Level 1 Accounting



Course description:

This course introduces students to the financial world as it affects individuals, community organisations and businesses.  

Much more than just for those wanting to be accountants, accounting provides financial skills for any chosen career path.  Financial literacy, communication, research, decision making, problem solving and analysis and interpretation

Topics include:  making financial decisions; preparing financial statements for a sole proprietor; processing financial information for a sole proprietor; giving guidance to managing your own personal finances.


Up to 24 credits available.  (7 credits contribute towards NCEA literacy). A mix of internal and external credits

Credits available:

Number Title I or E * Credits
AS 90976 Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for small entities E 3
AS 90977 Process financial transactions for a small entity I 5
AS 90978 Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors E 5
AS 90979 Prepare financial information for a community organisation’s annual general meeting I 4
AS 90980 Interpret accounting  information for sole proprietors E 4
AS 90981 Make a financial decision for an individual or group I 3

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Cost: $25-$30 for a recommended learning workbook

Contact: Mrs Gail Davies

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Tuesday 23 Jul

20 Students from Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan visit our school. They will be here for 9 days, taking part in a variet... [Read more]

Tuesday 25 Jun

Barista course from 25th June to 27th at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Monday 24 Jun

Board of Trustees meeting 6pm, School Library.

Thursday 20 Jun

WCSS Year 9 and 10 netball – Greymouth

Thursday 20 Jun

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Thursday 20 Jun

We have been advised that the regional strike planned for the teachers on the 20th June has been cancelled. Al... [Read more]

Tuesday 18 Jun

Year 7 and 8 rugby
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