Year 7 lessons

Year 7 lessons

fist holding banknotes

Session 1: Spending decisions

This lesson offers insights into needs, wants and priorities as well as personal and external influences that affect spending decisions.

pen-and-paper calculation

Session 2: Budgeting

Students will learn what a budget is, why budgeting is important and how to analyse a budget before setting their own savings goals.


Session 3: Getting a job

Explore different types of jobs and ways of working. The lesson ends with students’ having an opportunity to determine what kind of work they’d like for their future.

two financial graphical plots

Session 4: Inflation

This session teaches students what inflation is, how it’s measured and how inflation affects people’s everyday lives.

social media icons and megaphone

Session 5: The critical consumer

Students explore various pressures that influence spending decisions before diving into what makes adverts persuasive.

two financial graphical plots

Session 6: Budgeting for a holiday

Learning is consolidated in this activity where students create a holiday budget for a profile, making spending decisions along the way.