High School:

Language Arts


The English program for Grades 9 to 12 at Prestige School includes a blend of compulsory and optional courses, designed to strengthen core competencies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing.

Compulsory Courses:

In Grades 9 and 10, students are required to take one compulsory English course per grade. These courses are offered in two types: academic and applied. Similarly, in Grades 11 and 12, students must complete one compulsory English course per grade, with options spanning university preparation, college preparation, and workplace preparation courses.

Academic Courses (Grades 9 & 10):

These focus on developing knowledge and skills through theoretical study and abstract problem-solving, incorporating practical applications where appropriate.
Applied Courses (Grades 9 & 10): These emphasize the essential concepts of the subject, with a focus on practical applications and concrete examples in familiar contexts.
Open Courses (All Grades): Designed to prepare students for further study and general education enrichment, suitable for all students.

Course Types for Grades 11 and 12:

University Preparation Courses: Equip students with skills and knowledge for university program entrance requirements.
University/College Preparation Courses: Prepare students for specific programs at universities and colleges.
College Preparation Courses: Focus on skills and knowledge needed for most college programs, apprenticeships, or training programs.
Workplace Preparation Courses: Tailored for students planning to enter the workplace directly after graduation or to pursue apprenticeship/training programs.
Open Courses: Aim to broaden knowledge and skills in various subjects, preparing students for societal participation without specific focus on post-secondary or workplace requirements.

Why it’s important?

Our English program is structured to provide students with a comprehensive language education, ensuring they are well-equipped for their future academic and career pursuits. By offering a variety of course types, we cater to diverse learning needs and aspirations, allowing students to choose paths that align with their goals and interests.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of essential English language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Development of critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Preparation for higher education and various career paths.
  • Enhanced ability to communicate effectively in various contexts.

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