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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 (EFP 10)

EFP 10 is an equivalent to English 10 and students will develop the English language and literacy skills and capacities they must have in order to mee British Columbia graduation requirements. This course represents authentic First Peoples voices exploring worldviews and principles of learning through varied exeriences, values, beliefs, and lived realities of First Peoples as show in various forms of text - including oral story, speech, poetry, dramatic works, film, and prose (both fiction and non-fiction)

First Peoples is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

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.

ENGLISH 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 literacy selections.

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.

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. Students will write a provincial exam worth 40%

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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