Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Craig Brown

 

Sydney Academy English Department

English 10

English 10 offers learners an opportunity to consolidate their learning from their junior high years before they specialize in grade 11. The English 10 classroom will offer abundant opportunities for students to read widely, write frequently and provide opportunities to enhance their communication skills.

Student progress will be closely monitored. Marks will be awarded for dailyclass participation, written work and homework assignments.

Due Dates

All assignments must be passed in on time. There will be few, if any extensions.

Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment. If the student is absent on the scheduled due date, have the assignment delivered to the school, have the parent/guardian contact the teacher or E-mail the assignment.

Testing

Plenty of notice for tests is given. If the student is legitimately excused on a scheduled test day, be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class. If it is not excused the mark will be zero.

Evaluation

80 % - tests, projects, homework, in-class assignments, oral presentations, etc.

20% - Final Provincial Exam

Contact

Phone: 902-562-5464

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Sydney Academy English Department

English 10 Pre IB

This is an advanced English course which is a preparation for English 11IB.

Students in this course should have a strong work ethic and a sound basis in Grade 9 English. The course offers much of the same material as that offered in English 10, however students in the Pre IB 10 course are expected to read more extensively in each genre: novels, short stories, poetry, Shakespeare. Frequent writing assignments and oral presentations are central to the course.

Student progress will be closely monitored. Marks will be awarded for daily

class participation, written work and homework assignments.

 

Due Dates

All assignments must be passed in on time. There will be few, if any extensions. Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment. If the student is absent on the scheduled due date, have the assignment delivered to the school, have the parent/guardian contact the teacher or E-mail the assignment.

Testing

Plenty of notice for tests is given. If the student is legitimately excused on a scheduled test day, be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class. If it is not excused the mark will be zero.

 

Evaluation

70 % - tests, projects, homework, in-class assignments, oral presentations, etc.

20% - Final Provincial Exam

10% - Pre 10 exam(material completed in class)

Contact

Phone: 902-562-5464

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REVIEW OF THE COURSE LEARNING STRATEGIES 10

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

    • To encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.

    • To develop positive attitudes towards learning.

    • To encourage the development of appropriate educational goals.

    • To develop individual learning strategies that will promote success.

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

Learning strategies does not have a textbook. The course will focus on

reading strategies, note taking and writing skills, use of technology, test taking

strategies, study skills ad getting ready for future education. Students will be

provided with handout sheets and other resources. Extra materials may be needed

for specific topic areas and students will be given advanced notice to ensure they

have the required supplies.

 

 

ASSESSMENT AND EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS:

 

 

        • Come to class regularly and on time.

        • Come to class prepared, with all materials needed.

        • Pass assignments in on time.

        • Participate in all class activities.

        • Be respectful to all.

 

 

EVALUATION

 

      • 50% CLASS MARK. INCLUDES PARTICIPATION, ATTITUDE AND EFFORT.

      • 50 % FORMAL TESTING, CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, EXERCISES

      • THERE IS NO EXAM

 

 

Mr. D McGee/Mr. C Brown

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS

  1. OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE

ENGLISH 12

This course includes the study, analysis and individual response to a variety of literary genres from British, American and Canadian literature. Students will be expected to participate in discussion and in writing of expository and expressive essays and shorter pieces. Oral communication skills will continue to be developed. Students will be required to work independently and in groups on some projects, which include research and analysis. Prerequisite: English 11.

B. GENERAL COMMENTS

Each student has the potential to contribute substantially to the class

atmosphere. This contribution can be positive only if attendance is consistent.

When a student misses time, the notes alone will not review the entire class. It

is impossible to recapture the discussion, questions, and explanations that are

merely highlighted in the notes. Therefore, regular attendance is essential.

Extracurricular activities are extra; therefore, absences for such activities

should not interfere with assignments, test preparation, etc. Students should

review their schedule and assignments should be passed in before they leave

for tournaments. See the teacher to reschedule tests. This is the student’s

responsibility.

C. ASSESSMENT

Assessment of student learning will be based on tests, assignments, individual

and /or group projects and formal examinations.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  • Use white standard unlined paper

  • Double space writing or typing

  • Handwritten assignments must be legible

  • If a computer is used, please understand that excuses dealing with faulty printers, deleted work, etc. will not be accepted. The student is given plenty of notice of due dates. Hand write the assignment if there are computer problems.

DUE DATES

  • All assignments must be passed in on time. There will be few, if any extensions.

  • Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment.

  • If the student is absent on the scheduled due date, have a friend or relative deliver the assignment or have the parent/guardian contact the teacher at the school.

TESTING

  • Plenty of notice for tests is given.

  • If the student is legitimately excused on a scheduled test day, be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class.

  1. EVALUATION

70% - tests, assignments, homework, projects, etc. assigned over the duration of the course.

30% - final exam

E. CONTACT FROM PARENT/GUARDIAN

Parents/guardians may contact the teacher, to discuss concerns, by phoning the school. Sydney Academy 562-5464.

 

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS

  1. OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE

ENGLISH 11 IB/12 IB HL

This course is designed for the student with a definite

inclination towards the study of literature and who may

intend to continue such studies beyond the Diploma

level. The course focuses on in-depth literary analysis and

appreciation in both oral and written capacity. Students will

be required to write essays, conduct independent research

and participate in informal and formal orals for internal and

external assessment. The total number of texts studied over

the two years is 13, including 3 World Literature works, which

are read in translation.

B. GENERAL COMMENTS

Each student has the potential to contribute substantially to the class

atmosphere. This contribution can be positive only if attendance is consistent.

When a student misses time, the notes alone will not review the entire class. It

is impossible to recapture the discussion, questions, and explanations that are

merely highlighted in the notes. Therefore, regular attendance is essential.

Extracurricular activities are extra; therefore, absences for such activities

should not interfere with assignments, test preparation, etc. Students should

review their schedule and assignments should be passed in before they leave

for tournaments. See the teacher to reschedule tests. This is the student’s

responsibility.

C. ASSESSMENT

Assessment of student learning will be based on tests, assignments, individual

and /or group projects and formal examinations.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  • Use white standard unlined paper

  • Double space writing or typing

  • Handwritten assignments must be legible

  • If a computer is used, please understand that excuses dealing with faulty printers, deleted work, etc. will not be accepted. The student is given plenty of notice of due dates. Hand write the assignment if there are computer problems.

DUE DATES

  • All assignments must be passed in on time. There will be few, if any extensions.

  • Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment.

  • If the student is absent on the scheduled due date, have a friend or relative deliver the assignment or have the parent/guardian contact the teacher at the school.

TESTING

  • Plenty of notice for tests is given.

  • If the student is legitimately excused on a scheduled test day, be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class.

  1. EVALUATION

English 11 IB

70% - tests, assignments, homework, projects, etc. assigned over the duration of the course.

30% - final exam

English 12 IB

!00 % - tests, assignments, projects, some IB IA material.

E. CONTACT FROM PARENT/GUARDIAN

Parents/guardians may contact the teacher, to discuss concerns, by phoning the school. Sydney Academy 562-5464.

 

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