The minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma include:

(Science 20, Science 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20 or Physics 20)



A mark of 60% or more in the pre-requisite course is recommended for registration. A mark of 75% is the pre-requisite recommended for Advanced Placement courses. Many post-secondary programs require Grade 12 Science courses.

There are four course routes for Science students at Paul Kane:

  • The Science 14/24 stream is for students who find Science difficult. Students with 80% in Science 24 can register in Science 10.
  • The Science 10-20-30 stream is for those students who would like a Grade 12 academic Science course but who will not be pursuing a career in a Science-related field.
  • The Biology, Chemistry, Physics courses are for students heading towards college or university or a specific Science-related field.
  • The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who love Biology and\or Chemistry. Advanced Placement students write the same final exams as the regular courses but with the addition of the AP Biology exam and AP Chemistry exam as applicable (in May of Grade 12).