English

Grade 9:

English 10F  (ELA10F)


This course provides students with opportunities to explore and produce a broad range of texts from practical texts, such as media and essays, to literary texts such as short stories and drama. This is a foundation course that is required for all Grade 9 students.

Reading is Thinking 10  (ELA 10FZ) 

This course will help improve skills in reading and thinking critically and creatively. It provides strategies needed to become a better reader and writer. Recommended for students who may struggle in English Language Arts. Some students will be assigned to this course.

Grade 10:


English 20F  (ELA20F)


This is a foundation course that is a prerequisite for your course of choice at the grade 11 level.

 

Grade 11

Students must choose at least one English course at this level, but may choose up to 3.


English Comprehensive 30S  (ENC30S)


The materials studied and produced will be in an even balance of literary and practical works to expose students to the full spectrum of language use.


English Literary Focus 30S  (ENL30S)


The material used includes novels, drama, poetry and fact-based texts. A variety of interpretations and responses are encouraged through engagement with literature.


English Language Arts: Transactional Focus 30S  (ENT30S)


The Transactional Focus emphasizes the pragmatic uses of language: language that informs,
directs, persuades, plans, analyzes, argues, and explains. Texts will be approximately 70% non-fiction and 30% literary; work will involve a range of assignments from oral discussions to reports, essays, feature articles, formal presentations, business letters, and documentaries.


English Advanced Placement  (ENG32S)


This course is offered to students who may study the Advanced Placement English program in grade 12 (ENG42S). Students who demonstrate a strong interest in reading, discussion and analysis of literature are encouraged to take this academically challenging course. English Lit 30S is recommended in addition to this course, but not required.


Grade 12

Students must choose at least ONE of the following 3 CORE courses:


English Comprehensive 40S  (ENC40S)


This course provides students with opportunities to explore and produce a broad range of texts from practical texts such as media and newspaper articles to literary texts such as drama and poetry. This course will concentrate 50% on practical texts and 50% on literary texts.


English Literary Focus  (ENL40S)


This course focuses on literary texts, but some of the course will involve practical texts as well. The course encourages an in-depth exploration and enjoyment of literature and the development of language arts through literature. This course will prepare students for first year university English courses, especially when combined with English AP 42S.


English Language Arts: Transactional Focus 40S (ENT40S)


The Transactional Focus emphasizes the pragmatic uses of language: language that informs,
directs, persuades, plans, analyzes, argues, and explains. Texts will be approximately 70% non-fiction and 30% literary; work will involve a range of assignments from oral discussions to reports, essays, feature articles, formal presentations, business letters, and documentaries.

Students wishing to attend university are strongly advised to take TWO grade 12 ELA courses.  For this second credit, students may choose English AP 42S or one of the other options, above.

English AP 42S  (ENG42S)


This course provides students with the opportunity to develop their reading and writing skills in preparation for post-secondary studies. Students who are successful on the AP international exam may earn a credit for first year English at university.
Strongly recommended prerequisite:  English Literary Focus 40S