Overview of the RBSS Graduation Program
Beginning in Grade 10, students will be working towards the 80-credit RBSS graduation requirements.
- 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.
- We recommend that students accumulate a minimum of 88 credits over Grades 10, 11 and 12 to ensure success.
- 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 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation
- All students need to write the provincial Grade 10 Literacy Assessment, Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment and the Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in order to graduate.
Requirements: Grades 10–12
Students require a minimum of 80 credits to graduate. Of these 80 credits:
- At least 16 must be at the Grade 12 level, including a required English 12 and Career Life Connections.
- At least 28 credits must be elective course credits.
- Effective July 1, 2023: At lease 4 credits must have an Indigenous-focus (see Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirements - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) for additional information)
|Subject Areas||Minimum Credits|
|Career Life Education (10)||4|
|Career Life Connections (12)||4|
|Physical and Health Education 10||4|
|Science 11 or 12||4|
|Social Studies 10||4|
|Social Studies 11 or 12||4|
|Math 11 or 12||4|
|Arts Education 10, 11 or 12/Applied Design 10, 11 or 12||4|
|Total credits for required courses:||52 credits|
In addition, students must also complete three graduation assessments:
- The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment (was introduced in 2018)
- The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment (was introduced in 2019/20)
- The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment (was introduced in 2021/22)
Post Secondary Education Entrance Requirements
Current information on Post Secondary Education options is available in the Counselling Centre, Career Center or at educationplannerbc.ca or www.schoolfinder.com. 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.