Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Information for Parents and Students

B.C.’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education system is being modernized. As part of this process, new curriculum is being introduced in all B.C. schools.  

  • Full transition to the new K-9 curriculum took effect in the 2016/17 school year.
  • Full transition to the new Grade 10 curriculum took effect in the 2018/19 school year.
  • Full transition to the new Grades 11 & 12 curriculum will take effect in the 2019/20 school year.

A key goal in modernizing the education system is to provide students with an education that is still rigorous, but also flexible and innovative, one from which they gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in today’s modern world.

Another goal is making sure that teachers can deliver the curriculum efficiently and effectively. The new system provides teachers with more time and flexibility to explore topics in depth with students.

Curriculum Transition Updates

Full transition to the new Grade 10 curriculum will take effect in all B.C. schools in 2018/19. New course codes for Grade 10 are now available in MyEducation BC and the ministry’s course registry. Schools must use the new Grade 10 course codes for 2018/19 scheduling and reporting.

Finalized 11 & 12 curriculum will be posted in June 2018 and remain optional for trial use for 2018/19; schools must continue using current Grades 11 & 12 course codes for 2018/19 scheduling and reporting.           

Full transition to the new Grades 11 & 12 curriculum will take effect in all B.C. schools in 2019/20. Final course codes for the new Grades 11 & 12 curriculum will be available in MyEducation BC and the ministry’s course registry in fall 2018, in time for 2019/20 scheduling and reporting.