Grade 11

UBC Admissions Update

Currently UBC evaluates prospective students using four program prerequisite, grade twelve approved courses, as well as the Personal Profile, for regular admission. Grade eleven grades in equivalent courses, in addition to any completed grade twelve courses, and the Personal Profile, are used for the evaluation of early round applicants. These protocols will continue to be used for the full application cycle this year i.e. our current grade twelve students.

Next year UBC will move to a new model of admissions assessment. This will affect our current grade eleven students. The changes include:

  • Admission will be based on approximately 12-18 courses including at least 6 grade twelve courses (which will not be limited to UBC's 'Grade Twelve Approved Courses' list).
  • All grade eleven and twelve courses will be included except for applied design, skill, technology, career education, and physical education.
  • Lowest course grade will be omitted.
  • A maximum of two visual and performing arts courses will be used for each of grade eleven and twelve.
UBC has created these changes to better align with the new BC curriculum, to help mitigate grade inflation, and to pursue a more holistic assessment of applicants. In addition, it is hoped that by including a broader composition of courses that students will be encouraged to challenge themselves with both the breadth and rigour of the courses they select, which will be recognized in their admissions evaluation. Finally, by reviewing a larger number of courses and credits across the two senior years UBC will hopefully incentivize a strong work ethic and positive learning outcomes in both years.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Accili, Mr. Taggart or Ms. Beck if you have questions. If we are unable to answer your specific query we will direct you to the admissions team at UBC.

Post Secondary Events

November 16th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.:McGill Information SessionSouthridge Secondary (Great Hall).

November 18th, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. McGill Information Session. York House School.

November 18th, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: UBC Discover Pharmacy Day. To register (by November 13th) and for more information go to:

November 18th, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: UBC Applied Science (Engineering, Nursing, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Community and Regional Planning) Open House. For more information and to RSVP go to:

November 20th, 2017 @ 9:30 - 11:30: PSIBC Fair: BC Post-Secondary Institutions. Gym.

November 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: McGill Information Session. Collingwood School (Theatre).

November 22nd, 2017 @ 1:10 p.m.: St. FX University. Alumni Room.

November 24th, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.: McGill University. Board Room (beside Library).

November 25th @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: UBC Sauder Fall Preview. Learn about the BCom curriculum, tour Sauder, and hear from instructors, students, and young alumni. The BCom admissions team will also be present to answer any questions about applying to UBC.

November 27th, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.: University of Calgary. Alumni Room.

November 28th @ 1:20: UBC Sauder School of Business, Campus Ambassador Presentation, Board Room.

November 30th @ 1:20 p.m.: University of Toronto. Alumni Room.

December 2nd @ 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: Swiss Education Group Information Session. Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, Galiano Island Room. RSVP at: or 604.628.1647.

December 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Discover UVic. Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby. Register at:

December 6th, 2017 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Corpus Christi College Preview Nights including Student Athlete Program (UBC Athletics, in partnership with CCC, allows selected student athletes to study at CCC and red-shirt with certain rosters including football, rugby, and soccer). For more information go to:

Volunteer and Enrichment Activities

Vancouver Police Department Student Challenge 2018

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to apply for the VPD Student Challenge 2018, a nine day youth police academy which runs over the Vancouver School Board spring break. Students must be 16 years of age, a resident of Vancouver, have good school grades and attendance, run a 1.5 mile in less than 12 minutes, be a non-smoker, be interested in a career in policing, have a positive attitude, demonstrate leadership in school, and be a good citizen of the community. Details and the application form are available on the VPD website at:

Van Dusen Glow in the Garden and Festival of Lights

Van Dusen is looking for student volunteers to assist with two events, Glow in the Garden (Halloween Event on October 24th - October 31st: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.) and Festival of Lights . For more information on Glow in the Garden go to:

To sign up go to:

Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to empowering young people who are concerned abou and affected by breast cancer, is looking for volunteers for their gala event and fundraiser. Positions are available for assistance with: greeting and assisting vendors to assigned spaces, assisting vendors with set up, assisting with set up of decor, putting up signs, and stuffing gift bags (600 in total). Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 hours and are welcome to stay longer. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Location is: 319 Main Street Vancouver. Sign up for this volunteer opportunity is in Room B248A at VC.

Columbus Seniors' Residence

Student volunteers (age 16 or older), who are willing to make a six month commitment, are needed to spend at least an hour and a half each weekend, at morning socials with the seniors at Columbus Residence, located at 704 West 69th Avenue in Vancouver. Volunteers will visit with and play simple games with residents. Interested students can contact Kelsie Tham at kelsiet98@gmailcom.

Bumpin Bakery

Bumpin Bakery is a student founded and run non-profit organization serving coffee and muffins every Sunday morning at the corner of Main and Hastings. Student volunteers are needed to donate muffins and/or serve muffins, coffee, and kindness to those in need in the downtown east side. One dozen muffins donated equals one service hour for VC students. For more information to to

Post-Secondary Guidance and Counselling

Ms. Beck and Mr. Accili provide a presentation on post-secondary research and selection in the spring of grade 11 to students and their parents . We provide four presentations to grade 12 students in the fall. These presentations cover: post-secondary research and selection, post-secondary application, scholarships and financial aid, and the personal profile. We are available to meet with students, as well as their parents, to assist with research, planning and general application guidance. Detailed information many of this topics is available on the Post-Secondary link.

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