COMMERCE - MARKETS, JUSTICE AND MONEY

 

Either Semester

The Year 10 Commerce course focuses on integrating skills from Legal Studies, Business, Economics, and Accounting across three cross-disciplinary projects. The three projects centre on: Medicinal Cannabis, COVID-19, and Tourism.
This course is excellent preparation for those students wishing to study: VCE and IB Economics, VCE Accounting, VCE Business Management, and VCE Legal Studies. Underpinning this course is the creative and engaging way it is delivered collaboratively with our students.

Consumers, businesses and governments interact on a daily basis, exchanging goods and services that impact upon each other’s lives on a global scale in real time. Businesses thrive when their staff have the skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and digital marketing.

This is a semester length course that aims to develop the students’ skills in these important areas and offers them an appreciation of the evolving nature of Commerce in a rapidly changing world. Activities and tasks are shaped around ever-changing events, such as, the COVID-19 pandemic and excursions to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

Students will be exposed to both contemporary and historical cases in the area of Legal Studies, such as, Medicinal Cannabis, the Chamberlain case, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The skills that are accessed include report writing, analytical writing and evaluation of both information and financial data. Balance sheets, income statements and cash-flow statements are compiled and analysed to determine business performance. Additionally, students enter the ASX schools competition. Students will also have the ability to interpret the financial markets and other investment products to plan for their future. Financial literacy plays a significant part of this course to prepare students for the world of study and work.

ASSESSMENT
1. Project A (10%)
2. Project B (25%)
3. Project C (25%)
4. End of Unit Exam (40%)