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Year 12 (SACE Stage 2)

Expectations of SACE Stage 2 Students

Students:

  • are expected to be committed to studies and show initiative in order to attain success
  • must take responsibility for the planning and completion of all work
  • will use their private study lessons productively
  • will sit for examinations in some subjects at the end of both Semester 1 and Semester 2
  • are expected to use Daymap for monitoring deadlines and submitting assessment tasks
  • are expected to do a minimum of 2 ½ hours of homework each night
  • must follow the school deadline policy for completing and handing in work

Curriculum pattern at Stage 2

Students are required to study four subjects at SACE Stage 2.  Students must achieve a C- grade or better in a minimum of three 20 credit SACE Stage 2 subjects to gain their SACE.

To receive a SACE, each student:

  • must undertake at least 200 credits (10 credits are awarded to a semester subject and 20 credits to a full year subject)
  • must satisfy the SACE Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum Patterns
  • must achieve a C- grade or better in:
                   Personal Learning Plan (10 credits)
                   Stage 1 Maths (10 credits)
                   Stage 1 English (20 credits)
                   Stage 2 Research Project A or B (10 credits)
                   Three Stage 2 subjects (60 credits)

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

Selection to university courses is based on both eligibility and rank.  Eligibility allows you to be considered for selection; rank determines whether you are competitive enough to be selected.

Eligibility – to be eligible for selection into a university course/program you must:

  • obtain the SACE
  • obtain the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  • meet any pre-requisite subject requirements for the course/program

 

Rank – to obtain a university aggregate and ATAR you must:

  • comply with the rules regarding Precluded Combinations
  • comply with the rules regarding Counting Restrictions
  • complete at least 90 credits of study at Stage 2, of which 60 credits of study must be 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects1 (TAS) from a maximum of three attempts (which need not be in consecutive years).

1Community Studies B is not a TAS and cannot be counted towards an ATAR.

Subject Selection

All SACE Stage 2 students study a selection of the subjects below.

Students who have successfully completed the required number of subjects at SACE Stage 11 will choose 4 subjects at SACE Stage 2.  Most SACE Stage 2 subjects are studied for a full year.

SACE Stage 2 students should take into account their future pathways to tertiary education, further training or the workforce.

1In order to be eligible to study SACE Stage 2 at Murray Bridge High School, students at the end of SACE Stage 1 must have completed, with a C grade or better:

  • All compulsory SACE subjects (PLP, 2 semesters of English, 1 semester of Maths, Research Project)
  • 6 additional SACE Stage 1 semester units. 

SACE Stage 2 Curriculum

SACE Completion

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

At C- or better

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

At C- or better

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

At C- or better

Additional units may be made up of:

  • 20 credit Stage 1 or 2 subject
  • 2 x 10 credit subjects from either Stage 1 or 2

Research Project A or B

 

ATAR Eligibility

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

Stage 2 subject

(20 credits)

Stage 2 subject (20 credits)

 or a

Certificate III (completed)

Research Project A or B

Tertiary Admission Subjects (TAS)

Agricultural Production
Biology
Business Innovation
Chemistry
Creative Arts
Design and Technology – Automotive
Design and Technology – Furniture Construction
Design and Technology – Metalwork
Design and Technology – Photography
Digital Technology
Drama
English as an Additional Language
English
English - Literary Studies
Essential Mathematics
Food and Hospitality
Geography
General Mathematics
German Continuers

Health Education
Information Processing and Publishing
Legal Studies
Mathematical Methods
Modern History
Music
Music – Sound Production 2 (VET – Certificate III)
Paddock to Plate – Cross Disciplinary Studies
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
SAASTA Integrated Learning
SAASTA Sports & Recreation (VET – Certificate III)
Sport Studies – Integrated Learning
Specialist Mathematics
Visual Arts – Art
Visual Arts – Design
Workplace Practices

 

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