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ENGLISH 8

The general aim of this course is to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The study and understanding is expected to develop:

  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives
  • texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

ENGLISH 9

Building concepts taught in grade 8, the general aim of this course is to develop the understanding of English through investigation and exploration. The skills emphasized include reading, writing, communication, creative and critical thinking, with a focus on the structure in language and literature. Students are also required to develop a sense of social and personal responsibility.

Big Ideas include:

  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives
  • texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

LANGUAGE ARTS

Big Ideas include:

  • the exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse complex ideas about identity, others and the world
  • people understand text differently depending on thier worldviews and persepectives
  • texts are socially, culturally geographically, and historically constructed
  • language shapes ideas and influences others
  • questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

ENGLISH 10 (EN 10)

The general aim is to extend and reinforce the skills of English through an intense study of language using literacy themes such as society, war and relationships.  On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • use a literary vocabulary in the examination of various genres
  • organization of ideas into multi-paragraph compositions
  • particiapate in a variety of speaknig and listening activities
  • recognize the functions, influences and techniques of mass media

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING (EFP 10)

EFP 10 is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students interested in engaging with culturally-based literature and improving their writing experience. This course represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worlviews and principles of learning through varied experiences, values, beliefs, and connections to land/place, through both local and international perspectives . Various texts will be explored including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film, and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).

Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative writing and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.

EGNLISH 10: CREATIVE WRITING AND COMPOSITION

Creative Writing and Composition is intended for students who want to expand and improve their writing experience.

In this course, students will read and study compositions by other writers and consider a variety of styles as models for the development of their writing. Students will use writing and design processes to plan, develop and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences.

ENGLISH 10: NEW MEDIA AND SPOKEN LANGUAGE

Prerequisite: Students will engage in technology from a variety of platforms (such as Google apps, Weebly, YouTube, podcasts, etc.), so FOIPPA consent is mandatory in order to enroll in this course.

New Media and Spoken Language is intended for students who want to explore contemporary texts through the role of technology.

In this course, students will develop their communication skills through digital media creations such as: website design, podcasts, vlogging and social media integration. Students will build skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world by understanding and communicating ideas orally and through a variety of digital and print media.

​ENGLISH 11 (EN 11)

Prerequisite: English 10

Teacher recommendation: English 10 passed with a minimum 65%

English 11 acts as a preparatory course for English 12.  The various fields of literature, poetry, novels, short stories and Shakespeare are studied.  Literature provides the greater part of the course.  In the areas of writing skills, the format of the formal essay is developed and is utilized in various assignments and tests on the literary selections.

ENGLISH 11: ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES: LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING

EFP 11​ is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students interested in engaging with culturally-based literature and improving their writing skills.

This course represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worlviews and principles of learning through varied experiences, values, beliefs and connnections to land/place, through both local and international perspectives. Students will continue to explore various texts and genres, including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film and prose (both fiction and non-fiction).

Students will have the opportunity to develop their creative and analytical writing skills based on common themes explored in the course.

ENGLISH 12 (provincially examinable course)

Prerequisite English 11

Teacher recommendation: English 11 passed with a minimum 65%

English 12 explores the various fields of literature – novels, drama, poetry, essays and short stories - at the senior level with emphasis on modern works.  Criticism backed by oral and written evidence, appreciation, interpretation and communication form an integral part of this course.

ENGLISH 12 FIRST PEOPLES (provincially examinable course) *will be offered by video conference

English 12 First Peoples is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students and is taught from an Aboriginal perspective that will bring Aboriginal culture into the classroom. The course represents an invitation to all learners to explore and discover First Peoples' world views through the study of literary, information and media text with local, Canadian and International First Peoples' content. Students who take English 12 First Peoples will qualify for graduation and provincial scholarships. English 12 First Peoples will encourage Aboriginal students to take courses that lead to post-secondary education and to provide ways for all students to see themselves reflected in the B.C. curriculum. The course will more accurately reflect the experiences of Aborginal students and non-Aboriginal students will benefit from a deeper understanding of Aboriginal people and cultures. Universities and colleges recognize English First Peoples 12 as the equivalent of the English 12 credit. 

COMMUNICATIONS 11 (COM 11)

Prerequisite: English 10 

Communications 11 is designed for those students who do not plan to pursue [academic] studies beyond Grade 12.  This course is to help students use language competently, understand and respond to communication in spoken, written and visual forms.​

Communications 11 does not fulfil the requirements of English 12 and some post-secondary programs. Please check with a counsellor to ensure you receive the credits you require.

COMMUNICATIONS 12 (COM 12) (provincially examinable course)

Prerequisite is EN 11 or COM 11​

Communications 12 is a continuation of Communications 11 that is intended to help students become fully skilled and capable of comprehending and responding to the multiple forms and functions of language that surround them.

Communications 12 does fulfill the requirements of some post-secondary programs.​

LITERATURE 12 (provincially examinable course) * will be offered by video conference

Prerequisite English 11

This course covers English Literature from Anglo-Saxon England to the end of the Victorian period at the turn of the present century. The study highlights the great works and writers of a 900-year span, each in historical context. The aim of the course it to develop an appreciation of the greatness of English lierature with its impact, and reflection of social development. It is also designed to expose students to the richness of their heritage by introducing them to same of the most brilliant and creative minds of history.

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