Learn about graduation assessments

Yukon high school students write the same graduation assessments as BC students.

Students must write a:

  • Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment; and
  • Grade 10 and Grade 12 Literacy Assessment before they finish high school.

The numeracy and literacy assessments replace the BC Provincial Exams (BCPEs) that students used to write. This change is part of the changes to the school curriculum.

The new graduation assessments are being integrated between 2018 and 2022.

  • BC introduced the Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment in 2018.
  • The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment was introduced during the 201920 school year.
  • BC has just announced that the introduction of the Grade 12 Literacy Assessment will be pushed back to the 202122 school year.

Check out these helpful guides for parents to learn more about these assessments.

Find the schedule and learn how to prepare for graduation assessments

Visit the BC Education website to:

  • find out when graduation assessments will be written during the school year;
  • access information and sample exams to help prepare for the graduation assessments; and
  • learn about the Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment and the Grade 10 and 12 Literacy Assessments.

Learn which exams Grade 10–12 students are required to write during this transition

English program

Current Grade 10 students (will graduate in 2022–23)

  • 2020–2021 (Grade 10): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment and Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
  • 2021–2022 (Grade 11): No provincial assessment
  • 2022–2023 (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment

Current Grade 11 students (will graduate in 2021–2022)

  • 2020–2021 (Grade 11): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment, Grade 10 Literacy Assessment (if not already written)
  • 2021–2022 (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment

Current Grade 12 students (will graduate in 2020–2021)

  • 2020–2021 (Grade 12): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment,
  • No requirement for Grade 10 Literacy Assessment or Grade 12 Literacy Assessment. 

French Immersion program 

Current Grade 10 students (graduate in 2022–2023)

  • 2020–21 (Grade 10): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment in English or French
  • 2020–21 (Grade 10): Grade 10 Literacy Assessment in English
  • 2021–22 (Grade 11): No provincial assessment
  • 2022–23 (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in English and French

Current Grade 11 students (graduate in 2021–22)

  • 2020–21 (Grade 11): Grade 10 Literacy Assessment (English) (if not already written), Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment (if not already written) in English or French 
  • 2021–2022: (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in English and French

Current Grade 12 students (graduate in 2020–21)

  • 2020–2021 (Grade 12): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment in English or French (if not already written) 
  • No requirement for Grade 10 Literacy Assessment or Grade 12 Literacy Assessment.
  • Students who haven’t written their Français langue seconde-immersion provincial exam will write a course-based Français langue seconde-immersion 12 assessment.

French First Language 

Francophone students must complete one numeracy assessment and four literacy assessments to be awarded:

  • a BC Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma); and
  • a Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique.

Current Grade 10 students (graduate in 2022–2023)

  • 2020–21 (Grade 10): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment in French
  • 2020–21 (Grade 10): Grade 10 Literacy Assessment In English and French (to receive an English and French graduation certificate) 
  • 2021–22 (Grade 11): No provincial assessment
  • 2022–23 (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in English and French (to receive an English and French graduation certificate)

Current Grade 11 students (graduate in 2021–2022)

  • 2020–21 (Grade 11): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment (if not already written) in French 
  • 2020–21 (Grade 11): Grade 10 Literacy Assessment (if not already written) in French and English   
  • 2021–22 (Grade 12): Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in English and French (to receive an English and French graduation certificate)

Current Grade 12 students (graduate in 2020–21)

  • 2020–2021 (Grade 12): Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment in French (if not already written and if Math 10 provincial exam not written) 
  • No requirement for Grade 10 Literacy or Grade 12 Literacy assessment.
  • Students who haven’t written their Français langue première provincial exam will write a course-based  Français langue première 12 assessment.

Find past results of graduation assessments

Contact us for more information on past results of graduation assessments.

Contact: 

For questions, email dataedu@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5141 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5141.