HUM 8 (LINEAR) COMBINATION OF SOCIALS 8 AND ENGLISH 8
HUME 9 (LINEAR) COMBINATION OF SOCIALS 9 AND ENGLISH 9
The general aim of this course is to develop the understanding of English through investigation and exploration. The skills emphasized are reading, writing, listening and speaking with a focus on the structures in language and literature. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- recognize the ever changing character of the language;
- recognize the differences between works of fiction and non-fiction;
- write short paragraphs of varying complexity, demonstrating and increased understanding of structure and a variety of materials such as biographies, autobiographies, novels, short stories, one-act plays and poetry.
ENGLISH 10 (PROVINCIALLY EXAMINABLE COURSE)
The general aim is to extend and reinforce the skills of English through an intense study of language using literacy themes such as society, war and nature. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- use a literacy vocabulary in the examination of various genres organization of ideas into multi-paragraph compositions;
- participate in a variety of speaking and listening activities;
- recognize the functions, influences and techniques of mass media.
Communications 11 is designed for those students who do not plan to pursue academic studies beyond Grade 12. This course is to help students use language competently, understand and respond to communication in spoken, written and visual forms.
English 11 acts as a preparatory course for English 12. The various fields of literature, poetry, novels, short stories and Shakespeare are studied. Literature provides the greater part of the course. In the areas of writing skills, the format of the formal essay is developed and is utilized in various assignments and tests on the literacy selections.
COMMUNICATIONS 12 (PROVINCIALLY EXAMINABLE COURSE)
Communications 12 is a continuation of Communications 11 that is intended to help students become fully skilled and capable of comprehending and responding to the multiple forms and functions of language that surround them. Communications 12 does fulfill the requirements of some post-secondary programs.
ENGLISH 12 (PROVINCIALLY EXAMINABLE COURSE)
English 12 explores the various fields of literature – novels, drama, poetry, essays and short stories at the senior level with emphasis on modern works. Criticism backed by oral and written evidence, appreciation, interpretation and communication form an integral part of this course.
LITERATURE 12 (PROVINCIALLY EXAMINABLE COURSE)
This course covers English Literature from Anglo-Saxon England to the end of the Victorian period at the turn of the last century. The study highlights the great works and writers of a 900 year span, each in historical context. The aim of the course is to develop an appreciation of the greatness of English literature with its impact and reflection of social development. It is also designed to expose students to the richness of their heritage by introducing them to some of the most brilliant and creative minds in history.