English Studies 12
English Studies 12 Course Overview
The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding
People understand text differently depending
Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.
Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
The examination of First Peoples cultures and lived experiences through text builds understanding of Canadians’ responsibilities in relation to Reconciliation.
English Studies 12 is a 4-credit course that counts towards your graduation portfolio in BC (British Columbia) high schools. It has been created to prepare you to succeed with essay writing, critical analysis of literature, and comprehension of different genres and forms of writing. In this course you will be asked to define, explain, rationalize, critique, discuss, analyze, and summarize many readings. Readings are from a variety of personal, social, and cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Reading will include short stories, nonfiction articles, videos, famous speeches, poetry, and drama.
Where does this course fit?
- Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits in an English 11 course
- Graduation Status: One of the Grade 12 English Language Arts options required for graduation
- It is strongly recommended you use a laptop or desktop computer running Windows, Word,and PowerPoint.
- Audio and recording capability for some of the assignments is mandatory.
Short Stories and Creative Writing
Humour and Satire
Final Exam or Thematic Project
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
Assignments 1 & 2
Assignments 7, 12, 15, 16
All other assignments
You have up to a year to complete your course.