English & Literacy

Welcome to the English Department at West Hill CI.

Our program provides opportunities for students to access modern, popular texts, as well as beloved classics. From the recently published Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor to Margaret Atwood’s all too relevant Handmaid’s Tale to Shakespeare’s classics, the diverse options included in our program engage a wide variety of readers at all levels. We also actively seek opportunities for students to study books they are interested in and passionate about. Each year includes independent study opportunities that acknowledge student voice/input.

In 2019, we will be introducing Academic Pathways at the grade nine level. This exciting initiative ensures that all students have fair and equitable access to the pathways that will result in the greatest success for them. Whether it’s the fundamental skills taught in our locally developed program, the development of independent reading skills and writing in our Academic program, or the enrichment provided via our STEM and AP programs, every grade 9 student will receive the highest caliber of instruction in an environment that puts the student first.

Our course list for 2019/2020 is as follows:

Grade 9

ENG1L

Locally Developed English

SSTI

Supporting Struggling Readers

ENG1D

Academic English

ENG1DV

Enriched English for STEM


Grade 10

ENG2L

Locally Developed English

ENG2P

Applied English

ENG2D

Academic English

ENG2DV

Enriched / Pre-AP English


Grade 11

ENG3E

Workplace English

ENG3C

College Level English

ENG3U

University Level English

ENG3UP

Enriched / Pre-AP English


Grade 12

ENG4E

Workplace English

ENG4C

College Level English

ENG4U

University Level English

ENG4UP

AP English


electives

OLC4O1

Ontario Literacy Course

EWC4C/4U

Writer’s Craft

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