Commerce

Commerce

Years 9 and 10

Contact

Head of Department: Jeremy Whitney
Email: jwhitney@barker.nsw.edu.au

 

Year 9

Commerce

Commerce provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that form the foundation on which young people make sound decisions on consumer, financial, business, legal and employment issues. Throughout the study of Commerce we develop skills in decision-making, problem solving, research and communication so that we are better equipped to function in the commercial world. Students will gain a wider understanding of corporate social responsibility in relation to business practice, employment and legal issues. They will also come to value the fundamental rights, rules and laws that promote fairness, justice and equity in our society through responsible and active citizenship.

Year 9 Commerce 2020: New Syllabus Implementation

Consumer and Financial Decisions – Students learn how to identify and research issues that individuals encounter when making consumer and financial decisions. They investigate laws and mechanisms that protect consumers including the process of consumer redress and responsible financial management strategies.

The Economic and Business Environment - Students develop an understanding of the economic environment, including markets. They explore the nature, role and operation of businesses in the context of an increasingly globalised economy. Students investigate the effects of changes in the economy on consumers and businesses.

Promoting and Selling - Students investigate the promotion and selling of goods and services including social, ethical and environmental considerations. They analyse the strategies that sellers use to promote products and maximise sales, and evaluate the impact on consumers.

Running a Business - Students investigate how entrepreneurial attributes and dispositions that contribute to business success, and examine the considerations involved when planning and running a business. Students apply this understanding by developing a small business to run on Market Day.

 

 

Assessment Structure

Assessment tasks in this course will include a combination of research based assignments, development of a portfolio of work and a final examination.

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Year 10

Commerce

Commerce provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values that form the foundation on which young people make sound decisions on consumer, financial, business, legal and employment issues. Throughout the study of Commerce we develop skills in decision-making, problem solving, research and communication so that we are better equipped to function in the commercial world. Students will gain a wider understanding of corporate social responsibility in relation to business practice, employment and legal issues. They will also come to value the fundamental rights, rules and laws that promote fairness, justice and equity in our society through responsible and active citizenship.

Year 10 Commerce 2020

• Law and Society and Law in Action - Students develop an understanding of how laws affect individuals and groups and regulate society. Students will also examine the rights and responsibilities of individuals in a range of situations in which they may come in contact with the law.

• Consequences of Prosperity – Students develop an understanding of options, rights and responsibilities of businesses, employers, employees and consumers.

• Our Economy - Students develop knowledge and skills to understand the changes in our economy, how these changes relate to existing trends in the economic cycle, and to explain the implications of these changes for consumers and businesses.

• Employment Issues - Students learn about their rights and responsibilities in the work environment.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Audio-visual Presentation

Task 2: Stimulus based topic test

Task 3: Semester Two Examination

 

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