Advanced English 11

First Semester

Advanced English 11 offers a challenging curriculum for self-motivated students with a passion for language, literature and learning. This course is characterized by enriched content and extended curriculum outcomes.

Learning experiences in Advanced English 11 focus on:

  • in-depth treatment of selected topics and sophisticated texts,
  • independent learning and reflection,
  • extended research projects, creation of texts and inter-related learning experiences.

A student who demonstrates several, or all, of the following attributes may be interested in Advanced English 11:

Has a passion for language, reading, writing and literature; Is a proficient writer, eager to develop a range of writing; Is a conscientious, self-directed learner; Explores contemporary and non-contemporary literature in a variety of genres; Challenges comfort levels by taking risks as a reader and writer; Contributes enthusiastically to collaborative learning experiences; Relishes sophisticated learning experiences; Explores creative potential and imagination in a variety of ways; Is inquisitive, reflective, and open to new ideas; Is intrigued by diverse interpretations of a text or event; Seeks to comprehend and connect complex ideas and perspectives (e.g. the “big picture”).

Additional course details and documents are available on the Nova Scotia Curriculum site’s Advanced English 11.

Course Additional Information

Course Materials


Required text ‘The Kite Runner’ available as ebook; optional texts available as ebooks and/or school library NSSBB# 25196
*Provided digitally within the NSVS course.

Other texts for student choice should be available from the school library or other sources. A limited selection is available digitally within the course.


Laptop or desktop device with Windows, Mac, or Chrome OS. Webcam and headset with microphone.
Access to Google Workspace for Education (GNSPES/SEPNE) or other productivity software.


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