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Graduation Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 GRADE 10-12

80 Credits required for graduation

Of these 80 credits: 

  • At least 16 credits must be at a Grade 12 level, including required Language Arts 12
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits.
  • 52 credits are required from the following:
COURSE Credits
Language Arts 10 4
Social Studies 10 4
Science 10 4
Mathematics 10 4
Physical and Health Education 10 4
Language Arts 11 4
Social Studies 12 4
Mathematics 11 or 12 4
Science 11 or 12 4
Language Arts 12 4
Arts Ed 10, 11 or 12 and/or Applied Design, Skills and Technologies 10, 11 or 12 4
Career Life Education - 10 and 11 4
Career Life Connections and Capstone - 12 4

 

Minimum of 28 Credits in Elective Courses.  Minimum of 16 credits at the grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12.

External Learning Credits:  For details see Ministry of Education

Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience or volunteering.

In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:

  • The new Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018
  • The new Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2019/20
  • The New Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in 2020/21 

Note on Language Arts 12 exams: Students graduating in the 2018/19 school year will not write a literacy assessment. They will write the course-based Language Arts 12 provincial exam. 

Note on Career Life Education: For 2018/19, the following career education courses will be used in all BC schools:

  • Career Life Education 
  • Graduation Transitions

For 2019/20 and beyond, the following career education courses will be used in all BC schools:

  • Career Life Education
  • Career Life Connections

Students on the B.C. Graduation Program will be able to meet the career education graduation requirement with any of the following combinations: 

  • Planning 10/Graduation Transitions
  • Planning 10/Career Life Connections 
  • Career Life Education/Graduation Transitions
  • Career Life Education/Career Life Connections