English

English Language Arts (ELA) is more than reading and writing. ELA involves:

  • Communicating effectively in various places for many different audiences and reasons
  • Selecting appropriate forms, structures and technology for a variety of contexts
  • Understanding, appreciating and creating a broad range of texts (including multi-media, visual, oral, and print)

Senior High ELA Course Sequences


Credits: 5 credits per course

Prerequisites: 50% minimum is required to progress to the next level in a sequence 

Course Outlines: See the Resources section on this webpage

"-1" Sequence: ELA10-1, 20-1, 30-1 

  • engage with Canadian and international print and multi-media texts 
  • emphasize literary analysis to develop critical thinking skills 
  • develop strong, comprehensive communication skills for university and many postsecondary programs (entrance requirements for post-secondary institutions vary; be sure to check their websites) 
  • ELA 30-1 meets the requirements for a High School Diploma
  • In ELA 30-1, you write a provincial Diploma Exam, worth 30% of your final grade

"-2" Sequence: ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 

  • engage with a wide range of texts and some literary analysis 
  • develop your communication skills through practical, creative and persuasive writing and representing 
  • prepare you for some post-secondary education programs (entrance requirements for post-secondary institutions vary; be sure to check their websites) 
  • ELA 20-2 meets the requirements for a Certificate of High School Achievement. 
  • ELA 30-2 meets the requirements for a High School Diploma
  • In ELA 30-2, you write a provincial Diploma Exam, worth 30% of your final grade

 

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