BC Curriculum

Graduation Requirement

At least 80 credits in total.

At least 16 credits must be Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12.

At least 28 credits must be elective course credit.

52 credits are required from the following:

  • Career-life Education (4 credits) & Career-life Connections (4 credits)
  • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  • Science 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Language Arts 10, 11 and a required 12 (12 credits total)
  • An Arts Education 10, 11 or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11 or 12 (4 credits total)

In addition, students must also complete three new graduation assessments:

  • The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment
  • The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
  • The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment

Core Competence

Engage in deep, lifelong learning

  • Intellectual
  • Personal
  • Social
  • Emotional proficiencies

Literacy & Numeracy Foundation -> support students in their growth as educated citizens

  • Competencies begins at home and continues throughout their life.
  • Demonstrate in more complex and varied contexts: move from demonstrate competence in relatively simple and highly supported situations.
  • Competency development does not end with school graduation but continues in personal, social, educational, and workplace contexts.


  • Encompasses the knowledge, skills, processes and dispositions we associate with interactions with others
  • Fundamental to finding satisfaction, purpose and joy.

Encompasses the knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development.
Specific thinking skills, habits of mind and metacognitive awareness: process information from a variety of sources to create new understandings.


Personal & Social:

  • Encompasses what students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.