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

Final Examination Regulations 

Exams are an important component to final assessments.  Attendance is Mandatory!

All students must be in attendance for final exams including in-class exams or a Zero Grade will result. Calling in sick during exams is not acceptable or excusable. A completed and signed doctor's certificate must be submitted and/or student in hospital, if a student does not attend, or a Zero Grade will result. 

  1.  All students must be prepared to provide a Student ID Card or a Drivers’ License with picture to write exams.
  2. Only approved, cleared calculators are allowed in Math/Science exams. Electronic devices such as cellular telephones, smart watches, mp3 players and other listening devices, PDAs, electronic dictionaries or translators, are not allowed in exam rooms. If found, you will be escorted out of the exam area by and administrator, and a Zero Grade will result for your exam.
  3. Course materials (e.g. texts) should be turned in before the beginning of an exam.
  4. No leaving of the exam room within the first hour of any exam. Please use the washroom prior to start of exam.
  5. Students must be present 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.
  6. 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.
  7. Students must initial the attendance register. Students must sign out when finished the exam and record the time.
  8. All students can take up to twice the official time limit to write the diploma exam, if needed.
  9. Special provisions (accommodations) must have been arranged in advance by the Learning Strategist or ELL team.
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