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The senior high school English language arts program highlights six language strands- listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing. Senior high school students engage in all six language arts strands as they study and analyze texts to develop and strengthen their writing skills in relevant situations for a variety of purposes and audiences. All strands are interrelated and interdependent; facility in one strengthens and supports facility in the others. Alberta Education requires that a student successfully pass English 30-1 or 30-2 to fulfill one requirement for an Alberta High School Diploma. Students taking the Knowledge and Employability pathway (dash 4) must successfully pass English 30-4 to be eligible for a High School Certificate of Achievement. English at the 30 level does have a mandatory Diploma examination that needs to be completed at the end of the term. This exam is made up of a written exam and a reading exam.

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