English 11 Literary Studies


Course Duration:
You have one calendar year to complete this course from the date of Activation.

Units of Study:

  • Substantive Assignment
  • Short Stories
  • Novel Study
  • Poetry
  • Non-Fiction
  • Final Assignment


Using a variety of texts and through a variety of expressions, students will be provided the opportunity to explore the following Big Ideas:

  1. The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world.
  2. People understand text differently depending on their world views and perspectives.
  3. Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.
  4. Language shapes ideas and influences others.
  5. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

Recommended Prerequisites:

The Ministry of Education does not require a prerequisite for this course. However, you need to be reading and writing at grade level to be successful. Completion of two of the following Literary Studies 10, Creative Writing 10, Spoken Language 10, Composition 10 and New Media 10, or equivalent, is recommended.


Material for this course is provided online.


Substantive Assignment = 5%
Assignments = 85%
Final Exam = 15%

For further curriculum details please refer to the BC Ministry of Education:

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to log onto the course and submit one assignment each week (or have contact with the instructor). Students who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course. If you are active and withdraw from an online course, the Ministry of Education regulations will prohibit you from retaking this online course for two reporting periods.