Business Studies

 
What will the subject enable me to do?

Business Studies will enable you to work independently and with others, problem solve and explore issues relating to social and economic changes. You will learn the theory behind setting up a business along with the different type of business ownerships available. You will get the opportunity to ask questions and find your own answers through market research. You will discover how to structure your understanding and develop structured responses to exam questions. It will encourage you to watch what is happening in the news and in the economy and develop your own answers as to the cause of it.

 
Staff

L Walton – HOD
 

 
Key stage 4

Students will study Edexcel GCSE Business Studies.

Unit
Content
Assessment

1

Main theory for the course:

  1. Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  2. Business Opportunities
  3. Business Ideas
  4. Making Businesses Effective
  5. External Business Influences

50 %

 

1.5 Hour Exam

2

Main theory for the course:

  1. Business Growth
  2. Marketing
  3. Business Operations
  4. Finance
  5. Human Resources

50 %

 

1.5 Hour Exam

 

Homework and support

Homework will be set via ShowMyHomework and will comprise of theory revision and exam questions. Students will be given a formal assessment at the end of each sub-topic.

GCSE Business revision is on Tuesday 3-4 in F28.

 
Key stage 5

Students will study BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business.

Unit
Content
Assessment

Unit 1 – Exploring Businesses

  1. Explore features of different businesses and analyse what makes them successful
  2. Investigate how businesses are organised
  3. Examine the environment in which they operate
  4. Examine business markets
  5. Investigate the role and contribution of innovation and enterprise to business success

Internal Assignment

Unit 2 – Developing a Marketing Campaign

The set task changes every year. Total marks available = 70.

There are 2 sections to the task:

  1. (6 hours) Prepare notes, conduct research into the set task. Include facts and figures about what you have found out from primary and secondary sources.
  2. (3 hours) to use the research collected in A and devise a marketing campaign that would be suitable for the set task.

2 documents required to be submitted are:

  1. A rationale for a marketing campaign
  2. A budgeted plan for the marketing campaign

External Controlled Assessment Task

Unit 3 – Personal & Business Finance

  1. Understand the importance of managing personal finance
  2. Explore the personal finance sector
  3. Understand the purpose of accounting
  4. Select and evaluate different sources of business finance
  5. Break-even and cash flow forecasts
  6. Complete statements of comprehensive income and financial position and evaluate a businesses performance

External 1.5 Hour Exam

Unit 8 – Recruitment & Selection Process

  1. Examine how effective selection and recruitment contribute to business success
  2. Undertake a recruitment activity to demonstrate the process leading to a successful job offer
  3. Reflect on the recruitment and selection process and your individual performance

Internal Assignment

 

Homework and support

Sixth form Business revision is on Wednesday 3-4 in F28.