In the Graduation Program, Focus Areas help students:
- Explore a range of learning and work options
- Develop an area of interest to focus their leaning during Grades 11 and 12
- Think about and organize the courses they take in Grades 11 and 12
- Explore post-secondary education or training options
Students learn about Focus Areas in their Planning 10 course.
Focus Areas are based on courses and programs available at many secondary schools and post-secondary institutions in BC. Eight Focus Areas are described in detail including the related interests, skills and competencies, sample courses associated with each Focus Area, and examples of related education and career opportunities that could be pursued.
Focus Area Program Guide
(PDF, 192KB) FRENCH
includes the detailed Focus Area descriptions, a Teachers' Corner section with tips for helping students to explore Focus Areas and link them to the Graduation Portfolio, and additional resources.
Focus Areas Descriptors
ENGLISH (PDF, 108KB) FRENCH (PDf, 126.7KB)
is a section from the Program Guide that describes each Focus Area in detail.
ENGLISH (PDF, 90KB) FRENCH (PDF, 72.5KB)
is a section from the Program Guide developed especially for Planning 10 teachers. It offers a wide range of tips and lesson ideas developed by teachers.
Focus Areas Questions and Answers (PDF, 14KB) provides answers to questions about the use of Focus Areas in the Graduation Program.
For more information about Focus Areas contact:
Graduation Standards Unit