The English curriculum is designed to assist the student in acquiring the skills, attitude and knowledge needed to meet the communicative requirements of life, and to deepen understanding and appreciation of literature as it guides one through life.
"Study in English Language Arts (ELA) enables students to use language confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communicating, personal satisfaction and learning. Students become confident and competent users of language arts through many opportunities to listen and speak, read and write, and view and represent in a variety of combinations and relevant contexts."
From Alberta Education
There are two main course sequences offered in the English Department at Ross Sheppard School: English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 and English 10-2, 20-2 and 30-2. We also offer the International Baccalaureate Program in the English 10 preIB, 20IB and 30IB/Works in Translation course stream.
Alberta Education Diploma Examinations occur in the final year of Language Arts study for the English 30-1, 30IB and 30-2 courses.