Eighty credits in Grade 10-12 (48 required credits, 28 elective credits, four graduation portfolio credits) are needed for graduation.
To graduate, students need at least 48 credits from the following list:
|English 10||4 credits|
|English 11||4 credits|
|English 12||4 credits|
|Social Studies 10||4 credits|
|Social Studies 11, Canadian Civics 11 or B.C. First Nations Studies 12||4 credits|
|Science 10||4 credits|
|Science 11 or 12||4 credits|
|Mathematics 10||4 credits|
|Mathematics 11 or 12||4 credits|
|Physical Education 10||4 credits|
|Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12||4 credits|
|Planning 10||4 credits|
To graduate, students will also need at least 28 credits from a list of elective courses. The selection of elective courses may vary between secondary schools.
To graduate, students will need to complete a Graduation Portfolio worth four credits.
Grade 12 Credits:
To graduate, students will need to take English 12 and a minimum of 12 additional credits in Grade 12-level courses.
The Graduation Program requires all students to write five examinations:
1. English 10
2. Science 10
3. Mathematics 10
4. Social Studies 10 or 11
5. English 12 or Communications 12
Except for English 12, these examinations are worth 20% of the student’s final mark. The graduation exam for English 12 is worth 40% of the student’s final mark.
About one month after writing the examinations, the Ministry of Education will mail the student’s examination results (called a transcript). Students may be required to take an English Language Proficiency Test to enroll in a post-secondary institution.