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Level 3 Business Studies

Level 3 Business Studies Course Outline.                             Year Planner BUS 3 Year Plan

Term   Code Achievement Standard Title Credits
 Int / Ext
 391383 Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses 3 Int RNone
 1  91382 Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product  6 IntRNone 
 2  91384 Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity  9 IntRNone
 3 - 4 91381  Apply business knowledge to address a complex problem(s) in a given global  business context.  4 ExtR / W 



UE Literacy credits available = 22 Reading, 4 Writing.

What should I have already achieved?

The ability to work well with others in a group-based environment.
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 3 course is a practical course. You will set up and run a real business, a business making real products and using real money. We partner with the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), a nationwide programme providing you with authentic learning opportunities and the chance to win national awards.
You will also explore and apply theoretical business concepts including Leadership, Quality Management, Innovation, Sustainability and Intellectual Property Rights.

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-requisite for level 3 Business Studies

Automatic entry - 14 credits in Level 2 Business Studies, including 4 externally assessed credits.
Provisional entry - NCEA Level 2 including UE literacy
Discuss with TIC - all other cases

Course Requirements:

1.          For those participating in YES, YES payment to be made at the outset of the course.

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


3.         For any outsourcing of work to other students from other learning areas or use of premises/specialist rooms 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.

4.         Mentors are permitted to visit during your Business Studies class, study or lunchtime.

5.         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.

6.       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 2. Young Enterprise Registration Fee $35 (must be paid at the outset of the course). 3. 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).