Business / Finance

Departmental Intent

 

The Business curriculum will ensure pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the world of Business and that of the wider world so students know their place in it.

 

The curriculum will equip students to be prepared for employment by giving them a day to day understanding of moving from school to the world of work and the impact that the economy would have on their finances and workplace.

 

Year 8

Term 1 Unit(s) Title: Enterprise and entrepreneurship

 

Topics Include:

·       What are the impacts to a business of operating in a competitive environment.

 

·       What are the different types of business organisations?

 

Unit(s) Title: Finance

 

Topics Include:

·       Investigating the flow of financial documents and the Importance of financial documents in a business.

 

Term 2  

Unit(s) Title: Marketing

 

Topics Include:

·       Why do businesses need to consider marketing to be successful?  What marketing tools should they use and why would they need to use market research, marketing mix and market segmentation.

 

Unit(s) Title: Recruitment and Selection

 

Topics Include:

·       What is the recruitment and selection process and why do businesses use them? What is the recruitment and selection process and why do businesses use them?

 

Term 3  

Unit(s) Title: The Economy

 

Topics Include:

·       PEST & Outline ways in which the economic climate might impact business including stakeholders, technology, legislation and the economy

 

Unit(s) Title: Production Methods and Quality Control

 

Topics Include:

·       The concept of quality and its importance in the production of goods and the provision of services: quality control and quality assurance

 

Year 10

Term 1 Unit(s) Title: 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

 

Topics Include:

·       What are the impacts to a business of operating in a competitive environment?

 

·       What is enterprise and entrepreneurship.

 

 

Unit(s) Title: Spotting a business opportunity

 

Topics Include:

·       Why do businesses need to consider customer needs and market research in order to be successful

 

Term 2 Unit(s) Title: Putting a business idea into practice

 

 

Topics Include:

·       How do you make a business idea happen? and what financial aspects should a business know and use.

 

Unit(s) Title: Making the business effective

 

Topics Include:

·       How likely is the business idea is going to be a success?  Why do businesses need to consider location factors, marketing mix and business plans to be successful?

 

 

Term 3 Unit(s) Title: Understanding external influences on businesses

 

Topics Include:

·       Outline ways in which the economic climate might impact business including stakeholders, technology, legislation and the economy.

 

Unit(s) Title: Revision end of year exam

 

Year 11

Term 1 Unit(s) Title: Growing the business

 

Topics Include:

·       What are the methods of growth and how and why business aims and objectives change as businesses evolve?

·       What is the impact of globalisation and the ethical and environmental issues facing businesses.

 

Unit(s) Title: Making marketing decisions

 

Topics Include:

·       How is the marketing mix managed and used to inform and make business decisions in a competitive market place?

 

Term 2 Unit(s) Title: Making operational decisions

 

Topics Include:

·       The purpose of business operations and different types.

·       The impact of different types of production process and the Impacts of technology on production.

 

Unit(s) Title: 2.4 Making financial decisions

 

Topics Include:

·       How do businesses meet customer needs through the design, supply, quality and sales decisions?

 

Term 3 Unit(s) Title: Making human resource decisions

 

Topics Include:

·       When growing a business what organisational structure, recruitment, training and motivation decisions need to be made?

 

Unit(s) Title: Revision and final exams

 

KS4 Qualification Information

 

Course Title: GCSE

 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Theme 1: Investigating small business – Content overview

● Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

● Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

● Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

● Topic 1.4 Making the business effective

● Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

 

Theme 2: Building a business – Content overview

● Topic 2.1 Growing the business

● Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions

● Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions

● Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions

● Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

 

Examination Description: Exam 100%.

 

 

For more information please contact the head of department: Stephen Bradshaw Email:stephenbradshaw@graceacademy.org.uk