Provincial Examinations

Grade 11 Provincial Examination Specifications

Social Studies 11

2015/16 Exam Specifications - Effective September 2015 through August 2016.

Changes and Revisions

  • There are no revisions for 2015/16.


  • This provincial examination will represent 20% of the student's final letter grade and the classroom marks will represent 80%.

There may be a difference between school marks and provincial examination marks for individual students. Some students perform better on classroom tests and others on provincial examinations. School assessment measures performance on all curricular outcomes, whereas provincial examinations may only evaluate performance on a sample of these outcomes.

  • A Key Verb List (PDF) is provided to help students read, analyze and respond to essay questions.
  • The Scoring Criteria (PDF) explains how students will be marked on the Essay Question.