English Language Arts
The English curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the skill, attitudes, and knowledge they will need to meet the everyday requirements of life and to deepen their understanding and appreciation of literature. Proper program selection assists students in reaching these goals.
Choosing the right English Course for you
The English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 stream is appropriate for students intending to pursue further academic studies at the university level. The English 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 stream is designed for students intending to go to post-secondary institutions other than university. There is some flexibility in transferring from the academic stream to the general stream.
English 30-1 and 30-2 are subject to a provincial diploma exam which determines 30% of the student’s final grade in these courses.
English Language Arts 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
The English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 stream is appropriate for students intending to pursue further academic studies at the university level. This stream emphasizes the academic skills needed for university work and stresses critical analysis and independent judgment. Students will continue to develop communication skills and to clarify values through the study of literature. Increased home study and independent reading are expected of students. The English Department recommends that 65% or higher be achieved in each course of the English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 stream to be successful at the next level.
5 Credit Course- Prerequisite for ELA 10-1: 65% in Lang. Arts 9
English Language Arts 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
The English 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 stream is appropriate for students intending to go to post-secondary institutions other than university (vocational/technical schools, community colleges) or intending to seek employment immediately after leaving high school. English 30-2 is a pre-requisite for many post-secondary studies. This stream emphasizes a personal response to literature as well as practical applications in reading and writing.
5 Credit Course
English Language Arts 10-4, 20-4, 30-4
The English 10, 20, 30 - 4 stream is appropriate for students experiencing difficulty with Language Arts at the senior high level. This series of courses is designed for the development of skills and attitudes needed for communication in the home, community, and work place. Many opportunities are provided for practice and application of communication skills in various.
5 Credit Course