English, College Preparation - ENG3C1
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied or Academic
English, Locally Developed - ENG3E1
In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, workplace and the ENG4E course. The course is organized into strands that reflect listening and communication skills. Reading a variety of texts and applying media literacy to everyday life, will help build confidence in presenting their ideas in an oral and written format. The small group setting allows individuals to incorporate their own interests into the learning process.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Locally Developed
English, Grade 11, University Preparation - ENG3U1 (ENG3U3)
This course emphasizes the development of literary, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; as well as a range of informational texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precisions and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
Media Studies - EMS3O1
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analyzing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Journalism - Interdisciplinary Studies - IDC3O1
This course offers an opportunity to explore the world of news. Students will learn editorial conventions and practices, investigate sources of information, and learn all aspects of news production. IDC3O1 combines expectations from Grade 11 Interdisciplinary Studies with selected expectations from two or more other courses.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course - OLC4O1
This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
Prerequisite: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least once and who have been unsuccessful are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)