Level 1 Financial Skills
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Megson
FINANCIAL SKILLS – YEAR 11
NCEA LEVEL 1
This course is designed for students who wish to develop some basic consumer financial skills. On completion of the year’s course, students may be able to enter Level 1 Economics or Accounting or undertake the Level 2 Financial Skills course.
The knowledge and skills obtained from studying Financial Skills would be useful in any career as it deals with the management of money. Financial skills are used in managing your personal finances as well as in employment. Topics include budgeting, kiwisaver, insurance, banking, wise buying, credit and debt, personal financial goal setting, interpreting financial documents.
Students will also do a “Market Day” using real money to hopefully make a profit. This standard is worth 6 credits.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.
Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.