Business Studies

Objectives:

Students should understand the importance of business and economics.

Students to assess and examine facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements relating to business and industry.

To develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts.

To assess the importance of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities. 

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit 1

Units 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4

Unit 1.5

Final recap of the whole of unit 1

Start Unit 3

Unit 3.1 Marketing

Unit 3.2

Begin Controlled Assessment Task

Time

14 weeks

6 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

5 weeks

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Unit 1.2 Showing enterprise

What is enterprise?

Calculated risk.

Being enterprising/ taking a risk (4 weeks)

Unit 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

Business objectives.

Costs and revenues.

Cash flow.

Obtaining finance. (5 weeks)

Unit 1.4 Making the start-up effective

Customer focus and marketing mix.

Limited liability.

Start-up, legal and tax issues. (5 weeks)

Unit 1.5 The economic context

Demand and supply.

The impact of interest rates.

Exchange rates

Business cycle.

Stakeholders.

End of unit 1 test

Unit 3.1 Marketing

Market research

Product life cycle

Product trial and repeat purchase

Branding and differentiation

Building a successful marketing mix

Unit 3.2 Meeting customer needs

Design and research development

Managing stock and quality

Cost effective operations and competitiveness

Effective customer service

Consumer protection laws

Begin the research for the controlled assessment task. Find a small business to interview.

WORK EXPERIENCE


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Complete controlled assessment

Unit 3.4 and 3.5

Unit 3.3

 

Time

13 weeks

1

6 weeks

3 weeks

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Complete the CA write-up (4 weeks)

Unit 3.4 Effective people management

Organisational structures

Motivation theory

Communication

Remuneration (4 weeks)

Unit 3.5 The wider world affecting business

Ethics in business

Environmental issues

Economic issues affecting international trade

The impact of government and the EU on business

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Unit 3.3 Effective financial management

Cash flow

How to improve profit

Break-even analysis

Financing Growth

Recap on profit calculation

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