The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 13 A Level Business Studies Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year: Strategic Management and managing change

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Analysing the strategic direction of a business

    Mission, corporate objectives and strategy, financial ratio analysis, SWOT analysis, political and legal change, social, economic and technological change and investment appraisal

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Analysing the strategic direction of a business (continued)

    How to pursue strategies

     

    Choosing strategic direction

     

    Managing strategic change

    Methods of growth and economies of scale, assessing innovation, digital technology and internationalisation.

     

    Ansoff’s matrix, Porter’s generic strategy and Bowman’s strategic clock

     

     

     

    Organisational culture, managing strategic implementation, evaluating strategy and why it fails

     

     

     

     

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Managing strategic change (continued)

    Choosing strategic direction (continued)

     

     

    Organisational culture, managing strategic implementation, evaluating strategy and why it fails

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Revision of Year 1 and Year 2 content 

    Scrutiny of exemplar papers and mark schemes in preparation for the linear examinations

     

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Revision of Year 1 and Year 2 content

    Scrutiny of exemplar papers and mark schemes in preparation for the linear examinations

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Revision of Year 1 and Year 2 content 

    Scrutiny of exemplar papers and mark schemes in preparation for the linear examinations

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Strategic direction

    Exam paper

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Paper 1 and 2

    Exam paper

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Paper 3

    Mock exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

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

    Text books

    AQA A2 Business Studies by Wolinski 

    All

    Recommended reading

    A quality newspaper

    All

    Recommended websites

    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/business/AQA-7132-SOW.PDF

    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