British Columbia is currently making changes to its curriculum and the graduation requirements for students. Yukon schools follow B.C.’s curriculum and graduation program.
The main change for 2016/17 is that B.C. is taking steps to replace the current five provincial exams with two new provincial exams. The two new literacy and numeracy exams will be standardized assessments of student learning in reading, writing, math and problem solving.
Students will still write in-class tests and exams in many secondary courses.
B.C. expects to introduce its new numeracy exam is in January 2018. The new literacy exam is expected to be introduced in the 2018/19 school year.
In the 2016-17 school year, there will be a transition to the new graduation program.
|Grade 10 Students in 2016-17||Will:
|Grade 11 Students in 2016-17||Will:
|Grade 12 Students in 2016-17||Will:
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.
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 https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation-info for more information on the new graduation 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.
B.C. will continue to offer BCPEs for Language Arts 12 and equivalent courses in 2017.
Visit http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/schedules.htm to find examination dates.
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.
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.
B.C. Provincial Examinations 2015/16 - First Nations
B.C. Provincial Examinations 2015/16 Non-First Nations
B.C. Provincial Examinations 2014/15
Past results of the B.C. Provincial Exams and other assessments are compiled in the Department of Education Annual Reports.