"Thomas More College is committed to offering a flexible curriculum which supports Senior School students to achieve their goals and ambitions."


SACE is a flexible and responsive curriculum framework which offers the opportunity to plan and develop a course of study that is diverse and which meets the personal needs of individuals. A broad range of interesting and challenging subjects are offered to cater for students with different future aspirations.

SACE gives students the opportunity to gain recognition and credit for Community Based Learning and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, and where appropriate students may be encouraged to consider taking these courses for personal development or as an organised alternative to their academic program. SACE also offers a range of modified subjects so that students with identified intellectual disabilities can continue with their learning.

There are two stages of SACE:
  • Stage One, which most students complete across Years 10 and 11 apart from the Personal Learning Plan subject, which most students undertake in Year 10.
  • Stage Two, which most students undertake in Year 12.
Each subject or course successfully completed earns "credits" towards SACE, with a minimum of 200 credits required for students to gain the certificate.

Students will receive a final grade from A to E for each Stage 1 subject and A+ to E- for Stage Two subjects. For compulsory requirements students will need to achieve

  • C grade or better at Stage 1
  • C- grade or better at Stage 2.

The compulsory requirements are:

  • Personal Learning Plan (10 credits at Stage 1)
  • Literacy at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
  • Numeracy- at least 10 credits from a range of mathematics subjects or courses (Stage 1 or Stage 2)
  • Research Project an in-depth major project (10 credits at Stage 2)
  • Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least 60 credits.

The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects or Board-recognised courses of a student's choice.

More information regarding the SACE can be obtained from the SACE Board website at

We believe education is at the heart of a life well lived. It is a philosophy we instil in our students and one which underpins our College maxim.