English Language Arts Options in Grades 10-12

This page outlines the available options as well as requirements for the English Language Arts (ELA) options in Grades 10 through 12.

English Language Arts under the new BC Curriculum provides students with more options to learn their English skills and materials in methods and manners that are more applicable to each unique student. As such, there is choice in what students may do to achieve the required credit.

Grade 10
Requirement Choice Example

Students must completed 4 credits of ELA 10.

 

Courses are 2 credits each - meaning students must select a minimum of 2 courses or a combined offering.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

2 Credit Options,

  • Composition 10 (Online/Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 10 (Individualized)
  • Literary Studies 10 (Online/Individualized) 
  • New Media 10 Individualized 
  • Spoken Language 10 Individualized 

4 Credit Options, 

  • Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online Course (4 credits)
  • Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online Synchronous Course (4 credits)

Sarah has strong writing skills and has aspirations to explore Journalism when she graduates. She would like to focus on courses that help her enhance her writing. Because she needs 4 credits to satisfy graduation requirements Sarah will take:

  • Composition 10 Individualized and
  • Creative Writing 10 Individualized

 

Jonas enjoys taking online courses and doesn't want to have to concern himself with taking two separate courses. He will enrol in the Composition 10 and Literary Studies 10 Combined Online courses which satisfies all 4 required credits.

Grade 11
Requirement Choice Example

Students must completed 4 credits of ELA 11.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

All options are 4 Credits

 

  • Composition 11 (Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 11 Individualized (4 credits)
  • Literary Studies 11 (Online/Individualized) 
  • New Media 11(Individualized) 
  • Spoken Language 11 (Individualized) 

Bailey likes the idea of presenting and using her skills as a drama student to share her learning. She likes to orally present her learning and will enrol in Spoken Language 11 Individualized. This course satisfies all credits required for her at the Grade 11 level.

 

 

Thomas likes to create and edit major video productions. This is a passion area of his and writing is not his strongest ability. Although there is a writing component to New Media 11, the content is focused around different media types, one of which is video. This course is the most appealing to Thomas' strengths and passions and satisfies all requirements for ELA 11.

Grade 12
Requirement Choice Example

All students must take English Studies 12 OR First Peoples English Studies 12 in order to graduate.

 

Any additional courses taken count towards elective credit for graduation.

All options are 4 credits

  • English Studies 12 (Online/Individualized) - required course
  • Composition 12 (Individualized)
  • Creative Writing 12 (Individualized)
  • Literary Studies 12 (Individualized)
  • New Media 12 (Individualized)
  • Spoken Language 12 (Individualized)

In order to graduate, all students must take English Studies 12 or First Peoples English Studies 12.

 

Any additional courses taken at the Grade 12 level count towards elective credit and the grade 12 required credit for graduation.

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