This course requires 2 options.
Business Studies 2
Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Leech
The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.
The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future.
In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential approaches to learning. (running your own business)
Students will be introduced to the concepts of Business Studies
Students will learn and conduct primary and secondary market research
Running a Business
Students will have the opportunity to start and run their own business and make real profits.
Running a Business (continued)
Students will look into how local business use motivation theories to improve productivity and the work-place environment
Students will look into how businesses deal with potential problems and some solutions to these.
Revision for and preparation for External examination
If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
* 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
* at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 2, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 3
All students who take business studies gain knowledge, skills, and attributes that they will need should they become entrepreneurs, run their own business, or become involved in a business or community organisation. The skills students learn in business studies are transferable to learning in many other areas, and to real life.,