Grade Twelve - Purcell Collegiate School


The pinnacle year of high school is Grade 12 where students take on significant leadership roles as they finish an important year that instills confidence and prepares them to enter university and post-secondary programs that lead to careers. Ongoing support from staff advisors assist students with their final year of planning in collaboration with parents and potential university counsellors. Assistance with the post-secondary application process is also provided to ensure the student understands the application and entry requirements for their educational journey beyond Grade 12. The year of Grade 12 also includes important provincial and school assessments which reflect on university entrance criteria. Academic skills, leadership skills and personal interactions that are practiced and learned throughout high school and specifically in Grade 12 are foundational for university and life success. Our staff is committed to assisting students with this important step.


Core Courses include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art, Health and Career Exploration.

Athletic options range from Basketball, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Hockey, Volleyball, Downhill Skiing, Soccer and Golf.

The BC Ministry of Education has implemented a concept-based, competency-driven curriculum. The major shift is from a knowledge curriculum to a skill or competency-based curriculum. Full details on this curriculum can be found at the Ministry of Education website at:


With the release of the new curriculum in BC there is also a new framework for recognizing the assessment of student learning through a proficiency scale. Using this scale, students will be marked as Emerging, Developing, Proficient and Extending which in turn matches a provincial letter grade system. Students and parents receive formative and summative feedback based on the proficiency scale and letter grade system through formal reports at both the mid-point and the end of the school year.


Students have scheduled activities on both Saturdays and Sundays each month which include both academic and extra-curricular programs. This allows learning to take place in both formal and informal ways while allowing for free time and study time to still take place during some evenings and in the early part of the week on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students have advisory and study blocks during the week to meet with staff advisors who review their progress and also direct further study periods as necessary for assignment completion and test preparations.