEF3U)
Sociologie – Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology – University Preparation (HSP3UF) (optional course)

Grade 12

Français – French Immersion – University Preparation (FEF4U)
Sociologie - Challenge and Change in Society – University Preparation (HSB4UF) (optional course)

These courses follow the same curriculum guidelines as the courses taught in the English language.  
**Compulsory course for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is given in English to French Immersion students.

For a list of courses offered, visit us on Career Cruising.


Q:  Are there any applied level courses in the French Immersion program?
A:  French Immersion courses are offered at the Applied and Academic level.  

Q:  How are the textbooks different from the English program?
Most textbooks are the French version of the English Language textbook.If the French version of the English textbook isn’t available, then an appropriate textbook will be used.

Q:  How are the exams different from the English exams?
A:  Every exam has to be approved by the head of the department.  Some exams are the French version of the English Language exam and others are very similar to the English Language exam.

Q:  Why do you decrease the number of French Immersion courses after grade 10?
A:  To receive a French Immersion certificate upon graduation, a student needs 10 French Immersion courses at the secondary level.  These are offered mostly in the first two years in order to give students the opportunity to better prepare for post-secondary education.

Q:  What are the advantages of the French Immersion program?
A:  There are many advantages to this program.  Students will receive a French Immersion certificate which will be advantageous for gaining summer employment and for future jobs.  Students will be part of a program where they experience a great deal of success , working hard, thus providing students with positive influences during their years in high school.