• English 1 (0102) is designed to prepare students for the comprehensive secondary school program in language arts. Fundamentals of writing, literature, study skills, vocabulary, listening, and viewing are stressed. Skills for the state High School Proficiency Assessment are reinforced. The literature portion of this course emphasizes the structural elements of a variety of literary forms and genres such as the short story, Shakespearean drama, the novel, poetry, and nonfiction.