As a student on the 2004 Graduation Programme, you are required to write at least five provincial exams.  Exams are mandatory for every course in the following subject areas:

  • Grade 10 Language Arts
  • Grade 10 Science
  • Grade 10 Mathematics (based on the course you choose)
  • Social Studies 11 or 12 (based on the course you choose)
  • Grade 12 Language Arts (based on the course you choose)

Exam results are blended with the classroom mark to generate the final course mark.  Grade 10 and 11 exams count for 20% of the final mark, Grade 12 exams count for 40% of the final mark.  The above exams are mandatory.

For more on Graduation Programme exams go to:  www.bced.gov.bc/exams

For policies on cheating and other exam issues go to:  www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/

For more on scholarships and awards, go to:  www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards

Provincial Exam Bulletin


Cross Grade Exams ensure that students in the same course are evaluated in a consistent manner across a grade level.  Each cross grade exam, therefore, is based on common course objectives.  Final cross grade exams, which occur in June account for a significant portion of the final mark.  Cross grade exams also serve to prepare students for Grade 12 Provincial Examinations.

The importance of adequate review and study for these exams cannot be overemphasized.  Students must not only assume responsilbity for preparing carefully for the exams, but must also be responsible for knowing the time that each exam is to be written.  Credit cannot be afforded for missed exams, except in exceptional circumstances.

Provincial Exam Schedule

Exam Instructions for Students