12 Child Studies

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Responsible Living

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/child-studies/stage-2

Pre-Requisite:  Satisfactory achievement of year 10 or 11 child studies would be an advantage.  Students with sound research, literacy and practical (hands on) skills would suit this subject but not essential.


Stage 2 Child Studies focuses on children’s growth and development to age 8 years. Students critically examine attitudes and values about parenting/care-giving and gain an understanding of the growth and development of children. This subject enables students to develop a variety of research, management, and practical skills. Childhood is a unique, intense period of growth and development. Children’s lives are affected by their relationships with others; their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth; cultural, familial, and socio-economic circumstances; geographic location; and educational opportunities.

Topics may include:

  • contemporary and future issues
  • economic and environmental influences
  • sociocultural influences
  • political and legal influences
  • technological influences


Students are assessed through the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

7 assignment tasks will form the basis of the assessment and students will be assessed against the SACE board assessment design criteria

Each task will involve 3 elements:

  • 4 x practical activities
  • 2 x group activities
  • 1 x investigation

Additional Information 

    Excursions to the local primary school will take place as part of the assessment.

    It is a government requirement that people visiting pre-schools/kindergartens to take part in activities have a WWCC clearance.  This will be organised through the school, however any costs assocatied with this clearance will be invoiced to the student.

    Students do need to plan and make some resources and may choose to bring some materials from home. This is not compulsory, appropriate materials are provided at school.

    Last updated: 01/7/22