I was asked to teach AP English to 11th grade students next year. I read some sample syllabi and the AP course descriptions, but both my colleagues and I can't decide on the best class: English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition We do offer CAP English to 12th graders, but here in NY the 11th grade course load can be heavy for those planning on college. Would students be best served by reading and critiquing literature? Would students be best served by learning to write in non-literary formats? Thanks for sharing your experience and expertise!