Stage 2 | Subject outline | Version control

Community Connections Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2022. Accredited in June 2021. This subject replaces Stage 2 Community Studies B.
Editorial changes may be made during the implementation process.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Assessment design criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by teachers to:

  • clarify for the student what they need to learn
  • design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement.

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that:

  • students should demonstrate in their learning
  • teachers look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements.

For this subject the assessment design criteria are:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • application and connection
  • reflection and consideration.

The set of assessments as a whole must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Knowledge and Understanding

The specific features are as follows:

KU1 Development of knowledge and understanding of concepts related to the selected SACE Stage 2 subject.
KU2 Development of specific skills related to the selected SACE Stage 2 subject.

Application and Connection

The specific features are as follows:

AC1 Demonstrated connections between the community application activity, subject‑specific knowledge and skills, and one or more chosen capabilities.
AC2 Demonstration of planning and organisation to undertake the community application activity.
AC3 Connection of the benefits and future possibilities of the community application activity to the community and themselves.

Reflection and Consideration

The specific features are as follows:

RC1 Reflection on the development of knowledge, concepts, skills and new understandings related to the selected SACE Stage 2 subject.
RC2 Reflection on the development of planning, organisational, problem solving and decision‑making skills through the community application activity.
RC3 Consideration of the development of one or more SACE capabilities using evidence of actions taken.