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Results and university entrance

Students who successfully complete SACE International are issued with the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Students receive three documents:

  • The South Australian Certificate of Education - a parchment-style certificate, issued by the SACE Board, which confirms the student's completion of the certificate requirements.
  • The Record of Achievement - a detailed transcript, issued by the SACE Board, of the results the student obtained that contributed towards the completion of SACE requirements. Student levels of achievement are shown as the score received (out of 20) and a grade on a scale of A+ (highest) to E- (lowest). All students recording achievement in at least one subject, including those who do not complete the SACE, receive a Record of Achievement of their successful studies.
  • A Tertiary Entrance Statement - issued by the universities in Australia. It includes an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). This is a percentile ranking calculated on the basis of the students' results in subjects studied in the final year of secondary school, i.e. Stage 2 of the SACE.

To meet the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) requirement for entrance into tertiary studies, students must successfully complete the SACE International qualification with a minimum of 90-100 credits of subjects (five subjects) at Stage 2 level.

More than 40,000 students have accessed SACE International, and achieved an ATAR ranking that has resulted in acceptance by universities across the world, including in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand.

Some examples of universities that have recently accepted SACE International graduates are:

  • Adelaide University and the Australian National University
  • Cambridge University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics
  • Yale University, Ohio State University and the University of California-Berkley
  • National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University
  • University of Hong Kong
Need to record your students’ assessment results? Go to Resulting and Schools Online on the SACE website.