Subject: Business
Members of staff: Mrs G Bolt – Department Leader
Subject Overview:

Learners study Business at Kepier in Years 10 and 11.

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

  • 1.1 The role of business enterprise and
    entrepreneurship
  • 1.4 Business aims and objectives
  • 1.3 Business ownership
  • 1.2 Business planning
  • 1.5 Stakeholders in business
  • 1.6 Business growth
Unit 4: Operations

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

  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 2: Marketing

  • 2.1 The role of marketing
  • 2.2 Market research
Unit 4: Operations

  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 5: Finance

  • 5.1 The role of the finance function
  • 5.2 Sources of finance
  • 5.3 Revenue, costs, profit and loss
  • 5.4 Break-even
Spring Term 1: Unit 2: Marketing

  • 2.2 Market research
  • 2.3 Market segmentation
  • 2.4 The marketing mix
Unit 5: Finance

  • 5.5 Cash and cash flow
  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 6: Influences on Business

  • 6.1 Ethical and environmental considerations
  • 6.2 The economic climate
  • 6.3 Globalisation
Spring Term 2: Unit 2: Marketing

  • 2.5 The marketing mix

Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 3: People

  • 3.1 The role of human resources
  • 3.4 Recruitment and selection
  • 3.5 Motivation and retention
Unit 6: Influences on Business

  • 6.2 The economic climate
  • 6.3 Globalisation

Unit 6: Influences

  • Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Unit 7: Independence

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

  • 3.6 Training and development
  • 3.7 Employment law
  • 3.3 Communication in business
  • 3.2 Organisational structures
Unit 7: Independence

  • The independent nature of business

Revision

Summer Term 2: Unit 3: People

  • 3.2 Organisational structures and different ways of working

Exam practice, revision and end of unit assessment

Revision
Revision Links for GCSE Course:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

http://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/activities/gcse-activities/gcse-activities-topic

https://www.tutor2u.net/

https://www.gcsepod.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

http://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/activities/gcse-activities/gcse-activities-topic

https://www.tutor2u.net/

https://www.gcsepod.com

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

  1. Checking all work and homework is completed thoroughly with emphasis on explaining what every point made means for the business
  2. Ensuring revision is taking place for knowledge counts, MCQ’s 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

In the back of each learners assessment book is a list of tasks that can be completed in order to gain a wider perspective of GCSE Business. These tasks will help to develop knowledge and understanding while putting it into real life context.

Extra-Curricular Activities: