Language Arts 10
a Language Arts 11
a Language Arts 12
Social Studies 10
Social Studies 11, BC First Nations Studies 12 or Civic Studies 11
a Science 11 or 12
a Mathematics 10
a Mathematics 11 or 12
Physical Education 10
a Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
Students must earn at least 28 elective credits. These credits can be for:
Additional Grade 10, 11 or 12 Ministry-Authorized courses.
Board/Authority Authorized courses
Post-secondary credits, and/or Independent Directed Studies
*NOTE: Some External Credentials can serve as Required Courses.
Students earn 4 credits for completing Graduation Transitions
Minimal Total Needed
Of the 80 credits needed for graduation, at least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a Grade 12 Language Arts course and 12 other credits. These may be from Required Courses or Elective Credits (see table above for ways to earn elective credits).
Students may develop a folder in order to meet the Graduation Transitions standards. Resources
Refer to the program guide website via www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/grad-transitions/welcome.htm for details about Graduation Transitions.
2012 - 2013 Grad Planner Available OnlineThe Grad Planner is a Ministry-produced document prepared for students entering the Graduation Program. The document outlines graduation requirements, means of getting graduation credit, and provides information about Graduation Program exams as well as funding post-secondary education. The Grad Planner also contains numerous links to websites with helpful information.English and French versions of the 2012/13 Grad Planner are now available on the Ministry Graduation Program website at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/grad_certificate.htm.