Note | Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. You may have questions regarding this program for the remainder of the 2021- 22 school year, given that January Diploma Examinations were cancelled by the Minister of Education.

As of March 3, 2022, the Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

  • Diploma exams are expected to be administered for the rest of the school year (April, June and August 2022). The situation will continue to be monitored and the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health will inform final decisions.
  • Due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the weighting of diploma exams will be temporarily reduced to 10% for the 2021-22 school year only. ​

For more information on each of these bullets, please refer to this webpage​.

​​​​For the 2021-22 school year only, diploma exams will comprise 10 per cent of a student's overall mark in the course. Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in November, January, April, June and August:​

  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English Language Arts 30–1
  • English Language Arts 30–2
  • Français 30–1
  • French Language Arts 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–1
  • Mathematics 30–2
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30–1
  • Social Studies 30–2

​If you have any questions, please contact your school.​

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Exam Schedule

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Final Examination Regulations

  • All students must be in attendance for final exams (in class exams included) or else a ZERO GRADE will result. In the case of illness a completed and signed doctor's certificate must be submitted.
  • All students must be prepared to provide identification to write exams. This is a PROVINCIAL requirement.  Students must have your Student ID Card.
  • Electronic devices (except approved calculators), including cellular telephones, mp3 players and other listening devices, PDAs, electronic dictionaries or translators are not allowed in the examination area. If caught, you will be escorted out of the exam area and a zero will be assigned to your exam.
  • Course materials (e.g. texts) should be turned in BEFORE the beginning of an exam.
  • All students must be in attendance for IN-CLASS final exams or else a ZERO GRADE will result. A Doctor's certificate is necessary in the case of illness.
  • Students must be present 30 MINUTES PRIOR to the scheduled starting time.
  • Special provisions (reader, scribe, additional writing time, etc.) must have been arranged in advance by the Learning Strategist or ELL team.
  • Students who arrive after 60 minutes have elapsed will NOT be allowed to write the exam.  Extra time is not given to students who arrive late.  Students must stay in their assigned test area for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Students must initial the attendance register.
  • All students can take up to twice the official time limit to write the diploma exam, if needed. Students do not need to declare the use of this provision before writing a diploma exam.
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