Scientific Studies | 2019 subject changes

2019 subject changes

Subject renewal

The SACE Board has a cycle of subject monitoring, review, and renewal to ensure that students have access to a relevant, contemporary, quality senior secondary education. As part of this cycle, in 2017 work began on the review and renewal of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Scientific Studies.

From this work, the following subject outlines have been drafted for:

  • Stage 1 Scientific Studies
  • Stage 2 Scientific Studies

It is proposed that these subjects replace the current Stage 1 and Stage 2 Scientific Studies.


The redeveloped draft Stage 1 and Stage 2 subject outlines are now available for consultation. These drafts are in one document, which can be downloaded and feedback provided via the online feedback form.

The consultation drafts will be available online from:

Monday 21 August -Friday 29 September 2017

Feedback from this consultation will inform final revisions to the subject outline for Board accreditation.

  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 Scientific Studies will be taught for the first time in 2019.
  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 Implementation workshops will be held during Term 2, 2018.