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Business Studies

Curriculum Area: Social Studies - Business Studies
Curriculum Leader: Mrs D Black

Year 10 | Year 11 | Year 12 | Year 13

Year 10

This is the first year of the GCE qualification in Business studies. Over the duration of the course students will complete three units of study.

Unit 1: Marketing and Enterprise (Controlled Assessment 25% of GCSE)
Unit 2: Business and People (External Examination 25% of GCSE)
Unit 3: Finance, Production and the External Business Environment (External Examination 25% of GCSE)

All external examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course.

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1: Unit 2 Business and People

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Term 2: Unit 2 Business and People

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Students will take a formal mock examination at the end of this unit which will cover all topics they have studied up to this point.

Term 3: Unit 1 Marketing and Enterprise

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.


 

Year 11

This is the second year of the GCSE qualification in Business Studies. Over the duration of the course students will complete three units of study.

Unit 1: Marketing and Enterprise (Controlled Assessment 25% of GCSE)
Unit 2: Business and People (External Examination 25% of GCSE)
Unit 3: Finance, Production and the External Business Environment (External Examination 25% of GCSE)

All external examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course.

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1: Unit 1 Marketing and Enterprise

During this term students will build upon the knowledge they have learnt in the Marketing and Enterprise unit last term and complete their controlled assessment task relating to the content of this unit. Students will be involved in a period of research based around their controlled assessment tasks and will then have up to 6 hours to complete their controlled assessment under examination conditions.

Assessment: Students controlled assessment will be marked against the assessment criteria for this unit and given a provisional grade within this unit.

Term 2: Unit 3 Production, Finance and the External Business Environment


Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Term 3: Unit 3 Production, Finance and the External Business Environment

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Students will complete a number of previous examination papers on both examination units in preparation for their final GCSE exams.


 

Year 12 (OCR GCE AS Applied Business)

 

Year 12 – This is the first year of the GCE qualification in Applied Business Studies. Over the duration of the course students will complete three units of study.

Unit 1: Creating a Marketing Proposal (Portfolio 33% of AS qualification)

Unit 2: Recruitment in the Workplace (Portfolio 33% of AS Qualification)

Unit 3: Understanding the Business Environment (External examination 33% of AS Qualification)

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1: Unit 3 Understanding the Business Environment

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Students will take their examination in this Unit at the end of the academic year in May. Opportunities to resit are available in May of Year 13 after the A2 course of study.

Term 2: Unit 1 Creating a Marketing Proposal

 

Assessment- This unit of coursework will be split into four parts and students will be given deadlines for the submission for each part of the unit. Each section will then be marked and graded and given back to students with suggestions for improvements which students will be given additional time to complete. Once students have re-drafted work the unit as a whole will be given an overall grade which will be submitted to the exam board.

Term 3: Unit 2

Assessment- This unit of coursework will be split into four parts and students will be given deadlines for the submission for each part of the unit. Each section will then be marked and graded and given back to students with suggestions for improvements which students will be given additional time to complete. Once students have re-drafted work the unit as a whole will be given an overall grade which will be submitted to the exam board.


 

Year 13

 

This is the second year of the GCE qualification in Applied Business Studies. Over the duration of the course students will complete three units of study for A2. Grades from AS and A2 units will be combined to give students their overall A-Level qualification.

Unit 4: Strategic Decision Making (External examination 33% of A2 Qualification and 16.6% of Complete A-Level qualification)

Unit 5: A Business Plan for the Entrepreneur (Portfolio 33% of A2 Qualification and 16.6% of Complete A-Level qualification)

Unit 6: Launching a New Product/Service in Europe (Portfolio 33% of A2 Qualification and 16.6% of Complete A-Level Qualification)

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1: Unit 4-Strategic Decision Making

 

Assessment- All students will take end of topic tests on each of the above areas. Students will be assessed using previous exam questions and will be graded against the examination grade boundaries for this unit.

Students will take their examination in this Unit at the end of the academic year in May. There will be no opportunity to resit this examination.

Term 2: Unit 5-A Business Plan for the Entrepreneur

 

Assessment- This unit of coursework will be split into four parts and students will be given deadlines for the submission for each part of the unit. Each section will then be marked and graded and given back to students with suggestions for improvements which students will be given additional time to complete. Once students have re-drafted work the unit as a whole will be given an overall grade which will be submitted to the exam board.

Term 3: Launching a New Product/Service in Europe

Assessment- This unit of coursework will be split into four parts and students will be given deadlines for the submission for each part of the unit. Each section will then be marked and graded and given back to students with suggestions for improvements which students will be given additional time to complete. Once students have re-drafted work the unit as a whole will be given an overall grade which will be submitted to the exam board.