|Level:||12 Stage 2|
|Year level requirements:||Non compulsory|
|SACE code:||VARIOUS||SACE credits:||20|
Community Studies is a subject where students take control of their own learning, through community and/or work related activities. It allows students to investigate and participate in learning that will help prepare them for life after school.
Focus of Study:
Community Studies enables students to:
- Find an area of study that interests them
- Incorporate their preferred method of learning
- Work at their own pace
- Achieve success
Students negotiate a contract of work with the teacher that must include a major community project, and keep a journal of evidence of their learning. Contracts can be built around existing commitments in a student’s life or anticipated events, e.g part-time work, sport, club membership, leisure activities, career planning. Students may choose one or more of the following units of work.
Assessment is work-required and based on completion of the contract by the end of the relevant semester. A grade from the A - E range is awarded.
Community Studies can be used to complete the SACE, and enter TAFE if desired. However, the Universities do not accept Community Studies as a Tertiary Admissions Subject (TAS).