Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 1 Commerce

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Wedlake.

Are you thinking about a career in business, marketing, or politics? If you are, taking Commerce is a great first step!  You’ll learn the basics of Business Studies, Accounting and Economics, which branch into separate subjects from Level 2 and will give you what you need to enter the business world. You’ll learn how to prepare financial statements and use them to give business advice. You’ll learn how buyers and sellers negotiate a ‘fair’ price, and what difference the government makes. Throughout it all, decision-making is key. There are so many career possibilities for people with Commerce backgrounds - and here’s where it all starts!

If you have enjoyed Enterprise Studies or Business and Personal Finance in Year 10, you will find the Level 1 Commerce course is a good fit!

Learning Areas:

Commerce, Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences

Assessment Information

Students will be expected to sit at least three of these standards.


Level 2 Accounting, Level 2 Economics

Level 1 Commerce leads on to both Level 2 Accounting and Level 2 Economics. Students intending to continue in Commerce may choose to take either or both. Studying at Level 3 will open up multiple tertiary pathways in Commerce, all with strong career prospects.