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Reading and Writing Alternatives

Below you will find alternatives and equivalencies to the British Columbia high school English courses for access to NWCC programs. Minimum equivalencies are represented.

Applicants who require reading and writing

Alternative courses English requirement

NWCC program English entrance requirements

English 12[1]
"B" grade

English 12[1]
"C+" grade

English 12[1]
"Pass" grade

English 11[2]

English 10[2]

Post-secondary English course equivalent to
NWCC’s English 101 or 151

C+

C

Pass

Pass

Pass

CCP ENGL 050 or equivalent

(ABE Provincial Level)

B

C+

P

P

P

CCP ENGL 040 or equivalent

(ABE Advanced level)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Equal Grade

Pass

CCP ENGL 030 or equivalent

(ABE Intermediate level)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Equal Grade

VCC Writing Skills 1076 &
Reading and Study Skills 1076[3]

S

S

S

S

S

VCC Communication for
Health Sciences
CCAC 1084

S

S

S

S

S

Alternative tests that meet the English requirement

 

 

 

 

 

NWCC – CAT4 assessment

CAT 20/22, Reading 26, Vocab 18, Writing Conv 18, spelling 24

CAT 20/22, Reading 26, Vocab 18, Writing Conv 18, spelling 24

CAT 20/22, Reading 26, Vocab 18, Writing Conv 18, spelling 24

CAT 20/22, Reading 23, Vocab 16, Writing Conv 16, spelling 17

CAT 19, Reading 30, Vocab 28, Writing Conv 24, spelling 25

UBC LPI[4]

Essay level: 5
Essay score: 35

Essay level: 5
Essay score: 30

Essay level: 4
Essay score: 26

Essay level: 4
Essay score: 24

Essay level: 3
Essay score: 22

BCIT COMM 0015 or
COMM 0005

80%

70%

60%

50%

50%

LET (Langara English Test)

4

3

3

3

2

VCC ABE Reading and Writing
Assessment

Reading: 60
Grammar: 52
Writing: 0991

Reading: 60
Grammar: 52
Writing: 0991

Reading: 60
Grammar: 52
Writing: 0991

Reading: 50
Grammar: 40
Writing: 0871

Reading: 50
Grammar: 35
Writing: 0752

[1] English 12 First People is equivalent to English 12.  Communications 12 is not equivalent to English 12; applicants with Communications 12 must take a CAT assessment test.

[2] For Grade 10 and 11, marks in alternative course should match the mark requested by the program.

[3] Same mark required for each course.

[4] LPI scores valid for 2 years.