Business

‘’Business is all around us and it influences our lives every day’’

This is just one quote from the above GCSE Business Studies pupils who went to Barcelona last September.

Business is offered in KS3 for pupils following the carousel. Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils are given the opportunity to discover business concepts in an interactive and realistic way. They will work in teams and develop their communication, inter personal and presentational skills.

Years 7-9  

8 week course involving business enterprise, marketing and human resources / recruitment

Introduction

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7

Business Enterprise / setting up a business

 

  
Year 8

Marketing project

 

  
Year 9

Human resources / recruitment

 

  

GCSE Business Studies

Students will follow the new GCSE (OCR) Business Studies course. The GCSE Business Studies course introduces students to key terms and concepts of the business world. Students will have the opportunity to visit businesses and listen to expert outside speakers.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 10

Business 1: business activity, marketing and people

 

Business Activity

 

Marketing

People

Business 2: operations ,finance, influence on business and the interdependent nature of business

 

Operations

Year 11

Finance

Influences on Business

 

The Interdependent nature of business

 

Revision / exam preparation

Revision / exam preparation

Detailed specification is available at
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-business-j204-from-2017/

Text books used: OCR GCSE (9-1) Business, Third Edition

Further reading/resources:

Watch relevant TV programmes
Business magazines / newspapers

 

BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Certificate

Students will have the opportunity to visit business organisations and also listen to outside speakers.

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 12

Unit 1: Exploring Business (coursework)

 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign ( controlled assessment)

 

Unit 1: Exploring Business (coursework)

 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign ( controlled assessment)

Unit 1: Exploring Business (coursework)

 

 

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance ( external exam)

 

 

 

 

 

Year 13

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process (coursework)

 

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance

(external exam)

 

Unit 8:Recruitment and Selection (coursework)

 

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (external exam)

Revision

Detailed specification is available at …
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/business-2016.html

Textbooks used: Pearson BTEC NATIONAL Business

Further reading/resources: Teacher’s resources

                                                      Business magazines

What the pupils say:

’I enjoy Business Studies because I learn about things that affect me every day’’
‘’Business Studies opens up a lot of career opportunities ‘’
‘’The Business Studies department are very helpful and always supportive. If I ever feel like I’m struggling or don’t understand something I’m never afraid to ask for help’’