KS4

Business Studies

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mrs Wright
Subject Leader
swt@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr Worth
Teacher of Business Studies
awo@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs Kasmir
Teacher of Business Studies
ekr@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course (s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
AQA GCSE Business StudiesAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/gcse/business-8132100% external written examination

Year 10

Term 1
Business in the real world including: Purpose of Business; Aims and Objectives; Stakeholders; Location Business Planning and Expanding a business.

Term 2
Influences on Business including: Technology; Ethics and Environmental Considerations; Economic Climate; Globalisation; Legislation; Competitive environment.

Term 3
Human Resource including: Organisational Structure; Recruitment and Selection; Motivation and Training.

Year 11

Term 1
Business Operations including: Production process; Procurement; Quality and Customer Service.

Term 2
Marketing including: identifying and understanding customers segmentation; Methods of research and the marketing mix.

Term 3
Finance including: Sources of finance; Cash flow; Terms and calculations and Analysis.

How and when is my child assessed?

The students will be assessed at the end of each topic to consolidate the learning as well as with the specimen papers provided by the exam board for the ‘mock’ examinations at the end of year 10 and year 11.

How to support your child in Business Studies:

AQA GCSE Business, Second Edition Andrew Gillespie, Malcolm Surridge is the text book that accompanies the course.  It is always good for the students to have an interest in business outside the classroom and they can look at the BBC Business news as well as the BBC Bitesize revision website.  There are also various other websites that can be used including www.tutor2U.co.uk.