Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Business Studies 2018

General information

Domain

Business Studies

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

90843  90844  90845

Format for the assessment

Candidates should use business theory, knowledge of a large business, and/or a case study to illustrate their answers.

A ‘large business’ refers to a business operating in New Zealand with more than 20 employees and/or with a regional or national significance.

Candidates are required to demonstrate understanding of a selection of the business knowledge, concepts, and content specified for each standard in the Assessment section of the Teaching and Learning Guide for Business Studies.

Candidates should also refer to the Clarifications to the Achievement Grades for level 2 for clarification and guidance of the level of responses required for Achievement, Achievement with Merit, and Achievement with Excellence.

The Key Concepts (enterprise, globalisation, citizenship, and sustainability) and the Māori Concepts (pūtake, tūranga, tikanga, kaitiakitanga, and rangatiratanga) are relevant to all achievement standards, and should be incorporated throughout a Business Studies programme.

The specific Maori concept that will be examined in 2018 is Kaitiakitanga: the exercise of guardianship, particularly in relation to natural resources, such as land, sea and waterways; also flora and fauna, including people, that comprise elements of the natural environment. This principle requires that sustainability and environmental protection are valued. As kaitiaki or guardians, the owners or trustees of an enterprise are responsible for protecting (and/or growing) resources for future generations – not just for short-term or individual profit.

Each of the three examinations will have ONE question with multiple parts, covering several aspects/topics from the Teaching and Learning Guidelines for the achievement standard. Candidates will not be required to write an essay, but for Achievement with Excellence, will be expected to write extended answers that involve justification.

Equipment to bring

Calculators are permitted.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

90843

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Candidates will be expected to refer to an actual example of a large business they have studied.



Standard

90844

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Candidates will be expected to refer to an actual example of a large business they have studied.



Standard

90845

Title

Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

Candidates will be expected to refer only to the resource material provided.

Business Studies subject page 2018 Examination timetable

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