Literature is an honest and often raw response to various angles of living in a world of brokenness.  English courses allow students to engage in the redemptive ability of language.

English 9

  • Thematic study of humility, compassion, fate, love, technology and culture
  • Paragraph writing, short story writing, poetry, Farenheit 451, Shakespeare, public speaking, research skills

English 10

  • Thematic study of individuality, uniqueness, stereotypes and racism
  • Mythology, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, To Kill a Mockingbird, poetry
  • Essay, journal, short story, and poetry writing, and research skills

English 11

  • Thematic study of Canadian & multicultural literature, the immigrant experience, the generation gap, redemption, the Other, human nature, integrity vs shame
  •  Lord of the Flies, The Kite Runner, graphic novels, poetry, podcasting, and Kim’s Convenience
  • Literary essays, personal responses, research skills, and creative writing

English 12

  • Thematic study modernism and postmodernism, grace, redemption, fear, power, the Other, pluralism, identity and servanthood
  • Short stories, Flannery O’Connor, Of Mice and Men, poetry, novel study of Cry, the Beloved Country, The Handmaid’s Tale, Life of Pi, or Life After God
  • Essay writing, personal responses, creative responses, research skills, and Provincial Exam preparation

Communications 11/12

  • Thematic study of humility, compassion, culture and worldview, censorship, human nature, and the power of story
  • Of Mice and Men, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Lesson Before Dying or Lord of the Flies, poetry, short stories, and public speaking
  • Essay writing, letter writing, interview skills, job search skills, effective advertisement, media

English Literature

  • Thematic study of love, death, age, religion, and honour in the history of English Literature: Anglo Saxon/Medieval, Renaissance, 17th and 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, and Modern works
  • Essay writing, creative writing of an epic poem, creative imitation of poets’ style, dramatic readings