Provincial Examinations

Grade 12 Provincial Examination Specifications

Communications 12

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

Changes and Revisions

  • Minor enhancements to the Visual Design tools for Communications 12 e-exams and sample e-exams will be introduced for the 2015-16 school year.  Updated sample e-exams will be available this Fall. It is recommended that teachers and students become familiar with online sample e-exams, prior to students writing the exam. The enhancements site is posted publicly at:


  • The Provincial examination represents 40% of the student's final letter grade and the classroom mark represents 60%.
  • 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 evaluate performance on only a sample of these outcomes.
  • A Key Words (PDF) list is provided to help students read, analyze and respond to written-response or short-answer questions.
  • Terms and Devices (PDF) provides a list of examinable terms relating to literary and stylistic forms and devices.