Business Studies - Level 2

BUS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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)


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction
Students will be introduced to the concepts of Business Studies
Students will learn and conduct primary and secondary market research

Term 2
Running a Business
Students will have the opportunity to start and run their own business and make real profits.

Term 3
Running a Business (continued)
Motivation Theory
Students will look into how local business use motivation theories to improve productivity and the work-place environment

Critical Problem
Students will look into how businesses deal with potential problems and some solutions to these.

Term 4
Critical Problem
Revision for and preparation for External examination

Pathway

Accounting - Level 3, Agribusiness - Level 3 (Semester 1), Agribusiness - Level 3 (Semester 2), Business Studies - Level 3, Economics - Level 3

Prerequisites

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.


Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90848 v2 Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 3
2
I
9
Y
A.S. 90847 v2 Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 90846 v2 Business Studies 2.4 - Conduct market research for a new or existing product
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 90845 v2 Business Studies 2.3 - Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

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.


Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.