Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Business Studies 2020

General information

Domain

Business Studies

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90843  90844  90845

Information relating to all achievement standards

Each standard 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.

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.

Maori concepts that relate to business may be assessed. Where this occurs, candidates will be given a definition or explanation of the term in the examination paper, and they will be required to apply or explain the concept in relation to a specific business context. Candidates may refer to any Maori business concept for any answer where relevant.

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page.

Equipment to bring

Calculators are permitted.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90843

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

A business context will be provided for the examination. Where applicable, candidates may use a large business that they have studied to answer any part of the question, or the business context provided in the examination. There will be one part of the question where candidates will be expected to refer to the actual 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

A business context will be provided for the examination. Where applicable, candidates may use a large business that they have studied to answer any part of the question, or the business context provided in the examination. There will be one part of the question where candidates will be expected to refer to the actual 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

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