Business and Communication Systems

Objectives:

To know the importance of H & S in the workplace

To understand the recruitment process, be aware of current employment legislation and know the methods of remuneration.

To be aware of how a business can train its staff and be able to choose the most appropriate method of training.

To be able to identify, describe and evaluate ways in which businesses use the Internet.

To be aware of the wide range of primary and secondary data and understand the importance of the security of data.

To be able to use appropriate software to create documents for business purposes.


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Year 10

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Unit

Unit 8 - ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business - focusing on word processing software

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business - focusing on spreadsheet software

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business - focusing on web design software

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business - focusing on presentation software

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 - Using ICT in Business - focusing on database software

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Health & Safety

Know the importance of H&S in the workplace.

Provide a safe working environment

Display screen regulations

Design a H&S poster using MS Word

Main facilities in MS Word

Recruitment & Selection of staff

Recruitment process

Methods of recruitment – Internal v External

Selection – job description, person specification, CV and application form

Creating job adverts

Composing business letters

Creating own CV

Creating a mail merge letter

Creating and formatting forms

Recruitment & Selection of staff (continued)

Employment rights and responsibilities – Equal opportunities

Rewarding staff – methods of remuneration

Training – induction, on-the-job and off-the-job

Basic functions in Excel – formatting rows, columns & cells

Charts and graphs

Income, profit and loss spreadsheets

Integrated tasks – using formulae and graphs

During this half-term one piece of project based homework is set bringing together the skills the students have learned.

Internet and e-commerce

Purpose of websites

Search engines

Opportunities and risks of e-commerce

Security of data

Data Protection Act

Using webs design software to create pages

Animate text, change font colour/size and background colour

Insert images

Create hyperlinks

During this half-term one piece of project based homework is set to reinforce the use of web design software tools and e-commerce.

ICT Data Systems

Primary and secondary sources of data

Methods of capturing data

Input devices

Output devices

Storage devices

Data forms

Using presentation software to insert and format text

Insert images

Resize, crop, align and move

Backgrounds (inserting and changing)

Create hand-outs

Create presenter/speaker notes

Print hand-outs and notes

The Business Environment

Aims and objectives

Success criteria

Stakeholders

Interests of stakeholders

Introduction to databases

Setting up a database – key terms – field, record, table

Searching a database using filtering and queries

Creating reports using database software

Recap on mail merge

Introduction to  the controlled assessment coursework task worth 25% of the GCSE

4 weeks research time

3 weeks write-up under exam conditions.


Objectives:

Understand the role of administration to support business functions

Understand the difference between routine and non-routine tasks and decision making

Understand the concepts of planning and prioritisation

Be able to describe the layout and organisation of offices and relate to business needs

Understand the impact of modern developments on working practices

Describe, understand and be able to choose the most appropriate medium of communication

Be aware of the barriers to communication


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 – Using ICT in Business – integrated tasks to recap on all the different software

Unit 8 ICT Systems in Business

Unit 9 – Using ICT in Business – integrated tasks to recap on all the different software

 

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

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6 weeks

3 weeks

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Business Administration

Storage

Business Functions – HR, Finance, Marketing

Job Roles – Managers, supervisors and operatives

Routine v non routine tasks

Planning and prioritisation

Integrated tasks to recap on the different software.

Workplace Organisation

Office layout – open plan v cellular

Technological changes

Flexible working

Ergonomics

Sustainability, recycling

Report writing using word processing software

Using drawing tools to design an office layout

Using drawing tools to design an logo

Practice past Unit 8 and Unit 9 papers ready for mock exams.

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The Purpose of Communication

Internal v external communication

Importance of communication

Process of communication

Channels of communication

Methods of communication

Medium of communication

Barriers to communication

Uses of local and wide area networks, intranet and Internet

Importance of ICT in business communications

Produce a set of documents for a meeting using the appropriate software – Notice of meeting, Agenda and Minutes

Integrated tasks using different software to help prepare for Unit 9 exam.

GCSE Revision lessons for both Unit 8 and Unit 9

Past Unit 8 exam paper practice

Past Unit 9 exam paper practice

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