Mon 18th March
This elective aims to provide students with a basic understanding of commerce, economic and legal systems. Whilst this course is not a prerequisite, it would provide useful background for future studies in Accounting, Economics, and/or Legal Studies. The course also provides students with valuable life skills in the areas of; consumerism, personal money management, investment, entrepreneurship and marketing, markets and the share market, basic accounting procedures and the operation our legal system.
Year 11 and 12
Accounting is a Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Subject offered for four semesters across Years 11 and 12. Accounting is an interesting and challenging subject which gives students an insight into the business world, incorporating budget planning and financial record keeping. This course covers both manual and electronic accounting systems. The MYOB accounting package is studied.
Economics is offered as a Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and as an elective subject in “Individuals and Societies” (Group 3) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. It is offered across four semesters in Years 11 and 12. Economics unravels the mysteries of living in contemporary society with the aim of making students more economically literate. Students gain knowledge relevant to understanding local, national and global matters including; interest rate and Australian dollar movements, the effect of demand and competition on markets and business, as well as, issues relating to environmental management, the ageing population, unemployment, inflation, income inequity, debts and deficits, globalisation and poverty in developing countries.
Legal Studies is a Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) offered for four semesters across Years 11 and 12. Legal Studies looks at raising the awareness of how the legal system influences and regulates our daily lives, and the study of this subject also provides a basis for the study of Law at university. Legal Studies aims to develop knowledge, thinking and practical skills, as well as the attitudes and values that will enhance students’ awareness and ability to participate actively as more informed members of our democratic society.