Level 3 Business Studies

Student Net L3 BS


** The 9 credit internal assessment will not be part of the 2024 BUS 3 programme**. 

Please see the Leader of Business/ Curriculum leader for further information.

What should I have already achieved?

Automatic entry - Those who have done Business Studies at level 2 -14 credits in Level 2 Business Studies, including AS 2.3 externally assessed credits.

Provisional entry - NCEA Level 2 including UE literacy.

Discuss with TIC - all other cases.

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 project based course. You will set up and run a real business, make real products and use real money. This course provides you with authentic learning opportunities and the chance to win awards. You will also explore and apply theoretical business concepts including Leadership, Quality Management, Innovation, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Citizenship and Globalisation.

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.

Will there be resubmissions?

Resubmission will only be allowed where a student has gained a "Non-Achieved" grade.  This opportunity would enable a student to gain an Achieved grade only.  

Course requirements