Business Studies

The Business Studies Department offers the following courses:
Information Technology 

Year 9
Students will cover text entry, word processing, Ergonomics, file management, email, spreadsheets, design skills, internet research and powerpoint presentations.
Year 10
In more depth, students will cover word processing, file management, email, spreadsheets, design skills, Publisher software, internet research and Powerpoint presentations.
Year 11
Students will cover text entry, file/management/operational functions, plan and design documents, manipulate text and graphics, spreadsheets/graphs, internet research and use of word processing and desktop publishing software packages. 
Year 12
Students will complete Unit Standards in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, email, powerpoint and databases towards the National Certificate in Computing Level 2. Students may enter this course who have had little or no experience using a computer as well as those who have studied before. 




 

 




Year 13
Students will complete Unit Standards in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, email, powerpoint and database towards the National Certificate in Computing level 2 and 3. Students may enter this course who have had little or no experience using a computer as well as those who have studied before. This course offers three University Entrance unit standards offering 15 credits. These are spreadsheets, powerpoint and graphic design.

Junior Business Studies 
     
Year 10
On this course, students will gain an understanding of business as a productive activity that is an integral part of our society and our economy. An emphasis will be placed on personal financial literacy as a skill needed for modern society.

Economics 

Year 11
You will develop an understanding of how/why consumers and business make choices—the possible consequences of choosing—and how you fit into the wider economic picture. This is an introductory course which provides a useful background for further study in business and/or social sciences.
Year 12 
Economics is involved in all our lives, every day. This study focuses on 5 topics: international trade, inflation, employment, and economic growth. Achievement Standards are based on awareness, concepts and use of statistical data, economic issues, awareness of Government policies, investigation of economic issue/s.
Year 13  
Economics is the study of mankind in the process of making a living. You will develop skills which will allow you to analyse and interpret a wide variety of economic information - an essential part of everyday life and business. This is a very good grounding for tertiary study for Social Sciences and/or Commerce.

Accounting

Year 11
 
The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding and knowledge of the principles, processes and systems of accounting in society and to enable students to apply financial knowledge and practical accounting skills in business and personal situations.
Year 12
To further develop students’ understanding and knowledge of the principles, processes and systems of accounting in society.
Year 13  
Students will need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved in accounting, process financial information for partnerships, companies and manufacturers and report on the results. They will develop analysis and interpretation skills and will learn to explain and prepare information for management decision-making.