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The importance of developing strong communication skills in English is vital to achieving success in the world of work and post-secondary study in Canada. SCAS offers a range of English courses which will help you to reach your goals. To graduate from SCAS, you must successfully complete the Ontario Literacy requirement, which is satisfied by the OLC course, as well as Grade 11 & 12 English. Please review our program offerings to see which courses will best suit your needs.

Please note that placement in a course is based on your SCAS language assessment.

 

 

GRADE 11 WORKPLACE ENGLISH (ENG3E)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit prepares students to take ENG4E, and meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 11 English requirement.

This course is a reading and writing intensive program offered to students entering mainstream English programming from our ESL program, or who are attending SCAS for the first time after an absence from school that has left them with gaps in their learning. It has been designed to strengthen the skills and strategies that will help students find success in their later studies.

Students who are successful in this course may take the grade 12 workplace English course (ENG4E), or enter the college (ENG3C to ENG4C) or university (ENG3U to ENG4U) program.

 

GRADE 11 COLLEGE PREPARATION ENGLISH (ENG3C)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit prepares students to take ENG4C, and meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 11 English requirement.

This course introduces students to college preparation by stressing active, engaged reading and clear, and accurate writing. Students in this course can expect to develop their skills particularly in essay writing, and in the analysis and interpretation of fiction and media works.

Students who are successful in this course may enter the grade 12 college course (ENG4C), elect to further strengthen their skills in the grade 12 workplace English course (ENG4E), or pursue the university program (ENG3U to ENG4U).

 

 

 

GRADE 11 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH (ENG3U)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit prepares students to take ENG4U, and meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 11 English requirement.

 

This course introduces students to university preparation by stressing an approach to reading that prioritizes the critical and creative analysis of challenging works, and an approach to writing that prioritizes accuracy, precision, and style. Students in this course can expect to read a variety of short fiction works, Shakespeare, and academic journals, and view contemporary documentaries on issues of relevance.

Students who are successful in this course may take any of the grade 12 courses – for workplace (ENG4E), college (ENG4C), or university (ENG4U).

 

 

  

GRADE 12 COLLEGE PREPARATION ENGLISH (ENG4C)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit can be used to apply to college programs, and meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 12 English requirement.

This course prepares students for college by stressing the importance of critical and creative response to informational, fiction, and graphic texts, and the importance of clear and accurate informational writing. Students in this course can expect to read articles, short fiction, academic journals, and view contemporary media works on important social issues.

 

 

GRADE 12 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH (ENG4U)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit can be used to apply to university and college programs, and meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 12 English requirement.

This course prepares students for university-level studies by emphasizing literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills. Students in this course analyze literary works from different cultures and time periods, and use informational and graphic texts to promote deeper and stronger thinking. Writing in this course focuses on using academic language with control, coherence, and confidence.

This course prepares students for university by stressing the importance of using literary theories to critique and analyze works from classical and contemporary works, and the importance of developing a unique and confident voice in their academic writing. Students in this course can expect to read two major works of fiction, as well as a variety of academic and theory works to support their critical interpretations.

 

 

 

GRADE 12 WORKPLACE ENGLISH (ENG4E)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s grade 12 English requirement, but cannot be used to apply to college or university programs.

This course is a senior reading and writing intensive program. Students may enter this course after the successful completion of any grade 11 course. This course stresses the reading strategies and skills of interpreting, analyzing, and making connections, and emphasizes clear, competent written for academic, workplace, and community purposes.

Students who are successful in this course can graduate into the world of work, or continue their studies at SCAS with either the grade 12 college English course (ENG4C) or grade 12 university English course (ENG4U).

 

 

 

ONTARIO LITERACY REQUIREMENT CREDIT (OLC4O)

1 Credit / 2 Hrs Daily

This credit meets the Ontario Secondary School Diploma’s literacy requirement.

Before you can receive your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, you must complete the literacy requirements set by the Ontario Ministry of Education.   This course meets the literacy requirement.  You may take the course at the same time as or after grade 12 English. The course requires you to demonstrate moderate skill on all course evaluations.  

 

 

ENGLISH PROGRAM PATHWAYS

Workplace Pathway       ENG3E à   ENG4E

College Pathway            ENG3E à ENG3C (à ENG4E) à ENG4C

University Pathway        ENG3E à ENG3U (à ENG4E) à ENG4U

 

 

 

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