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'Thrive' is the learning entitlement

The SACE Board’s Strategic Plan puts developing thriving learners at the centre of everything we do.

Explore and be informed of our strategic direction using our online, interactive tool – the thrive launchpad.

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  • Teachers, Coordinators

    Have your questions answered about the new Stage 1 and Stage 2 Health and Wellbeing.

    Join the Health and Wellbeing: Q & A Discussion via Zoom on 10 June 2021.

    Book your place

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    Health and Wellbeing
  • Coordinators

    Learn what your responsibilities are and get up-to-date with the latest changes in the SACE.

    Follow our start-of-year checklist and watch a Q&A session with experienced SACE officers.


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  • Teachers, Coordinators

    In 2021, there are a number of operational changes for Stage 2 Community Studies (A and B):

    • school assessment materials will be submitted online for moderation.
    • students’ final results will be reported as a grade level using the scale A+ to E-. The Outstanding Achievement (OA), A to E grades will no longer apply.
    • teachers will mark the school assessment component using the A+ to E- scale.
    • teachers will mark the external component out of 30.

    For full details, see Community Studies - operational changes to moderation, marking and resulting for 2021 [DOC 183KB].

    To learn more about uploading school assessment materials, accepted file names and formats, and selecting moderation samples, see Online submission of materials.

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  • Everyone

    In 2020, the sample e-exam for English Literary Studies featured a short film. 

    There will be no video or multimedia content in the English Literary Studies e-exam in 2021.

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The SACE Board
has moved

You will now find us at 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide.

The new premises provides a contemporary, customised workspace for SACE Board staff and our partners.

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2021 SACE Art Show

Meet the artists

A total of 113 pieces from the Class of 2020, including paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewellery, costumes and multimedia works, were showcased at the 2021 SACE Art Show.

Discover the inspiration behind their work from the artists themselves.

Marketing Showcase | The new VET Recognition Register

The new and improved

VET Recognition Register

Use the register to help students plan their future career and pathways to employment, traineeships and apprenticeships. The new and improved VET Recognition Register delivers on the State Government’s reform to strengthen the role of VET in the SACE, and is a key part of the SACE Board’s strategic vision to develop a connected qualification.

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Resources for teachers

Teaching Stage 1 and Stage 2

All you need to know about teaching a Stage 1 or Stage 2 subject. Learn about subject outlines, performance standards and grades, learning and assessment plans, the quality assurance cycle, school assessment and moderation, external assessment, and more.

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Celebrating success in the SACE — student stories

It's an individual journey where success can look different for every student.

Read from our inspiring collection of students — from the Class of 2020 — who used the SACE to show the world who they are.

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Subject outlines online

We consulted with over 600 teachers, SACE coordinators, and school leaders to learn how we could best transform our document-based subject outlines to digital content.

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Welcome to Prescient

Professional learning

Prescient is the new professional learning service of the SACE Board.

We empower educators to drive the future of education by providing transformative professional learning across all sectors and levels of teaching.

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Join the SACE Change Network

In 2021, we're connecting school leaders, educators, and students with dedicated SACE project teams to transform the SACE and achieve our vision of thriving learners.

Be a leading voice in testing ideas and piloting new approaches in your school.

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Achieving your SACE

How to build 200 credits

Here’s a short video on how the SACE works and how students can achieve the necessary requirements through subjects, VET and other recognised learning.

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  • SACE International

    SACE International is an internationally recognised pre-university program administered by the SACE Board of South Australia.

    It provides an opportunity for students to study in their own country and build upon their local pre-matriculation studies.

  • Prescient

    Prescient is the professional learning service of the SACE Board. We empower educators to drive the future of education by providing transformative professional learning across all sectors and levels of teaching. Using local, national and international expertise, we share ideas, problem-solve and empower teachers in their vital role as change agents.