WHAT IS THE SACE?
The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is awarded to students who successfully completed an accredited program in the final years of secondary school. The SACE Board of South Australia is the accrediting organisation. 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.
The certificate is based on two stages of achievement: Stage 1 (Year 11) and Stage 2 (Year 12).
WHAT ARE THE SUBJECTS?
Subjects offered at Gladstone High School are listed in this Handbook.
For a full list of the subjects, including brief summaries for use in curriculum handbooks, visit the link below:
Each subject or course successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards the SACE, with a minimum of 200 credits required for students to gain the certificate.
Students will receive a grade from A to E for each subject.
REQUIREMENTS TO ACHIEVE THE SACE
Ten credits are equivalent to one semester of study in a particular subject or course.
In addition, there are a number of compulsory subjects that must be completed at a ‘C’ grade or higher;
- The Personal Learning Plan (10 credits) – usually completed in Year 10
- English (20 credits) – completed in Year 11
- Mathematics (10 credits) at Gladstone High School students must complete 20 credits – Year 11
- Research Project (10 credits) – Year 11
- 3 Stage 2 subjects (60 credits) – Year 12
- The remaining 90 credits can be completed in a range of subjects and are graded on an A-E scale.