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Yukon schools will continue to transition to the new graduation requirements for the 2018-19 school year.

Last year, British Columbia started making changes to its curriculum and the graduation requirements for students. Yukon schools follow B.C.’s curriculum and graduation program.

The main changes to the graduation program include replacing the five provincial exams with new provincial numeracy and literacy assessments. The two new assessments will be standardized assessments of student learning in reading, writing, math and problem solving.

  • The literacy assessment will assess students on their ability to read, write, understand meaning, express themselves, critically analyze information and connect and create ideas.
  • The numeracy assessment will assess students on their ability to interpret information and apply math and logic to solve problems.

Students will still write in-class tests and exams in many secondary courses.

The new numeracy assessment was made available for use in June 2018 and will be used by Grade 10 - 12 students in the 2018-19 school year. B.C. had announced on October 24, 2017, that the new literacy assessment will now be available January 2020. Previously it was expected to be introduced in the 2018-19 school year.

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Changes to the graduation program

In the 2018-19 school year, the transition to the new graduation program will continue.

Grade 10 students 

Graduate in 2020-21

  • Follow the 2018 Graduation Program requirements (80 credits) .
  • Write a provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessment before graduation.

    Grade 11 students 

    Graduate in 2019-20 

    • Follow the 2018 Graduation Program requirements (80 credits).
    • Write the new provincial Numeracy and Literacy Assessments before graduation.

      Grade 12 students

      Graduate in 2018-19


      • Follow the 2018 Graduation Program requirements (80 credits).
      • Take English Language Arts 12 (or equivalent) and write the associated provincial exam
      • Write the new provincial Numeracy Assessment before graduation.

      Note: Français langue première 10, Français langue première 12 and Français langue seconde immersion 12 provincial exam changes will be the same as their equivalents above.

      Courses and credits required to graduate

      There are no changes to the number of credits or courses required to graduate. They are the same as in the old graduation program.

      Yukon schools will assist students during the transition to make sure they understand what they need to complete in order to graduate. Guidance and support will also be available to teachers to assist them in designing in-class assessments to meet the high standards we expect in the graduation program.

      Visit for more information on the new graduation requirements.

      Post-secondary entrance requirements

      The B.C. Ministry of Education and the Yukon Department of Education are working with universities, colleges and other post-secondary institutions on the changes so that the graduation program continues to meet entrance requirements.

      Universities, colleges, technical institutions and trades schools have different entrance requirements. Similar programs at different institutions may have different prerequisites, and one institution may require higher marks than another.

      Yukon student transcripts will include a student’s final course marks and the results of their provincial literacy and numeracy exams, the key subjects that postsecondary institutions look at for admissions.

      Exam schedules for Grade 12 courses

      B.C. will continue to offer BCPEs for Language Arts 12 and equivalent courses in 2018-19.

      Visit to find examination dates.

      Prepare for an exam

      To help prepare for an exam, you can visit B.C. Ministry of Education's Provincial Examinations pages to find the Exam Specifications book and Handbook of Procedures. There, you will also find sample exams to use to prepare for an exam.

      Test specification documents are available to teachers early in the school year so they can help their students prepare. These documents outline and describe the tests and provide practice tests and questions to use with students.

      Yukon Excellence Awards

      Based on your child’s final course marks, they may be eligible for the Yukon Excellence Awards. Please contact your school counsellor for details. Students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 for 10 awards to offset costs of post-secondary education and training.


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      Past results of the B.C. Provincial Exams and other assessments are compiled in the Department of Education Annual Reports.

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