English - 11-Grade: 11

Course Description

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. You will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create written and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare you for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.



Course code:ENG3U

Grade: 11


Type: University Preparation

Language of Study: English

Prerequisites: ENG2D

Unit Titles and Descriptions

Time Allocated

Oral Communication

This unit will focus on listening, note-taking, and presentation skills, all of which are important to develop for college, university, and the workplace. The themes that tie this unit together are the fertile intersections created when people move and cultures meet. Students will hear inspiring stories of people who have had to start their lives over in new lands. Students will prepare a presentation of their own.

25 hours


In their prose responses, students will analyse a wide range of poetry. Poetic forms, styles, and devices will be examined and discussed. Students will be assessed on a wide range of poetry.

25 hours

Shakespeare - Macbeth

In this unit students will be exploring the language and themes of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as well as the reading strategies that will help them understand the play. The skills of planning, organizing, drafting, revising, and polishing a literary essay are examined, practiced, and assessed throughout this unit.

25 hours

Novel Study

In this unit students will be reading two short novels: Ayn Rand's Anthem and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. In working with these texts, students will examine the historical and political contexts of the authors as well as the novels’ central themes. Assessments deal with the different literary devices employed by the authors and the impact of personal history on perspective. Students will write essays on each of the novels.

33 hours
Final Assessment


This is a proctored exam worth 30% of your final grade.

2 hours
Total110 hours