Level 1 Commerce

11COM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Megson

Commerce is the use and exploration of accounting, economic, and business concepts and models to make sense of society, and solve problems. In this subject, ākonga will build the knowledge, skills, and values they need to navigate, and participate in, the economic world. They will learn how participants in the economic world make decisions, and they will analyse how these decisions impact on sustainability.

Ākonga will learn that decision making is necessitated by scarcity, and that decisions are informed by a variety of cultural perspectives and lenses. Learning and assessment will examine Māori, Pacific, and other approaches to commerce, and business models from whānau and organisation contexts.

Standards

Standard

Internal/External

Number of Credits

Demonstrate understanding of an organisation's financial decision

Internal

6

Demonstrate understanding of an organisation’s financial viability

Internal

6

Demonstrate understanding of financial interdependence

External

5

 

Use a commerce model to demonstrate understanding of price

External 

4

 

Notes

  1. All credits gained in Commerce will count towards an ākonga’s NCEA Level 1 certificate in 2022.
  2. As a pilot subject, ākonga need to enter and participate   in all four of the assessment standards
  3. Ākonga will need to be prepared to work in groups.
  4. Ākonga will require their own computer device for research purposes and assessment completion including externals. (All externals are to be completed digitally)
  5. Ākonga will be expected to interact with members of the community. It is hoped that members of the community will act as mentors for the ākonga taking Commerce.
  6. Level 1 Commerce will provide an introduction to those ākonga wanting to take Level 2 Accounting and /or Level 2 Economics

Learning Areas:

Commerce



Pathway

Level 2 Accounting, Level 2 Economics