The New Curriculum

One Year Extension for Curriculum Implementation

B.C. teachers and students in grades 10 to 12 will have more time to start using the draft new curriculum and help refine it, thanks to a one-year extension of the implementation period. This adjustment provides more time for educators to review and provide feedback on the Grade 10-12 curriculum, and also provides districts and schools more time to fully understand and prepare for the changes. In addition, the revised timeline will enable further engagement with post-secondary institutions, parents and students. Click here to learn more.

New Curriculum Announcement

The new curriculum will be implemented over the next 3 years. Teachers may explore and use the new K-9 curriculum this year with full implementation for the 2016-17 school year. By the 2017-18 school year, the new K-12 curriculum will be used in schools across the province.

Our world is changing and the revisions to the BC curriculum aims to help students learn the skills and competencies they will need to be successful. To better engage students and make learning meaningful and relevant, the new curriculum provides a framework that supports teachers and students with opportunities to personalize learning in classrooms. The new curriculum focuses on a student-centered approach through providing students with quality teaching, flexibility and choice, and high standards.

The ministry of education has instructed school districts across the province to have full implementation of the new curriculum in place by the end of 2017. Below is Superintendent Keven Elder's presentation about BC’s New Curriculum: What is it, and why now? from the first Saanich School District secondary curriculum implementation inservice on Feb. 12th, 2016.