Upper School Course Guide
Course Descriptions

English

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Course Descriptions

List of 6 items.

  • English, Grade 9, Academic

    ENG1D
    This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
    Prerequisite: None
  • English, Grade 10, Academic

    ENG2D
    This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
  • English, Grade 11, University Preparation

    ENG3U
    This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
  • English, Grade 12, University Preparation

    ENG4U
    This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare for university, college, or the workplace
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • AP English, Grade 12, University Preparation


    ENG4U1

    This course covers all of the topics in ENG4U but extends each topic to prepare students for success in the Advanced Placement examination at the end of the year. The students are required to have a stronger command of literary devices, in prose, verse, and drama. The written course assessments are primarily timed essays. The amount of discussion in ENG4U1 is comparable to ENG4U, but the focus is more precise and based on literary devices.
    Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation


    EWC4U
    This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyze models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Upper School English Faculty

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Ari Hunter

    Mr. Ari Hunter 

    Head of English
    416-449-2556 ext 402
  • Photo of Jonathan Arendt

    Dr. Jonathan Arendt 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 625
  • Photo of Mita Bhattacharyya

    Ms. Mita Bhattacharyya 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 407
  • Photo of Glenn Connors

    Mr. Glenn Connors 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 632
  • Photo of Christine Corley

    Ms. Christine Corley 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 432
  • Photo of Leah Di Vincenzo

    Ms. Leah Di Vincenzo 

    Middle School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 644
  • Photo of David Finkelstein

    Mr. David Finkelstein 

    Upper School Faculty
    416-449-2556 ext 441