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A Level Business Studies (Pearson)

  Year 12 Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Theme 1: Marketing and people

- Meeting customer needs

- The Market

- Marketing Mix and Strategy

Theme 3: Business Development and Strategy

- Business objectives and strategy

- Business growth

- Decision-making techniques

Term Two: Christmas

Theme 1: Marketing and People

- Managing people

- Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

- Influences on business decisions

- Assessing competitiveness

- Managing change

Term Three: Winter

Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

- Raising finance

- Financial planning

- Managing finance

Term 4: Global Business

- Globalisation

- Global markets and business expansion

- Global marketing

Term Four: Spring

Theme 2: Managing Business

- Resource management

- External influences

Term 4: Global Business

- Global industries and companies (multinational corperations)

- Exam preperation

Term Five: Summer

Examination Preperation (Year 1 Mocks)

Examinations: Three papers covering the four themes.

The course is assessed with three examinations during the summer term of Year 13.

 

BTEC Level 3 National (NQF) Extended Certificate in Business

  Year 1 Year 2
Term One: Autumn

Unit 1: Exploring Business

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
Term Two: Christmas

Unit 1: Exploring Business Coursework deadline December

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance Exam in January

Term Three: Winter

Unit 2: Developing a marketing Campaign

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection

Term Four: Spring

Unit 2: Developing a marketing Campaign Exam in May

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Coursework deadline April

Term Five: Summer

Putting skills into practice working on local community business projects.

 

Assessed via a combination of internal and external assessment throughout the 2 years.

 

GCSE Business Studies (Pearson)

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

 

Spotting a business opportunity

Making financial decisions

Term Two: Christmas

Putting a business idea into practice

Making human resource decisions

Term Three: Winter

Making the business Effective

 

Understanding external influences

Exam practice and preparation

Term Four: Spring

Growing the business

 

Marking marketing decisions

Exam practice and preparation

Term Five: Summer

Making operational decisions

 

The course is assessed at the end of Year 11 with 2 Exams, one for Theme 1 and one for Theme 2

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services (Public Services)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Term One: Autumn

Behaviour and discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services

Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services

Term Two: Christmas

Behaviour and discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services

Teamwork, Leadership and Communication in the Uniformed Protective Services

Term Three: Winter

Behaviour and discipline in the Uniformed Protective Services - Exam

 

Introduction to Criminology

Police Powers and the Law

Term Four: Spring

Introduction to Criminology

Police Powers and the Law

Term Five: Summer

Introduction to Criminology

 

Assessed via a combination of Internal and external assessment throughout the 2 years

BTEC Level 3 (QCF) Specialist Certificate in Customer Service (1 Year Course from Year 12)

Term One: Autumn

Principles of Customer Service Delivery

Term Two: Christmas

Understanding how to improve Customer Service

Term Three: Winter

Understanding personal and professional development

 

Team leading in Customer service

Term Four: Spring

Developing and maintaining productive working relationships

Term Five: Summer

Social media use in Customer service delivery

Assessed via 100% coursework, with unit deadlines throughout the course.

NB: Some projects are slightly longer/shorter than actual terms.

Financial Studies (LIBF)

 

Year 1

Year 2

Term One: Autumn

Unit 1 - Financial capability for the immediate and short term

Purposes of money

The personal life cycle

Payment Methods

Everyday banking

Savings products

Borrowing products

Providers

Consumer protection

Unit 3: Sustainability of an individual's finances

Personal financial sustainability

How the state can help

The impact of external factors

Monitoring and adapting personal financial plans

Term Two: Christmas

Budgets and forecasts

Dealing with unexpected events

Dealing with Debt

Earnings

Preparation for exam and mocks

Good Debt, Bad Debt

The impact of global events and ethics

The impact of recent changes

Preparation for exam and mocks

Term Three: Winter

Exams for unit 1 Mid January

 

Unit 2: Financial capability for the medium and long term

Needs, wants and aspirations

Savings and investment products

Borrowing products

Dealing with long term risks

Financial planning and informed choices

 

Exams for unit 3 Mid January

 

Unit 4: Sustainability of the financial services system

 

The financial system

Competition in the financial services sector

Sustainability in the financial services sectors

The impact of the media

External influences

Term Four: Spring

Dealing with unforeseen events

Ethics and sustainability

Sources of information and advice

Making informed choices

The impact of change and uncertainty on the sector

Marketing materials and their effectiveness

Attracting, retaining and satisfying customers

Market segmentation and product development

Term Five: Summer

Exam preparation

Exam preparation

There is an exam at the end of each unit, which consists of a combination of multichoice, long answer questions and Case Study questions to apply learning to.

Year 1 a Certificate in Financial Studies will be awarded and will need to be passed to progress onto year 2, where students with gain the Diploma in Financial studies

Enterprise Foundation Pathway (Year 9)

Term One: Autumn

Introduction to skills, self reflection and development

Teamwork Activities

Term Two: Christmas

Your Future, your way

Term Three: Winter

Project Apprentice - Business and enterprise skill building

Term Four: Spring

Project Apprentice - Business and enterprise skill building

Industry related activities

Term Five: Summer

Sustainability

The course aims to give pupils a variety of skills and knowledge to springboard them into the Business, Catering, Construction and Beauty courses at Year 10.