The High School English Program is based on a time-tested curriculum that has helped many high school students, especially those international students who have moved to Greater Victoria in the past five years, to improve the English language skills required by the British Columbia secondary English curriculum.
The lessons are designed to provide maximum teacher-to-student interaction and to provide opportunities for students to refine their English skills for the various skills measured by the B. C. English 12 curriculum in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about 19th and 20th century literature written in English.
Our instructors will show parents and prospective students model answers, and will discuss question-answering strategies. However, the responsibility for practicing the requisite communication skills will require the student to write critically and correctly to produce the kind of written work that the senior secondary English curriculum requires. Students cannot simply memorize texts or set answers as the kinds of exams that they will encounter are based on sight passages. Such passages are drawn from poems, short stories, non-fiction articles that the student is not likely to have seen before. There will also be an extended composition topic that the student is not likely to have considered before. However, instructors will cover all the critical terms that students are likely to encounter on B. C. secondary school English exams, and will equip students with the comparison-contrast and literary analysis strategies that students you will find useful in writing regular secondary school assignments and final examinations.