English Language Arts at the 30 level is a graduation requirement for all high school students. 

Students can follow one of two course sequences (illustrated below).  Although the content of the courses is similar, the depth of concept development, the sophistication of textual analysis, and the complexity of text creation are more rigorous in the Dash 1 sequence.

5 credits per course

This course sequence is designed for students with a strong aptitude for both reading and writing. Students must become more and more independent and be willing to rigorously develop the skills associated with critical thinking, expression of ideas in writing and speech, and personal meaning-making in response to literature. Over the three course levels in the -1 stream, students will develop their critical/analytical writing, reading, listening, speaking, viewing, representing and metacognitive skills. Students can expect that, with each course level, the thematic and structural complexity and sophistication of both the content of the literature studied and the expression and quality of their own ideas and writing will increase significantly. This sequence of courses will provide students with the skills required for entry into post-secondary programs including, but not exclusive to, the Arts, Education, Science, Business and Engineering faculties. At the end of English Language Arts 30-1, students must write a provincial diploma examination.

Prerequisite: 60% or higher in English Language Arts 9

5 credits per course

This course sequence is designed for students who are capable English Language Arts students willing to show the effort and skill development required for success. Students must become independent and competent readers and writers as they move upward through the course levels, with guided in-class reading and writing opportunities. Students will be required to learn the technical skills associated with reading with a focus on character context, viewing (the use of visual techniques in narratives), and writing practical, personal, persuasive and analytical forms. If a student is looking toward entering technical programs, the trades or other college level programs, the -2 course sequence is an appropriate choice. To complete English Language Arts 30-2, students must write a provincial diploma examination.

Recommended prerequisite: 50-64% in English Language Arts 9