Level 3 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Peel

Why not use your class time to put a real business together and compete against other schools in the Young Enterprise programme? Something that Pakuranga College is very successful at – have a look in the school trophy cabinet. It’s all there. You will be well supported and will be given all the advice you need.

There’s Dragon’s Den – an opportunity for you and your team to stand-up and tell people how good your ideas are. There are product launches and Trade Fairs. In recent years two groups have been on an expenses paid trip to Wellington to compete in the National Finals - will you be next?

As shareholder you also get to keep a share of any profits made - the extra bit of motivation to make sure you have the right product for your target market!

You will learn to:
• analyse economic factors that affect a business that operates globally
• describe how businesses grow and the associated costs and benefits
• develop an in-depth marketing plan that contributes to the overall objectives of a business
• critically evaluate a human resource issue affecting a business

Business Studies is an approved subject for University Entrance. Opportunities for extension students include the Young Enterprise Excellence Awards.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$55 - YES Fees. 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 A minimum of 12 credits in Level 2 Business Studies (which must include at least 4 credits from Externally Assessed standards) or at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91384 v2 Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity
9r *
A.S. 91382 v2 Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
6r *
A.S. 91380 v2 Business Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of strategic response to external factors by a business that operates in a global context
4r,4w *
A.S. 91379 v2 Business Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how internal factors interact within a business that operates in a global context
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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