SACE Stage 1

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Stage 1

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

SACE Requirements

  • 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.

2018 YEAR 11 (SACE STAGE 1) Subject Selection Form

Additional Information about the SACE

Year 11 (SACE Stage 1) Subjects 
The Arts
Music - Ensemble Performance
Visual Arts - Art
Visual Arts - Design

Business and Enterprise
Community Studies
WorkPlace Practices

English: Pre-Literary Studies
Essential English

Design and Technology
Communication Products: Advanced Technologies
Communication Products: Photography A
Communication Products: Photography B
Digital Technology A
Digital Technology B
Material Products: Metalwork
Material Products: Woodwork
Material Products: Woodwork & Metalwork

Health and Personal Development
Child Studies
Food and Hospitality A
Food and Hospitality B
Health A
Health B
Outdoor Education
Physical Education A
Physical Education B
Humanities and Social Sciences
Ancient Studies
Legal Studies

French (Beginners)
Japanese (Continuers)
Spanish (Continuers)

Essential Mathematics A and B
General Mathematics A and B
Mathematical Methods A, B and C
Specialist Mathematics

Biology A: Cells and Ecosystem Dynamics
Biology B: Organisms and Infectious Disease
Chemistry A & B
Physics A & B
Psychology A
Psychology B

Vocational Education and Training (VET)
VET - Certificate II in Community Services (Children's Services)
VET - Doorways 2 Construction (Certificate 1 in Construction)

Please click on the link below to download the subject selection form

2018 YEAR 11 (SACE STAGE 1) Subject Selection Form

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