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Grade 12 English

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Queen Elizabeth Academy is a premier education facility providing high-quality academics for our students. We focus on building a sound foundation for our students preparing for successful entry to top universities.

Over the past 9 years, we worked with thousands of students, many of whom were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Queen’s, Western, Laurier, and McGill, with scholarships from $2,000 to $23,000.

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Diana is a PhD candidate, English literature, York University. She has 6 years of teaching experience to university and high school level students.
ENG4U - Grade 12 English

ENG4U Grade 12 English is the key grade 12 course for students to enter a top university. Having a good foundation skill and understanding the concepts is critical to succeed in this course. Many students stumbled upon memorizing equations or losing marks on application / thinking problems. We teach our students with the proper approach for you to achieve in this course.

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How our lessons are conducted?

Summer ENG4U Course | English - In Person, Classroom Lectures

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Summer ENG4U Course | English - Experience our Online Live Teaching

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Benefits to Students - Summer ENG4U Course | English

1. Small Class Sizes

To maintain the quality of our summer school lessons, class size is limited to a maximum of 9 students, giving our summer school students the opportunity to ask questions throughout an on going lecture

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2. Step by Step
students’ understanding of the materials. We turn complex concepts into simpler steps for our students to absorb and understand.

3. Building

For our students who are applying to universities, building a better foundational knowledge is key to success. This is achievable given the focus in our summer school, with only one single subject for the student.

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4. One on One Attention:

We structure a work period in each of our lessons that our teachers walk around and help each student one by one. In our online live class, each student will get a ‘slice’ of time, where our teacher will enter their virtual room, to work with them one by one. Our summer school students can clarify any misunderstanding.

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Meet our
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Meet our Tutors for Summer ENG4U English Course

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Diana is a PhD candidate, English literature, York University. She has 6 years of teaching experience to university and high school level students.

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English Teacher, English literature. A graduate scholar at St. John’s College Annapolis.
4 years of high school English teaching experience at QE.

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If you want to do well in English, a step by step approach to building academic success is also important.

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How to achieve higher grade in Summer ENG4U Course | English

Stay on top

Since summer school runs rather quickly, it is important to organize your time well, so that you don't fall behind In summer school, you will expect to have a test every 3 days. There is no gap between the last day of class and the exam. Therefore, it is imperative for you to stay on top daily.

Organize your time

Dedicate 1 to 1.5 hour each day after class, to review your notes. This will help you to stay on top. In addition, practice as if you will get a test tomorrow on the new materials. Do your reading (if you are taking English) ahead of time, such as Shakespeare or the novel.

Maximize your learning during class

It is important to listen attentively, take notes, so that you will learn most of the materials in class. Since summer school runs quickly and your duration of the day is 5 hours. It is important to utilize that time effectively. Try to understand the concepts in class, do practice and ask questions.

Preparing for tests

Keeping on top is important, so that you are always ready for tests. Practice daily. On the day before the test, you need to review your own study notes / notes taken in class, and practice a variety of questions. Label questions under type 1, type 2, type 3 etc., and this will help you organize your knowledge and avoid getting confused. On concepts, try to write out the concepts in your own words, and this will facilitate your understanding of the materials.

Reading Ahead

Normally, students can handle the work during the summer. However, it is advisible that they read ahead in May or June, before the first class.

In this way, they can focus on analyzing the text and writing the major essays. We will release the books and Shakespeare ahead of time for them.

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Summer ENG4U Course | Grade 12 English Overview

Summer ENG4U Course | English
Private Credit Course Overview

ENG4U Grade 12 English is one of the most important courses in grade 12 for university admission

ENG4U Grade 12 English - Course Description

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

What is taking ENG4U Grade 12 English like?

This grade 12 English course is intended to prepare students for university level English, and is intended to foster critical thinking, and higher-level literacy, especially upon the coherent and confident use of formal academic language, and the development of reading strategies for a broad array of texts. The course is broken into four skill segments.

Oral Communication: This strand of the curriculum focuses on the student’s ability to communicate through spoken language, for example in a presentation to the class, or more generally in the way they answer questions asked of them in spoken English. It also includes the comprehension component of oral communication, that is to say the ability of students to understand and comprehend spoken English. These are extremely important and valuable skills that come in handy in day-to-day life.

Reading and Literature Studies: This segment of the curriculum evaluates a student’s ability to read English literature and to comprehend and analyze it. Shakespeare will be taught in this segment, as well as poetry and short stories. The goal is to leave with a capacity to read independently, critically, and with keen understanding of the text, as well as to be in contact with works of genuine cultural and literary importance.

Writing: the goal of this segment is to produce confident and effective writers who can organize their thoughts clearly, while producing strong and grammatically correct sentences. Beyond that the course will also focus on various forms of writing including the essay, which is central to higher level coursework in English and other disciplines. Students will be exposed to a variety of forms of writing, and given the opportunity to develop strong writing skills.

Media Studies: This segment focuses on analyzing and interpreting media texts, including graphics, sounds, and images. The influence of mass media and popular culture is explored and discussed critically. Students are given the tools to make sure they can be aware of the messages floating around mass media and online culture in an academic and critical capacity, as well as the capability to create their own contributions to that culture.

Tips to succeed in ENG4U Grade 12 English

Oral communication is often a strong point for students compared to reading, however some students may have difficulty with it. There is nothing to be worried about, the key to success here is just to be familiar with the English language in general, to avoid slang usage, to speak in complete and grammatically correct sentences, and to demonstrate a wide vocabulary. For more formal assignments, if you are a stronger writer than speaker, try to write out your work before practicing your presentation out loud. Be aware also of how you pronounce words, and the tone of your voice. Avoid mumbling and speak clearly and comfortably. Many students feel embarrassed to speak in front of the class, but remember that everyone is in the same boat and has the same assignment.

Reading and literature studies often presents the greatest challenge as it is less familiar and more advanced by the twelfth grade than in previous years. High level texts like Hamlet can present unique challenges to students based on the older style of writing and syntax, and it can be difficult to move from simply understanding the plot to understanding analysis and critical study of the text. Break it down into parts and be aware of the components of literature. Write down what the themes are, or the themes that you notice in the text. Keep track of the characters and how they behave in the text. What is significant about what is happening? If you struggle with the text itself, try reading it out loud, Shakespeare was performed live after all, and still is. Try finding a version of a Shakespeare performance to see how all the stage directions are incorporated. Also, try to find something you like about each text you read. While it can be a chore to read these books, they are also classics for a reason. Always ask questions about what you are reading, and always keep notes so you are not scrambling to redo everything at the last minute.

Writing is a chance to embrace your creativity, so take the chance and do your best. For creative writing, choose topics that you care about or that interest you. For more formal, academic writing, choose topics that you both know about or can research, and which interest you. One key skill here is the organization of your thoughts. That means making sure that you express yourself in writing in a logical and methodical way, not just what comes to mind when you think about it, but structured and intentional writing. Take the time to map out what you will write. For your stories or creative writing, make sure you know how the story will end before you write it, try to develop the characters beforehand, take the time to think. For formal academic writing, make sure to do the requisite research beforehand. Find relevant quotations in the text, and make sure you have relevant facts that you present in a manner that you have thought out. Make use of the time you are given. If you are stuck you can make use of a writing prompt, but always make sure to ask why you are writing what you are writing.

Media studies is generally the least problematic section for students, especially considering the amount of exposure to popular culture and mass media that most students have already experienced. The important thing to remember here is that just knowing about popular culture is not enough. Students are called to analyze what they are experiencing and to critically examine it. That means perhaps investigating more deeply what they take for granted on their devices, and how they receive information online. These segments are also more dependent upon the discretion of the teacher than most, so material may vary from school to school, or class to class.

FAQ for ENG4U Grade 12 English course

Can I take English 4u in summer school?

Enrolling in summer school can be a beneficial strategy for students who wish to enhance their less-than-satisfactory grades and increase their chances of gaining admission into their preferred higher education institutions.

Is it worth to attend English 4u summer school?

Taking a Summer Course in English allows a student to place a heavy focus on grasping the English language as well as how to construct it in the most purposeful way.

Do Ontario universities accept summer school ENG4U?

It's important to confirm with your summer school that they or the school board will be responsible for submitting your grades directly to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). This ensures that your summer school course marks are accurately and timely reported to the OUAC for consideration in your university application.

What do you need to do for summer school ENG4U?

In the course ENG4U, students will examine complex literary works from different time periods, countries, and cultures.

They will also analyze and assess informational and graphic texts, and produce various types of oral, written, and media texts.

Is it good to study English 4u in summer?

Enrolling in an English summer course provides students with the opportunity to prioritize their language acquisition skills and learn how to effectively construct English language in a meaningful manner.


Admission Requirements Summary
Admission Requirements Summary. Major university programs. (Grade cut off, Admission essay etc.)
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How to Get into the
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How did I got into my top choice universities?
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Early on in high school, I knew I wanted to apply to the top business schools in Canada, which led me to focus my attention on getting accepted to both the Western and Queen’s business programs. QE has given me significant support in my academic well-being as well as giving advice on ... [to be continued]

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former QEA student

In Grade 12, managing your time is critical. You need to allocate your limited resources (i.e. your time) on what matters most. This principle applies to various tasks from focusing your energy on the most important subjects, to scoring the test questions you know first, to focusing on one or two job experiences or extracurricular activities that make you stand out....
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Tips on University
Application Essays
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admitted to Western Ivey School of Business (AEO)
QEA student alumni

Attaining AEO status to the Western Ivey School of Business is not an easy task. However, with the right approach and execution, getting into this competitive program can certainly be done.

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admitted to Queen’s Commerce
QEA student alumni

While applying to universities, many students will focus on their grades, but have often neglected the importance of the application essay. You should start early (one to two months before the deadline) and compose at least 4-5 drafts on each essay.

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Syllabus for summer ENG4U course

Overall Expectation for English grade 12

ORAL COMMUNICATION for Summer English grade 12

ENG4U 1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;

ENG4U 1.1 identify the purpose of a wide range of listen- ing tasks and set goals for specific tasks (e.g., prepare counterarguments during a debate;1 record important ideas and supporting details during a class lecture; understand how to complete the online university, college, and OSAP applications after a presentation on the topic)

ENG4U 2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;

ENG4U 2.1 communicate orally for a wide range of pur- poses, using language effective for the intended audience (e.g., perform a readers’ theatre presentation of a written text;5 deliver a eulogy for a Shakespearean character; role-play an entrance interview at a postsecondary institution; lead a panel discussion)/p>

ENG4U 3. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.

ENG4U 3.1 demonstrate insight into their strengths and weaknesses as listeners and speakers, and practise the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after listening and speaking to improve their oral communication skills (e.g., identify the environmental conditions that help them listen effectively; explain how they adjust their presentation strategies to reach a culturally diverse audience; assess their time- management and self-motivation strategies when preparing for a presentation and adjust as necessary)

READING AND LITERATURE STUDIES for Summer English grade 12

ENG4U 1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning;

ENG4U 1.3 identify the most important ideas and sup- porting details in texts, including complex and challenging texts (e.g., summarize the ideas in a critical essay about a literary work; outline two contrasting interpretations of a scene from a Shakespeare play; outline the historical or political context of an Aboriginal writer’s narrative)

ENG4U 2. Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning;

ENG4U 2.1 identify a variety of characteristics of literary, informational, and graphic text forms and demonstrate insight into the way they help communicate meaning (e.g., quoted material is used in a literary essay to support the analysis or argument, and the thesis is often restated and extended in the conclusion; recurring imagery and/or symbols often help to develop themes in poems, stories, and plays; the structure of a son- net provides a framework for the poem’s content)

ENG4U 3. Reading With Fluency: use knowledge of words and cueing systems to read fluently;

ENG4U 3.1 automatically understand most words in a variety of reading contexts (e.g., identify clichés and jargon in texts and suggest clearer, more specific wordings; identify words that signal organizational patterns in literary essays; analyse how familiar words are used to influence a mass audience in print and television advertisements)

ENG4U 4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as readers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful before, during, and after reading.

ENG4U 4.2 identify a variety of their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing, and representing and explain how the skills help them read more effectively (e.g., describe the insights they gained into a short story after viewing a short film based on the story)

WRITING for Summer English grade 12

ENG4U 1. Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;

ENG4U 1.1 identify the topic, purpose, and audience for a variety of writing tasks (e.g., a letter of application to a specific program at a postsecondary school; the script for a satirical monologue on contemporary issues and popular culture to be delivered to their peers; an essay analysing character development in a literary work; an adaptation of a complex scene from a Shakespeare play into a narrative for an English language learner)

ENG4U 2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;

ENG4U 2.6 revise drafts to improve the content, organiza- tion, clarity, and style of their written work (e.g., ensure that their controlling idea is appropriate and clear; reinforce their arguments with com- pelling evidence; rephrase passages or combine sentences in a narrative to improve clarity or to make their writing more compelling)

ENG4U 3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;

ENG4U 3.3 use punctuation correctly and effectively to communicate their intended meaning (e.g., use commas, semi-colons, colons, and dashes correctly to clarify meaning, to improve the rhythm and flow of a sentence, and/or for stylistic effect)

ENG4U 4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in the writing process.

ENG4U 4.2 identify a variety of skills they have in listening, speaking, reading, viewing, and representing, and explain how these skills help them write more effectively (e.g., identify the benefits of reading their work aloud to an audience as a revising strategy; describe the specific ways in which individual texts they have read have influenced their writing)

MEDIA STUDIES for Summer English grade 12

ENG4U 1. Understanding Media Texts: demonstrate an understanding of a variety of media texts;

ENG4U 1.1 explain how media texts, including complex and challenging texts, are created to suit particular purposes and audiences (e.g., aspects of advertising campaigns are often modified to reflect the priorities of different regional, cultural, or socio-economic groups; the differing story line-ups of a major news network and a community television news channel reflect their differing priorities and target audiences)

ENG4U 2. Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques: identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are used to create meaning;

ENG4U 2.1 identify general and specific characteristics of a variety of media forms and demonstrate insight into the way they shape content and create meaning (e.g., explain how the format and presentation of news items on television can create a culture of fear; explain why film adap- tations of novels often differ significantly from the novels they are based on, and describe the nature of the differences in a specific example)

ENG4U 3. Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;

ENG4U 3.1 describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create (e.g., a story- board for a short videotaped editorial on a current issue or topic aimed at an adult audience; a multi- media presentation for peers on an environmental issue3) and identify practical, interpretive, and/ or creative challenges they may face in achiev- ing their purpose

ENG4U 4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

ENG4U 4.2 explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them interpret and produce media texts (e.g., the ability to identi- fy words that indicate bias in written material can help them detect bias when interpreting media messages)

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Course organization for Summer English grade 12

Unit 1Speeches and Essay Writing18 hours
Unit 2Short Stories18 hours
Unit 3Novel22 hours
Unit 4Drama22 hours
Unit 5Media Studies18 hours
Unit 6Independent Study Unit12 hours

Total Hours 110 hours


Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflects how well students are achieving the curriculum expectations.

Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of a student’s work on the basis of established achievement criteria, and assigning a value to represent that quality.

The term score will be divided into 4 categories:

  • Knowledge (30 – 35%)
  • Applications (20 – 25%)
  • Thinking / Inquiry (15-20%)
  • Communications (10-15%)

There are four levels of achievement for students who are passing this course:

  • Level 1 (50-59%)
  • Level 2 (60-69%)
  • Level 3 (70-79%)
  • Level 4 (80-100%)

Level 3 is the provincial standard for student achievement.

LEARNING/TEACHING STRATEGIES for Summer English grade 12

These are the optimal methods for instruction and lesson planning throughout the course period. The teacher will use a combination of these methods to enhance the learning environment for students.

  • Lecture: formal presentation of information/knowledge to students with the use of aids (visual, written etc.) with the expectation that students’ take notes and ask questions throughout.
  • Class Discussion: students will be presented with a problem/situation to discuss amongst their peers in cooperative analysis to present-back to the teacher; these are informal
  • Technological aids: teachers can use technological aids such as presentation software (PowerPoint, Prezi etc.), games and other virtual resources to teach students and specialize to their individual needs.
  • Audio/Visual aids: teachers will use a combination of audio/visual presentations (films, songs, etc.) to enhance and augment learning with texts and provide students an alternative context to apply and practise skills.
  • Peer Evaluation: students will evaluate their peers’ work providing feedback and working cooperatively to better their skills and share knowledge.
  • One-on-One Learning: teachers will be constantly and consistently working one-on-one with students to accommodate for individual needs and provide a comfortable learning space. Students will be able to ask the teacher questions or for more in-depth guidance that might not be accomplished within the whole class environment.
  • Collaborative learning: teachers will be encouraged to use group activities that can enhance and augment learning throughout the course. These activities can include short presentations, games, challenges, trivia, etc. This provides students with opportunities to develop and practise skills in peer and self-assessment and gives teachers opportunities to model and provide instruction related to applying success criteria, providing descriptive feedback, and developing collaborative learning skills.


Teachers who are planning a program in English must take into account considerations in a number of important areas, including those discussed below.

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