The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a modern, internationally recognised secondary school qualification.

The SACE is a two-stage certificate. 

Most people study Stage 1 in Year 11 and Stage 2 in Year 12.

There are also other ways to complete the SACE, such as:

  • by earning credits for individual or community activities such as volunteering
  • as an adult learner
  • through recognition for other study achievements such as vocational education and training (VET) courses or international education.

Each subject is worth either 10 or 20 credits, depending on the subject and length of subject. Subjects are worth 10 credits for one semester and 20 credits for a full year.

You’ll need 200 credits to complete your SACE. Some of the credits will come from compulsory requirements. To achieve your SACE, you must complete these compulsory requirements with a C grade or higher at Stage 1, and a C- grade or higher at Stage 2:

  • Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (10 credits)
  • Numeracy requirement – a mathematics subject in Stage 1 or Stage 2 (10 credits)
  • Literacy requirement – an English subject in Stage 1 or Stage 2 (20 credits)
  • Stage 2 Research Project– (10 credits).

Of the remaining 150 credits you will need to make up your 200 credits, at least 60 credits must be at Stage 2 level.

In term 3 a SACE evening is held for students in year 10 and 11 and their parents. This is followed by individual subject/career counselling meetings involving the students and at least one parent/guardian. Port Broughton Area School works to provide each student with the subject selection they want via the following methods:

  • In the first instance the school will work to provide face-to-face subjects.
  • If a face-to-face subject is unavailable, we will work to provide an online class through regional delivery. This allows students to study at Port Broughton Area School while connecting with a teacher in our region.
  • If a subject is unavailable through regional delivery, we can offer subjects through the Open Access College based in Adelaide. Students receive one online lesson per week with the college and are supported by a Port Broughton Area School teacher.
  • The school will also support students to enrol in Vocational Education and Training through organisations such as TAFE. Students may opt to drop “traditional” subjects in favour of completing Certificate II or III courses which will contribute towards their SACE.

Students Online

Students Online is your first point of access to view your SACE results and to assist in planning your SACE journey. Students log in using their SACE registration number.

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