Yearbook 11/12: Course Outline

Pre-requisites: Grade 11 or 12.

Yearbook 11/12 is a full-year course in which students gain the technical and critical skills in order to publish the school’s annual. They will learn the basics of graphic design, journalism, photography, desktop publishing, and sales. Quality workmanship, the ability to meet deadlines, creative problem solving, and the ability to work well with others will be emphasized.

Curriculum: Yearbook 11 and Yearbook 12 (YCCT 11C and YCCT 12C) are Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses under http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/board_authority_courses.htm.

Schedule: Click here to view the day-to-day schedule. The timeline may be subjected to change at the teacher’s discretion.

  • Term 1: Planning and Production
    • Training (September – October)
    • Job Application (October)
    • Production (November)
  • Term 2: Production (Deadlines 1 to 3)
    • Production (November – March)
    • Proofs and Revision (January – March)
  • Term 3: Final Deadline and Post-Production
    • Proof Book and Final Revision (March/April)
    • Supplement (April)
    • Post-Production Assignments (April – May)
    • Yearbook Delivery (June)

Assignments: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products.

There is NO excuse for late assignments. The class must meet the five deadlines in order to guarantee prompt delivery of proofs and books. Failure to meet deadlines may result in fall delivery of yearbooks. Computer and network failures happen but these are not excuses!

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.

Evaluation: The term and final mark will be calculated as follows:

  • Pre-Production (20%)
    • Discussion / Worksheets
    • In-Design Training
    • Job Application
  • Production (65%)
    • Job-Specific Task (See: Rubric)
    • Midway Journal
  • Post-Production (15%)
    • Final Reflection
    • Job Posting
    • Classroom Delivery

Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 1, 2011