Commerce

Mr D Grocott —

The following are the subjects available for study in 2021

11 Accounting:   11Acc   Full Year

Course Description: This course introduces students to Accounting fundamentals such as how to process financial information, preparation of financial statements, analysis of accounts and the conceptual basis of Accounting.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standards credits

Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy: Yes - 7 credits Literacy

Next step: 12Acc

Contact Person: Mr Grocott


11 Economics:   11Eco   Full Year

Course Description: The course consists of studying economic principles: Producer Decisions – the goals of producers, their production decisions, and the influences on supply; Consumer Decisions – scarcity, opportunity cost, and the influences on demand; and the Market – the nature and operation of markets.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standards credits

Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy : Yes - 16 Literacy

Next step 12Eco, and/or 12Bus

Contact Person: Mr Grocott


12 Accounting:   12Acc   Full Year

Course Description: This course further develops student knowledge in Accounting fundamentals. It focuses on: accounting concepts, presentation of financial information, analysis and interpretation of financial information, accounting sub-systems within a business and the use of Accounting software to record financial information.

Recommended Entry Criteria: a minimum of 8 credits from 11Acc (if studied) including Achievement Standard 90978, otherwise Level 1 Certificate

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Next step: Year 13 Acc

Contact Person: Mr Grocott or Mr Jackman


12 Business Studies:   12Bus   Full Year

Course Description: This course aims to develop business skills for students. Students will study types of business organisations; business production processes; marketing; creating a plan for a business activity; carrying out an actual business activity (if practicable) and evaluating its performance. Students will also learn how to prepare a cashflow forecast for an agribusiness. 

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 1 Certificate.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Approximate Contributions: Students may be expected to contribute $30 to the start-up costs of their business.

Next step: 13Bus

Contact Person: Mr Grocott


12 Economics:   12Eco   Full Year

Course Description: The course covers the economic issues of overseas trade, employment and inflation. Students learn the causes, the possible effects and how to define and measure these issues. Students will also develop an awareness of government policies that may be used to address these issues.

Recommended Entry Criteria: a minimum of 8 credits from 11Eco (if studied) including Achievement Standard 90986, otherwise Level 1 Certificate

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: Yes - 8 credits Writing, 10 credits Reading

Next step: 13Eco

Contact Person: Mr Grocott


13 Accounting:   13 Acc   Full Year

Course Description: This course introduces students to higher level Accounting skills and fundamentals. It focuses on: Accounting for partnerships and companies, analysis and interpretation of financial information, job costing, and management accounting.

Recommended Entry Criteria: a minimum of 8 credits from 12Acc including Achievement Standard 91176

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards credits.

UE Literacy: Yes - 5 credits Reading or Writing

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Mr Grocott or Mr Jackman


13 Business Studies:   13 Bus   Full Year

Course Description: This course aims to develop student’s understanding of business theory and practices in a NZ context. It would suit students who are considering tertiary study in Commerce subjects or those who are interested in business in general. This course involves considerable use of writing and literacy skills. This course also aims to develop research and computing skills.

Students will: analyse internal and external factors that impact on businesses and strategic responses to these factors; develop a marketing plan for a product; and analyse the effect of different financing options for a capital expenditure decision in an agribusiness context. 

Recommended Entry Criteria: Level 2 Certificate

Qualifications to be gained: Levels 3 Achievement Standards credits.

UE Literacy: Yes - 6 credits Reading and 8 credits Reading or Writing

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Mr Grocott


13 Economics:   13Eco   Full Year

Course Description: The course covers: the market system in operation, the role the Government plays in allocating resources in the NZ economy, the workings of the economy as a whole and the impact government policies will have on the economy. Students will gain an understanding of economic concepts, principles and analytical techniques, and be able to apply these to current economic issues.

Recommended Entry Criteria: a minimum of 8 credits from 12Eco if studied, otherwise Level 2 Certificate

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards credits.

UE Literacy: Yes - 10 credits Reading and 10 credits Reading or Writing

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Mr Grocott