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Commendations and awards in the SACE

Presented at the annual SACE Merit Ceremony, the SACE Board publicly acknowledges students' meritorious achievements in the SACE by awarding commendations, subject merits, and prizes.

Governor of South Australia Commendations

There are three types of Governor of South Australia Commendations presented to students each year:

  • Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence Award
  • Governor of South Australia Commendation - Aboriginal Student SACE Excellence Award
  • Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence in Modified SACE Award.

 

Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence Award

Students can achieve a Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence Award in one of two ways:

  1. Excellence in 90 credits of Board-accredited subjects (including Research Project A or Research Project B
  2. Excellence in the development of one or more SACE capabilities, including the equivalent of an A (A+, A, A-) in 70 credits of Stage 2 subjects or courses, including Research Project A or Research Project B).

Schools are invited to nominate one student from their school for a Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence Award.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

Nomination forms

Nomination form exemplars

 

Governor of South Australia Commendation - Aboriginal Student SACE Excellence Award

This commendation is awarded to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student with the best overall performance in the SACE (and who has undertaken the majority of his or her studies in a South Australian school).

Schools are invited to nominate one student from their school for a Governor of South Australia Commendation - Aboriginal Student SACE Excellence Award.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

 

Governor of South Australia Commendation - Excellence in Modified SACE Award

This commendation is awarded to a student with identified intellectual disabilities who demonstrates outstanding achievement through SACE modified subjects.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed.

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Subject merits

Subject merits recognise meritorious achievement in a Stage 2 subject and are presented to students at the SACE Merit Ceremony. Students can gain a subject merit if they:

  • gain an overall subject grade of A+ for that subject, and
  • demonstrate exceptional achievement in the subject.
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Other awards and prizes

The SACE Board presents awards, such as the Governor of South Australia Commendations, which includes the Aboriginal Student SACE Award and the Excellence in Modified SACE Award, and awards and prizes for particular subjects, such as the Tennyson Medal for the best overall performance in Stage 2 English Studies, to students who meet the criteria.

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Policies

The conditions and criteria for selection for the Governor of South Australia Commendation, subject merits, and other awards and prizes are outlined in the documents below.

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