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The minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta high school diploma include English Language Arts 30 level (30-1 or 30-2).
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  • Students choosing 10-2 follow the 20-2 and 30-2 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12. This course stream is ideal for students entering trades or the work force immediately after high school as well as for those students considering post-secondary studies at institutions offering two and three-year diploma programs.
  • Students choosing 10-1 follow the 20-1 and 30-1 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12. This stream is ideal for students considering post-secondary studies in most colleges and universities.
  • The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who love reading. AP English students write the same final exams as the “-1” students with the additions of the AP English Language exam (in May of Grade 11) and the AP English Literature exam (May of Grade 12).
It is possible to switch between streams. Students who score 45% or higher in English 10-1 may cross into English 20-2. The same rule applies for students switching from English 20-1 to English 30-2. Students can cross into different streams after successful completion of the same grade level e.g. 30-2 to 30-1 without needing to complete 20-1. Students may switch into Advanced Placement with teacher and/or department head consultation.

Note: ALWAYS check information with the post-secondary institution and the program of your choice. Pre-requisites vary by institution and institutions sometimes change entrance requirements.

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AP English Language and Literature Exam

Students who are taking English 20-1AP will be writing the Advanced Placement College Board English Language exam in May in their Grade 11 year. There is an excellent web page that offers student exemplars and the actual test questions from previous years.  You can also find information for the AP Literature exam that students write in May of their Grade 12 year.
 
English 20-1AP Language Exam
 
English 30-1AP Literature Exam
 
English 20-1AP
 
English 30-1AP
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