Curriculum & Assessment

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 began 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.

To learn more, explore the new curriculum