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EPS3O Presentation and Speaking Skills – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE : Grade 10 English, Academic or Applied

GRADE : 11 (Open)


EPS3O online at Profectus emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts, using such forms as reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews, and multimedia presentations. In EPS3O online, students will research and analyse the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers; design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences; select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message; and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentations.

UNIT 1 :

Preparing Presentations (30hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the characteristics of effective presentations.
  • Plan presentations for specific purposes and audiences.

UNIT 2 :

Making Presentations (30hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Communicate orally for a variety of specific purposes and audiences, using the forms, language, and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Use a variety of visual aids and technologies to clarify meaning and enhance the impact of presentations.

UNIT 3 :

Responding to Presentations (20hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Produce personal and critical responses to a variety of presentations.


Course Culmination (30hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the English Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 15% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for English will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.