Introduction to the SACE
What is SACE?
- SACE stands for South Australian Certificate of Education
- A qualification for entry into universities and further training that is recognised nationally and internationally
- The SACE is flexible, and caters for learning both in and outside school
- Students can combine study and part-time work, a traineeship or school-based apprenticeship
- Students can receive credit for SACE subjects, vocational education and training, community learning, and university studies
- Students need 200 credits to achieve the SACE of which at least 70 must be at Stage 2
- Most 10-credit subjects are studied over one semester and most 20-credit subjects are studied over two semesters
- Students need to achieve a C grade or higher for Stage 1 requirements and a C- grade or higher for Stage 2 requirements to achieve the SACE
SACE Stage 1
The SACE Stage 1 Curriculum is usually undertaken by students in Year 11. This includes 3rd Year IGNITE students.
At Stage 1 students undertake subjects to the value 110 Credits, which contributes to their SACE completion.
Compulsory SACE Stage 1 subjects
Students must achieve a C grade or better in these subjects:
Personal Learning Plan (10 Credits). Usually completed by students in Year 10.
Literacy (20 Credits): English. This is displayed in the compulsory section of the subject selection sheets.
Numeracy (10 Credits) – Mathematics. This is displayed in the compulsory section of the subject selection sheets.
Teachers will provide a recommendation in regards to English and Mathematics.
Research Project: Year 11 students also undertake the Research Project. The Research Project contributes 10 Credits towards SACE Stage 2. Students must achieve a C- grade or higher.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in SACE: As part of their SACE (Stage 1 and 2), students can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. The flexibility of the SACE means that students can achieve their SACE with a focus on VET. Recognition can be given for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET. For more information please visit the APHS Vocational Education and Training Page.
Please click on the link below to download the subject selection form