Year 12 -Community Studies

This subject counts towards SACE completion only not an ATAR, hence this subject is not recommended for Stage 2 students seeking a University pathway.

Length: Single Semester (10 SACE credits each semester)
Contact: SACE Leader

Recommended Background

This subject is only available to eligible students, it is not selected as part of subject selection. Consideration: students do perform better where they have a personal interest they wish to pursue.

Course Description

Community Studies provides the student with autonomy in deciding the focus and direction of a community activity they wish to undertake. Students expand and enhance their skills and understanding in a guided and supported learning program, by beginning from a point of personal interest, skill or knowledge, and setting challenging and achievable goals in a community activity.

Students may complete more than one community activity and complete more than one contract of work. At Stage 2 the contracts fall into specific categories and there cannot be more than one contract per category.

  • Arts and the Community
  • Communication and the Community
  • Foods and the Community
  • Health, Recreation, and the Community
  • Science, Technology and the Community
  • Work and the Community.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School-based Assessment:

  • Contract of work (70%): Includes development of contract, folio and presentation.

External Assessment:

  • Reflection (30%).

Note: Community Studies cannot be studied for the purpose of gaining an ATAR. Community Studies can be studied within another subject or community activity, for example The Arts.