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Provincial Exams

You will need to write 5 Provincial Exams in your High School Education

  1. Language Arts 10
  2. Science 10
  3. Math 10
  4. Social Studies 11 or BC First Nations 12
  5. Language Arts 12 (English or Communications 12)

Each exam is worth 20% of the final mark, except for the Language Arts 12 exam, which is worth 40%.

Grade 12 Provincial Exams

The English / Communications 12 provincial exam is mandatory

Other Grade 12 provincial exams are optional

To compete for Ministry of Education scholarships you must write English 12 plus at least 2 other Grade 12 provincial exams

Writing a Grade 12 provincial exam means that 60% of your final grade comes from your class mark and 40% comes from the exam

If you do not write an exam your final grade is based on your class work only (100%)

provincial exam schedule

June 20th

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • Science 10
    • Communications 12
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Social Studies 11

June 21st

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • English 12
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Principles of Math 12
    • Applications of Math 12

June 22nd

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • English 10
    • History 12
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Physics 12

June 25th

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • French 12
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Geography 12

June 26th

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • Chemistry 10
    • Geology 12

June 27th

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • English Literature 12
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    • Japanese 12
    • Mandarin 12
    • Punjabi 12
    • Spanish 12

June 28th

  • 9:00am to 11:00am
    • Biology 12

August Provincial Exams

Only those exams required for graduation are offered. No optional exams are available in August If students are unable to locate a district/school in which to write their exam, their next option is to write the exam in the next available session offered by their school. ♦  NOTE: Results from August examination sessions are not …

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Exams and Post Secondary

As you are likely aware, the B.C. Provincial government (Ministry of Education) has designated all grade 12 Provincial exams, with the exception of Language Arts 12 and BC First Nations Studies, as OPTIONAL. It is the student’s decision, not the schools, to write the optional Provincial exams. (see Ministry of Education Exam Handbook page 24) …

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Sample Provincial Exams

Practicing for Provincial Exams is beneficial to doing well on your exams in June. There are 2 Provincial Exam links that should be “bookmarked” when it comes to writing the Grade 10, 11 and 12 Provincial Exams: BC Provincial Exam Website which contains Past Provincial Exams, and Answer Keys from the previous 3 years Belmont …

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