NCEA Level 1 Accounting

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Tinworth

Recommended Prior Learning

Students need to also be studying 11MA1 or 11MA2. (There are a lot of numbers. Students need to be happy looking at and using numbers.) There is the opportunity for literacy credits, so ability to write to a reasonable standard is also required. 

Information and assessments are in a written format, so good reading comprehension is needed to understand these.

Accounting and financial literacy are areas of which everyone should have some knowledge and understanding.
This course provides an introduction to accounting and its purpose and place within human activities. It provides a set of skills that the students will be able to apply to their own experiences, be it in their personal life, in business, or as part of a community organisation.
The course is a broad overview of accounting for a small business, including how to process financial transactions, the preparation of financial statements and interpreting financial information to arrive at better business decisions. The course also covers the financial information that community organisations should prepare and there is also a section where students learn to make a financial decision for an individual or group. 

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction, Decision Making assessment and then financial statements and theory for external NCEA exams - this is insufficient to achieve in these exams and will be supplemented in terms 2,3 and 4.

Term 2
Processing - a stand alone 5 credit assessment. The builds on term one and provides foundation for remainder of the year

Term 3
Clubs and societies.
Further work on the Conceptual basis and financial statement preparation will expand on term one's learning to get these in a state where students can succeed in the NZQA examinations


Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Accounting, NCEA Level 3 Accounting

A career in Accounting will require University study. This is the start of that journey. While the journey can be picked up at any stage, early learning of the foundations

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students purchase accounting workbooks, approximately $28.00 total.
Ring Binder, A4 Refill (14B8) or 1J5 exercise book

Pathway Tags

Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.