The Sace – Year 11 & Year 12

The SACE at Garden College

The SACE Board of South Australia is an independent statutory authority of the South Australian Government. It is responsible for the accreditation of subjects, the recognition of learning and the assessment of student learning that contribute to meeting the completion requirements of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Garden College is proud to have a strong partnership with the SACE board. We are committed to working hand in hand with the board to provide our students with the best educational opportunities this state can offer. The SACE itself is an internationally recognised accreditation and is accepted at Universities around the world.

By completing the SACE, our students prepare for further learning, work, and life, by:

  • building essential skills and knowledge
  • making informed choices about future study and work, based on their strengths and interests
  • gaining a certificate that gives them a head-start on their pathway beyond school

We have a dedicated SACE and VET Coordinator who will work hand in hand with both students and parents to plan an educational path that will help them achieve academic success during their SACE journey.

The school is proud to offer a wide selection of SACE accredited subjects in both Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12).  Our subjects are taught by passionate and experienced teachers, with consideration to our Islamic ethos.

The SACE subjects we can offer our SACE students are:

Accounting
Ancient Studies
Biology
Business and Enterprise
Chemistry
Digital Technologies
Drama
Economics
English
English Literary Studies
Essential English
Essential Math
General Math
Geography
Health
Physics
Information Processing and Publishing
Integrated Learning
Mathematical Methods
Mathematics
Media Studies
Modern History
Nutrition
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Psychology
Religious Studies
Research Project
Scientific Studies
Society and Culture
Specialist Math
Tourism

Requirements of SACE

There are two stages of the SACE:

  • Stage 1, which usually begins in Year 10 with the Personal Learning Plan, and continues through Year 11.
  • Stage 2, which is usually undertaken in Year 12.

Each subject or course that is successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards the SACE. Students receive a final grade from A to E for each Stage 1 subject and a final grade from A+ to E- for each Stage 2 subject.

To qualify for the SACE students must:

  • complete a minimum of 200 credits
  • achieve a C grade or better in the Stage 1 compulsory requirements
  • achieve a C- grade or better in the Stage 2 mandatory requirements.

The compulsory requirements are:

  • Personal Learning Plan- 10 credits at Stage 1
  • literacy- at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
  • numeracy- at least 10 credits from a range of mathematics subjects (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
  • Research Project- 10 credits at Stage 2

The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or Board-recognised courses of a student’s choice (such as vocational education and training (VET) or community learning).

 

For more information on the SACE, either visit their website: https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/  

Feel free to contact the secondary campus on (08) 8285 3975 and request a meeting with our Head of Campus or SACE Coordinator for any and all inquiries regarding the SACE at Garden College.