English Language Arts 10-1 Honours (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Recommend 75% or better)

This course is intended for students who expect to pursue admission to the International Baccalaureate Program. Students who enroll in this course should be highly motivated and highly skilled learners with a keen interest in the critical study of English literature from around the world.

English Language Arts 10-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Recommend 70% or better)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated a high degree of skill in their use of language and in their understanding of print and non-print texts. Students who enroll in this course should have an interest in understanding and appreciating language and literature. They should enjoy reading independently and should be confident speakers and writers.

English Language Arts 10-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Lower than 70%)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated average skills in the language arts. Students who enroll in this course will benefit from additional exposure to reading comprehension and writing strategies designed to strengthen their use of language and their understanding of texts. In addition, students will engage in the other four arts of listening, speaking, viewing and representing.

K & E English Language Arts 10-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (As recommended by Gr. 9 teacher/counselor)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated below average skills in the language arts. Students enrolled in this course will benefit from exposure to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is part of the stream of the Knowledge and Employability K&E Certificate of High School Achievement.

English Language Arts 20-1 IB (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-1 Honours (Recommend 75% or better)

This course is intended for students who have been admitted to the International Baccalaureate Program. Students who enroll in this course will compare and analyze a variety of international literature and will be expected to complete the International Baccalaureate assignments for this level.

English Language Arts 20-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-1 (Recommend 65% or better) or ELA 10-1 Honours (if under 75%)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated proficiency in ELA 10-1 and display ability to analyze literature and to express their ideas confidently using a variety of forms. Particular emphasis will be placed on independent inferential reading skills and the development of style in personal, critical, and creative activities involving writing, speaking, viewing, and representing.

English Language Arts 20-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-2 or ELA 10-1

This course is intended for students who have developed their language arts skills, but who would benefit from continued exposure to strategies designed to increase their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

K & E English Language Arts 20-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-4

Students enrolled in this course will continue to be exposed to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. The introduction of critical thinking skills will be administered at this level. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is a part of the stream for a Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Certificate of High School Achievement.

English Language Arts 30-1 IB /35 IB (8 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-1 IB (Recommend 75% or better)

ELA 30-1 IB and ELA 35 IB are the prescribed courses for students who wish to complete the International Baccalaureate Program. Both are intended to further develop students’ understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism, their ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of texts, and their powers of expression in oral and written communication.

English Language Arts 30-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-1 (Recommend 65% or better) or ELA 20-1 IB (Recommend if under 75%)

This course is intended for students who continue to demonstrate proficiency in their ability to analyze literature and to express their ideas confidently using a variety of forms. Emphasis will be placed on the critical study of literature. ELA 30-1 is normally required for students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies.

English Language Arts 30-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-2 or ELA 20-1

This course focuses on demonstrating competencies in the language arts using a variety of texts and forms, including visual reflection, literary exploration and persuasive writing. ELA 30-2 is often acceptable for post-secondary studies.

K & E English 30-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-4 or 20-2

Students enrolled in this course will continue to be exposed to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. Critical thinking skills will be addressed along with preparation for post-graduation experiences such as interviews, applications and letters. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is part of the stream for the Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Certificate of High School Achievement.





English Language Arts

English Language Arts 10-1 Honours (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Recommend 75% or better)

This course is intended for students who expect to pursue admission to the International Baccalaureate Program. Students who enroll in this course should be highly motivated and highly skilled learners with a keen interest in the critical study of English literature from around the world.

English Language Arts 10-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Recommend 70% or better)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated a high degree of skill in their use of language and in their understanding of print and non-print texts. Students who enroll in this course should have an interest in understanding and appreciating language and literature. They should enjoy reading independently and should be confident speakers and writers.

English Language Arts 10-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (Lower than 70%)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated average skills in the language arts. Students who enroll in this course will benefit from additional exposure to reading comprehension and writing strategies designed to strengthen their use of language and their understanding of texts. In addition, students will engage in the other four arts of listening, speaking, viewing and representing.

K & E English Language Arts 10-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: Grade Nine Language Arts (As recommended by Gr. 9 teacher/counselor)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated below average skills in the language arts. Students enrolled in this course will benefit from exposure to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is part of the stream of the Knowledge and Employability K&E Certificate of High School Achievement.

English Language Arts 20-1 IB (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-1 Honours (Recommend 75% or better)

This course is intended for students who have been admitted to the International Baccalaureate Program. Students who enroll in this course will compare and analyze a variety of international literature and will be expected to complete the International Baccalaureate assignments for this level.

English Language Arts 20-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-1 (Recommend 65% or better) or ELA 10-1 Honours (if under 75%)

This course is intended for students who have demonstrated proficiency in ELA 10-1 and display ability to analyze literature and to express their ideas confidently using a variety of forms. Particular emphasis will be placed on independent inferential reading skills and the development of style in personal, critical, and creative activities involving writing, speaking, viewing, and representing.

English Language Arts 20-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-2 or ELA 10-1

This course is intended for students who have developed their language arts skills, but who would benefit from continued exposure to strategies designed to increase their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

K & E English Language Arts 20-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 10-4

Students enrolled in this course will continue to be exposed to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. The introduction of critical thinking skills will be administered at this level. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is a part of the stream for a Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Certificate of High School Achievement.

English Language Arts 30-1 IB /35 IB (8 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-1 IB (Recommend 75% or better)

ELA 30-1 IB and ELA 35 IB are the prescribed courses for students who wish to complete the International Baccalaureate Program. Both are intended to further develop students’ understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism, their ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of texts, and their powers of expression in oral and written communication.

English Language Arts 30-1 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-1 (Recommend 65% or better) or ELA 20-1 IB (Recommend if under 75%)

This course is intended for students who continue to demonstrate proficiency in their ability to analyze literature and to express their ideas confidently using a variety of forms. Emphasis will be placed on the critical study of literature. ELA 30-1 is normally required for students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies.

English Language Arts 30-2 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-2 or ELA 20-1

This course focuses on demonstrating competencies in the language arts using a variety of texts and forms, including visual reflection, literary exploration and persuasive writing. ELA 30-2 is often acceptable for post-secondary studies.

K & E English 30-4 (5 credits)

Prerequisite: ELA 20-4 or 20-2

Students enrolled in this course will continue to be exposed to reading and writing strategies designed to strengthen their comprehension, their use of language and their understanding of texts and content. Critical thinking skills will be addressed along with preparation for post-graduation experiences such as interviews, applications and letters. Listening, speaking, viewing and representing skills are also developed within the students in this course. This course is part of the stream for the Knowledge and Employability (K&E) Certificate of High School Achievement.