Graduation Requirements

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 
  • 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:


Subject Areas Minimum Credits
Career Life Education (10)                  4
Career Life Connections (12)                  4
Physical and Health Education 10                  4
Science 10                  4
Science 11 or 12                  4
Social Studies 10                  4
Social Studies 11 or 12                  4
Math 10                  4
Math 11 or 12                  4
English 10                  4
English 11                  4
English 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 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.