At Seaquam, we are proud of our English programme and its eclectic educators.  Students have a variety of choice, whether they follow a newly minted Dogwood English or adapted English programme, integrated Humanities, or IB English (International Baccalaureate TM).

Some of the highlights of the new ministry language are around ‘Big Ideas’ in Dogwood English:

  1. Texts and story deepen our understanding of diverse, complex ideas, identities, and the world;
  2. People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives;
  3. Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed;
  4. Language shapes ideas and influences others;
  5. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens;
  6. Digital citizenship requires both knowledge of digital technology and awareness of its impacts on individuals and society.
  7. ‘Big Ideas’ are taken verbatim from https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/10-12#ela

Apart from big ideas, there is a special focus on Indigenous narrative and ways of knowing.  Finally, the new curriculum invites educators and students to explore the perspectives of people in the SOGI community (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity).  The latter two perspectives will enhance the narratives of BC classrooms.