Q: Do I Need to Write the Diploma
A: If you are in a Grade 12 Alberta Education credit course,
you need to write the diploma examination to receive credit in the course.
Diploma exams are available in early August, January and June.
your course name ends with "30," then you are in an Alberta Education
credit course. For example, Biology 30 and English 30-1 are Alberta Education
credit courses. If
your course name ends with "030," then you are in an Adult Equivalent
course (sometimes called an "equivalency") and you do not need to
write the diploma exam (you will need to write an "Equivalency Final
Province will blend your class mark and your diploma exam mark to get your
overall final mark. If your diploma mark is higher than your class mark, you
may receive the diploma mark as your final mark. More information on how
Alberta Education calculates your final mark can be found in the document
"Diploma Exams - General Information for Students" that can be
accessed from this web page:
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