(South Australian Certificate of Education)
All students at Edward John Eyre High School undertake studies that contribute towards the South Australian Certificate of Education. School subjects are categorised as Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Special provisions supports students who have a disability, or have been affected by misadventure or personal circumstances beyond their control, to participate in the SACE.
Usually this involves reasonable adjustments, such as rest breaks in an exam. Adjustments can vary between subjects and assessments according to the student’s needs.
Stage 1 subjects are often undertaken in Year 11. Students must enrol in and complete two semesters of English to a ‘C’ grade or better for each semester. Students must enrol in at least one Mathematics subject in semester one, and may choose whether or not to select a Mathematics subject in semester two. Students who do not complete at least one Mathematics subject in semester one to a ‘C’ grade or better, must repeat a Mathematics subject in semester two.
Students who have not completed their Personal Learning Plan (PLP) to a ‘C’ grade or better at Year 10 will be required to do PLP during Stage 1. Students will receive individual support to complete assessment in their own time to ensure they are successful in semester one.
Students who have not completed their PLP to a ‘C’ grade or better by the beginning of semester two will be required to participate in an intensive workshop.
All Stage 1 students will be enrolled in Stage 2 Research Project in the second semester. This is to support greater flexibility and a stronger focus on the Stage 2 subjects selected in Year 12.
Stage 2These subjects are normally undertaken in Year 12. Students who have not completed Research Project to a ‘C-’ grade or higher will need to complete it the following year. Students who have completed Research Project may select four or five Stage 2 choice subjects.
Compulsory Subjects in the SACE
Each subject or course that is successfully completed earns credits towards the SACE. Students receive a final grade from A to E for Stage 1 subjects and A+ to E– for Stage 2 subjects.
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 compulsory requirements.
The compulsory requirements for SACE 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
- Other Stage 2 subjects — at least 60 credits from a range of Stage 2 subjects.
The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or SACE Board recognised courses of a student’s choice (such as Vocational Education and Training or Community Learning).
The SACE website has a useful resource for understanding the SACE via: https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/studying/your-sace