Business Curriculum Overview 2015-16

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:

Year 10 and Year 11 
GCSE Business Studies

GCSE Business Studies is open to all students.
Assessment Overview
Unit 1- Introduction to Small Business, assessed by a written exam-25%

Topics covered:

  • spotting a business opportunity
  • showing enterprise
  • putting a business idea into practice
  • making the start-up effective
  • the economic context

Unit 2-controlled assessment, there is a choice of tasks based on topics covered in unit-25%

Unit 3-Building a Business, assessed by a written exam-50%

Topics covered:

  • marketing
  • meeting customer needs
  • effective financial management
  • effective people management
  • the wider world affecting business

Students will:

  • communicate and explain ideas
  • think creatively and make decisions
  • work with numbers to solve business problems
  • learn about the world of business through research and investigation, as well as through practical tasks

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