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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:

 

Topic

Type of Assessment

CAT 1

All areas covered in term 1

Exam paper

CAT 2

All areas covered in Year 12

Exam paper

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

 

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