13COM

Level 3 Commerce

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Kuperus

Level 3 Commerce  

Commerce incorporates aspects of Business Studies and Personal Financial Management. Students can undertake the Young Enterprise programme, and in a group set up and run a small business, aiming to make a profit for the team members. This takes a full year and incorporates marketing and market research as well as meeting a number of benchmarks along the way like presenting to a Dragons Den, selling at market days, and providing evidence of marketing activities. This is a very rewarding programme to be involved in, but does require commitment and enthusiasm to see a project through. 

At level 3, there is also a 5-credit Achievement standard on marketing for which students can use their Young Enterprise product as the basis for their research and marketing plan. As an example of developing a marketing plan, we look at AJ Hacket's bungy business and how that has been marketed and promoted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Alternatively students can do a selection of unit standards on a variety of topics - Legal Studies, Buying a House, Risk and Return on Investments, Financial Planning and Goals.

For further information see:  Mr Kuperus

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91382 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.4 - Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product
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. 91384 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.6 - Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

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.