The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 11 GCSE Business Studies Curriculum

    Unit 2: Growing as a Business and completion of Unit 3: Investigating Businesses

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    The Business Organisation

     

    Unit 3 Investigating Businesses

    Finance 

    This section builds upon the work of Unit 1 and considers how the methods of expansion and objectives of larger businesses might differ from smaller businesses.

    Students will be preparing their write-up of this Controlled Assessment element and will be researching social enterprise activities in the local area.

    Introduction to cash flow and costs

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    The Business Organisation (continued)

    Finance

     

     

     

     

    People in Business 

     

     

    Unit 3 Investigating businesses

    This section introduces students to aspects of finance faced by large businesses. Students will become familiar with the sources of finance available to large businesses, compared to the small/start-up businesses covered in Unit 1. Basic, simplified financial statements are introduced in this section and students will be expected to be able to analyse the content of these documents.

    Students will be finishing their research and will be writing up their findings under controlled conditions.

    This section introduces students to the human resources function in a large business.  Students will also be introduced to the different organisational structures of a business and the processes by which businesses recruit, motivate and retain their employees.

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Marketing

     

     

     

     

    Operations Management

    This section builds upon marketing concepts introduced in Unit 1 and relates them to the context of a growing business.  Students will investigate each component of the marketing mix and review how a large business may choose the most appropriate components of the marketing mix and alter its marketing mix in response to market forces.

    This section introduces students to the organisation of production or service provision.  Students will increase their understanding of production methods to include flow production.  The concepts of efficiency and quality assurance are introduced in this section.

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Revision

    Students will go through past papers, exemplar answers and refine exam technique. 

     

     

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Revision

    Students will go through past papers, exemplar answers and refine exam technique.

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Revision

    Students will go through past papers, exemplar answers and refine exam technique.

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    The Business organisation/finance

    Exam practice question

    CAT 2

    Mock - Unit 1 past paper

    Exam paper

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Mock - Unit 2 past paper

    Exam paper

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

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

    Text books

    AQA Business Studies Revision Guide by GCP

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    Recommended reading

    A quality newspaper

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    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/

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    Equipment

    Pen, pencil, ruler, calculator

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