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Grade 10

In grade 10, students begin the graduation program. Over the next three years, they must earn at a minimum of 80 credits in courses to graduate. Most courses are worth 4 credits.

Of these 80 credits:

  • At least 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required Language Arts 12
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
  • 52 credits are required from the following:
  • Career-Life Education (4 credits), and Career-Life Connections (4 credits)
  • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
  • Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
  • A Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 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

Students must complete the following Career Education courses:

  • Career Life Education (4 credits)
  • Career Life Connections (4 credits)

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation