PROGRAMS

English

English Studies Pathway

English, Grade 9, Academic (ENG1D)


This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses Prerequisite: None




English, Grade 10, Academic (ENG2D)


This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied




English, Grade 11, University (ENG3U)


This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academics. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic




English, Grade 12, University (ENG4U)


This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academics. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace. Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation




English, Grade 12, The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC)


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course has been developed to provide students who have been unsuccessful on the test2 with intensive support in achieving the required reading and writing competencies, and with an alternative means of demonstrating their literacy skills. The reading and writing competencies required by the OSSLT form the instructional and assessment core of the course. (The comparison chart on pages 4–5 shows how the course incorporates and builds on the requirements of the test.) Students who successfully complete this course will have met the provincial literacy requirement for graduation, and will earn one credit.3The credit earned for successful completion of the OSSLC may be used to meet either the Grade 12 English compulsory credit requirement or the Group 1 additional compulsory credit requirement (see Ontario Secondary Schools, Grades 9 to 12: Program and Diploma Requiremen





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