ELA 10 – Composition

Course Outline: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10 – COMPOSITION (2 credits)

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

Units of Study:

  • UNIT 1: Communication (includes Substantive Assignment) – 22%
  • UNIT 2: Thinking – 22%
  • UNIT 3: Personal and Cultural Identity – 22%
  • UNIT 4: Personal and Social Responsibility – 22%
  • UNIT 5: Independent Novel Study – 10%
  • FINAL EXAM – 2%


The English Language Arts curriculum presents what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do, articulated in a learning progression that begins in Kindergarten and continues through Grade 12. It includes a focus on the joy of reading a variety of materials, including story and informational text, and on First Peoples content, worldviews, and Principles of Learning.

The curriculum is designed to empower students by providing them with strong communication skills, an understanding and appreciation of language and literature, and the capacity to engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age. Students are guided in their learning to think critically, creatively, and reflectively; to construct a sense of personal and cultural identity; and to be respectful of a range of perspectives and worldviews. The English Language Arts curriculum is a foundational component of education in British Columbia schools.

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 English 9, or equivalent, is recommended.


Material for this course is provided online.


Substantive Activation Assignment = 8%
Assignments = 90%
Final Exam = 2%

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who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course.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.