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HUMANITIES 9
A year long course that combines elements of both English and Social Studies 9 curricula. Students will learn about the 4 pillars of Humanities: culture/society, economy/technology, politics/law, and environment. Through a balanced literacy approach that includes different instructional methods, including inquiry, students will focus on the core competencies: Reading and Viewing, Oral Language (Speaking and Listening), and Writing and Representing.

ENGLISH 10
English 10 courses will consist of Composition 10, paired with a focus area of the student’s choice.

COMPOSITION 10
Is designed for all grade 10 students in order to develop their skills in written communication in a variety of contexts. The course provides students with opportunities to think critically as they explore, extend, and refine their writing. Content may include narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and/or opinion pieces. Students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions and essays.

NEW MEDIA 10
Is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society, and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. The New Media of choice recognizes that digital literacy is an essential component of the educated citizen.

FOCUSED LITERARY STUDIES 10
Is designed for students who are interested in the study of literature in general. In this instance, literature could consist of a variety of texts: novels, short stories, film and/or poetry. The course allows students to go more deeply into literature as they explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through fiction and non-fiction literary works, in a variety of media.

CREATIVE WRITING 10
Is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. The course provides students with in-depth opportunities to become better writers. Students will collaborate and develop their skills through the writing and design processes.

SPOKEN LANGUAGE 10
Provides opportunities for students individually and collaboratively to study, create, and use language to produce original pieces in a variety of modes. The course will provide students with opportunities for performance, oral language, professional applications, and public speaking. Spoken Language 10 will appeal to students who enjoy public performance or oral storytelling, or who want to gain more experience and skill in this area.

EFP NEW MEDIA 10
Is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society, and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. The New Media area of choice recognizes that digital literacy is an essential component of the educated citizen.

EFP FOCUSED LITERARY STUDIES 10
Allows students to delve more deeply into literature. Students may explore
selected First Peoples themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world, through literary works (fiction and non fiction) in a variety of media. Texts may include novels, short stories, plays and/or poetry.

EFP CREATIVE WRITING 10
Is designed for students who are interested in using writing for self-expression and various creative purposes. Creative Writing provides students with in-depth opportunities to become better writers through the exploration of personal and cultural identities, memories, histories, stories, and connections to place.

EFP COMPOSITION 10
Is designed for students who have an interest in developing their skills in written communication in a variety of contexts. The course provides students with opportunities to think critically as they explore, extend, and refine their writing. Content may include narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and/or opinion pieces. Students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions and essays.

EFP SPOKEN LANGUAGE 10
Provides opportunities for students to individually and collaboratively study, create, and use language to produce original pieces in a variety of modes. This area of choice will provide students with opportunities for performance, oral language, professional applications, and/or public speaking. EFP Spoken Language 10 will appeal to students who enjoy public performance or oral storytelling, or who want to gain more experience and skill in this area.

NEW MEDIA 11
Is designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society, and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. Coursework is aimed at providing students with skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world, by affording opportunities to demonstrate understanding, and to communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas, through a wide variety of digital and print media.

FOCUSED LITERARY STUDIES 11
Allows students to delve more deeply into literature. Students may explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) in a variety of media, which may include novels, short stories, film and /or poetry. Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them to follow their passion.

CREATIVE WRITING 11
Is designed for students who are interested in using writing for self-expression and other various creative purposes. The course provides students with in-depth opportunities to become better writers. Students will collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes.

CREATIVE WRITING 11
Is grounded in the exploration and application of writing processes, inviting students to express themselves creatively as they experiment with, reflect on, extend, and refine their writing.

COMPOSITION 11
Is designed for students who have an interest in refining their skills in written communication in a variety of contexts, as they continue to explore, extend, and improve their writing. The course provides opportunities for students, individually and collaboratively to study, create, and write original, authentic pieces for diverse purposes and in diverse forms. Students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create compositions and essays.

SPOKEN LANGUAGE 11
Provides opportunities for students to study, create, and use language to produce original pieces in a variety of modes. The course will provide students with opportunities for performance, oral language, professional applications, and/or public speaking. Spoken Language 11 will appeal to students who enjoy public performance, oral storytelling, and/or who want to gain more experience and skill in this area.

EFP LITERARY STUDIES + WRITING 11
EFP Literary Studies + Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in studying First People’s literature and using writing for self-expression and communication in a variety of contests. Students delve deeply into First People’s oral and written literature in a range of media to explore various themes, authors, and topics. This provides a foundation for them to think
critically and creatively as they continue to explore, extend, and strengthen their own writing. Within a supportive community, students work individually and collaboratively to explore oral and written literature and create powerful, purposeful compositions.

EFP LITERARY STUDIES + NEW MEDIA 11
EFP Literary Studies + New Media 11 is designed for students who are interested in studying First Peoples’ literature and examining the evolving role of technology in today’s society, especially the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas and engaging in social advocacy. Students delve deeply into First Peoples’ oral and written literature in a range of media to explore various themes, authors, and topics. This provides a foundation for students to think critically and creatively as they continue to explore, extend, and strengthen their own writing and communication. Students examine the increasingly complex digital world and have opportunities to demonstrate understanding and communicate sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media.

EFP LITERARY STUDIES + SPOKEN LANGUAGE 11
EFP Literary Studies + Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in studying First Peoples’ literature and oral tradition and in strengthening their oral language proficiency. The course emphasizes oral self-expression and communication in a variety of contexts. Students delve deeply into First Peoples’ oral and written literature in a range of media to explore various themes, authors, and topics. This provides a foundation for them to think critically and creatively as they continue to explore, extend, and strengthen their own repertoire
of oral language expressions . Within a supportive community, students work individually and collaboratively to explore oral and written literature and create powerful, purposeful oral and written compositions.

ENGLISH 12
The English 12 curriculum is designed to empower students by providing them with strong communication skills, an understanding and appreciation of language and literature, and the capacity to engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age. Students are guided in learning to think critically, creatively, and reflectively; to construct a sense of personal and cultural identity; and to be respectful of a range of perspectives and worldviews.
English 12 is a provincially examinable course. The exam is
worth 40% of the course. The EFP 12 curriculum uses First Nations content and context to empower students by providing them with strong communication skills, an understanding and appreciation of language and literature, and the capacity to engage fully as
literate and responsible citizens in a digital age. Students are guided in learning to think critically, creatively, and reflectively; to construct a sense of personal and cultural identity; and to be respectful of a range of perspectives and worldviews. English First Peoples 12 is a provincially examinable course. The exam is worth 40% of the course.

COMMUNICATIONS 12
Communications 12 focuses on enhancement of writing, reading and communication skills. The course is a substitute for English 12 as a graduation requirement. This course will meet provincial
graduation standards, however it may not meet post-secondary entrance requirements. Communications 12 is a provincially examinable course. The exam is worth 40% of the course.
Recommendation: EN 11 Foundations