The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 10 GCSE Business Studies Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: 

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Business in the real world

    The purpose of business activity, the role of business enterprise and entrepreneurship and the dynamic nature of business.

    Students need to be aware of the impact business in the real world has on the four functional areas of business:

    • Business operations
    • Human resources 
    • Marketing 
    • Finance

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Business in the real world (continued)

    Influences on business

    The importance of external influences on business and how businesses change in response to these influences. 

    Students need to be aware of the impact influences on business have on the four functional areas of business:

    • Business operations 
    • Human resources 
    • Marketing 
    • Finance 

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Influences on business (continued) 

    Human resources

    Students should understand the interdependent nature of business operations, human resources, marketing and finance. Students should be able to give examples of how business objectives would be split into functional plans with clear links throughout.  The purpose of human resources, its role within business and how it influences business activity.

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Human Resources (continued)

    Operations Management

    Students should understand the interdependent nature of business operations, human resources, marketing and finance.  Students should be able to give examples of how business objectives would be split into functional plans with clear links throughout. 

    What business operations involve, their role within the production of goods and the provision of services and how they influence business activity. 

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Operations Management (continued) 

    Paper 1 internally assessed exam

    What business operations involve, their role within the production of goods and the provision of services and how they influence business activity.

    Knowledge, application, analysis, synthesis, research and evaluation

    2

    Consolidation of unit 1, case studies and enterprise activities 

    Students will have the opportunity to look at local, national and international businesses and present their findings to their peers.  Students will also focus on the marketing and finance function in preparation for the programme of study in Year 11

    Knowledge, application, analysis, synthesis, research and evaluation

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    All areas covered in term 1

    Exam paper

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    All areas covered in Year 10 

    Exam paper

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Paper 1 exam

    Mock exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)

    Guides 

    AQA Business for GCSE CGP guide/workbook

    All

    Recommended reading

    A quality newspaper

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business

    www.bized.co.uk

    www.tutor2u.net

    www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

    www.businesscasestudies.co.uk

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/

    All

    Equipment

    Pen, pencil, ruler, calculator

    All