We endeavour to help each student reach their full potential through high quality education coupled with supportive relationships with parents and students.
What is SACE?
SACE stands for South Australian Certificate of Education. The SACE is an internationally recognised qualification that paves the way for young people to move from school to work or further training and study.
Students complete the SACE over two years of full-time study, which most students spread over three years. There are two stages:
Stage 1 – Students undertake in Year 11 apart from the Personal Learning Plan in Year 10
Stage 2 – Students undertake in Year 12 apart from the Research Project in Year 11
Each successfully completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 subject or course earns ‘credits’ towards the SACE, with a minimum of 200 credits required for students to achieve the SACE.
ABOUT SACE AT PORTSIDE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
How do I choose my SACE Subjects?
The choice of a career path is one of the most important decisions you will make. Statistics show that you are likely to have on average 4 to 5 career changes in your lifetime and that ‘up-skilling’ to provide yourself with a broad skill base is essential in improving employability. The selection of Year 11 and 12 subjects and subsequent completion of the SACE is an important step towards reaching your future goals.
Like any important decision, reading lots and researching potential career choice options, talking with family, friends and teachers is absolutely necessary. Ultimately this is your responsibility
Do your research:
Collect Relevant brochures
Attend Career and Subject Expo’s
Speak with your teachers, College course and career advisers, family and friends!
Research Tertiary Pathways
Research Tertiary University Pathways
Five key considerations in your choice:
CAREER GOALS – narrow down your interest to potential industry areas, not necessarily specific jobs
PATHWAYS – identify whether a university or pathway (eg TAFE or another RTO) or a blend of the two if necessary to achieve your career goal(s).
University entrance score (ATAR): A minimum of four 20 credit stage 2 subjects or course equivalents is required.
INTERESTS – choose subjects that genuinely interest you.
ABILITIES – choose subjects you are capable of doing well.
PREREQUISITES – certain university courses require you to have studied particular subject(s) in Year 12.
Complete your Subject Selection
Your College Career and Course Adviser is available to discuss your selections with you
SACE - Stage 1
Stage 1 subjects are offered and resulted as 10 credit single Semester subjects. Therefore students may change subjects in the second Semester or continue them over the full year. Please click on the subject area of interest to see all subjects available for that subject area.
SACE - Stage 2
Stage 2 subjects are offered and resulted as 10 or 20 credit full year subjects. Students need to choose at least four 20 credit subjects (or equivalent) plus the Research Project to be ATAR eligible.