The objectives for the twelfth grade English course include the four components of the Virginia SOL's. In oral language the focus is on developing speaking skills in preparation for a formal oral presentation. In reading and literature the focus is on reading and critiquing poetry and drama from various cultures, analyzing various forms of British literature from different chronological eras, and reading a variety of informational and technical texts. In writing the primary focus is on developing expository and technical writing which is edited to conform to accepted standards of English usage. In research, students will write a research paper using a recognized method of documentation.