The BC Ministry of Education requires provincial exams for a select number of courses.  These exams are taken by every graduating student in BC schools at specified times during the year – please see exam schedule below.

  • Science 10
  • English 10
  • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10
  • Social Studies 11
  • English 12 or Communications 12

Please read Ascend Online’s Provincial Exam policy very carefully as soon as you enroll in an examinable course. It is your responsibility as a student to know and follow all of the policies.
Ascend Online Provincial Exam Policies

For more information, or to take practice provincial exams, please visit the ministry’s website at:

To view the latest exam schedule go to:

Please note: The Ministry requires all students to take the provincial exams to get credit for the courses listed above – this also applies to students not doing the Dogwood. The above courses will not show up on your transcript unless you take the provincial exam.