Exams & Graduation

Items not permitted during exams:

  • wearable technology (ex. Apple watches)
  • electronic devices (ex. smart phones, iPods, CD players)
  • notes
  • refreshments (at the discretion of the supervisor)
  • books (ex. textbooks, Coles notes, dictionaries, thesaurus, etc.)

Calculators are allowed for some math and science exams, but not others. Check with your teacher to be sure you are following the rules.

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​Note | Alberta Education directs the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program. As of September 2022, the Alberta Education Diploma exams webpage states:

For the 2022-23 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.
Diploma exams are mandatory and will be offered for every diploma exam course listed below in January, April, June, August, and November:

  • 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.