SUBJECT OVERVIEW – SACE INTERNATIONAL

KPT/JPS(R2/010/3/0109/A9120)07/23
 


When enrolling into this pre-university programme, it is important to carefully select the right combination of subjects to help you progress in your academic journey.

If you haven’t made up your mind yet on which degree to pursue next, try asking yourself which field of study you are interested in the most – Arts, Science, or Business? From there, it will be easier to figure out the right subject combination for SAM/SACE International:
 
Preferred Degree Essential Subject Recommended Subjects
Actuarial Science
  • English as an Additional Language 
  • Mathematical Methods
Specialist Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Physics
Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Food Science, Nutrition
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
Computer Science                 -
  • Economics
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Physics
Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
Law English as an Additional Language
  • Accounting 
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematical Methods
Accounting
Through this subject, students learn how to manage their own financial affairs. They gain knowledge and skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. They also develop a greater understanding of accounting concepts and standards along with their use to generate financial reports.
Stage 2 subject code: 2ACG20
Credits: 20
 
Biology
Students explore the dynamic nature of biological science and use investigative skills, knowledge and understanding to critically and creatively find solutions to biologicals issues which impact their lives, society and the environment.
Stage 2 subject code: 2BGY20
Credits: 20
 
Chemistry
Students develop and extend their understanding of how the environment is chemically constructed and the impact from its interaction with human activities. Students explore and understand science as a human endeavour to address major real-life challenges now and in the future (for example, in energy use).
Stage 2 subject code: 2CEM20
Credits: 20
 
Economics
Students learn about the structure and operation of various economic systems. They develop an understanding of how economic systems and institutions help satisfy people's needs and wants. Students analyse, evaluate, and apply economic models. They make forecasts about economic change and evaluate issues in local, national, and global settings.
Stage 2 subject code: 2EMS20
Credits: 20
 
English as an Additional Language
This subject focuses on the development and use of skills and strategies in communication, comprehension, language and text analysis, and text creation.

Students develop confidence in creating texts for different purposes. Students will broaden their understanding of sociocultural and sociolinguistic aspects of English through their study of texts and language. They develop skills for research and academic study.
Stage 2 subject code: 2EAL20
Credits: 20
 
Legal Studies
Explore the heritage and dynamic nature of the Australian legal system. Students learn how it responds and contributes to social change. They also gain insight into law-making, dispute resolution processes, and the administration of justice. They investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society. Students reflect on and make informed judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian legal system.
Stage 2 subject code: 2LEG20
Credits: 20

 
Mathematical Methods
Mathematical Methods helps students develop a strong understanding of calculus and statistics. Through functions, derivatives, integrals and mathematically modelling physical processes, students gain a deep understanding of the physical world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that involve uncertainty and variation.
Stage 2 subject code: 2MHS20
Credits: 20
 
Nutrition
Students investigate the latest scientific information on nutrients as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition. They explore the links between food, health, and diet-related diseases. They also investigate methods of food production and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food. Students gain insight to factors that influence food choices and reflect on issues related to nutrition with an inclusive perspective.
Stage 2 subject code: 2NUT20
Credits:  20
 
Physics
Students will study the laws and theories that govern the motion and behaviour of objects and matter, from the smallest sub-atomic to the largest cosmos. They gather evidence from investigations on how physics help improve the world and develop solutions to our everyday problems. Students will learn the finer details of experimental data collection, how to critically analyse and interpret data collected, and understand the use of scientific apparatus.
Stage 2 subject code: 2PYI20
Credits: 20
 
Psychology
Psychology enables students to understand behaviours of their own and others. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve the outcomes and quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure. Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, as well as developing their analytical and critical thinking skills.
Stage 2 subject code:  2PSC20
Credits: 10 or 20
 
Specialist Mathematics
Specialist Mathematics helps deepen students’ mathematical knowledge, skills, and understanding. It provides opportunities for students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments, proofs, and models. Students will study functions and calculus which are employed in tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science, and physical sciences. Specialist Mathematics is designed to be studied in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.
Stage 2 subject code: 2MSC20
Credits: 20