Senior Ignite students undertaking the SACE plus Ignite Pathway and will complete 90 compulsory credits in their first year of Senior Ignite.

The Compulsory Subjects are:
English (20 Credits)
English Studies Ignite - Stage 1
English - Ignite
Mathematics (20 Credits)
Mathematical Studies Ignite – Stage 1
Mathematics - Ignite
Humanities and Social Sciences or HASS (10 Credits)
Ancient Studies Ignite – Stage 1
PLP - Stage 1 and Research Project B – Stage 2 (20 Credits)
Science (20 Credits)
Physics Ignite – Stage 1
Science - Ignite

English Studies Ignite - Stage 1
In English Studies Ignite – Stage 1, students study a range of texts. They read, view, compose and write, listen and speak, and use information and communication technologies in appropriate ways for different purposes. Students study a range of shared and individually chosen texts. They develop their skills in critical analysis, text production and a study of language and paired texts, in preparation for Stage 2 English Studies.
Assessment in Stage 1 English - English Studies is school-based, with central moderation. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning in English Studies through the following assessment types: Text Analysis, Text Production and Extended Study (Language Study or Connected Texts Study)
Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 2 English Studies

English - Ignite (20 Credits)
Students study two modes of communication:
Receptive modes (listening, reading and viewing)
Senior Ignite students evaluate how text structures can be used in innovative ways by different authors. They explain how the choice of language features, images and vocabulary contributes to the development of individual style. They also develop and justify their own interpretations of texts.
Productive modes (speaking, writing and creating)
Students show how the selection of language features can achieve precision and stylistic effect. They explain different viewpoints, attitudes and perspectives through the development of cohesive and logical arguments. Students create a wide range of texts to articulate complex ideas.
Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 1 English - English Studies or Stage 1 English - English Communications

Mathematical Studies Ignite – Stage 1
Senior Ignite students will participate in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. The course consists of two units of work.
Maths Studies A: Geometry and Mensuration, Quadratics and other Polynomials, Functions and Graphs.
Maths Studies B: Coordinate Geometry, Models of Growth and Statistics.
Assessment is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of learning through Skills and Application tasks and the presentation of work Folio. Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 2 Mathematical Studies

Please Note: Students intending to study Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics need to also select Stage 1 Mathematics Extension

Mathematics - Ignite (20 Credits)
Senior Ignite students recognise the connection between simple and compound interest. They solve problems involving linear equations and inequalities. They make the connections between algebraic and graphical representations of relations. Students solve surface area and volume problems relating to composite solids. They recognise the relationships between parallel and perpendicular lines. Students apply deductive reasoning to proofs and numerical exercises involving plane shapes. They compare data sets by referring to the shapes of the various data displays.
Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 1 Mathematical Studies or Stage 1 Mathematical Applications

HASS: Ancient Studies Ignite – Stage 1 (10 Credits)
In Ancient Studies students learn about the history, literature, society and culture of ancient civilisations, which may include Asia-Australia, the Americas, Europe and Western Asia, and the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome. Students draw on many other fields of study including architecture, politics, religion and geography. The study of Ancient Studies enables students to consider environmental, social, economic, religious, cultural, and aesthetic factors that shape societies and provide personal and shared identity.

Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 2 Classical Studies or any of the other HASS subject which include Stage 2 Tourism or Stage 2 legal Studies

The Personal Learning Plan or PLP (10 Credits)
The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory SACE Stage 1 subject. The PLP helps students to plan for their future, assists them to choose their study pathway and helps them make selections for subjects in Stage 1 and Stage 2. This subject also enables students to look at the breadth of options for work and study beyond high school. Students must achieve a C grade or better to successfully complete the subject and gain their SACE.

For more information The Personal Learning Plan

Research Project B
Research Project is a compulsory Stage 2 subject worth 10 credits. The Research Project enables students to explore an area of interest in depth, while developing skills to prepare them for further education, training, and work. Students develop their ability to question sources of information, make effective decisions, evaluate their own progress, be innovative, and solve problems.
Students must achieve a C– grade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain their SACE.

The Research Project B has a written external assessment, which contributes to the student’s Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Physics Ignite – Stage 1 (20 Credits)
Physics provides students with the opportunity to challenge, modify, review and restructure their knowledge, values and understanding of the physical world. Topics include an introduction to physical laws and units, motion and velocity, acceleration, force, Conservation laws, wave motion and optics.

Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through an Investigations Folio, Practical and Investigations, Applications Tasks and Topic Tests assesses students.
Successful completion of this subject leads to Stage 2 Physics

Ignite Science (20 Credits)
Senior Ignite students analyse how the periodic table organises elements and use it to make predictions about the properties of elements. They explain how chemical reactions are used to produce particular products and how different factors influence the rate of reactions. They explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems. They apply relationships between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects. Students describe and analyse interactions and cycles within and between Earth’s spheres. They evaluate the evidence for scientific theories that explain the origin of the universe and the diversity of life on Earth.
Successful completion of this course leads to Stage 1 Biology or Stage 1 Chemistry or Stage 1 Psychology or Stage 1 Physics

Senior Ignite students also need to choose 30 credits from the following elective subjects: