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The Queen Elizabeth Standard on Academic Excellence

English 12. Advanced Functions. Calculus. Physics 12. Chemistry 12. Biology 12

Queen Elizabeth Academy is a premier education facility providing high-quality academics for our students. We focus on building a sound foundation for our students preparing for successful entry to top universities.

Over the past 9 years, we worked with thousands of students, many of whom were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Queen’s, Western, Laurier, and McGill, with scholarships from $2,000 to $23,000.

QE summer school program has a 1-month duration in the month of July. Students can focus on one single subject to achieve good performance. We provide a live lectures to help students to build a good foundation and achieve. Our small class sizes enable one on one attention with the teacher to clarify any misunderstanding. Thus our lecture is fully interactive

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Summer School - In Person, Classroom Lectures

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Summer School - Experience our Online Live Teaching

Physics 11 online live

Experience our online live teaching that is fully interactive. Our students participate and clarify their understanding, rather than sitting passively watching a screen.

Calculus class online live

Experience our online live teaching where our teachers explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand, step by step manner. We facilitate understanding of the student, not memorizing.
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Summer School: Benefits to Students

1. Small Class Sizes

To maintain the quality of our summer school lessons, class size is limited to a maximum of 9 students, giving our summer school students the opportunity to ask questions throughout an on going lecture

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2. Step by Step

Our focus in our summer school is to build step by step on the students’ understanding of the materials. We turn complex concepts into simpler steps for our students to absorb and understand.

3. Building

For our students who are applying to universities, building a better foundational knowledge is key to success. This is achievable given the focus in our summer school, with only one single subject for the student.

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4. One on One Attention:

We structure a work period in each of our lessons that our teachers walk around and help each student one by one. In our online live class, each student will get a ‘slice’ of time, where our teacher will enter their virtual room, to work with them one by one. Our summer school students can clarify any misunderstanding.

Summer School - Course offered

Senior high school credits: (summer school)

Calculus, advanced functions, chemistry 11 and 12, physics 11 and 12, biology

Junior high school credits: (summer school)

Math 9 and 10. English 9 and 10. Science 9 and 10. French 9 and 10.

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Summer School FAQ

What course should I take in summer school?

English 11 and 12 are the most popular summer school credits. These two courses are heavily loaded. By completing these courses in summer school, you can lighten your workload significantly in the school year, allowing you to focus on the math, science and other critical courses for university application

Advanced Functions, Physics and Chemistry are also viable choice. if you want to focus on one single subject and optimize the performance, these important credits are good options.

Do universities discount students taking summer credits?

Not from our experience or any QE students. We have been running summer credits for 9 years and our students have successfully entered Waterloo engineering, Queen's Commerce, McMaster life science, Western Ivey AEO, Wilfrid Laurier BBA and other top schools.

Will I do better in summer school?

To achieve good grades, hard work pays off. You need to work hard regardless of when you are taking the course, summer or regular school year. The key benefit of taking courses in the summer, is that you can focus on one subject only. From our experience, our students achieve higher in the summer. The other reason is that you are not under as much stress, and in a more peaceful mindset, students can perform better.

Why should I take summer school?

The most popular reason is to fast track. A lot of our students fast track and get the credit done ahead of time. The other reason is to catch up. Students who did not perform well during the school year may consider taking a summer school / retake the course to strengthen the foundation and offer them a fresh start in the fall. You may also consider taking academic math (11) or advanced functions in the summer, if you have completed the mixed math program during the school year. In this year, you are caught up and can have a great fresh start in the fall.

Other Questions about Summer School

How long is summer school?

Summer School courses run through the month of July

At QE, it runs from July 2nd to 31st.

What are the daily hours of summer school?

Our summer school runs Mon to Fri, from 9am to 2.30pm.

How does QE summer school get into my transcript?

It is the same as other summer schools. After completion of your summer school, QE will issue a provincial report card, which will be mailed to your school and it will be stored under your OSR at your home school.

Is there exams in summer school?

yes, exams are worth 30%

How is summer school different from regular school?

The curriculum of summer school are the same. The main different is the duration. It runs only during the month of July where you focus only on one subject

Is there a lot of homework in summer school?

Taking summer school should be easier than the regular school term, since you focus on one single subject. Although we encourage students to do regular home work a majority of homework can be done during our class work hours, with teacher's help.

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Stay on top

Since summer school runs rather quickly, it is important to organize your time well, so that you don't fall behind In summer school, you will expect to have a test every 3 days. There is no gap between the last day of class and the exam. Therefore, it is imperative for you to stay on top daily.

Organize your time

Dedicate 1 to 1.5 hour each day after class, to review your notes. This will help you to stay on top. In addition, practice as if you will get a test tomorrow on the new materials. Do your reading (if you are taking English) ahead of time, such as Shakespeare or the novel.

Maximize your learning during class

It is important to listen attentively, take notes, so that you will learn most of the materials in class. Since summer school runs quickly and your duration of the day is 5 hours. It is important to utilize that time effectively. Try to understand the concepts in class, do practice and ask questions.

Preparing for tests

Keeping on top is important, so that you are always ready for tests. Practice daily. On the day before the test, you need to review your own study notes / notes taken in class, and practice a variety of questions Label questions under type1 type 2, type 3 etc., and this will help you organize your knowledge and avoid getting confused. On concepts, try write out the oncepts in your own words, and this will facilitate your undrstanding of the materials.

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Teaches:  English grade 5 to 12

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Teaches:  Calculus, Advanced Functions, Physics

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Curriculum of the main summer school courses

ENG4U English
Summer School

ENG4U / English is one of the most important courses in grade 12 for university admission

ENG4U English - Course Description

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

What is taking ENG4U English like?

Summer School

This grade 12 English course is intended to prepare students for university level English, and is intended to foster critical thinking, and higher-level literacy, especially upon the coherent and confident use of formal academic language, and the development of reading strategies for a broad array of texts. The course is broken into four skill segments.

Oral Communication: This strand of the curriculum focuses on the student’s ability to communicate through spoken language, for example in a presentation to the class, or more generally in the way they answer questions asked of them in spoken English. It also includes the comprehension component of oral communication, that is to say the ability of students to understand and comprehend spoken English. These are extremely important and valuable skills that come in handy in day-to-day life.

Reading and Literature Studies: This segment of the curriculum evaluates a student’s ability to read English literature and to comprehend and analyze it. Shakespeare will be taught in this segment, as well as poetry and short stories. The goal is to leave with a capacity to read independently, critically, and with keen understanding of the text, as well as to be in contact with works of genuine cultural and literary importance.

Writing: the goal of this segment is to produce confident and effective writers who can organize their thoughts clearly, while producing strong and grammatically correct sentences. Beyond that the course will also focus on various forms of writing including the essay, which is central to higher level coursework in English and other disciplines. Students will be exposed to a variety of forms of writing, and given the opportunity to develop strong writing skills.

Media Studies: This segment focuses on analyzing and interpreting media texts, including graphics, sounds, and images. The influence of mass media and popular culture is explored and discussed critically. Students are given the tools to make sure they can be aware of the messages floating around mass media and online culture in an academic and critical capacity, as well as the capability to create their own contributions to that culture.

Tips to succeed in ENG4U English

Summer School

Oral communication is often a strong point for students compared to reading, however some students may have difficulty with it. There is nothing to be worried about, the key to success here is just to be familiar with the English language in general, to avoid slang usage, to speak in complete and grammatically correct sentences, and to demonstrate a wide vocabulary. For more formal assignments, if you are a stronger writer than speaker, try to write out your work before practicing your presentation out loud. Be aware also of how you pronounce words, and the tone of your voice. Avoid mumbling and speak clearly and comfortably. Many students feel embarrassed to speak in front of the class, but remember that everyone is in the same boat and has the same assignment.

Reading and literature studies often presents the greatest challenge as it is less familiar and more advanced by the twelfth grade than in previous years. High level texts like Hamlet can present unique challenges to students based on the older style of writing and syntax, and it can be difficult to move from simply understanding the plot to understanding analysis and critical study of the text. Break it down into parts and be aware of the components of literature. Write down what the themes are, or the themes that you notice in the text. Keep track of the characters and how they behave in the text. What is significant about what is happening? If you struggle with the text itself, try reading it out loud, Shakespeare was performed live after all, and still is. Try finding a version of a Shakespeare performance to see how all the stage directions are incorporated. Also, try to find something you like about each text you read. While it can be a chore to read these books, they are also classics for a reason. Always ask questions about what you are reading, and always keep notes so you are not scrambling to redo everything at the last minute.

Writing is a chance to embrace your creativity, so take the chance and do your best. For creative writing, choose topics that you care about or that interest you. For more formal, academic writing, choose topics that you both know about or can research, and which interest you. One key skill here is the organization of your thoughts. That means making sure that you express yourself in writing in a logical and methodical way, not just what comes to mind when you think about it, but structured and intentional writing. Take the time to map out what you will write. For your stories or creative writing, make sure you know how the story will end before you write it, try to develop the characters beforehand, take the time to think. For formal academic writing, make sure to do the requisite research beforehand. Find relevant quotations in the text, and make sure you have relevant facts that you present in a manner that you have thought out. Make use of the time you are given. If you are stuck you can make use of a writing prompt, but always make sure to ask why you are writing what you are writing.

Media studies is generally the least problematic section for students, especially considering the amount of exposure to popular culture and mass media that most students have already experienced. The important thing to remember here is that just knowing about popular culture is not enough. Students are called to analyze what they are experiencing and to critically examine it. That means perhaps investigating more deeply what they take for granted on their devices, and how they receive information online. These segments are also more dependent upon the discretion of the teacher than most, so material may vary from school to school, or class to class.

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MHF4U Advanced Functions
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MHF4U / Advanced Functions is one of the most important Math courses in grade 12 for university admission

MHF4U Advanced Functions - Course Description

MHF4U / Advanced Functions extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics.

MHF4U is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

What is taking MHF4U Advanced Functions like?

Summer School

MHF4U is a very important course for many students because most university programs require this course as a pre-requisite. The skills learned in the Grade 11 course are built upon in this course, including factoring, graphing, trigonometry and exponents.

Students will likely have varying levels of proficiency when taking this course, as some units, such as polynomial functions, are quite simple, while others, such as trigonometry and proofs. Some students have thus described it as a roller coaster ride of a course, with all the thrills (and challenges) that that entails.

Tips to succeed in MHF4U Advanced Functions

Summer School

It would be a good idea, before the beginning of this course, to brush up on the foundations of mathematics, such as factoring (especially trinomial factoring), domain and range, graphing, adding rational expression, and trigonometry ratios. If you wait until the course beings, it may be difficult to keep pace with the new material which is being taught. Foundations are always important, and as with all mathematics courses, this one builds upon your past knowledge, so be sure to review.

Also, make sure to keep good, organized notes to stay on top of the course units. Do not be afraid to practice problems beyond those assigned in the homework, as MHF4U Advanced Functions is known for containing a very wide variety of questions and problems, and therefore the more you expose yourself to such problems, the better prepared you will be. Because of this, the Queen Elizabeth Academy provides all of our students with extra worksheets and practice tests to hone their skills and succeed.

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MCR3U Functions
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MCR3U / Functions is one of the most important Math courses in grade 11 for university admission

MCR3U Functions - Course Description

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

What is taking MCR3U Functions like?

Summer School

In preparing for Grade 12 Mathematics, students must have a solid grasp of Grade 11 Mathematics. Although, what we see is that students at this stage are often faced with the difficult choice of choosing between the Mixed level course and the Academic level course. From experience, we advise students to stick with the Grade 11 Academic Math, as it is a more flexible option. However, the challenge with most students is that the course requires a bit more work. But it also creates multiple opportunities for university programs to pick from, typically ranging from engineering to business courses. So, unless a student is absolutely sure of the path he/she wishes to take after high school, they should stick with a flexible option.

Grade 11 Math has several difficult units, including exponents, transformation, trigonometry graphing, and trigonometry identities. This is also the first time they'll encounter proofs. The simpler units include Quadratics, series, and sequences, which are mostly a review of grade 10 topics.

Tips to succeed in MCR3U Functions

Summer School

It's advisable to build strong foundational skills in grade 10 before taking this course. Factoring (especially trinomials), fractions (grade 8-9 level), Linear systems, and quadratics are the critical skills at this stage. Additionally, students will need a good understanding of domain and range, x and y intercepts, and asymptotes to excel in this course. It is always easier to keep pace with all lessons and course work in this course once the student has mastered the foundational skills.

The thing about grade 11 questions is that they involve multiple steps. To ensure an easy flow, you must understand the logic and concept behind each step you take, and then pinpoint why you`re taking those steps. In other words, “what am I trying to solve?” Work through the steps again after you have done this. This is essentially how you demystify mathematical problems.

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SCH3U Chemistry
Summer School

SCH3U / Chemistry is one of the most important Science courses in grade 11 for university admission

SCH3U Chemistry - Course Description

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and a atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

What is taking SCH3U Chemistry like?

Summer School

In Grade 11, chemistry, students will be acquainted with both theoretical and technical knowledge. And they must be grounded in both areas to do well in the course. You`ll find that there are more calculations and equations in grade 11 chemistry. This means that you need a solid background in math to do well. However, chemistry in grade 11 chemistry isn`t so challenging. Besides, it's a good way to see if chemistry or sciences will be a great choice for you in the university.

Tips to succeed in SCH3U Chemistry

Summer School

In Grade 11 Chemistry, you will be presented with both theoretical and technical knowledge. And to do well in the course, you must be very good at both. There are lots of calculations to be done, but that doesn`t mean the course is particularly difficult. Perhaps, the biggest benefit here is that and the course allows you to weigh the possibility of pursuing chemistry, or science more generally, in the future.

Here`s a piece of good advice: make sure you have an understanding of Nomenclature as well as how to balance equations in grade 10 science before starting grade 11 chemistry. You really don't want to miss those two courses!

When you get to the calculations in the course, make sure to lay out all the steps one after the other. You may use a flow chart, with each box indicating your result for each step. Examples, in this case, include the values for mass of a chemical, volume of a gas, or the number of particles in a substance. This is a good way to make problem-solving much easier.

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