B.C.'s New Curriculum
B.C.’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education system is being modernized with new curriculum. In the fall of 2015, we began the three-year process of transitioning to the new curriculum.
During the 2015/16 school year, we introduced draft redesigned curriculum in Kindergarten to Grade 9. Beginning in September 2016, students in K-9 learn the new curriculum only.
In the 2016/17 school year and 2017/18 school years, Grade 10-12 teachers are able to use either the old or parts of the new draft curriculum. For the 2018/19 school year, the new curriculum will be used in Grades 10-12. In addition to the redesigned curriculum, we are also updating reporting and assessment practices. Those changes will be implemented between 2016 to 2018:
B.C. teachers and the Ministry of Education are working with experts in education design and delivery – both locally and internationally – to develop this new system. A key goal is to provide students with an education that is flexible and innovative. They’ll also gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in today’s 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 website
- Kindergarten - Grade 9 Curriculum
- Grades 10 - 12 draft curriculum
- Curriculum search tool
The Ministry of Education sets the education standards for students in grades K to 12 through the provincial curriculum. After September 1, 2016 all of the kindergarten to grade 9 curriculum can be found on our new curriculum website.
- Open School BC's Online Catalogue contains more than 3 000 learning resources avaliable for teachers, students, and parents
- ERAC's K-12 Resource Collection is an online, searchable compilation of resources used in classrooms in British Columbia (BC). Educators and administrators can quickly find products to meet their needs.