English 12


Laura Blake (School Age), Chelsea Carroll & Sally Morgan (Adult)


It is recommended that students complete English 11 or equivalent.


Please Note: The new curriculum English Studies 12 course is available for adults on March 1st. The new English Studies 12 course will be available for school-aged students on July 1st. Registration for the old curriculum English 12 will remain open for school-aged students until May 31st, 2019.

This senior English course, developed at SIDES, features three theme-based Units exploring poetry, non-fiction and fiction. The fourth Unit allows the student to choose from a selection of novels. There is an emphasis throughout the course on skill building, with the use of audio and video to reinforce instruction. Exemplars and rubrics are also provided for each of the assignments, as there are two chapter submissions for each of the four Units. Along with three short multiple-choice quizzes, there is a Mid-term and a Final Exam.








School Age
Student-paced - for those who wish to take responsibility for establishing their own timelines or who need to have maximum flexibility in terms of course work in order to accommodate other activities in their lives.

Adult program
Continuous entry - For adult students who wish to upgrade or complete adult graduation requirements.


In English 12 Online, you will be assessed and evaluated in a number of ways.

Your assignments will be marked, and feedback will be provided. The number of marks and the skills/traits being assessed will vary with each assignment; you will be informed of how each assignment will be assessed and evaluated.

Your tests will be marked; feedback will consist of the mark achieved. If you want to have a look at your test and find out what you might have done differently, you may contact the school and make an appointment to come in and talk to a tutor.


65% Coursework

35% Tests (Midterm and Final)

BC Performance Standards


SIDES teacher


Novel Choices:

The Kite Runner
Pride and Prejudice (School-aged)
Three Day Road
The Book Thief (School-aged)
Of Mice and Men


Basic Technical Requirements

More Info

Unit 1 - Unit 3: Poetry, Non-fiction, Short Stories, Short Play
Unit 4: Novel Study
Unit 5: Provincial Exam Preparation*

*(for students taking the exam only)
Each unit in the course is designed to take about 20 - 25 hours to complete (including "homework"). This time estimate is approximate, as different people will read and work at different rates of speed; however, if a unit is taking an excessive amount of your time, you should contact me, and together we can look at what may have to change.


Click here to view the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) within the Integrated Resource Package (IRP)for this course.

We proudly teach and learn on W̱SÁNEĆ traditional territory providing distributed learning for and about our First Peoples.

We are a public K - 12 school and a proud member of School District #63 (Saanich).