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The business studies area of Social Sciences Online provides curriculum and assessment information, resources, and useful links to support the teaching and learning of business studies in years 11–13.

"Business is influenced by and impacts on the cultural, ethical, environmental, political, and economic conditions of the day. Issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise, and globalisation are central to both business and the study of business."

Ministry of Education, 2009

  
The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.

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The New Zealand Curriculum: Social sciences

This section of the New Zealand curriculum website has information about the social sciences as a learning area. Resources and information relating to the previous (1997) curriculum document may continue to be used as supporting documents when planning teaching and learning programmes.
Download a PDF version of  Social Studies in the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Understanding the social sciences as a learning area – A position paper

This position paper highlights the importance of the social sciences and the place of social studies as a social science in the New Zealand curriculum.

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The New Zealand Curriculum

The New Zealand Curriculum sets the direction for teaching and learning in English-medium New Zealand schools. It has been mandatory since February 2010.

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Key Competencies

This section of the New Zealand Curriculum Online website offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.

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Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the curriculum for Māori-medium teaching, learning, and assessment. It is New Zealand’s first curriculum to be developed and written in te reo Māori and sets the direction for teaching and learning in Māori-medium schools and settings.

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Business Studies Teaching and Learning Guidelines: Assessment

Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guidelines for business studies are available now. This section of the Guidelines provides additional information about the Level 1 achievement standards for business studies. Find out more about the concepts, content and contexts assessed in the achievement standards here.

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NZQA – Business studies subject resources

This business studies subject resources page provides links to information relating to business studies assessment. Curriculum and standards documents comprise links to standards, business studies matrices, and teaching and learning guides on TKI.

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The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

Follow links to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject achievement standards. Some useful resources are available on the NZQA website.

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NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3 achievement standards

Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 registered achievement standards for business studies are available for use. They have been aligned with The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) and formally registered by NZQA.

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NCEA support materials

These support materials have been developed for use with NCEA achievement standards.

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NCEA internal assessment resources

These assessment resources have been developed by the Ministry of Education for use with the internally assessed achievement standards. The resources are available in both Word and PDF format.

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NCEA Conditions of Assessment

Contains specific information relating to the three internally assessed Achievement Standards.

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Assessment Online

This key community covers assessment in the classroom, effective use of evidence, and reporting to families and whānau. It offers news, assessment tools and resources, research, a glossary, FAQ, and related links.

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ERO (The Education Review Office)

In 2007, ERO published three reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment:

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The New Zealand Commerce and Economic Teachers’ Association (NZCETA)

The New Zealand Commerce and Economic Teachers’ Association (CETA) is a national organisation administered through the CETA Curriculum and Membership Services office in Oamaru, with 15 regional branches.

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The Small Business Game

The Small Business Game is an online educational game in which players run a football retail store.

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Young Enterprise Trust (YET)

Young Enterprise Trust’s principle objective is to promote an enterprise culture amongst New Zealand school students. A new website is being developed. Current areas focus on financial education and enterprise studies.

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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Brings together information on current reviews and consultations, expanding a business, insolvency, intellectual property, government procurement, research, standards and conformance and technical barriers to trade, and starting a business. Recent updates are provided.

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Business.govt.nz

Tools and advice for businesses provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Business NZ

Business NZ is an advocacy group for sustainable growth through enterprise. See in particular Taking New Zealand to the World: Why Exporting Matters.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

See the site categories on the home page, including Features and Commentary, which profiles New Zealand companies developing or exploring their markets and includes other business insights. Recent press releases are also available.

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KEA: New Zealand’s Global Talent Community

This site aims to help talented people make contact. It includes success stories.

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Kōrero Māori – Good for te reo, good for business!

This article from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) can help you find out about business ways to use reo Māori and how to get advice and assistance to help increase an organisation’s Māori language profile.

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The report for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Aotearoa New Zealand confirms that Māori are the world’s third most entrepreneurial people.

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Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Business Chamber is New Zealand’s largest business organisation and part of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce network. Successful business ensures strong and successful communities, and the Chamber contributes to this through support and advocacy to deliver the best platform for business to operate from.

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The Wellington Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is responsible for providing a range of services for its Wellington members. These range from lobbying and advocacy work on Wellington issues through to running events and training courses in Wellington.

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Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) has two main goals: to help local businesses improve their enterprises, and to ensure our members can operate in a business friendly environment.

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Otago Chamber of Commerce

The Otago Chamber of Commerce offers business and business people a range of services and advocacy. It promotes and encourages business growth and opportunity throughout the Otago region.

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Education for Enterprise

Education for Enterprise (E4E) is about promoting an approach to learning – one that is real, relevant, and gives students responsibility for their learning. In this section of the New Zealand Curriculum website find out more about why an enterprising approach to learning could benefit your students, and how to develop an E4E approach in your school.

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The National Library of New Zealand – Curriculum Information Service

Over 500,000 items are available through the Schools Collection. Schools can also interloan music, books and serials from the National Library’s General Collections through their local Curriculum Information Service (CIS) centre.

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Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

The EMA provides its members with employment relations advice from industry specialists, a business school with over 100 courses and a wide variety of conferences and events to help businesses grow. In addition the EMA advocates on behalf of its members to bring change in contentious areas such as resource management, Employment Law, and infrastructure development.

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Any Questions (students)

Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each week day between 1pm and 6pm to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions.govt.nz, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, secondary school or being home-schooled.

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