12BUS

NCEA Level 2 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Bedward

The aim of Level 2 NCEA Business Studies is for students to develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approaches to learning. Students will learn how individuals and groups of people use market research to organise, plan, create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers needs. At this level, students will experience how their own business is influenced by the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day by taking a product to market for 2 separate selling cycles. They will be able to produce cash flow forecasts, as well as identify and make the necessary changes to expenditure to maintain a cash surplus. The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, will help shape “creative, energetic, and enterprising” young people who will contribute to New Zealand’s economic future. 

Content/Skills:

  • Market research;
  • Cash flow forecasting;
  • Business operation; and
  • Problem solving.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

English A.S. 90052 or A.S. 90053.

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90845 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 2.3 - Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
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. 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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.