Subject: Business
Subject Overview:

Learners study Business at Kepier in Years 10 and 11.

When you leave Kepier you may be working for a business or other organisation. After studying business, you will have an insight into how businesses operate, including how to set up your own business.

Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Unit 1: Business Activity

  • The role of business and entrepreneurship
  • Business aims and objectives
  • Business ownership
  • Business planning
Unit 4: Operations

  • Production processes
  • Quality of products
  • The sales process & customer service
  • Consumer law
  • Business location
  • Working with suppliers
Autumn Term 2: Unit 1: Business Activity

  • Stakeholders in business
  • Business growth
Unit 4: Operations

  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 5: Finance

  • The role of the finance function
  • Sources of finance
  • Revenue, costs, profit and loss
Spring Term 1: Unit 2: Marketing

  • The role of marketing
  • Market research
  • Market segmentation
Unit 5: Finance

  • Revenue, costs, profit and loss
  • Break-even
  • Cash and cash flow
  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment
Spring Term 2: Unit 2 & 3: Marketing & People

  • The marketing mix
  • The role of human resources
Unit 6: Influences on Business

  • Ethical and environmental considerations
  • The economic climate
  • Globalisation
  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 7:  Independence

  • The independent nature of business
Summer Term 1: Unit 3: People

  • Ways of working
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Employment law
  • Organisational structures
Unit 7: Independence

  • The independent nature of business


Summer Term 2: Unit 3: People

  • Training and development
  • Communication in business
  • Communication in business
  • Motivation and retention
Revision Links for GCSE Course:


How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

1. Checking all work and home learning is completed thoroughly with emphasis on detailed explanations and chains of reasoning
2. Ensuring revision is taking place for end of topic tests and end of unit assessments
3. Encourage students to ask for help if they are struggling
4. Encourage students to attend after school revision/catch up sessions
5. Encourage students to complete wider curricular tasks

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Learners will be provided with a ‘Keep Learning’ document that contains a range of activities they could complete that link to business.  This includes books to read, websites and podcasts as well as films and documentaries to watch.  These activities can be used to develop their business acumen and see how business works in the wider world.  There are also opportunities to complete online courses with Future Learn that go beyond our specification.

Learners that engage with extra-curricular activities will earn extra positive points on classcharts .

Additional Information:

If you have a question about the Business curriculum you can use the form below to contact the Business department.

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