South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Thebarton Senior College offers a wide range of both Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects in the South Australian Certificate of Education.
The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), has been designed to meet the needs and interests of today's young people, as well as to make it relevant for employers, who are increasingly looking to employ highly skilled workers.

Students need to achieve the compulsory literacy and numeracy requirements of the SACE. They need to achieve a C grade or better in a range of English and Mathematics subjects or courses at Stage 1 to complete their SACE.

Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects are graded from A to E.

All students are expected to gain knowledge, skills, and attributes in the areas of communication, citizenship, personal development, work and learning.

Students need to earn 200 credits to successfully complete the SACE. (Ten credits equates to one semester or six months of study.) Students can get 180 of these credits through vocational training.

Compulsory Subjects

  • Personal Learning Plan 10 credits (at Stage 1 for students under 18 years old)
  • Literacy - at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses (Stage 1)
  • Numeracy - at least 10 credits from a range of Mathematics subjects or courses (Stage 1)
  • Research Project - an in-depth major project (10 credits at Stage 2)
  • Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least 60 credits
In order to obtain the SACE, students must achieve at least a C grade in the compulsory subjects. The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects, vocational training or Board-recognised courses of a student's choice.