The course number reveals some important information about a course.
It consists of 10 symbols. The first three specify the subject that is offering the course. If the course is cross-curricular, only one of the subjects is specified in the course number. The next two symbols refer to the school year in which the course is being offered. In the year 2005/06 all courses have the symbols “05″ in this position.
The sixth symbol contains a code for the quarter(s) in which the course is held, as follows:
|1||1st quarter only|
|2||2nd quarter only|
|3||3rd quarter only|
|4||4th quarter only|
|5||1st and 2nd quarter|
|6||3rd and 4th quarter|
|8||summer semester Year 8|
|9||quarter is not fixed yet|
The seventh symbol is only important for administration. It differentiates between courses that would otherwise have exactly the same course number. The eighth symbol shows the number of credits one gets for passing the course. The ninth position is not used yet and it always contains a “0″.
The tenth position is used to distinguish between split courses. Originally it always contains an “A”. If the course is split because so many students take it, this “A” is changed to a “B” for the second group.
English course, offered in 2003/04, runs in the 3rd and 4th quarter, worth 4 credits.
Biology course, offered in 2004/05, runs over 1st and 2nd quarter, worth 4 credits (and there must be another Biology course running at the same time, which has a 1 in the seventh position).