Menu St. Mary's High School
General
Disciplines
English - Grade 9

Prerequisite Chart | Gr 9 English | Gr 10 English | Gr 11 English | Gr 12 English

English (Academic) ENG1DI
This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Pre-AP) ENG1DP
Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 1DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DI - English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Applied) ENG1PI
This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
English (Essential) ENG1LI
This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: EssentialGRADE: 9