The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 AS Business Studies Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    What is business?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Managers, leadership and decision making

     

     

    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

     

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

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    2

    Decision making to improve marketing performance

     

     

     

     

     

    Decision making to improve operational performance

     

     

    Setting marketing objectives, understanding markets and customers, making marketing decisions: segmentation, targeting, positioning, making marketing decisions: 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

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Decision making to improve financial performance

     

     

    Decision making to improve human resource performance

     

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

     

    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

    2

    Finish HR

     

     

    Revision for AS Business examinations

     

     

    Scrutiny of past papers and mark schemes

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Analysing the external environment to assess opportunities and threats

    Economic change, corporate objectives, 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, 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

    Term

    Text books and support materials

    AQA AS Business Studies (Wolinski – ISBN 9781471836107). Workbooks, Tutor2u PPTs

    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