KS4 Course Overview Business Studies

KS4 COURSE OVERVIEW – Business Studies

Business Studies/ Edexel

Overview

GCSE qualifications in business subjects should encourage students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. The GCSEs should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

GCSE qualifications in business subjects enable students to:

  • Actively engage in the study of business and economics to develop as effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements
  • Develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts
  • Appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities
  • Consider the extent to which business and economic activity can be ethical and sustainable.

 

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

9 (2015 - 2016) Spotting a business opportunity Putting a business idea into practice Showing enterprise and making the start up effective

10 (2015 - 2016)

Spotting a business opportunity

 

Putting a business idea into practice

Showing enterprise and making the start up effective

The economic context

11 (2015 - 2016)

 

Marketing and meeting  customer needs

 

 

 

 

Effective financial management

Effective people management

The wider world affecting business