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Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

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 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


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Phone:  (902) 562-7047

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

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ENGLISH 10 - ENG10 (Academic)

Students in this course will engage in SPEAKING and LISTENING, READING and VIEWING, and WRITING and REPRESENTING. Using specific Grade 10 curriculum outcomes, students will learn to select and read, speak, listen, extend, clarify and communicate information and ideas effectively, and to interact with sensitivity and respect for others.

 

ENGLISH 10S (Academic)

English 10S is a course that focuses on basic components of literature and language and their use. The course promotes the fundamentals of reading, writing and comprehension; while preparing the student for entrance into English Communications 11.


SA PRE-IB - 10 ENGLISH - ENG10 IB

This is an advanced English course which is a preparation for English 11 IB. Students who wish to pursue this course should have a strong work ethic. Although the course offers much of the same material as that offered in English 10, students in the course are expected to read more extensively in each genre: novels, short stories, poetry. Frequent writing assignments and oral presentations are central to the course.

ENGLISH 11 - ENG 11 (Academic)

Students in this course will engage in SPEAKING and LISTENING, READING and VIEWING, and WRITING and REPRESENTING. Using specific Grade 11 curriculum outcomes, students will learn to select and read, speak, listen, extend, clarify and communicate information and ideas effectively, and to interact with sensitivity and respect for others. Prerequisite: English 10.

ENGLISH - ENG 11 IB/English 12 IB (Advanced)

The course is organized into four parts over the two years, with each part focusing on a group of  literary works. Together, the four parts of the course add up to a comprehensive exploration of literature from a variety of cultures,genres and periods.  Students learn to appreciate the complexity and artistry of literature, and develop the ability to reflect critically on their reading, presenting literary analysis through both oral and written communication.

 

ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS - ECM11 (Graduation)

PREREQUISITE: English 10

English Communication 11 is intended for students who may need additional support in their development as readers, writers, and language arts. This course is intended to prepare students for lifelong learning by engaging them in practical and interesting learning experiences closely related to their lives and to the world they will experience as adults. The course will provide support to meet individual and diverse learning needs and be flexible enough to allow learning to move to academic courses. The course focuses on developing language skills necessary for the workplace. Students will engage in small group and whole class activities that help develop speaking and listening skills. After reading a variety of texts, students will create both written and visual texts to enhance their reading and writing fluency.

 

ENGLISH 12 - ENG12 (Academic)

Students in this course will engage in SPEAKING and LISTENING, READING and VIEWING, and WRITING and REPRESENTING. Using specific Grade 12 curriculum outcomes, students will learn to select and read, speak, listen, extend, clarify and communicate information and ideas effectively, and to interact with sensitivity and respect for others. Prerequisite: English 11.

 

ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS - ECM12 (Graduation)

PREREQUISITE: English 11 or English Comm. 11

English Communication 12 is intended for students who may need additional support in their development as readers, writers, and language arts. This course is intended to prepare students for lifelong learning by engaging them in practical and interesting learning experiences closely related to their lives and to the world they will experience as adults. The course will provide support to meet individual and diverse learning needs and be flexible enough to allow learning to move to academic courses. The course focuses on developing language skills necessary for the workplace. Students will engage in small group and whole class activities that help develop speaking and listening skills. After reading a variety of texts, students will create both written and visual texts to enhance their reading and writing fluency.

 

 

LEARNING STRATEGIES - LST 10 (Open)

The focus of this program is study skills, time management, note taking strategies, test taking strategies, and organizational strategies. The aim is to incorporate the individual skills learned into the regular curriculum. The prerequisite for this course is teacher referral only.

LEARNING STRATEGIES - LST 11 & LST 12 (Open)

This course is a continuation of LST10. The focus is on study skills and transition planning. Prerequisite - LST10 or teacher referral.