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Level 2 Business Studies

Level 2 Business Studies Course Outline.                             Year Planner BUS2 Year Plan

Term   Code Achievement Standard Title Credits
 Int / Ext
 190846 Conduct market research for a new or existing product 3 Int NoNone
 1 - 2 90848 Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context 9 IntNoNone 
 2 - 3 90847 Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business  3 IntNoNone
 3 - 4 90845  Apply business knowledge to a critical problem in a given large business context.  4 ExtNo 


What should I have already achieved?

The willingness to work with others in a group project.
The ability to set goals and meet deadlines.
An entrepreneurial spirit - a willingness to try new things and be awesome.

What will I learn?

The Level 2 course is a practical course. You will set up and run a real business, a business making real products and using real money. In 2018 you will have a chance to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), a nationwide programme providing you with authentic learning opportunities and the chance to win national awards.

How is this course assessed?

Learning in Business Studies is assessed through internal and external achievement standards. The focus is on learning the skills needed to effectively plan for and run a business.

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No. The learning takes place over most of the year, from the start of Term 1 till the end of Term 3. The size and scale of the project means that FAO's are not able to be offered.

Are there any pre-requisites for level 2 Business Studies

Automatic entry - 14 credits in Level 1 Business Studies, including 4 externally assessed credits.
Provisional entry - NCEA Level 1 including literacy.
Discuss with TIC - all other cases

Course Requirements:

1.  Visits in and out of class will only be permitted during your Business Studies class, following the school sign in and sign out  procedure.

2.     For any outsourcing of work to other students from other learning areas or use of premises such as Art, Tech or Computer Science, there must be a signed Memorandum of Agreement (Copy attached) between your Business Teacher and the other specialist teacher.

3.     There is to be no display of paper posters. Instead, if you decide to create a stall banner, you will be allowed 2 afternoons after school in the Art Room, booked via your Business Teacher.

4. Students are required to attend a Training Day after their external exam in December to discuss the overview of the course and will start forming their business groups and presenting their ideas to a panel of judges. Students are expected to come to this session with at least 3 business ideas. 

What are the course costs? 1. Subject Fees = $10.00 2. Each student will be required to contribute to a stall hire fee for their group business activity that they run over two cycles (at Oceania Evening and International Evening). Stall charge per group = $20 approx (Approximately $5 per student for EACH  of the two cycles).
3. Trip to Rainbows End in Term 3 = Approximately $40.