Provincial Exams

For more information and dates for Provincial Exams, see the Ministry of Education Provincial Examinations Website.

The school exam schedule will be posted when it has been finalized.

Mandatory Provincial Exams

Graduation Program Exams (mandatory)School PortionExam Portion
* Language Arts 12 (eg. English 12 or Communications 12)60%40%


Exam Specifications

Ministry of Education Exam Specifications describe how provincially examinable subjects will be tested. Appendices contain the most recent Scoring Guides. Specifications for Grade 10 and 11 examinations may also include sample items and a sample examination.

Graduation Program Exam Rewrites

If you are enrolled in the 2004 80-credit program, you may rewrite a provincial exam once within the 12-month period following the first attempt at the examination. The Ministry will use whichever exam result is higher and blend it with your school mark.

Retaking a Course

If you retake a course and you are satisfied with your previous exam mark, you do not have to rewrite the provincial exam (providing you retake the course within twelve months of writing the exam for the first time).

Time Limit to Write the Exam

Students must write the Graduation Program Examination or Provincial Exam within three years of completing a course and of the school percentage being reported to the Ministry. If the exam is not written within three years, the student must retake the course in order to have a valid school percentage to blend with the Graduation Program Examination result.

Student Secure Web Access to Provincial Exam Marks

The Ministry provides online access to school marks and provincial examinations results for students who are currently enrolled in school and have written a provincial examination.

From this site students will be able to create an account and by logging in to their account access their:

  • school percentages
  • provincial exam percentages
  • Standard Ministry Scores (SMS) if applicable
  • final course percentages and grades

NOTE: You must know your Personal Education Number (PEN) before you attempt to create your account. If you don’t know your PEN check with your school. The Ministry cannot provide your PEN over the phone.

Sample Exams

Sample Exams are available at the Ministry of Education website.