Language Arts

English First Peoples 12 builds upon and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and 11 courses.

The course is grounded in the First Peoples Principles of Learning. It is designed for all students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who are interested in delving deeply into First Peoples’ oral and written literature and visual texts in a range of media.

The course focuses on the experiences, values, beliefs, and lived realities of First Peoples as evidenced in various forms of text, including oral story, poetry, song, performance, film, and prose. A key feature of the course is its focus on authentic First Peoples voices (i.e., historical or contemporary texts created by or with First Peoples).

Creative Writing 11 is designed for students who are interested in developing confidence and refining their writing skills through self-expression for various creative purposes.

The course provides students with in-depth opportunities to explore personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories in a wide range of genres. Students will strengthen their skills through writing and design processes.

Creative Writing 11 is grounded in the exploration and application of writing processes, inviting students to express themselves creatively as they reflect on, adjust, and extend their writing skills.

New Media 11 recognizes that digital literacy is an essential characteristic of the educated citizen.

The course is designed to reflect the changing role of technology today and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating effectively and exchanging ideas. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world, by affording numerous opportunities to demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media.

New Media 11 meets the criteria for Language Arts 11 and will prepare students for their required English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 course.

French 11 is a prerequisite for entrance into certain B.C. Universities and colleges.

Français 11 is a continuation of learning you have done in French 10. Students will be exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral, writing expression and comprehension.

Français 12 is a continuation of learning you have done in French 11.

Students will be exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral, writing expression and comprehension

Combining English and Social Studies into one course is a natural fit, as students can improve and demonstrate their language arts communication skills, while learning about the past and the current world around them, developing the Social Studies concepts and skills.  Students will continue to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, as well as explore various genres of literature, communicate using a variety of writing forms and styles, and explore the impact that history has had on the world around us.

The Humanities 9 projects focus on 21st century learning, building skills in communication, critical thinking, creative and innovative thinking, and personal and social responsibilities.  There are a wide variety of projects that will appeal to the many interests and styles of learning, which our students possess.

Introductory Spanish 11 is a course specifically designed for students that have no previous knowledge of Spanish. The basic tools used in this class are a book, audio files, many video clips and written exercises. Many aspects of Spanish speaking cultures and its contribution to our society are covered in this class. Main topics covered are; greetings, present tense, basic descriptive words, question words, basic possessive words and common communicative phrases related to tourism.

Credits: 4

“English Language Arts is a foundational curriculum that equips students with the language and literacy skills they will need for success in school, community, career, and life.

It provides students with the opportunity to become effective communicators, to develop and express their own ideas, and to think deeply and critically about the ideas of others.”

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