Integrated Studies 2

Course Overview

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Integrated Studies 2


Integrated Studies combines Business Studies, English, and Enterprise into a holistic learning programme.

Integrated Studies at Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers and learners who are able to drive their own learning experiences.

Students can plan their own courses but a broad outline that helps to direct learning is available and this pathway will guide students through NCEA.

This booklet contains an outline of NCEA Levels 2 and 3 at Ao Tawhiti along with details of assessment opportunities and attendance requirements.

NCEA Standards are offered in Business Studies and English. The focus is usually on business and enterprise and this is reflected in the assessment focus of the English assessments. The English aspect of this course gives students an alternative pathway whereby they can achieve English credits within the context of a business study.

NCEA assessments are not compulsory, and while we indicate assessments as being connected to particular courses, these are flexible. In other words, you can negotiate assessment opportunities with your Learning Advisor. More information on this will be provided in class. See last below for a list of standards available during the year in Integrated Studies.

Business Studies 2 Programme Outline

Marketing (Term 1) – 78IST
Students will learn about market research and conduct research for a new or existing product/Students will learn how to structure a marketing plan to achieve goals.

Motivation Theory/Human Resource Issues (Term 2) – 78IST
Students will investigate the application of motivation theory in a business. Or some other Human Resources issue.

Business Activity (Term 3) – 78IST
Students will carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context. Students will be supported by the LA and mentors.

Student Choice (Term 4.1) – 78IST
An opportunity for students to focus on external credits for NCEA or to attempt, or complete, previous units.

Assessment Opportunities
Business Studies Level 2 (Internals)
AS90846 Conduct market research for a new or existing product. (3 credits)
AS90847 Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business.(3 credits)
AS90848 Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance. (9 credits)

Business Studies Level 3 (Internals)
AS91382 Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product. (6 credits)
AS91383 Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses. (3 credits)
AS91384 Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity. (9 credits)
AS91385 Investigate the exporting potential of a New Zealand business in a market, with consultation. (3 credits)

Externals can be negotiated with the LA.

English Level 2 (Internals)
AS91101 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing (6 credits)
AS91102 Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (3 credits)
AS91105 Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s) (4 credits)

English Level 3 (Internals)
AS91475 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas (6 credits)
AS91476 Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3 credits)
AS91478 3.7 Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence (4 credits)

Assessment Dates
These are negotiated with the student if required.

Further Assessment Opportunities
Ao Tawhiti School policy, following national guidelines, is to allow one reassessment opportunity for internally assessed standards where feasible for students who failed to gain credit or higher at the first attempt. Students will also need to demonstrate that they have made progress in their learning since the first assessment to make the second opportunity worthwhile.

Assessment work completed must be your own work. For each assessment submitted, you will be asked to sign a statutory declaration confirming that the work is your own. Students are also expected to explain their goals and ideas before beginning the assessment as well as providing three drafts for discussion prior to submitting the final assessment. Where evidence indicates work presented is not your own, the school policy on “Breaches of the Rules” will be followed.

Retention of Student Work
Student internal assessment material will be retained by the department until it is no longer required for moderation purposes.

Appeals of grades awarded are to be made within two weeks of the return of the assessed work. Where a grade is appealed, school policy will be followed.
Late work
Student work is due on the date set at the time of the assessment activity. Late work will not be accepted unless an extension has been arranged with the LA before the due date.
Non submission of work / No assessment taken place
No grade will be awarded when no assessment has taken place for whatever reason.

Verification of Grades
Students will be required to verify grades awarded by signing the results slip attached to each piece of internally assessed work.

Questions, concerns, other matters
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