English 10-1 is an academic, five-credit program designed to fulfil the expectations and criteria in the Alberta Learning guide. It is the first course in the program that prepares students for further study in university. Course content involves: Identity (Theme), Short Stories, Poetry, Drama (Shakespearean play), Novel(s), Non-fiction Essays and Film Study.
This course is designed to assist students in developing their reading and text study skills. Emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension strategies, personal response to a variety of texts, and the study of popular non-fiction. Course content involves: Mirror Images (Theme), Short Stories, Poetry, Film, Modern Play, Novel, Visuals & Non-fiction Essays.
English 10 PIB
The English 10 PIB program goes beyond the Alberta curriculum to include introductory concepts and material from the International Baccalaureate program. Course content invloves: Identity (Theme), Short Stories, Poetry, Essays, Romeo & Juliet, Novel - 1, Modern Play 1, and Film Study.
English 20-1 is an academic, five-credit program designed to fulfill the expectations and criteria of the English 20-1 course as outlined in the Alberta Curriculum guide. Particular emphasis will be placed on independent inferential reading skills, development of style in personal and critical writing tasks, and creative speaking and viewing activities. Course content involves: Short stories (a variety), Non-fiction (a variety), Drama (Shakespearean play), Poetry (a variety), Novel, and Modern Drama.
English 20 IB
The English 20 IB course meets the requirements of both Alberta Education and The International Baccalaureate Program of North America.The basic text is Literary Experiences, Volume 1, an anthology of stories, essays, poems and short play. In addition, students will study these major works: Sophocles (Oedipus Rex), Shakespeare (Macbeth), Ibsen (A Doll's House), Solzhenitsyn (A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich), and Camus (The Outsider).
English 20-2 is a five-credit program designed to fulfil the expectations and criteria of the English 20-2 course as outlined in the Alberta Curriculum guide. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of basic skills, especially in the areas of reading and writing. The program is designed to assist those students who need to improve some of their basic skills in English Language Arts. English 20-2 students have the option of continuing on from English 20-2 to English 30-2 or continuing from English 20-2 to English 10 if their skills have improved and they intend to pursue post secondary education in an area that requires English 30-1 as a prerequisite. Course content invloves: Short Stories (a variety), Non-fiction (a variety), Drama (One Shakespearean play or one modern play), Poetry (a variety), Novel (One one book-length non-fiction work or one feature film), and Visual & Multimedia Text.
English 30-1 is a continuation of the Senior High Language Arts program which focuses upon the dynamic process of communication. The ultimate goal is personal growth through effective communication. Through active involvement of students in the communication process, the program integrates the many aspects of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and viewing. English 30 emphasizes critical writing and analytical reading of literature. It is the final course in the English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 program that prepares students for further studies in university. In addition, English 30-1 provides students with rich opportunities for the exploration of human experience and values. Course content involves: Short Stories (a variety), Shakespearean Play, Poetry (a variety), Modern Play, and Novel Study Selection of Essays.
English 30-2 is a non-academic five-credit course. The specific objectives for English 30-2 apply to all English courses: Refinement of the life skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening to enrich life in both professional and personal situations. Read with better comprehension and fuller employment. Write and speak clearly and appropriately. Listen and view critically and effectively. Develop proficiency in functional reading and writing skills. In summary use of language and reception of language should be developing in terms of fluency and efficiency, throughout the term.
English 30 IB
English 30 IB is the final course of the senior High Language Arts program offered through the International Baccalaureate Program. The course focuses on the dynamic process of communication. Through active involvement of students in the communication process, the program integrates the many aspects of speaking, listening, reading, writing and viewing. English 30 IB emphasizes critical writing and the analytical reading of world literature. It prepares students for further studies in university and provides rich opportunities for the exploration of human experience and values. Cousre content involves: Modern Play (4), Short Story Unit, and Selected Essays. The Modern Play is emphasized and studied in detail in preparation for the IB final exam written in May.
English 35 IB
English 35 IB is the first half of the International Baccalaureate higher level English program studied at the grade 12 level. It is comprised of both the IB and Alberta Learning prescribed curriculums. This is a rigorous program of studies enabling students the opportunity to study material at an advanced level encompassing both the study of text and the appreciation of language. Course content involves: Bronte (Wuthering Heights), Shakespear (Hamlet), Poetry (Sylvia Plath, John Keats, T.S. Elliot), Shakespear (Taming of the Shrew). These works are studied in detail in order to prepare students for the IB oral commentary to be delivered in December.