The English department offers courses in four sequences in order to accommodate a diverse range of student needs and interests: the International Baccalaureate sequence; the English Language Arts 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 sequence; the English Language Arts 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 sequence and the English 10-4, 20-4 and 30-4 sequence.
The International Baccalaureate Stream:
ELA 10-1 Pre IB, ELA 20-1 IB, ELA 30-1 IB
This sequence offers a rigorous course of study for highly motivated and intellectually curious students with strong language skills and a desire for challenge. It will prepare students to write the International Baccalaureate Language A1 internal and external assessments and xams in grades 11 and 12. As a result of extended course requirements, IB English students will complete a 3 credit component in their grade 12 year in addition to ELA 30-1 IB.
ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
This sequence is designed for students whose post secondary plans include university study and/or a career that involves the development, production, teaching and/or study of literature and media. It provides students with an increased emphasis on textual analysis.
ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
This sequence provides for students who need more assistance in developing reading and text study skills than a student in the ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 stream. This features the study of text at a variety of different levels of sophistication for students more diverse in their aspirations.
ELA 10-4, 20-4, 30-4 (K & E)
Knowledge and Employability courses will be available to students who meet the criteria and have an individual need. These courses will provide students with opportunities to experience success and become well prepared for employment, further studies, citizenship and lifelong learning. Enrollment in these courses will be based on past performance,
All course sequences:
require that students write a diploma level course upon completion of the 30-1 or 30-2 level courses.maintain high standards to meet graduation requirements.feature the six language arts: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.emphasize correct and effective communication in a variety of formats.