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Upper School Curriculum

  • English
English 10: Truth & Justice
Grade: 10

English 10 builds on the essential literacy skills of English 9, moving students into analysis of how texts create their meanings and effects. The course focuses on the thematic topic of Truth and Justice, prompting students to explore ways of knowing, structures of power and mechanisms of justice. Reading assignments include a diverse range of authors, cultures and genres, and help students develop active and critical reading skills through close engagement with language, structure and theme. Mastering the analytical essay is a focus of the course, with students moving from theme papers that address big textual questions to close readings that focus on how language operates within a work of literature. Class discussion encourages students to try out interpretations and develop understandings collaboratively. Students continue to hone their annotation skills, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary.

  • Grade 10