BC's secondary school students begin working on their graduation requirements in Grade 10. In order to graduate, students must complete specified courses and write at least five provincial exams. Students have choice and flexibility in how they meet the remaining requirements.
At a Glance
The table below is an overview of what you need to graduate:
- 48 credits from required courses
- 28 credits from elective courses
- 4 credits from Graduation Transitions
|a Language Arts 10
|a Language Arts 11
|a Language Arts 12
|a Mathematics 10
|a Mathematics 11 or 12
|a Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12
|Social Studies 10
|a Social Studies 11 or 12
|a Science 11 or 12
|Physical Education 10
|Students must earn at least 28 elective credits.
|Additional Grade 10-12 credits*
|Students must earn 4 credits for Graduation Transitions.
|* Of the 80 credits for graduation, at least 16 must be at the Grade 12 level, including a Grade 12 Language Arts course. Others may be required or elective courses.|
Graduation Program Exams
You are required to write five graduation program exams. Graduation program exams are mandatory
in the following courses:
- Grade 10 Language Arts
- Grade 10 Science
- Grade 10 Mathematics
- Social Studies 11, Civic Studies or BC First Nations 12
- Grade 12 Language Arts
Provincial exam results are blended with the classroom mark to generate final course marks. Grade 10 and 11 exams count for 20% of the final mark. Grade 12 exams count for 40% of the final mark.