English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
This sequence is designed to develop the higher level reading and writing skills students will require for university entrance. These courses focus on the study of literature and the development of writing and thinking skills by exploring short stories, novels, poems, essays and both modern and Shakespearean plays. It introduces concepts and literature of a more complex and subtle nature. This course option demands a thoughtful and open mind. Interpretation and evaluation of different types of literature with a range of difficulty levels will challenge the student’s ability to read, discuss and write critically and creatively. The -1 stream provides continuing opportunities for students to gain information and understanding about literature, and to increase skills in language use through the six language arts strands, which include listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing.
English 10i, 20i, 30i, 25i
The IB English sequence meets the needs of students who excel in English. The emphasis is on the critical thinking and communication skills students will need in university and in life. The goals of this sequence include an ability to express ideas clearly and correctly, and competence in developing sound arguments. This sequence leads to an international exam.
English 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
This sequence of courses is designed to meet the needs of community college, trade school, or employment-bound students. These courses help students develop competence as critical readers, thoughtful writers, attentive listeners, and persuasive speakers. Discussion of values is explored using both fictional and non-fictional literature, with a stronger emphasis on functional writing, technical writing skills, visual literacy, and speech. The aim of English Language Arts is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language, and to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. To achieve this, students will use the six language arts strands, which include listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing. Students interested in developing essential communication skills for business and life in general should consider this course option.