Diploma exams

Resources to help students prepare to write diploma exams and information for exam administrators.

2022/23 diploma exam update

Due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is taking a measured approach to returning to the 30% weighting of diploma exams. For the 2022-2023 school year, diploma exams will only count towards 20% of students’ final grades. The weighting of diploma exams will return to 30% effective September 1, 2023.  

Students who wrote a diploma exam or completed a diploma exam course in 2021-2022 may still be eligible for the 10% weighting that applied last year. For more information about these special circumstances, see the Diploma exam weighting overview fact sheet (PDF, 67 KB).

Introduction

The Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program has 3 main purposes:

  • to certify the level of individual student achievement in selected Grade 12 courses
  • to ensure that provincewide standards of achievement are maintained
  • to report individual and group results

Find out more about Diploma exams.

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