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)

Three program routes are offered in English

ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance.

IB Route: ELA 10 Cohort IB, ELA 20IB, ELA 30IB, ELA 35IB (HL/SL)

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance and who wish to challenge themselves beyond the Alberta Program of Studies or meet international post-secondary admission  requirements. Students may earn IB credit at Higher Level or Standard Level, but this choice is made in the final semester
during ELA 35IB. A mark of over 80% is recommended to remain in this program.

ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2

This sequence is intended for students whose educational / career paths do not require post-secondary entrance; however, these courses are accepted by some post-secondary  institutions for some programs. Students who earn less than 65% in ELA 9, ELA 10-1, or ELA 20-1 are strongly encouraged to commit to this program to achieve success.

Transferring Programs

Since student interest and academic performance sometimes change, it is possible to switch programs with an appropriate grade and teacher recommendation. The best place to make a route or program change is continue from ELA 20-2 to ELA 20-1, so that the student is adequately prepared to attempt ELA 30-1.

English Complementary Courses

Please visit our Journalism page under Complementary Courses.

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Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/sVPT78XTW8

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28 https://t.co/6N9qmmrGPi

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Fx4f516FqC

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe https://t.co/3LbhHboxWY

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj

RT @UsihChristopher: Important: Parents/guardians are required to assess students daily for symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of the school day using the daily screening questionnaire (checklist), available here: https://t.co/8Ma0f3SY62 Anyone who is experiencing symptoms cannot enter a school. https://t.co/YLWf6mf1iz

Students registered for hub online will receive an email by end of day Wednesday with a teacher introduction, info about how and where to log in and more. Check https://t.co/ee2XFbs1qB for more details. #cbehub #yycbe https://t.co/7MiZG7UAE0

Today is the first public Board meeting of the 2020-21 school year. We invite you to stream the meeting online starting at noon https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/dNj3EMkOpC

The Ship to Shore program was piloted in three of our schools last year, connecting CBE students with the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Calgary and HMCS Tecumseh. https://t.co/SHtygBolKh #WeAreCBE @HMCSNCSMCalgary @RoyalCanNavy https://t.co/CCXMTngmgZ