English 11 (MEN- -11)
The learning outcomes of English 11 are similar to those of English 10 but will involve reading more sophisticated literature and completing more challenging assignments. Students read and study a Shakespearean play within their drama unit. English 11 is an important foundation course for all Senior English courses.
English 11 Enriched Creative Writing (MEN- -11ENR)
Creative Writing 11 is an enriched English 11 course. This course is designed to inspire students to write and to think creatively by being exposed to a variety of critical thinking. Because creative writing is the focus of this course, students will have the opportunity to define and submit their writing to publishers for fun and for experience, and to experience the world of literature in our community. This course has been created for students who love to write, who are motivated to learn, and who are open to all types of literature.
Students must apply for this course.
English 11 Gifted (MEN- -11GIF)
This course is designed primarily for students emerging from the two-year English Challenge program. It may also be available to students in the regular program. In both cases, teacher recommendation is required. The course involves the critical analysis of literature. Through the study of various literary works, students will be encouraged to contemplate perspectives foreign to them, and to develop their own ability to communicate concepts both verbally and in writing.
Students who take this course are expected to continue with enriched English by selecting some combination of Writing 12, English World Literature 12, Literature 12 or AP English Literature.
English 11 Coop (MEN- -11COP)
This course focuses on student’s organization of ideas in writing and analysis of themes contained in short stories, novels, and film. The aim of the course is to provide an alternate setting to ensure individual student success with Senior English and/or the English 12 Provincial Examination. There will be a real focus on moving students to multi-paragraph compositions and thesis writing.
Communications 11 (MCOM- -11)
Communications 11 gives students the opportunity to refine the writing, reading and oral skills needed to complete typical adult tasks and to enjoy the cultural side of life. The course is meant to appeal to students not planning on pursuing a post-secondary education at the university level.
Communications 12 (MCOM-12)
The course continues the emphasis outlined in Communications 11. Students will be required to write a Ministry of Education Exam, at the end of the course. This course takes the place of English 12.
Note: Communications 12 will satisfy graduation requirements, but it is usually not sufficient for most post-secondary programs.
English 12 (MEN- -12)
English 12 stresses the development of student writing skills as they prepare for their post-secondary education. Students have limited opportunity to select their own reading material. However, they will study writers such as Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Orwell, Miller, Solzhenitsyn, Atwood, and Camus. All literary genres will be explored at a sophisticated level as bases for essays. Researching, planning, composing, revising and editing skills will be emphasized. Students will spend much time assisting each other as they learn to write and communicate more effectively.
English 12 Coop (MEN--12COP)
The aim of this adapted English 12 course is to provide an alternate setting for students who can be successful in the English 12 Provincial Examination. The course will focus on writing, the analysis of literature and exam preparation.
AP English Literature & Composition 12 (AELC-12)
AP English Literature and Composition is designed to be a college/university level course. Students will be provided with intellectual challenges and a workload consistent with a typical undergraduate university English Literature/Humanities course. Students will be exposed to a generous portion of the English Canon. It is expected that students enrolling in this course will be strong readers, writers, and thinkers. Students will write the AP Examination in May.
ENGLISH COURSES FOR ELL LEARNERS
Junior Transitional English & ELC (XLDCE08TRE & XLDCE08ELJ)
Senior Transitional English & ELC (MEN—10TR1 & XLDEC09ELS)
These course pairs are designed for students with an ELL background who need to strengthen their understanding and appreciation of English literature as well as sharpen their writing skills prior to entering mainstream English courses. For most students, these are year-long courses. In a few cases, exceptional students who demonstrate strength in language acquisition will be moved to mainstream English classes during the year. Senior Transitional English and Junior
Transitional English are double block courses.
English 12 World Literature (MEN- -12WLT)
English 12 World Literature emphasizes university preparation through the study of international literature. This enriched English 12 course should appeal to students who are avid, curious, serious readers and very capable writers. Students wishing to write the Advanced Placement examinations could benefit from taking this class alongside or before the Advanced Placement course. Students must apply for this course.
English Literature 12 (MLIT-12)
English Literature 12 is the provincial Ministry of Education's most sophisticated English course and is offered to Grade 11 and 12 students. Students who take it have by far the greatest success in passing first year university English courses. This course should be taken by all students who have a special interest in English. It surveys English literature from Beowulf to Margaret Atwood. Renowned writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Tennyson, Browning and Austen are explored. Students probe some of the world's greatest poetry, prose and drama while they improve their analytical skills.
Writing 12 (MWR- -12)
Writing 12 is an elective course taken alongside an English 12 academic course. This course is designed to inspire students to write and to think creatively by being exposed to a variety of literature and writing in a more relaxed setting. Because creative writing is the focus of this course, students will have the opportunity to refine and submit their writing to publishers (a couple times per term) for fun and for experience, and to embrace the world of literature in our community. This course has been created for students who love to write, who are motivated to learn, and who are open to all types of literature. Students must apply for this course.
English Learning Centre 3 (XLDSE08EL3)
This course is required for grade 10, 11 and 12 students enrolled in a regular English course for the first time, and who have just completed Transitional English Senior. ELC 3 is designed for students to improve their academic written ability, critical reading skills, oral presentation skills, and vocabulary development. Areas of focus include sentence skills, organization, support, and development. Students will explore a variety of written and oral forms such as paragraphs, essays, reports, speeches and creative writing.