The English Department offers courses in all grades and provides opportunities for students to study literature from a variety of sources and time periods.

The GDHS Writing Workshop was developed by our English teachers as a source for communication, grammar, and spelling assistance. Check out the Workshop below!

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The OSSLT is held in the fall and spring in an online platform and is part of the graduation requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Resources, support, and assistance for the OSSLT is provided by English teachers throughout grade 9 and 10 programming. In Semester 2 of each year, students that may need additional support in preparing for the OSSLT may be invited to an after-school literacy camp for more direct support.

English Department Overview

English pathways
Equity & Inclusion
IB English courses

Elective Course Offerings

Elective Courses