What is the BC Curriculum?

The British Columbia Canada curriculum (BC Curriculum) is an internationally renowned education program of the highest standard.

The BC Curriculum teaches students through fostering a lifelong love of learning. This outstanding program offers a balanced, concept and inquiry-based approach that is student-centered and focuses on the whole child.

The core competencies are integrated into all learning. They are: communication, critical and creative thinking, and Personal social responsibility

Students registered will receive a Personal Education Number (PEN) which is a nine-digit number assigned to each student enrolled or registered with any BC Certified School. Once issued, the PEN follows the student through their B.C. education path from Early Learning, to Grade 12. This number is used for multiple purposes including; transition analysis between schools, post-secondary education, exams, and student reporting.

Graduates from the program receive a B.C. Certificate of Graduation called the Dogwood Diploma. This Diploma is internationally recognized by the world’s leading universities for entrance to tertiary studies. It is equivalent to a secondary school certificate/Tawjihi certificate.

Academic results for B.C. students are outstanding as assessed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Program for International Student Assessment for educational systems (PISA). In 2018 the B.C. program ranked 1st for reading, 2nd for science and 6th for math across 72 countries and 10 Canadian provinces.

The BC Curriculum and how it differs from a traditional learning curriculum

The comprehensive curriculum provides an excellent foundation for all areas of learning. Focused on sound foundations of literacy and numeracy these critical skills are the foundation of BC’s education system and are a key component of developing an educated citizen.

The most important goal of our program is to encourage our students to become self-confident inquisitive and enthusiastic learners.

The BC Curriculum allows children to learn through multiple pathways that help them to make personal connections to their learning. Teachers provide an environment in the classroom in which students be engaged and invested in their learning and ultimately advocates of their own learning.