Business Studies

Objectives:

To be able to investigate different types and sizes of organisation in various business sectors and environments.

To be able to calculate, use and understand percentages, cost, revenue, profit and break-even.

To understand, apply, analyse and evaluate the following areas: Marketing, Accounting and Finance, People in organisations and Operations management.

To understand how external influences affect the market and competition.


Year

Year 12

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Topics from Theme 1 Theme 2 and Theme 3

Topics from Theme 1 and Theme 4

Topics from Theme 1 and Theme 3

Topics from Theme 2 and Theme 3

Topics from Theme 2 and Theme 3

Time

14 weeks

6 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

5 weeks

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Introduction to business

Entrepreneurs and leaders and Meeting customer needs

Introduction to finance

 Raising finance

Business objectives

 Business objectives and strategy and Influences on business decisions

Business influences

Influences on business decisions & Business growth.

Business strategy

Business objectives and strategy

Introducing the market

Meeting customer needs and The market

 

Marketing

Topics from:

Marketing mix and strategy and Global marketing

People in business

Topics from:

Managing people and Assessing competitiveness

Introduction to sales forecasts

Topics from:

Financial planning

And  Decision-making techniques

Sales forecasts (continued)

Topics from:

Financial planning

Business finance

Topics from:

Financial planning

Managing finance

 Assessing competitiveness

Business operations

Topics from:

 Resource management


Year

Year 13

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Topics from Theme 2 and Theme 3 and Theme 4

Topics  from Theme 3 and Theme 4

 

Time

13 weeks

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6 weeks

3 weeks

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Business decision-making

Topics from:

Decision-making techniques

Managing finance

External influences

Topics from:

External influences

Global markets and business expansion

Globalisation

Topics from:

Globalisation

Introduction to the pre-released task

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Business expansion

Topics from:

Global markets and business expansion

Global business

Topics from:

Global industries and companies

Changing businesses

Topics from:

Managing change

Revision and exam preparation

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