Québec Education Program - Secondary Education

The Québec Education Program (QEP) at the secondary level, which is intended for the use of school staff, comprises programs of study for students from Secondary 1 to Secondary 5. The elements that are presented in the early chapters of the QEP are cross-curricular. The programs of study define the expected learning and are divided into five subject areas. Documents intended to support teaching and learning are also available.

Cross-Curricular Competencies

These cross-curricular competencies have greater scope than subject-specific competencies, since they go beyond the boundaries of the subject areas. They are used in the subjects as well as in the broad themes for learning, but transcend both insofar as they reflect the convergence, integration or synthesis of learnings acquired over a period of time.

Cross-Curricular Competencies (Cycle One) (PDF 721 Kb)

Cross-Curricular Competencies (Cycle Two) (PDF 1.88 Mb)

Broad Areas of Learning

The inclusion of these broad areas of learning in the Québec Education Program is intended to encourage students to make connections between what they learn at school and in their everyday lives, and to provide them with opportunities to develop an understanding of various life contexts and envision possible actions in specific situations.

Broad Areas of Learning (Cycle One) (PDF 529 Kb)

Broad Areas of Learning (Cycle Two) (PDF 0.99 Mb)


Mathematics, Science and Technology

Social Sciences

Arts Education

Personal Development

Career Development

Integrative Project


These scales are no longer prescribed by the Basic school regulation and have been made available to support teaching.

Please note that Science and Technology (13-4619-05A) includes the scales of competency levels for the following programs: Science and Technology and Environmental Science and Technology, Applied Science and Technology, Science and the Environment, Chemistry and Physics. History and Citizenship Education (13-4619-06A) also includes the scales of competency levels for the program Contemporary World. Personal Orientation Project (13-4619-13A) includes the scales of competency levels for Exploration of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship.

Secondary School, Cycle One (PDF 595 Kb)

Mathematics, Cycle Two (13-4619-04A) (PDF 147 Kb)

Physical Education and Health, Cycle Two (13-4619-11A) (PDF 127 Kb)

Visual arts, Cycle Two (13-4619-08A) (PDF 174 Kb)

Personal Orientation Project, Cycle Two (13-4619-13A) (PDF 173 Kb)

Spanish as a Third Language, Cycle Two (13-4619-03A) (PDF 253 Kb)

Ethics and Religious Culture, Cycle Two (13-4619-12A) (PDF 135 Kb)

Music, Cycle Two (13-4619-10A) (PDF 173 Kb)

English Language Arts, Cycle Two (13-4619-01A) (PDF 155 Kb)

Français, langue seconde, Cycle Two (13-4619-02A) (PDF 281 Kb)

Drama, Cycle Two (13-4619-07A) (PDF 175 Kb)

Dance, Cycle Two (13-4619-09A) (PDF 168 Kb)

History and Citizenship Education, Cycle Two (13-4619-06A) (PDF 197 Kb)

Last update: April 29, 2024


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