“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." - Mario Andretti
Miss Y Cinar
Over the course of three years’ students, explore the world of small businesses through the lens of an entrepreneur. How and why do business ideas come about? What makes a successful business? Students learn how to develop an idea, spot an opportunity and turn it into a successful business. Students will understand how to make a business effective, manage money and see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved.
Then students move on to investigating business growth. How does a business develop beyond the start-up phase? Students learn about key business concepts and issues and decisions you need to make when growing a business and working in a global business. You’ll learn about meeting customer needs, making marketing, operational, financial and human resourcing decisions and explore how the wider world impacts the business as it grows.
1.0 Course introduction
Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
End of Year Exam
All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly. Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.
In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.
Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business
Topic 2.1 Growing the business
2.4 Making financial decisions
2.5 Making people decisions
Revision Theme 1
Revision Theme 2
In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course. Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potentia
The qualification will be assessed in two equally weighted exam papers. There is no coursework.
Paper 1 - Theme 1: Investigating small business
Written exam: 90 minutes, 90 marks
50% of the total GCSE
Multiple choice, calculation, short-answer and extended-writing questions. There are three sections in the paper. Each section is ramped, starting with multiple choice questions, moving to short answer questions and ending with extended writing. Sections B and C are based on real life, relevant business contexts and examples.
Paper 2 - Theme 2: Building a business
1BSO GCSE (9-1) Business
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business
Over the course of three years BTEC Business First Award looks at business in a consumer society and focuses on how business organisations operate, the key concepts and principles related to success in the world of business and the skills needed to work in business.
Deadlines will be given to students to submit their work onto Canvas. After work has been marked students are given a two-week window to improve and re-submit any alterations. This work must be completed in their time; students will not be allocated any lesson time.
Unit 1 - Enterprise in the Business World (internal assessment)
Unit 2 - Finance for Business (external assessment)
Unit 3 - Promoting a Brand (internal assessment)
Unit 8 - Recruitment, selection and employment (internal assessment)
Unit 3: Promoting a Brand
Unit 3 – in this unit, you will find out what is takes to build a brand and what a business has to consider when planning brand development. You will investigate the important of branding to a business, the types of brand that are available and why businesses need to review and update their brands.
Enterprise project – During this term our focus is around developing entrepreneurial skills building our knowledge around Enterprise.
All Students must complete the two core units, and a choice of two optional units. The qualification is graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. This is a 120 guided-learning-hour qualification, which has core and additional units. 25% of the qualification is externally assessed, 75% of the qualification is internally assessed where students are required to complete a series of assignments. After work has been marked students are given a two-week window to improve and re-submit any alterations. This work must be completed in their time; students will not be allocated any lesson time.
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
Unit 2: Finance for Business
Unit 2: Finance
Unit 1 – this unit introduces you to the terminology used in business. It explores what businesses do, trends that affect them, how they operate and the factors that influence their success.
Unit 2 – in this unit, you will explore the types of costs that businesses incur, from the initial start-up costs involved in setting up a business to the ongoing daily costs of running the business.
Unit 8: Recruitment Selection and Employment
Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment
Unit 1: as a continuation from year 10 you will explore different types of business ownership and how these relate to the size and scale of a business. You will use your understanding of business language to investigate what businesses
do by examining the aims and objectives they set, the importance of knowing their
market and understanding the influence of their stakeholders.
You will plan an idea for a realistic business start-up in your local area, based on your
research, select a format and then present the business model and plan.
Unit 8: in this unit you will be introduced to the variety of job roles that exist within businesses and the various functions that are performed by individual roles, as well as the types of organisational structures used in businesses. You will need to understand the recruitment and selection process and consider how to prepare for interview and employment and the necessary steps for career planning by producing your own career development plan.
25% of the qualification is externally assessed, 75% of the qualification is internally assessed where students are required to complete a series of assignments.
BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business
BTEC First Business: Student Book by Ms Carol Carysforth, Mr Mike Neild, Karen Glencross, Ms Lisa Chandler-Corris
BTEC First in Business Revision Workbook (BTEC First Business)
BTEC First in Business Revision Guide (BTEC First Business)
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