ENG4U: English - Grade 12

Credit Value:


Course Description: 

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.


English Grade 11 University Preparation

Ministry Policy Documents:

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: English, 2007 (revised)

Text Resources:

Teachers will advise students regarding book selection. 

NOTE: Textbooks may be purchased directly from the publisher, online from www.alphatextbooks.com, or from any book store that carries the book​

Required Software/Equipment:

Students should have access to internet-connected computers, word processors, and desktop publishing software. In addition, some of the activities in this course will require the installation of some free software "plugins" on your computer: Apple QuickTime; Adobe Acrobat Reader; Real Networks RealPlayer; Microsoft Media Player.