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Achievement grades at level 1

Achieved

Key terms (explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5) and evidence

Defining: Students define, identify, outline, or describe facts in context.

Stating: Students state relevant business knowledge or examples or a Māori business concept.

Example

In the context of employee/employer rights and responsibilities, a student may write: The local convenience store has to pay its employees on time.

Merit

Key terms (explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5) and evidence

Explaining: Students explain facts in context.

Using: Students use relevant examples to support explanations.

Including: Students include business knowledge or a Māori business concept.

Example

The local convenience store has to pay its employees on time because the pay period will be stated in their contract. The contract between the local convenience store and their employees’ states they will be paid weekly.

Excellence

Key terms (explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5) and evidence

Fully explaining: Students make connections between facts and theory and may discuss impacts, effects or consequences on the business.

Integrating: Students integrate relevant examples to fully support explanations; students integrate business knowledge or a Māori business concept.

Example

The local convenience store has to pay its employees on time because the pay period will be stated in their contract. The contract between the local convenience store and their employees’ states they will be paid weekly. If they don’t pay their employees on time they may be taken to court for breaching the contract. The employees may also get upset which may have a negative impact on their work at the convenience store.

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Achievement grades at level 1 - for use in 2015

Sample question

Fully explain one way that the local convenience store can maintain good employer/employee relationships.

Achieved

Describe: Students define (state the meaning of), identify (give an account of the qualities or characteristics), outline (state what the answer is).

  • State what the answer is to the question asked.

Example

To ensure that it has good employer/employee relationships, the local convenience store will pay its employees on time.

Merit

Explaining: Students give reasons for the statement/description.

  • State what the answer is to the question asked, then 
  • expand by giving the reason(s) why the what occurs or links ideas to provide a coherent rationale.

Example  

The local convenience store will pay its employees on time because it is important to maintain good employer/employee relationships in a small business where employees/employer may work very closely together.

Excellence

Fully explaining: Students develop their explanation with further expansion of how the situation/action could impact on potential business or stakeholder goals, or a particular outcome.  This will generally relate to effects, advantages, disadvantages, and/or consequences.

  • State what the answer is to the question asked, then 
  • expand by giving the reason(s) why the what occurs or links ideas to provide a coherent rationale.
  • Support the reason(s) with examples(s) or information that relates to effects, advantages, disadvantages, and/or consequences. Show how the effects, advantages, disadvantages, and/or consequences contribute to a particular outcome, or business or stakeholder goals.

Example

The local convenience store will pay its employees on time because it is important to maintain good employer/employee relationships in a small business where employees/employer may work very closely together. If the employees are not paid on time, they may become de-motivated and this may have a negative impact on their work at the convenience store, which in turn may negatively affect business performance, such as customer service leading to lower sales and potentially lower profits.

Last updated August 28, 2014



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