Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Business Studies
Term 1 Topic 2.1 Growing the business   
Students will explore the following subtopics: 2.1.1 Business growth 2.1.2 Changes in business aims and objectives 2.1.3 Business and globalisation 2.1.4 Ethics, the environment and business
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment based on a mixture of multiple-choice questions and longer mark questions.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions   
Students will explore the following subtopics: 2.2.1 Product 2.2.2 Price 2.2.3 Promotion 2.2.4 Place 2.2.5 Using the marketing mix to make business decisions
Assessment: Students will have an end of unit assessment using case studies to practice their evaluation and analytical skills in relation to the marketing mix. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3 Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions   
Students will explore the following subtopics: 2.3.1 Business operations 2.3.2 Working with suppliers 2.3.3 Managing quality 2.3.4 The sales process
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment that include longer mark questions and multiple-choice questions with an accompanying case study to help students application skills.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4 Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions and Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions   
Students will explore the following subtopics: 2.4.1 Business calculations 2.4.2 Understanding business performance 2.5.1 Organisational structures 2.5.2 Effective recruitment 2.5.3 Effective training and development 2.5.4 Motivation
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment based on a mixture of multiple-choice questions and longer mark questions with an accompanying case study to helps students application skills.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Theme 1 and 2 revision   
Students will revisit selective topics from theme 1 topics covered in year 10 and practice exam style questions on selected topics from theme 2.
Assessment: Mini assessments on previous topics from theme 1 and 2 and weekly essay style questions under timed conditions.Key Words and Terms
 

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