Provincial Exam Information
Frequently Asked Questions About the Provincial Exam
Does the BC Science 10 program have some sort of study guide available?
The BC Science 10 program has FREE study guides for all units that are available for download in the Teacher Corner of the website.
Are there practice Science 10 Provincial Exams available?
Yes. The British Columbia Ministry of Education has posted e-Exams that can be done online.
Where can I obtain all the LATEST Science 10 exam specifications?
All of the specifications and teacher planning documents for the Science 10 Exam can be found at the
BC Ministry Science 10 Provincial Examination page, or you can conveniently download them directly from here:
Prescribed Learning Outcomes - Also called curriculum connections, these list the learning outcomes that are tested. For the purpose of the exam, bulleted explanations have been added to the learning outcomes to help clarify specific parts of the curriculum to aid in the writing of exam questions. Note that some learning outcomes are shaded. Shaded outcomes will not be tested on the provincial exam, although they are still part of the course.
Table of Specifications - outlines how the curriculum is organized and the shows percentage of the test devoted to each part of the curriculum.
Provincial Exam Data Booklet
Cognitive Levels - explains the three levels of understanding that the test questions are pitched at.
Exemplars for Question Styles - Lists the five different types of questions used on the exam and gives some examples of each.
Science 10 (2009/10) Vocabulary List - specialized words that will appear on the exam from time to time.
Calculator Policy - details regarding what you can have on your calculator, and what you cannot.
Is the Provincial Exam B.C. Ministry information available en français?
Oui! Toute l'information d'examen est disponible en français.