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ENG3C English – Grade 11 (College)

  • Grade 11

PREREQUISITE: English, Grade 10, Applied

GRADE:  11 (College)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online


Course Overview

ENG3C online emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. ENG3C online is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

Media Studies

Essential Question: How can we evaluate the effectiveness of media to reach our audience? How can media be utilized to present bias and stereotype?

In this unit, students will learn to interpret media texts through their overt and implied messages. By working through increasingly complex texts, students will evaluate the effectiveness of media to reach their audience, as well as how media can be utilized to present bias. Students will question product placement in commercials, as well as create their own media forms to present information they feel is relevant to the masses.

Interpreting Literacy Through Journalism

Essential Question: Utilizing our critical thinking, how will we explore the various texts to communicate meaning? How do they impact the greater society?

In this unit, students will explore a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts in the world of journalism. Utilizing critical thinking, students will explore how these various texts communicate meaning, and the impact they have on the greater society. Students will recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements. By the end of this unit, students will demonstrate their ability to comprehend and utilize a range of vocabulary, as well as identify their strengths, and areas for improvement as a reader.

Serial Podcast

Essential Question: How can the study of a podcast expand our oral communication skills by listening, analyzing, and critiquing?

In this unit, students will expand their oral communication skills by listening, analyzing, and critiquing the podcast entitled Serial. The podcast is a 12 part series that explores the murder trial of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of first-degree murder and the kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000. Syed has always claimed his innocence, and due to the growing popularity of the Serial podcast, many believe he is too. By learning to listen instead of simply hearing, and communicating based on information and critical thinking, in this unit students will be the judge.


Essential Question: How can we present a variety of perspectives on different debate topics? 

In this unit, students will be responsible for generating, gathering, and organizing ideas and information to present a variety of perspectives on debate topics. Using their knowledge of form and style students will draft and revise their arguments, using informational, literary, and graphic forms appropriate for the purpose and audience. Students will apply their knowledge of conventions to use editing, proofreading, and publishing to correct errors, refine expressions, and present effective work. Near the end of the unit, students will reflect on their debating skills and identify their strengths and areas for improvement as a writer.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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