English Studies 12


Jen Bonkowsky (School Age) Erin Egan & Liz Bekker (Adult)


English 11 for School Age / Adults will need to speak with a counsellor.


English Studies 12 course fully meets the learning standards for the new BC Curriculum. It is designed to help students refine their ability to communicate effectively; think critically and creatively; explore a variety of texts; and deepen their understanding of themselves and others in a changing world. This course has a strong emphasis on Reconciliation and on Indigenous texts.

Students must take this English 12 course in order to graduate.

English Studies 12 is organized into four units:

  • Unit 1: Identity
  • Unit 2: Language and Voice
  • Unit 3: Land and Place
  • Unit 4: Novel Study (School Age only)

Students will be assessed on graphic organizers, business writing, paragraphs, comparative essays, personal essays, creative writing and a speech. There are three unit quizzes, a supervised midterm (School Age only) and a final supervised exam.








Students can submit all assignments electronically; students in the Greater Victoria area will write their test at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road. Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.


BC Performance Standards


Students can contact their teacher to arrange for extra help.


Students need access to a computer and high speed Internet

All assignments must be submitted electronically.

All readings can be accessed online.



We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and teach.

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