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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:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

All areas covered in term 1 &  2

Exam paper

CAT 2

All areas covered in Year 10 

Exam paper

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

 

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