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 | Fields of study

Fields of study

Community Connections is a 10‑credit subject or a 20‑credit subject at Stage 2. Students may undertake more than one Community Connections subject, but only one enrolment per subject code. Students may not enrol in both 10 and 20 credit subjects under the same field of study, as these are precluded combinations. That is, where there is both a 10 and a 20-credit subject using the same subject code these are precluded against each other. For example, 2HSC10 - Humanities and Social Sciences Connections and 2HSC20 - Humanities and Social Sciences Connections are a precluded combination.

Each individual program of learning is placed within one of the following four fields of study:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Connections
  • STEM Connections
  • Practical Connections
  • Interdisciplinary Connections

Individual program of learnings will be developed based on the knowledge, skills, and understanding described in the field of study in a SACE Board‑approved Stage 2 subject.

Students base their learning on the knowledge, skills, and understanding of key elements/concepts described in a particular Stage 2 subject, and frame this learning within the most appropriate field of study. They also demonstrate their learning through a community application activity that is based on the selected subject, Examples of community application activities that could occur in a particular field of study are included below.

The learning from some subjects can reasonably be placed in more than one field of study. Students may also choose to take an interdisciplinary approach to learning that starts in a particular field of study. For example, it could be argued that SACE Stage 2 Economics could be placed equally well in either the Humanities Connections field of study or the Interdisciplinary Connections field of study.

Ideas for activities in each field of study

Ideas for activities that relate to each of the four fields of study will be shaped by the selected Stage 2 subject.

Learning activities for Community Connections can be classified in two parts:

  1. Learning activities related directly to the learning requirements of the selected Stage 2 subject.
  2. Learning activities related to a community application activity that applies learning from the selected Stage 2 subject connected to a community context.

For ideas related to the selected SACE Stage 2 subject, refer to the relevant Stage 2 subject outline.

Evidence of the Community Application Activity and the tasks undertaken to complete the activity are provided as part of the externally assessed component of the course. Where a community activity is undertaken in a group context, each student must present evidence of individual learning so that it can be assessed against the performance standards.

Some examples of community application activities in the four fields of study are described below.

These are examples only. Subjects and examples of community application activities are not limited to one specific field of study, and may align with one or more fields of study.