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Business Studies

 

SUBJECT AIM

Business studies is more concerned with the actions and decisions taken by firms and looks at the work that various departments, such as marketing, finance, human resources, and production carry out. The course also looks at how outside activities affect businesses, and in turn, how businesses react to these; for example, the effect of changes in government policy, competition and demand, and also ethical issues – such as ‘green trading’. You will learn about the important decisions that businesses face in modern, competitive, and often global, environments.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OUTLINE- 6 Units over 2 Years

  • Marketing

  • Operations Management

  • Financial information and decisions

  • External influences on business activity

  • Understanding business activity

  • People in business

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

IGCSE Business Studies

(Grades A*-G)

Paper 1

Paper 2

Short answer Data response

80 Marks

1 Hour 30 minutes

50% weighting

Case Study

80 Marks

1 Hour 30 minutes

50% weighting

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

PROGRESS FROM IGCSE

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Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

1 Understanding business activity

1.1 Business activity

1.2 Classification of businesses

1.3 Enterprise, business growth and size

1.4 Types of business organisation

1.5 Business objectives and stakeholder

 objectives Case study

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture of P1 short answer  and P2 Case study

 

 

 

 

 

IGCSE Business Studies Book – Karen Borrington /Peter stimpson.

IGCSE Power points

Tutor2Tutor

IGCSE Business Studies – Dinesh Bakshi

IGCSE-Business-Studies-0450 – Time2Resources

 

Half Term 2

2 People in business

2.1 Motivating employees

2.2 Organisation and management

2.3 Recruitment, selection and training of employees

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture, Cumulative papers- P1 short answer and P2 Case study

Half Term 3

2.4 Internal and external communication Case study

3 Marketing

3.1 Marketing, competition, and the customer

3.2 Market research

3.3 The marketing mix: product

 

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture, Cumulative papers- P1 short answer and P2 Case study

Half Term 4

3.4 The marketing mix: price

3.5 The marketing mix: place

3.6 The marketing mix: promotion

3.7 Technology and the marketing mix

3.8 Marketing strategy Case study

 

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture, Cumulative papers- P1 short answer and P2 Case study

Half Term 5

4 Operations management

4.1 Production of goods and services

4.2 Costs, scale of production and break-even analysis

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture, Cumulative papers- P1 short answer and P2 Case study

Half Term 6

Year 10 End of year Mock exam – P1  and P2.

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

4.3 Achieving quality production.

4.4 Location decisions Case study

 

Summative Test Past exam questions mixture, Cumulative papers- P1 short answer and P2 Case study

 

IGCSE Business Studies Book – Karen Borrington /Peter stimpson.

 

IGCSE Power points

Tutor2Tutor

IGCSE Business Studies – Dinesh Bakshi

IGCSE-Business-Studies-0450 – Time2Resources

 

Half Term 2

5 Financial information and financial decisions

5.1 Business finance: needs and sources

5.2 Cash flow forecasting and working capital

5.3 Income statements

5.4 Statement of financial position

5.5 Analysis of accounts Case study

 

 

 

Year 11  Mock exams – P1  and P2 at the end of term 1 and 2

 

 

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

6 External influences on business issues

6.1 Economic issues

6.2 Environmental and ethical issues

6.3 Business and the international economy

 

Half Term 5

Revision

 

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS