12BUS

Level 2 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Peel

Can you use your business skills to make a better world? Well, you’ll get the chance to in Business Studies in Year 12. We will give you the opportunity to develop a business plan that improves the wellbeing of a community group – it could be a charity, primary school or local club. In recent years we’ve had students collect $1000’s for charity through selling many products; students have worked in special needs as well as primary schools. Will you be next? But before you start, you’ll need to find-out exactly what your market wants – that’s where the unit on market research comes in.

On top of this you will have to make connections to business people and analyse how they motivate their staff; could you offer suggestions to raise productivity in a real business?

Finally, we do external papers. The first looks at the internal features a business – leadership, production and corporate culture, the things that makes a business tick. Then we look at the external factors impacting on business – laws, social ex

You will learn to:
• develop a business plan for a real business that benefits a community group
• understand and undertake market research
• develop enterprising and entrepreneurial attributes through running a business activity
• explore the dynamic nature of large businesses and their internal and external operations


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook costing approximately $41 and approximately $40 for EOTC activities. As part of the course students are in groups conducting a business activity. There may be some financial contributions involved in setting this up. Students will be encouraged to fundraise for this.

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 – But we will look at this if you can show evidence about being successful elsewhere – business is not all about academics.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90848 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.6 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 9
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90847 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.5 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90846 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.4 - Conduct market research for a new or existing product
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90844 v3
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90843 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3