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English

Compulsory Courses

ENG1D1

English • Grade 9 • Academic

This course emphasizes analytic reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including plays, short stories, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: None

ENG1P1

English • Grade 9 • Applied

This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: None

ENG1L1

English • Grade 9 • Locally Developed

This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and speaking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students develop strategies and put into practice the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.

Prerequisite: None

English • Grade 10 • Academic

This course extends the range of analysis, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: ENG1D1

ENG2P1

English • Grade 10 • Applied

This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum. Students will study novels, poems, magazines, reports, and will describe, design, and produce effective media works. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: ENG1P1 or ENG1D1

ENG2L1

English • Grade 10 • Locally Developed

In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students build on their strategies and engage in the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.

Prerequisite: ENG1L1, ENG1P1 or ENG1D1

English • Grade 11 • University

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be understanding the development of the English language.

Prerequisite: ENG2D1

or ENG3U1AP • Grade 11 • University Pre-Advanced Placement

This pre-Advanced Placement option is designed for students interested in taking the Advanced Placement ENG4U1 course.

NBE3C1

English • Grade 11 • College

Learn to use written, reading, and presentation skills to succeed in college courses and business environments using technical and formal language appropriately. This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada, and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyse media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

Prerequisite: ENG2D1 or ENG2P1

ENG3E1

English • Grade 11 • Workplace

Learn about language, literature, and media to improve your everyday communication with others and increase your understanding of the media. Improve your ability to find and use information to succeed in today’s society at work, at home, and in the community. This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connection among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG2P1 or ENG2L1

ENG4U1

English • Grade 12 • University

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

Prerequisite: ENG3U1

or ENG4U1AP • Grade 12 • University Pre-Advanced Placement

This Advanced Placement option is designed for students interested in possibly writing the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Literature.

English • Grade 12 • College

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyse the interaction among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

Prerequisite: ENG3C1 or ENG3U1

ENG4E1

English • Grade 12 • Workplace

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study informational texts and literature from various countries and cultures; write summaries, reports, resumes, and short essays; complete an independent research project; and explain the connection among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be using specialized language related to the workplace accurately and coherently in appropriate contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG3E1 or ENG3C1


Optional Courses

EMS3O1

Media Studies • Grade 11 • Open

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty first century and to use media effectively and responsibly through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works. Students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: ENG2D1 or ENG2P1 

ETS4U1

Studies in Literature • Grade 12 • University

This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism with a focus on Graphic Novel Studies. The course may examine themes, genres, time periods, or countries. and students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project. Outcomes of this course will be achieved through the study of graphic novels.

Prerequisite: ENG4U1

ETS4C1

Studies in Literature • Grade 12 • College

This course is for students with a special interest in literature with a focus on Graphic Novels. The course may examine themes, genres, time periods or countries and students will study a variety of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically and creatively to them. They will also investigate critical interpretations and complete an independent study project. Outcomes of this course will be achieved through the study of graphic novels.

Prerequisite: ENG4C1

EWC4U1

The Writer’s Craft • Grade 12 • University

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: ENG3U1 Note 

EWC4C1

The Writer’s Craft • Grade 12 • College

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will investigate models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to write a variety of works; and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing. They will also complete a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: ENG3C1 or ENG3U1