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 process of transitioning to the new curriculum.

During the 2015/16 school year, we introduced draft redesigned curriculum in Kindergarten to Grade 9. As of September 2016, the new K-9 curriculum was officially in place. 

In the 2017/18 school year, Grade 10-12 teachers are able to use either the old curriculum, or parts of the new draft curriculum. 

In 2018/19, all B.C. schools will use the new Grade 10 curriculum; the Grades 11 & 12 curriculum will remain optional for trial use.  

In 2019/20, all B.C. schools will use the new Grades 11 & 12 curriculum.

There are two new provincial graduation assessments to align with the new curriculum. 

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.

Current Curriculum

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