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ENGLISH 9

In English 9 students will be introduced to Shakespeare.  In addition, students will read poetry, short stories and novels.  Students will write personal essays multi-paragraph explanatory and expository compositions.  English 9 includes the study of grammar and public speaking.

ENGLISH 10

Students will read poetry, short stories and novels.  Students will write personal essays and multi-paragraph explanatory and expository compositions.  English 10 includes the study of grammar and spoken communication.  In English 10 students will read a play by Shakespeare. Students are required to write the English 10 provincial exam in order to receive credit for this course.

COMMUNICATIONS

 

English 11C and 12C (Communications) can be taken in place of English 11 and 12.  English 11C and 12C (Communications) fulfill all graduation requirements.  English 12C is a provincially examinable course.  Students will have opportunities to study a broad range of informational and literary texts and to practice using language in written, oral and visual forms for a variety of purposes.  Successful students will graduate with strong basic language and communication skills.  These courses are designed for students who will not be pursuing university level academic programs; however, students who successfully complete English 12C are eligible to enrol in some programs at BCIT and other colleges.  For further information about specific college programs, check the college website or ask your counsellor.

ENGLISH 11

Students will study poetry, short stories, a Shakespearean play and novel(s) at the senior level.  Students will write personal essays and multi-paragraph explanatory and expository compositions.    In English 11 students will be learning critical and analytical approaches to writing about literature.

ENGLISH 12

Students will continue their high school studies of poetry, short stories, novel(s) and Shakespearean drama.  The focus of English 12 is on the ability of students to think critically and analytically and write clearly.  Students are also required to write the English 12 Provincial exam in order to receive credits for this course.