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01004 English 12

In English 12, students write informative, expository, and persuasive essays and produce a well-documented research paper. During the writing process, students demonstrate their understanding of grammatical conventions and practice techniques for improving their writing style and fluency. A survey of British literature helps students relate to the political, social, and philosophical perspectives of each historical period.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for English 12.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of English 9, 10, and 11 (required)

Course Texts and Materials

Required

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Beowulf

Optional

Online excerpts of the following will be provided within the course, but students may wish to borrow a print copy from a school or local library.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

Important Considerations for Assigned Readings

Terms Offered

Offered in two half-credit semesters:

  • 01004 English 12 Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
    • Summer Session, Semester 1 (first 3 weeks)
  • 01004 English 12 Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
    • Summer Session, Semester 1 (first 3 weeks)
    • Summer Session, Semester 2 (second 3 weeks)
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