Graduation Requirements

British Columbia secondary students must begin their graduation program in Grade 10. In order to graduate students must complete certain courses and do at least 5 provincial exams.There are many choices for students to get their remaining credits.

What You Need to Graduate

  • 48 credits from required courses.
  • 28 credits from elective courses.
  • 4 credits from graduation transitions.
This will add up to a total of 80 credits.

Required Courses:
- Planning 10
- Language Arts 10 (English 10 or Honours English 10)
- Mathematics 10 (Principles of Mathematics 10, Essentials Math 10)
- Social Studies 10
- Science 10
- Physical Education 10
- Language Arts 11 (English 11, Honours English 11 or Communications 11)
- Language Arts 12 (English 12, English First Peoples 12 or Communications 12)
- Mathematics 11 (Principles of Mathematics 11 or 12 , Principles of Mathematics 12)
- Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
- Social Studies 11 or 12 (Socials 11, Civics 11, Geography 12, History 12, BC First Nations 12)
- Science 11 or 12 (Biology 11, Biology 12, Chemistry 11.Chemistry 12, Physics 11, Physics 12, Earth Science 11)

For a minimum of 4 credits each, these courses will add up to the required 48 credits.

Provincial Exams:

The 5 provincial exams required to graduate are as follows:
- Language Arts 10
- Science 10
- Mathematics 10
- Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12
- Language Arts 12

All other Grade 12 exams are optional.

Graduation Transitions:
All students must complete the following before the end of Grade 12:
- 150 minutes a week of logged physical activity
- 30 hours of volunteer/work experience, and must explain what was learned.
- A completed transition plan outlining significant accomplishments and goals.



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