Inspected by Ministry of Education : BSID #882297

Inspected by Ministry of Education : BSID #882297

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course

QW School > Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
Course ID
12th Grade
In-Person, Online
Credit Value

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their
reading experiences and samples of their writing.


A gateway into any profession and one of most important positions in an Organization


  • Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)

Course structure and modules

The strands for Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course are:

  • Building Reading Skills
  • Building Writing Skills
  • Understanding and Assessing Growth in Literacy