2023 SACE Results

100% SACE completion for the six year in a row.

7 students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank in the 90s (top 10% of the state), with a further 8 in the 80s (top 20% of the state).

Our 2023 Dux of the College achieved an ATAR of 96.55.

97.9% achievement level at C- or better across all Stage 2 enrolments, with more than 70% of all enrolments resulted in the A or B grades.

Significant levels of attainment have been achieved by students in Vocational Learning, including students attaining full completion of Certificate IIs and IIIs.

To view more results visit our Year 12 Results page.

SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) is the formal school qualification students must complete in South Australia, usually over two years.

At St Francis de Sales College, we have extended the SACE to be available to students in Year 10. The three-year SACE from Year 10 has enabled students to develop an extensive knowledge used in collaboration with higher order thinking skills applying the attributes that the SACE programs require for successful achievement. Our students gain the advantage of being able to undertake many different subjects that enable them to make a more informed choice regarding their future. It empowers them to engage with challenges in their own study that develops their awareness of personal responsibility in their own learning.

The capabilities developed in SACE units – learning, communication, personal development, citizenship and work – means that students can form an awareness of how these lifelong skills are part of their learning in all subject areas.

These correspond with the capabilities of the Australian Curriculum:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • information and communication technology competence
  • critical and creative thinking
  • personal and social competence
  • ethical behaviour
  • intercultural understanding.

The SACE diagram provides an overview of the stages that our students can use to achieve their South Australian Certificate of Education using both Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects. The diagram can be found on the SACE website.

SACE Credits

Please click on the SACE website below to see how SACE credits work.

SACE website


SATAC website

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