Business Studies

Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Business and Enterprise Mr S. Singh BA (Hons) Management

People with business qualifications are in high demand worldwide, business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society, as there are not many places where there is not a business and so a business qualification is useful for both your professional and personal life, as well as being actually very interesting to study. Therefore, you will have a wide variety of possible career options open to you if you are successful with your studies. Business is both a theoretical and a practical discipline, meaning that you not only gain a great range of knowledge, but also learn the skills needed to apply this knowledge to real life settings, again assisting with employability and putting you ahead of the pack. You will develop a range of skills including: understanding how an organisation operates, communication, decision making, numeracy and presenting – just to name a few.

Per Term Topic Information

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
1.    Industrial Sectors

2.    Goods and Services

3.    Aims and Objectives

4.    Types of Business Ownership

Test based on topic number 1, 2 and 3.

4.    Types of Business Ownership

5.    Marketing

6.    Sources of Finance

Test based on topic number 4.

Test based on topic number 5.

7.    Recruitment

8.    Motivation

9.    Legislation

Test based on topic number 6.

Test based on topic number 7.

Stakeholders

Business Plans

Flexible Working Arrangements

Controlled Assessment Preparation

 

Test based on topic number 8.

 

Test based on topic number 9.

People in Business controlled assessment. People in Business controlled assessment.

 

Mock examination based on topic test content.

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
People in Business controlled assessment.

 

Break-even analysis.

 

Test based on break-even analysis.

People in Business controlled assessment.

 

Cash flow forecasts.

 

Test based on cash flow forecasts.

 

Mock examination based on year 10 content.

Customer Needs controlled assessment.

 

Profit, loss and profitability ratios.

 

Balance sheets and liquidity ratios.

 

Test based on profit, loss and profitability ratios.

 

 

Customer Needs controlled assessment.

 

Sources of finance.

 

Business costs.

 

Test based on balance sheets and liquidity ratios.

 

Customer Needs controlled assessment.

 

Finance mock examination.

Revision and preparation for the final examinations.

Curriculum Information

Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5 Once a fortnight.

 

Questions based on key terms learnt in lessons.

Ability to research businesses of students choosing.

 

Students are able focus their controlled assessment on a business of their choice.

 

Content is related to local, national and international businesses.

Intervention and catch up classes run after school on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Bespoke revision notes provided for all Business Students.

Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5 Once a fortnight.

 

One third of a past examination paper.

Ability to research businesses of students choosing.

 

Students are able focus their controlled assessment on a business of their choice.

 

Content is related to local, national and international businesses.

Intervention, revision and catch up classes run after school on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Bespoke revision notes provided for all Business Students.

 

Past papers with complete answers to support preparation for final examinations.