L1BUSS

Level 1 Business Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Collier

Business Studies is all about how businesses interact with customers and government, as well as how to record monetary dealings. The course is designed as an introductory course, which can then lead on to Level 2 Business Studies or Accounting. 

Business Studies focusses on the features of a small business (up to 20 employees) and how it makes the best decisions to achieve its goals within the constraints of the market, government, and personal beliefs. It also looks at entrepreneurship and innovation as a contribution to business practice. 

This course combines theory and practice. 

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no prerequisites; open entry for all.

Pathway

Business Studies, Economics, and Accounting are courses that can lead on to careers such as business
management, journalism, politics, banking, valuation, accountancy, law, etc.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90837 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of internal features of a small business
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90841 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.5 - Investigate aspects of human resource processes in a business
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90842 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 1.6 - Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 13
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.