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Business Studies

 

Year 9

What will pupils study this year?

3 Year Delivery Model (Y9, 10 & 11)

2 separate written exam papers at the end of year 3. Each paper is worth 50% of the qualification final mark;

  • Paper 1: Investigating small business
  • Paper 2: Building a business 

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

 Exploring how business ideas come about while also exploring risk and reward.

 Spotting a Business Opportunity

 Students will look at how to spot a business opportunity through understanding customer needs and market research. 

 Spring Term

 Putting a Business Idea into Practice

 Students will research aims and objectives, business revenues, costs and profit, cash & cash-flow and sources of business finance.

 Making the Business Effective

 Looking at business ownership, business location and planning.  

 Summer Term

 Understanding External Influences on Business 

 Students will explore business stakeholders, technology and business, legislation and external influences.    

 

Year 10

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Making Financial Decisions

 Students will learn about gross and net profit margins, average rate of return and corporation tax

 Making Marketing Decisions

 Students will explore customer needs, the marketing mix and market research

 Spring Term

 Making the Business Effective

 Students will learn how business location, plans and growth are vital in making the business effective

 Summer Term

 Growing the Business

 Students will investigate business and globalisation, ethics and the environment. Students will also complete sticky teaching activities to cement learning  

 

Year 11

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Making Financial Decisions

 Students will take a deeper look into gross and net profit margins, average rate of return and corporation tax. They will investigate the impact these have on a business.

 Making the Business Effective

 Students will learn how business location, plans and growth are vital in making the business effective

 Spring Term

 Making Operational / Human Resource Decisions

 Students will revisit through sticky teaching with some new learning all aspects of how a business operates, including suppliers, managing quality, the sales process, organisational structures and effective.

 Summer Term

 Exam technique and revision