Post-Secondary English at King's (PEAK)

Applicants who have written a standardized test listed above (including the ELSAT) but do not meet the required scores may be eligible for Blended PEAK. Scores for admission to Blended PEAK:

  • IELTS Academic Module: 5.5 overall with no lower than 5.0 on each band.
  • TOEFL iBT: 51-85 overall
  • Pearson Test of English: 51-58
  • CAEL 50-59
  • SAT with 445-610 on the Reading and Writing section (if written before 2016, 400-550 is needed on the reading and writing section).
  • ELSAT: intermediate score

The PEAK program is designed for Canadian and international students who already have intermediate to advanced proficiency in English to obtain the knowledge and experience necessary to excel in post-secondary education and life in Canada. Applicants admitted to Blended PEAK will simultaneously complete three introductory university courses within a degree program at King's.

Upon the successful completion of the Blended PEAK program, students are admissible into full-time study at King’s. Students are assessed for full-time study at the end of each semester of the Blended PEAK program.

PEAK Courses

PEAK 105/115 – PEAK 105 is an intermediate level course offered in the Fall semester, and PEAK 115 is the advanced level course offered in the Winter semester. PEAK courses emphasize writing and researching, with a focus on the following topics:

  • Thesis statements and paragraph structure, including grammar and mechanics.
  • Writing introductions and conclusions with a focus on transitions.
  • Research essays using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guidelines.
  • Essay structure explored through three essay assignments: expository, persuasion and comparison and contrast.
  • Inference, plot conventions and figurative language explored through a novel study.
  • Creative writing.