SACE Program

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a certificate for students completing Year 11 (Stage 1) and Year12 (Stage 2) of secondary school.

 

To allow entry into tertiary study students need to successfully complete all of the requirements of the SACE, incorporating a minimum 200 Credit Value and achieve specified grades at each Stage which will provide an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). For more information, please visit: www.sace.sa.edu.au 

AIS offers two options for completing the SACE:

  • a traditional Academic Stream
  • a specialised Business Stream which provides subject option of Certificate IV in Business, a tertiary-level qualification which on its own can provide for entry in business studies at university.

Both streams include compulsory and optional subjects. Additional subjects may also be available through special arrangements with a number of Adelaide’s leading private schools.

Mainstream Subject Choice (Stage 1)

Students choose no more than 7 subjects.

 
Business Stream Academic Stream
Compulsory Subjects Compulsory Subjects
Personal Learning Plan Personal Learning Plan
Research Practices Research Practices

English Learning Area  
Select either:
English as an Additional Language
or
English
or
Essential English

English Learning Area  
Select either:
English as an Additional Language
or
English

Mathematics Learning Area 
Select either:
Mathematics
or
General Mathematics
or
Essential Mathematics

Mathematics Learning Area
Mathematics

Option Subjects

Option Subjects

Chinese (Background Speakers) Chinese (Background Speakers)
Chinese (Beginners) Chinese (Beginners)
Chinese (Continuers) Chinese (Continuers)
Business and Enterprise Business and Enterprise
Information Technology Information Technology
Integrated Learning Chemistry
Certificate IV in Business Physics

 

Mainstream Subject Choice (Stage 2)

Students can select a total of 5 subjects from either stream to complete the SACE.

1 of the choices has to be Research Project.

Business Stream Academic Stream
Compulsory Subjects Compulsory Subjects
Research Project Personal Learning Plan

English Learning Area  
English as an Additional Language*

English as an Additional Language*

Option Subjects

Option Subjects

Mathematics Learning Area 
Select either:
Mathematics Methods
or
General Mathematics
or
Essential Mathematics

English Learning Area
Select either:
English
or
Essential English

Mathematics Learning Area
Select either:
Mathematical Methods
and/or
Specialist Mathematics

English Learning Area
Select either:
English
or
English Literary Studies

Chinese (Background Speakers) Chinese (Background Speakers)
Chinese (Beginners) Chinese (Beginners)
Chinese (Continuers) Chinese (Continuers)
Business and Enterprise Business and Enterprise
Information Technology Information Technology
Certificate IV in Business (Continued) Chemistry
  Physics
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