English Language Arts
The Cycle 1 English program develops a culture of excellence in a nurturing environment for secondary 1 and 2 students, providing them with a solid foundation and confidence in pursuit of a high school diploma and more. The Cycle 1 program allows students to stretch their boundaries while developing competency in Language Arts, Social Sciences and Study Skills while engaging in project-based cross-curricular activities. Cycle 1 prepares students to understand their place in our global society.
Cycle 2 English classes read, learn to appreciate and analyze many different genres including but not limited to novels, plays, poetry, short stories, and articles.
Students learn to write different forms of essays, do some creative writing as well as response writing. We cover all 3 competencies (talking, reading and writing) each term.
The AP Literature and Composition course is designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of many different pieces of literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students can deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.
AP Literature and Composition is offered to grade 11 students and is designed to be a college/university level course. Students who earn a grade of 3, 4 or 5 will be provided with college credits at most colleges and universities around the world. We read and analyze many challenging texts and write several essays each month in preparation for both the AP exam that is given each May as well as future college English classes.
MEES Leaving Exam: Secondary 5