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ENG1D
ENGLISH - Academic

This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.

ENG1P
ENGLISH - Applied


This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.

ENG2D
ENGLISH - Academic


Prerequisite: END1D or ENG1P , 1D recommended.
This course extends the range of analytic reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.

ENG2P
ENGLISH - Applied


Prerequisite: ENG1P or ENG1D
This course extends the range of key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum. Students will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports, and will describe, design, and produce effective media works. An important focus will be on the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

ENG3C
ENGLISH - College


Preparation Prerequisite: ENG2P or ENG2D .
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyse media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

ENG3U
ENGLISH - University Preparation


Prerequisite: ENG2D.
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze challenging texts, both contemporary and historical; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyze the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

ENG4U
ENGLISH - University Prep.


Prerequisite: ENG3U
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an I.S.U.; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

ENG4C
English - College Prep


Prerequisite: ENG3C or ENG3U
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyse the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

EWC4U
THE WRITER'S CRAFT - University Prep.


Prerequisite: ENG3U
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing, use a workshop approach to produce a range of works: identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical l.S.U. and investigate opportunities for publication and writing careers.

EWC4C
THE WRITER'S CRAFT - College Prep.


Prerequisite: ENG3C or ENG3U
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will investigate models of effective writing, use a workshop approach to write a variety of works, and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing, complete a creative independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.