13BLS

13 Business Enterprise & Legal Studies

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. St Clair

This course will focus on developing students understanding of the New Zealand Legal system. It will cover concepts of law and concepts of justice within the New Zealand Legal System. In addition, students will consider the impact of external factors on personal finances and learn about personal financial management. As part of this course students have the option to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme and 9 credit Business Studies A.S. 91384. This involves setting up a real business within the school environment. It covers the key requirements of running a business and students will take directorship of a company with an aim of developing an innovative and sustainable business activity. A.S. 91384 will only be taught if there are enough students who are committed to participating in this standard as it requires a commitment to work in groups for the whole year.

Other topics include:

  • Concepts of law, including case studies on Human Rights Act, Crimes Act and Law of Contracts
  • Concepts of justice applied to specific situation, including specific New Zealand case studies
  • Evaluating the principles of Restorative and Retributive justice, including New Zealand case studies
  • Personal financial management
  • Understanding external factors that impact personal finances
  • Managerial skills including leading, planning, organising and controlling
  • Components of good management practice including business ethics and sustainability

Future Areas of interest and study:

This course provides a broad introduction to some of the necessary business skills and information on the New Zealand legal system applicable to all careers and tertiary study.

Note: This course is NOT approved for University Entrance.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27840 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27843 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 28099 v3
NZQA Info
Evaluate credit options and select debt management strategies to manage personal finances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 28104 v3
NZQA Info
Analyse external risk factors and select strategies to manage their impact on personal finances
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.