English Studies 12


Laura Blake (School Age) & Liz Bekker (Adult)


English 11


This newly developed 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

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 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.


Orientation Course – 5%
· Graphic Organizer
· Paragraph
· Summary

Unit One – 20%
· 2 Graphic Organizers
· Paragraph on Literature
· Personal Essay
· Quiz

Unit Two – 20%
· 2 Graphic Organizers
· Persuasive Paragraph
· Email Assignment and Interview
· Speech
· Quiz

Midterm - 10%

Unit Three – 20%
· 2 Graphic Organizers
· Creative Writing
· Comparative Essay
· Quiz

Unit Four – 15%
· 3 Response Assignments
· Character Assignment
· Style Assignment
· Theme Assignment

Final Exam – 10%

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 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).