Why is English the only course everyone has to take all the way through high school?
English teaches you communications skills to help you get by, no matter what path you follow in life. It makes you aware of what it is like to live in the information age and provides you with the tools to make sense of that information. In English, you read literature and study mass media that make you question what it means to be human. You learn about these so that your own experiences will be more meaningful to you.
Are there any English courses available beyond the required ones?
Yes there are! If you struggle with reading and writing, or have had trouble passing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, we have courses you should consider taking. ELS helps you develop essential literacy skills. Although it is a grade ten course, we expect students from grades 9 and 11 to find it useful as well. The OLC course is a course which provides you with an alternative way to receive your literacy certification instead of doing the literacy test, if you have been unsuccessful.
English Courses Offered at SATEC
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Profile||SHSM Course|
|ENG1D1||Grade 9 English (Academic)|
|ENG1P1||Grade 9 English (Applied)|
|ENG1L1||Grade 9 English (Locally Developed)|
|ENG2D1||Grade 10 English (Academic)|
|ESLAO8||Grade 9 English as a Second Language, Level 1 (Open)|
|ESL2O1||Grade 10 English Literacy Skills|
|ENG2P1||Grade 10 (Applied)|
|ENG2L1||Grade 10 (Locally Developed)|
|ESLBO8||Grade 10 English as a Second Language, Level 2 (Open)|
|ENG3U1||Grade 11 English (University)|
|ENG3C1||Grade 11 English (College)|
|ESLCO8||Grade 11 English as a Second Language, Level 3 (Open)|
|ENG4U1||Grade 12 English (University)|
|ENG4C1||Grade 12 English (College)|
|ESLDO8||Grade 12 English as a Second Language, Level 4 (Open)|
|ESLEO8||Grade 12 English as a Second Language, Level 5 (Open)|
|ETS4U1||Grade 12 Studies in Literature (University)|
|EWC4U1||Grade 12 Writer's Craft|
|OLC4O1||Grade 12 Ontario Secondary Literacy Course (Open)|
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Practice Tests (EQAO Site)
- Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Practice Tests
- OSSLT Key Words – Key words in questions specify the type of response required. The key words used in EQAO assessments and tests are explained