ENG3U English – Grade 11 (University)

ENG3U online is one of over 160 secondary school courses that Blyth Academy Online offers.

Courses Offered


PREREQUISITE: English, Grade 10, Academic

GRADE: 11 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summers Programs, Blyth Academy Online



Summer School sessions begin in July & August
Summer School 2021

ENG3U Course Overview

ENG3U online emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. ENG3U online is intended to prepare students for the compulsory grade 12 university or college preparation course. Whether taken online or in-person on campus, this course will give students communication and critical thinking skills that are important for continued English education as well as academics and life in general. Both online and in-person offerings follow the same curriculum.

ENG3U Course Outline

Below is a course outline created by Blyth Academy for college preparatory studies in English. This course outline is the same, whether the course is taken online or in-person. ENG3U is divided into four units: short stories and non-fiction with a focus on literary elements; a study of “The Catcher in the Rye;” a study of “Macbeth;” and the study of a contemporary novel, “A Complicated Kindness.” The four units cover the basic foundation of literature, novels, Elizabethan drama, and contemporary novels, providing a broad survey of classic and modern literature.

Take a closer look at the details of the four units in this course and read more about how each unit’s essential question relates to what students will learn. The units in ENG3U will provide a solid foundation for future coursework in English and skills in communication that are relevant for all coursework as students graduate from high school and move on to college.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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