Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (Higher Level)
ENGLISH – EN20PB: Pre – I.B. (Grade 10)
In addition to the regular EN20F program, students study a Charles Dickens novel, either A Tale of Two Cities or Great Expectations and begin to learn the process of analyzing literature.
ENGLISH – EN32IB- IB: English Year 1 (Grade 11)
This course is the first year of a two-year IB English syllabus. Students meet every day for one semester. Students will be introduced to world literature by studying the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch. Students will also study the novel Wuthering Heights and the poetry of Mary Oliver. Using one of these works, students will complete an individual oral presentation (IOP) which is a requirement for the IB English program. Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the memoir Running with the Family will complete the course.
ENGLISH 40IB – IB English: Year 2 (Grade 12)
This course is the first part of the second year of the IB syllabus. Students meet every day for the first semester. Students will complete four world literature works (The Plague, A Doll’s House, Oedipus and Antigone) and will write two essays on world literature. This is a requirement for the IB English program. Students will also study the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the play The Crucible will complete the course. Students will write the grade 12 Provincial ELA Standards test in January.
ENGLISH 42IB – IB English: Year 2 (Grade 12)
This course is the second part of the second year of the IB syllabus. Students meet every day until the end of April. Students will study the poetry of Keats, Frost and Atwood and the novels The Stone Angel and Frankenstein. In March, students will complete an individual oral commentary (IOC) which is a requirement for the IB program. In May, students will write two International Baccalaureate examinations. Each exam session is two-hours in length.