Exams and Diplomas

Unit and Final Exams at SGEC

UPDATED (as per GSACRD Administrative Procedure 365):

  • Grade 10 final exam - 20% of your course mark
  • Grade 11 final exam - 25% of your course mark

Students will write exams in person at St. Gabriel Education Centre. 

Prior to writing an exam, students must make an appointment with their teacher to write the exam. Students are discouraged from just "showing up" to write exams as teachers need to prep the exam, copy it, and have it ready to go. If you show up without an appointment, you may not be able to write your exam at that time. 

All cellular devices, tablets, laptops, etc. need to be "parked" at the front desk prior to receiving the exam. Hoodies, jackets and sweaters are not allowed in the examination room. All pencil cases, bags, backpacks and purses, etc. must be left outside the examination room. Clear bags are allowed in the room should you need one for a pencil case. Calculators must be cleared by a staff member prior to writing exams in math and science courses. 

Requests for individual, private spaces to write exams will not be honoured if an appointment isn't made ahead of time. Due to space constraints, there may be times where a personal office will be used in a main room rather than a private room to write exams. 


Diploma Exams at SGEC

UPDATED - Alberta Education Diplomas exams are now worth 30%. Your coursework will be worth 70%. 

Students will be able to write diploma exams at SGEC under the supervision of staff. 

Diploma exams will be offered for every diploma exam course in November, January, April, and June administrations.

The Grade 12 Diploma Examinations Program has 3 main purposes:

  • to certify the level of individual student achievement in selected Grade 12 courses
  • to ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained
  • to report individual and group results

Find out more about Diploma exams.

Guides for Students

The Alberta government creates and maintains the following guides to help students prepare to write diploma exams:

Exemplars, examples of students' writing and practice questions

Find practice questions on Quest A+

Please refer to our "Courses" section on our website for released diploma exams from Alberta Education. You may use these exams to study and practice.