Scoring Guides for English 10, Provincial Exam Websites Communications 12 and Core French Exams www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/score_guides Ministry of Education – General Exam Site .htm www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/ Examinable Terms and Devices in Literature Exam Schedule (Download PDF file) www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/sched www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/grade10/en ules.htm /05_terms_device.pdf P rovincial Exam Results Calculator Policy (Download PDF file) www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/ www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/calculator_ policy06.pdf Students will require their Personal Education Number (PEN), surname and date of birth to Approved Calculator Listing(Download PDF create an account. As the Ministry does not mail out exam results, students should be encouraged to create an account prior to the release of exam results. file) www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/calculato_ listing.pdf E xams Math Problem Sets (Download PDF file) Rereads, Rewrites and Reviews Principles of Math www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/rereads_rewrites/ English www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/pdfs/amapr - an overview - If a student questions his or her mark on a ob.pdf provincial Grade 12 examination, the student may have that exam reread and remarked for a fee of Applications of Math $50 per exam. Application must be made to the www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/pdfs/pmapr Ministry, Assessment Branch and adhere to ob.pdf deadline dates. If a student questions his or her mark received on a Grade 10/11 provincial examination, the student may request a rereading of the examination (a ”reread”) through the student’s school administration office. District policy and deadline will apply. Exam specifications www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/specs/ Sample Exams Search Contact Instructional Services www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/search/ for more information Provincial Exams and Test-Taking Tips Exam Format Graduation Requirements Students who enter Grade 10 after June 30, BEFORE YOU BEGIN • English 10 and Socials 11/12 – open 2004 follow the Graduation Program 2004. • Listen carefully to the instructions. response answers and closed response • Ask questions about any instructions that answers (T/F,…) Students must write FIVE Graduation you don’t understand. • All other Grade 10 Exams – closed Program Exams: • Check the clock to see how much time response answers • Language Arts 10, you have. • All Grade 12 Exams contain a mix of • Science 10, Compulsory open response and closed response • Mathematics 10, Exams answers. • Social Studies 11/12, DURING THE TEST • The Japanese 12 and Spanish 12 • Skim the whole test so that you can plan provincial exam will now include • All Other Grade 12 exams are optional. your time listening and speaking components Students, not their school, make the • Read and answer each question carefully starting in 2007/2008. Other Language choice to write Optional exams. • Skip the difficult questions and come 12 provincial exams will be phasing in back to them later this format. In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student in the Graduation Program must • Watch the time so that you can answer earn 48 credits from required courses, 28 all of the questions. On Writing Compostional Exams credits from elective courses and 4 credits from Graduation Transitions. • Use active, not passive voice. AFTER YOU’VE FINISHED THE TEST Mark Allocation • Go back and check your answers, if you • Use present tense. have time. • Grades 10 and 11 Exams • Be sure that your name is on the test (or • Have a clear thesis. School Mark 80% what is required of you) Provincial Exam 20% • Read the question carefully. Underline • Grade 12 Exams (English 12, One of the most important ways to prepare key words. Make sure you’ve addressed Communications 12, English 12 First for a test is to get a good night’s sleep the topic. People, Français Langue Première 12) beforehand. Also make sure to eat a good breakfast. If your body is rested and fed, • Use formal language and avoid slang or School Mark 60% your mind is free to work. conversational tone (unless that’s called Provincial Exam 40% for.) • All Other Grade 12 Exams - If students choose to write these exams, results Adapted from Kemper et al, Write Source, • Don’t forget the title. will count for 40 percent of the final Wilmington, Great Source Educational Group, course mark. If exams are not chosen, 2005 • Plan your answer and do some the classroom mark constitutes the final prewriting, i.e. outline, graphic mark. organizer.