Business Studies

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Students will cover topics including finance, business planning, sustainability, branding, job roles, interview skills and career development. Lessons are relevant and encourage problem solving and how to make decisions. Work is assessed through the use of portfolios. Learn about the Business Studies curriculum and how homework is set in detail below:

Year 10

Enterprise in the Business World

Term 1 – Unit 1

  • Factors affecting the business environment
  • Trends affecting business
  • Size of business and type
  • How business ideas can be successful
  • Business ideas
  • How business ideas can be successful
Assessment: Through use of a portfolio

Enterprise in the Business World continued

Term 2 – Unit 1

  • Assessing the suitability of a business idea
  • Producing an initial plan for a business idea
  • Choice of business format
  • Sources of help and support in developing a new business
  • Business model
Assessment: Through use of a portfolio

Finance for Business

Term 2 – Unit 2

  • Understand the costs involved in business
  • Understand how businesses make a profit
  • Understand the planning tools businesses use to predict when they will start making a profit
  • Understand the tools businesses use to plan for success
Assessment: External examination taken in June/July of Year 10

Finance for Business

Term 3 – Unit 1

  • Understand how businesses measure success
  • Understand how businesses can be more successful
  • Exam preparation and revision
Assessment: External examination taken in June/July of Year 10

Year 11

Promoting a brand

Term 1 – Unit 3

  • The importance of branding to businesses
  • Promotion in businesses
  • Elements of the promotional mix and their purposes
  • Promotional activities in business
  • Branding methods and techniques
  • Promoting a brand
Assessment: Through use of a portfolio

Introducing Retail Business

Term 2 – Unit 6

  • Explore the structure and organisation of retail business
  • Investigate the relationship between retail business and the external environment
Assessment: Through use of a portfolio

Portfolio

Term 3

  • Portfolio tidy up
  • Course administration