The English department is rich in talent and experience. Several of our teachers are published authors and columnists. All have a passion for their subject and are flexible in how they deliver course content. All have a fervent belief that the goal of the English program is to produce students whose reading and writing skills will assist them in all of life’s challenges. Returning students comment that the English instruction they received at City Academy prepared them very well for the challenges of university essay writing.

We offer a wide variety of English courses to meet the needs and interests of all students.

Course Offerings:

Grade 9

  • English (ENG1D)

Grade 10

  • English (ENG2D)– in addition to building fundamental composition skills, this course encourages students to think critically about literature and the world around them
  • Literacy Skills: Reading & Writing (ELS2O)

Grade 11

  • English (ENG3U)– who is more of a monster: Dr. Frankenstein or the creature he brings to life? In ENG3U students will build on the skills acquired in ENG2D and explore the nature of what it means to be human
  • Canadian Literature (ETC3M)
  • Literacy Skills: Reading & Writing (ELS3O)
  • Media Studies (EMS3O)

Grade 12

  • English (ENG4U)
  • The Writer’s Craft (EWC4U)– Students will develop and hone their writing skills in this exploratory workshop format course in creative writing
  • Studies in Literature (ETS4U)– This course offers students the chance to read widely and deeply in world literature. Students will apply interdisciplinary theoretical skills to the study of fiction, drama and poetry.
  • Studies in Literature: The Graphic Novel (ETS4U)– This multidisciplinary survey course introduces students to the graphic novel as an emerging literary form. After studying works like The Watchmen and Maus, students will have the opportunity to create graphic narratives of their own.
  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O)
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