Calgary Board of Education


English Language Arts 10 | English Language Arts 20 | English Language Arts 30
Language | Literature | Writing

Two course sequences for ELA are offered in order to accommodate a diverse range of student needs, interests and aspirations. These are:

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
ELA 10-1 ELA 20-1 ELA 30-1
ELA 10-2 ELA 20-2 ELA 30-2

Both course sequences are organized according to the same general outcomes – broad statements that demonstrate what students are expected to achieve. The five general outcomes for both sequences are as follows:

Students will listen, speak, write, view and represent to:

  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
  • Comprehend literature and other texts in oral, print, visual and multimedia forms, and respond personally, critically and creatively
  • Manage ideas and information
  • Create oral, print, visual and multimedia texts, and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others

There are, however, important differences between the two course sequences. In general, differences between the two course sequences correspond to differences in student needs, interests and aspirations.

The English Language Arts 10-1; 20-1; 30-1 sequence provides a more in-depth study of “text in terms of increased emphasis on textual analysis. Students who aspire to careers that involve the development, production, teaching and study of more complex texts need to register in this sequence.

The English Language Arts 10-2; 20-2; 30-2 sequence provides for the study of texts at a variety of different levels of sophistication to meet the needs of a student population that is more diverse in terms of aspirations. Students who have experienced difficulty and who have a history of struggling in the areas of reading and writing need to register in this course sequence.