Welcome to Byng's English Department
Each English course is comprised of six sub-skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing design in a critical thinking framework. By completion of high school, students should have acquired the skills required for postsecondary options. Each English course requires habitual reading outside of class, the patience for revision and accuracy, open-mindedness and willingness to participate.
The goals of English are to develop a lifetime appreciation for language and proficiency in communication. This development may be expressed in a lifetime love of reading, the facility to communicate through a variety of spoken and written forms and the enjoyment of cultural events such as live theatre, quality film and literary events.
All grades write a mid-year exam that is a component of the year-end assessment. These exams are set by the English Department and marked by a committee of teachers in each grade level using the Provincial Holistic Scoring Guide.
Current staff members are found under Staff & Departments, Directory.
Course descriptions are found under News & info, Course descriptions
Ms Hughes' webpage is found here.