Explaining Course Codes

Explaining Course Codes

Explaining Course Codes

Ontario Secondary School Course Codes are set by the Ontario Ministry of Eduction and can be quite confusing. Here is a quick guide to how they work using a sample of: MFM2P

The first three letters indicate the subject and title of the course.

MFM = M – “Mathematics” (subject), FM – “Foundations of Mathematics” (course title)

The fourth character indicates the grade:
1 = Grade 9
2 = Grade 10
3 = Grade 11
4 = Grade 12

The fifth letter indicates the level of study:

Grades 9

D and/or W = De-streamed
DE and/or WE = Advanced placement
L = Locally Developed

Grade 10

D = Academic
DE and/or WE = Advanced placement
P = Applied
L = Locally Developed

Grades 11 and 12

U = University
C = College
M = University/College
E = Workplace

Grades 9 to 12

O = Open level

Review Example: 

AMU1O: A = “Arts”, MU = “Music, 1 = Grade 9, O = Open level