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Graduation Requirements

Overview of the RBSS Graduation Program

Beginning in Grade 10, students will be working towards the 80-credit RBSS graduation requirements.

  1. Grade 10 is part of the Graduation Program, therefore, marks for all Grade 10 courses will be documented on a final ministry transcript at the end of Grade 12.
  2. We recommend that students accumulate a minimum of 88 credits over Grades 10, 11 and 12 to ensure success.
  3. 52 of these credits are from required courses, 28 credits are from elective courses and 4 credits are from the Grade 12 Capstone Project (CLC 12) making a total of 80 credits minimum.  Please see 
  4. All students need to write the provincial Literacy 10, Numeracy 10 and the Grade 12 Literacy Assessments in order to graduate.

Requirements: Grades 10–12


*Of the 80 credits for graduation, at least 16 must be at the Grade 12 level, including English 12 Literary Studies. Others may be required or elective courses.


Subject Areas Minimum Credits
Career Life Education 10                  4
English Literary Studies 10                  4
English Literary Studies 11                  4
English Literary Studies 12                  4
a Mathematics 10                   4
a Mathematics 11                  4
a Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12                  4
Social Studies 10                  4
a Social Studies 11 or 12                  4
Science 10                  4
a Science 11 or 12                  4
Physical Education 10                  4
Career Life Connections 12                  4
Total credits for required course:            52 credits


Post Secondary Education Entrance Requirements

Current information on Post Secondary Education options is available in the Counselling Centre, Career Center or at or Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for programs in which they have interest.  Please note that entrance requirements differ from institution to institution.

It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that course selection meets all British Columbia graduation requirements and the entrance requirements to post-secondary programs or institutions of choice.