Year 8 lessons
Session 1: Opening a bank account
This lesson explores the purpose of having a bank account. Students learn how to set up a bank account and investigate the pros and cons of different accounts.
Session 2: Reading a bank statement
Students learn how to read a bank statement and evaluate ways to track finances.
Session 3: How to save money
This lesson explores why and how people can save money. Students then apply their learning by creating a savings plan.
Session 4: Debit and credit cards
In this lesson students learn about the differences between debit and credit cards, how credit cards work and ways to make informed spending decisions.
Session 5: Managing debt
This topic looks at the differences between good and bad debt, and explores a variety of borrowing options including Buy Now Pay Later.
Session 6: A guide to banking
In this final lesson, students apply their learning by creating a guide to inform other young people about key things that they should know about banking.