A couple of things to keep in mind:
You can keep on taking Hebrew 11 and Hebrew 12 to add on credits and PE 11 to help with your Graduation Transitions, and you're good to to!
However, if you want to attend UBC, SFU, and many other colleges (but not UW) you will need totake four courses with exams in Grade 12, instead of just two secular subjects.
Don't take a course offered in Grade 11 and 12 that you need in just one in Grade 12. You'll bemissing stuff you need in between.
The more courses you take in high school, the less you will have to take in university to start your degree.Within the requirements, there are a few ways to get credits:Provincially Examinable Courses: You'll have to take at least five of these courses (eight for UBC or SFU). These courses are the most impressive regular courses, are the most useful for college, and arethe easiest to transfer. However, the course is less flexible, part of the course has to be taught for theexam, and the exams are hard. Exam courses are marked in bold in Appendix A.Regular Courses: Most likely, the rest of your courses will be these normal ones, no more and no less.A complete list of these can be found in Appendix A.AP/IB Courses (11/12): AP (and its harder cousin, IB) are like international courses (especially IB) andare treated by the Ministry as full courses - in fact, they can be taken instead of provincial exams. Theyare recognized worldwide, and they can even count as college credit at most schools if you do well.However, the courses are not tailored to BC students and are more of a challenge. They have beenomitted from Appendix A, but may be found in the
Course Information for the Graduation Program
booklet.Graduation Transitions: This is not really a course, but is one of your required 20. It starts immediatelyupon entering Grade 10 and runs through they summer until graduation. replaces the GraduationPortfolio after complaints that it was too bureaucratic and poorly implemented. To get credits for it,you have to:• Get 80 hours of exercise besides PE 10 and develop a healthy living plan (Easy o knock off with PE11)• Work or volunteer for at least 30 hours and describe it (Get a summer job)• Develop and present a plan for what you will do after high school. (You do this anyways)A couple of other options are available, but rarely used:Independent Directed Studies (11/12): As long as it falls within an existing course, you may get creditfor supervised self-study. First, you need to prove that you are capable of independent learning. Then,with the help of a teacher, you have to develop a rough course outline. Then, you get credits for thecourse at about one credit (¼ of a course) every 30 hours/2½ months. This is great for a detailedresearch project (e.g. studying World War I for History 12), or if you already know half a course and just want to learn the other half. Remember that you need four credits of IDS for it to count as a course.¾ of a course won't help you.Course Challenge: Anyone is entitled to challenge any course if they can prove they know it, especially