Co-ordinating Teacher (CT)
At the senior high school level, all English courses maintain high standards to meet graduation requirements and further develop listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing skills. Students generally take the prerequisite in a course sequence; e.g. English Language Arts 10-1, 20-1, 30-1. This route is designated by solid arrows. However, Alberta Education recognizes that students may transfer between course sequences and these recommended routes are designated by broken arrows. However, students are strongly encouraged to take the prerequisite in a course sequence.
ENGLISH 10-1, 20-1, and 30-1 (5 credits per course)
These courses are designed to enhance the student’s ability to think critically, logically and deeply, while increasing communication skills in the areas of reading, writing, active listening and speaking. Students will read a variety of literary materials critically and identify connections between their own ideas, experiences, and knowledge. The courses will enhance the skills necessary to understand, appreciate, examine, and create various forms of text. Students in English 30-1 show a desire to achieve their full potential in handling mature modes of thought and communication and will cultivate a sense of craftsmanship in all forms of written expression.
Students will prepare for the Provincial Diploma Exam at the end of English 30-1.
*The prerequisite for English 10-1 is Grade 9 Language Arts and the recommendation is 60% or higher in Grade 9 Language Arts.
ENGLISH 10-2, 20-2, and 30-2 (5 credits per course)
These courses qualify and prepare students to continue their education in professional institutions or to enter the world of work immediately after high school. They emphasize competence in reading and listening for understanding and enjoyment.
Students will read and evaluate a variety of literary and media texts for understanding and will continue to improve their writing and speaking skills for personal growth and practical necessity. There will be an emphasis on students improving their skill in writing in a variety of personal, critical, and practical modes, as well as developing critical reading skills of literature and media.
Students will prepare for the Provincial Diploma Exam at the end of English 30-2.
ENGLISH 10-4 K & E, 20-4 K & E, and 30-4 K & E (5 credits per course)
(Knowledge and Employability Course)
These three required courses lead to a High School Certificate of Achievement. They are intended for students experiencing difficulty in English Language Arts. Teachers and counselors recommend students for this stream, after a conversation with the students and their parents. In this course students engage in six language arts strands: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing. There will be an emphasis on increasing student confidence and independence in class assignments and expectations. Students will build the foundational skills of communication and focus on developing the basic language competencies needed for everyday living at home, in the community and in the workplace.