The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 AS Business Studies Curriculum

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    What is business?

     

    Decision making to improve financial performance

     

     

     

     

    Why businesses exist, the measurement and importance of profit, reasons for choosing different forms of business, the role of shareholders, how the external environment can affect costs and demand.

    Setting financial objectives, analysing financial performance, sources of finance, improving cash flow and profits

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Decision making to improve financial performance (continued)

    Managers, leadership and decision making

     

    Decision making to improve human resource performance

    As above

    Understanding management, leadership and decision making, understanding management decision making, understanding the role and importance of stakeholders.

    Setting human resource objectives, improving organisational design and managing the human resource flow improving motivation and engagement, improving employer-employee relations

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Finishing HR 

    Decision making to improve marketing performance

    Decision making to improve operational performance 

    Setting marketing objectives and understanding markets and customers

    Making marketing decisions: segmentation, targeting, positioning and using the marketing mix.

    Setting operational objectives, analysing operational performance, increasing efficiency and productivity, improving quality, managing inventory and supply chains

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Finish Operations Management and Marketing

    Revision for AS Business examinations

    Scrutiny of past papers and mark schemes

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats

    Economic change, corporate objectives and financial documents 

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats

    AS exams (internally assessed) 

    Economic change, corporate objectives and financial documents

    Knowledge, application, analysis 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 12

    Exam paper 

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    AS Business syllabus paper 1 and 2

    Mock Exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

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

    Text books

    AQA AS Business Studies (Wolinski – ISBN 9781471836107)

    All

    Recommended reading

    A quality newspaper

    All

    Recommended websites

    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