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Business Studies

   BUS1  Course Outline                      2017 Level 1 Year Planner

                                                                                                                                                                                The following achievement standards will be offered to students completing Level 1 Business Studies.  Please note that in Week 8 of Term 2 you will participate in a Market Day selling a product.  Products not permitted to be sold at Level 1 include food and beverages.  Further details on Market day and field trips will be advised in class.  

No Numeracy credits in Level 1 Business Studies 

What should I have already achieved?
An interest in how business works and a willingness to get involved. An appreciation of how to work as             part of a group and a desire to do your best.
What will I learn?
Business Studies explores the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in order to be involved in
business. At first it may seem straightforward as a business essentially provides a good or service
that meets the needs of customers, but there are a lot of skills needed to be successful in business.
These skills include
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Market research and analysis
  • Time management and organisation
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Pricing and selling
  • Financial management
Students who study Business Studies will learn how to be enterprising through practice. Every student
will be involved in running their own business and selling a product or service to customers. In addition to the practical experience students will investigate actual New Zealand business to try to understand what
they have to do to be successful.
How will this course be assessed?
Learning in Business Studies will be assessed through both internal and external achievement
standards. The focus is on learning the skills that are needed to effectively plan for and carry out a
business activity. The business activity achievement standard (90842) is compulsory for all students, but
then, in consultation with the teacher, students will have the opportunity to chose the other standards
they enter with the expectation of a minimum of 14 credits. 
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
Are there any Pre-requisite for Level 2 Business Studies
Preferably 10 credits in Level 1 Business Studies but it is open to any students who have achieved
NCEA Level 1 Literacy

What are the course costs? Estimated cost of between $50 to $100 invest in your own business team product, $35 for a Class Trip to Spookers and $25 for a Class Trip to Extreme Edge Indoor Rock Climbing Recommend Work booklets for Externals - $35 for all three books purchased through OSC 

Refer to the Stationary List and Resources Lists provided by the school at the time of enrollment