Level 3 Business Studies

Course Description

This course is open to Year 12 and 13 students with a passion for business and enterprise. It is based around The Young Enterprise scheme (YES). YES is an experiential programme where students set up and run their own real business. This course will offer a mixture of assessment opportunities, negotiated with the group, depending on needs and interests. Students will work with others to form a company, create real products or services, develop real budgets, implement real marketing plans, and possibly earn real money. The success of their company will rest on their business skills, which will develop throughout the year.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to business planning and marketing. Students will create a marketing plan for their business concept.

Term 2
Students will create a business plan and begin developing/running their business.

Term 3
Running of business continued and refined.

Term 4
Wrap up business and external examination preparation.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who take this cause will need to have initiative and be able to work in an independent and self-motivated manner. Prior learning in the commerce area would be an advantage but not required.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91381 v2
Business Studies 3.3 - Apply business knowledge to address a complex problem(s) in a given global business context
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91382 v2
Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91384 v2
Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 9
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

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.


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