L1 Business Innovation - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Kapa

L1 Business Innovation - 100% Helensville Made - Semester B

This course can be selected by students in Semester A and B, but NOT both

Why take Business Innovation?

Students should take this course if they enjoy working in teams and are innovative thinkers. Students will be given a community focus or issue to then plan, make and market a product idea, ready for sale at school and at local markets. But wait, there’s more! Students will bank any profit they make.

Learning Objective 6.2 

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:  plan, carry out, and then review a one-off business activity, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback.

L1 Key Business Concept:  Enterprise and Economic Sustainability 

L1 Key Business Value:  Innovation, Inquiry and Curiosity/Whakawhiti Whakaaro

L1 Key Business Skills:  Planning and Production

Why study Business Innovation?

Studying Business Innovation will give students an understanding of the issues that challenge businesses to be sucessful and sustainable. A successful business is one that meets the needs of their stakeholders such as the owners, employees, customers and community. In a rapidly changing world, it is important that we are able to make informed and rational decisions about business and financial matters.

Business Innovation contributes to the development of a culture of enterprise in New Zealand and supports our efforts to improve economic and community well-being. Business Innovation covers four themes across Level 1, 2, 3 they are:  

  • Enterprise
  • Globalisation
  • Citizenship
  • Sustainability

Learning Context:

Students will be learning L1 business concepts through the experience of planning and making a sustainable product - 100% Helensville Made.

Source:  http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Social-sciences/Business-studies/Learning-programme-design

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Team players should apply.  Students will be expected to complete a shared written report together as well as sell  their product at Market Day together.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90840 v3
Business Studies 1.4 - Apply the marketing mix to a new or existing product
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90842 v2
Business Studies 1.6 - Carry out and review a product-based business activity within a classroom context with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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