High School English program is designed for self-directed, self-motivated learners in grades 10-12 who want to
challenge themselves beyond secondary school expectations. Students in this program develop enhanced reading,
writing, presentation, research, and critical thinking skills. The outcome of study in this program is confident learners
who are well-equipped to succeed in any English Language Arts program.
1.1 To demonstrate understanding through the written expression.
1.2 To demonstrate analysis and thought through the written expression.
1.3 To explore, and to practice the modes of discourse.
1.4 To complete research independently.
1.5 To make connections between texts.
1.6 To select the appropriate method of written communication.
Literary Comprehension and Analysis:
2.1 To use, and to identify literary devices.
2.2 To read meaning behind text.
2.3 To form a personal hypothesis based on text.
2.4 To identify themes, motifs, and patterns.
3.1 To discuss complex, and abstract concepts.
3.2 To identify political figures and historical events.
3.3 To respectfully discuss controversial issues.
3.4 To identify multiple perspectives in an issue
3.5 To look at media sources critically.
4.1 To express insights and opinions fluently and confidently.
4.2 To ask critical and insightful questions.
4.3 To prepare well-organized and aesthetically pleasing presentations.