New Course: ENG2P – English

English Department Heads, Sarah Simpson and John Smallwood, are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of ENG2P, a course that has been developed and written virtually all in-house. ENG2P is a grade 10 applied English course that extends the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. This course offers elements ranging from oral communication analyses and presentations, to the analyses of short stories and media texts, to the study of a novel by a leading Canadian writer of fiction for young adults. 

New In This Edition

What would have been called “media literacy” decades ago in ENG2P has been turned into a more intensive and updated approach to determining bias, advertising technique, ad campaigns, and most crucially, how media shape meaning in the minds of consumers and readers.

For the first time in a VHS course, ENG2P contains a unit on graphic novels. This popular, newer area of study is further enhanced by the fact that students have a choice as to which graphic novel they study, one of which is also by a Canadian. Both works deal with events surrounding World War Two. In one case, the reader is taken onto the beaches of Normandy, while in the other, the plot provides a compelling investigation into the backstory of Anne Frank’s family. Students who have read Anne’s diaries will find this graphic novel both compelling and entertaining.


Prerequisite & Future Studies

To be eligible for this course, students must have completed ENG1D or ENG1P previously. Students who register in ENG2P will enjoy this new course as it prepares students well for the work they will encounter in subsequent English courses.