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Introduction to Business

Course Description

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

TEACHING STRATEGIES (include, but not limited to):

  • Providing appropriate accommodation for students on IEP’s and for English Language Learners and for those who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit;

  • Utilizing Student Support and Student Alternative Support Programs;

  • Contacting parents for support and assistance;

  • Using diagnostic assessment and check-in points to monitor student progress;

  • Providing differentiation of instruction and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners;

  • Providing ongoing descriptive feedback that is clear, specific, meaningful, and timely to support improved student learning;

  • Creating lessons, and assessment and evaluations, that are carefully planned to relate to the curriculum expectations and learning goals, and as much as possible to the interests, learning styles and preferences of all students;

  • Developing students’ self-assessment skills to enable them to assess their own learning, set specific goals, and plan next steps for their learning.


Assessment and evaluation will be based on the provincial curriculum expectations and the achievement levels outlined in the curriculum policy document. Students will be given numerous and varied opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of the expectations across the four categories of knowledge and skills.


Culminating activities occur at or near the end of a course. They form part of the final 30% (15% of final grade) of a student’s mark. If a student is absent from a culminating activity, they must provide a doctor’s note. The culminating activity will not normally be re-scheduled.

For this course, the culminating activity will occur during the month of June. Students will create a game with questions, challenges and tasks related to each of the strands covered in the course. Students actually create the game using their entrepreneurial and innovation skills.


Interim: A report will be given to reflect how well the student is progressing with suggestions for improvement.

Term Work: 70% of the overall grade (from all term evaluations)

Final Evaluation(s): 30% of the overall grade (will include a combination of the culminating activity and final exam)

Teachers will take various considerations into account before making a decision about the grade to enter on the report card. Determining a report card grade will involve teacher’s professional judgment and interpretation of the evidence and should reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement with special considerations given to the more recent evidence. Marks are not merely a calculation of averages, but an evaluation of the consistent achievement of the student.

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