Provincial Examinations

Grade 12 Provincial Examination Specifications

Communications 12

2016/17 Exam Specifications - Effective September 2016 through August 2017.

Changes and Revisions

  • There are no changes to the examination specifications this year.


  • 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.