Changes to Graduation Years Requirements Starting in 2016/2017

In 2016/2017 there will be changes to exams to align with the redesigned Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, and in preparation for the new graduation requirements starting in 2018/2019.

For students entering Grades 10-12 in the 2016/2017 school year:

Grade 10 students will:

  • Follow most of the current Graduation Program requirements
  • Take a Math 10, a Language Arts 10 and Science 10, with classroom assessments instead of provincial exams
  • Meet Social Studies graduation requirements with classroom assessments
  • Write a provincial math skills exam and a provincial literacy exam before graduation

Grade 11 students will:

  • Have completed a Math 10, a Language Arts 10 and Science 10 or equivalent and written the associated provincial exams
  • Meet Social Studies graduation requirements with classroom assessments instead of a provincial exam
  • Write a Language Arts 12 exam before graduation
  • Not write the new provincial math skills exam

Grade 12 students will:

  • Finish all the current Graduation Program requirements
  • Have completed a Math 10, a Language Arts 10, Science 10 and Social Studies 11 (or equivalent) and have written associated provincial exams
  • Take Language Arts 12 (or equivalent) and write the associated provincial exam
  • Not write the new provincial literacy or provincial numeracy exams
  • Students who have completed courses associated with discontinued exams by June 30, 2016 will have until June 2017 to write or re-write exams
  • 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