English

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The English Language Arts curriculum provides students with opportunities to experience the power of language by dealing with a range of texts and with the full range of contexts and purposes associated with the use of language. The development of literacy is a key focus of this curriculum, and students will enhance their ability to think critically, communicate clearly, solve problems and learn and work both independently and with others.

In all English courses, students will explore a variety of texts through reading, writing and oral language. Students will become familiar with the reading and writing strategies they use and be able to articulate their thinking about the course materials, themselves and the world around them.

English 8

EN200

Assessment: Class work 80%, final examination 20%

English 7
Required

English 9

EN300

Assessment: Class work 80%, final examination 20%

English 8
Required

English 10

EN400

Assessment: Class work 80%, Government Exam 20%

English 9
Required

English 11

en500

Assessment: Class work 70%, final examination 30%

English 10
Required

Communications 11

en540

This course may be used instead of English 11 as a graduation requirement. This course is intended for students who struggle with the rigors of formal writing and reading comprehension.

Students must have been recommended by their English 10 teacher or a member of the English department.
Required: English 11 or Communications 11

English 12

en600

This is a provincially examinable course. Assessment: Class work 60%, Provincial Government Exam 40%

English 11
Required: English 12 or Communications 12

Communications 12

en640

This is a Provincially examinable grade 12 course that may be used instead of English 12 as a graduation requirement. This course is intended for students who struggle with the rigors of formal writing and reading comprehension. Students must have been recommended by their English 11 teacher or a member of the English department.

English 11 and a recommendation from English 11 teacher or Communications 11
Required: English 12 or Communications 12

Creative Writing 12

eb630

Students who have a flair for writing or would enjoy developing one will enjoy this course. The emphasis of this course is to provide students with opportunities to write in a variety of writing genres, focusing on self-awareness. Poetry, music, film and art will be integrated into both instruction, student presentations and assessment. Assessment: Assignment and projects 80%, Participation 20%.

English 11
Elective

English Literature 12

en610

This is a provincially examinable course. Exam optional. This is a chronological survey course, and students will be exposed to all the major pieces of literature from the 8th century to the 21st century. Assessment: Class work 60%, Provincial Government Examination 40%

English 12
Elective

English 1100 First Year University/College English: Writing, Reading and Thinking: an Introduction

PSIJ12A
4 Credits

Students will receive 3 post secondary credits and credit for one grade 12 course. This course is taught by a Kwantlen University-College Instructor during semester two. This after-school university level course starts in the second semester of your grade 12 year. This course integrates the studies of reading, thinking and composition. Students will apply principals of rhetoric, analysis and academic writing in oral and written responses to selected readings. This course introduces students to both formal and expressive writing and provides them with opportunities to develop their writing skills. Current Kwantlen tuition fees will be charged. This course transfers to most universities & colleges and for current transfer status check at www.bctransferguide.ca.

Complete English 12 with a “B” letter grade in the first semester. Make application through the Career Centre.
Elective: Current Kwantlen tuition fees will be charged.