BNT3
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L3 Business Enterprise

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Robinson

In Level 3 Business Enterprise students will have the opportunity to set up and run a small business. It is a great opportunity to test your ideas, realise uniqueness, develop strengths, learn about enterprise and possibly make a profit.

At the same time, you will earn a qualification in business practice and gain valuable practical experience.

In Business Enterprise you will work as part of your own company.

Do you have a great idea that you want to pursue?  Do you want to work collaboratively or as part of a team to see your great idea come to fruition?  Do you have a passion for designing, planning, developing products and services to make a positive difference in our world? We invite you to to do this in Business Enterprise.  We are here to support you find your true potential in Business. Come and join the team.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein: 

 

 

Course Overview

Term 1
Throughout terms 1-3 you will work in your business team to plan, carry out and evaluate an innovative and sustainable business activity. You will use the Lean Start-Up approach to planning and carrying out a business activity. This encourages you to take your product to market early and then focus on selling over several months.

The key tasks this term are:
• Planning which will include preparation of a Lean Canvas, delivering a business pitch and submitting a planning portfolio
• Carrying out taking an MVP or prototype to your team’s target market, selling over several months and consultation with specialist advisers

Term 2
During this term you will continue, working in your team, to market and sell your business product or service. During the term you will also have an opportunity to pitch your business ideas to a group of local business people as part of the YES program.

The main tasks this term are:
• selling over several months and consultation with specialist advisers
• preparing and presenting a business pitch
• working on other self-selected achievement standards

Term 3
This term your will wrap up your business idea and have a chance to reflect on the project as you complete an annual review as part of the YES program.

The main tasks this term are:
• concluding your business activity
• preparing an annual review reflecting on the year
• working on other self-selected achievement standards

Those seeking subject endorsement you will also be working on the External exam for AS 91380.

Term 4
This term those seeking subject endorsement will be revising for the external exam.
Students not siting the external will work on another unit standard or achievement standard.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91380 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of strategic response to external factors by a business that operates in a global context

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91383 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91384 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

9
9
9
9
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 9
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91870 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91871 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.10 - Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 30
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 30

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.