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Business & Enterprise

 Welcome to the Business & Enterprise Department

“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

Head of Department:

Mrs Sethi

e-mail: m.sethi@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mrs Sethi

Miss Y Cinar

Key Stage 4

GCSE Business

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.

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

1.0 Course introduction

Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneur Cards

Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

  • Board Games Project
  • Segmania

Dragons Den

Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

Topic 1.4 Making the business effective

  • Calculation countdown
  • Mr TEE’S Break Even

Revision

  • Calculations Grid

Exam Skills

End of Year Exam

Marketing Project

KS4 Assessment:

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.

Year 10  

Autumn Spring Summer

Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

  • Chocoholics Delight
  • Essentially E-Commerce

Topic 2.1 Growing the business

Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

  • Chocoholics Delight
  • Essentially E-Commerce

Topic 2.1 Growing the business

2.4 Making financial decisions

Revision

  • Calculation mats

Exam Skills

  • Developing analysis
  • Peer marking activity

End of Year Exam

KS4 Assessment:

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.

Year 11 

Autumn Spring Summer

2.5 Making people decisions

Revision Theme 1

Finance Revision

Revision Theme 2

Exam Skills:

  • Be the examiner
  • Paragraph excellence

Practice Questions

Exam Skills

  • Student guide to perfecting exams

Practice Questions

KS4 Assessment:

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 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

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.

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Course Specification:

1BSO GCSE (9-1) Business

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Business

Useful Websites:

www.edexcel.org.uk                              

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

http://www.businessed.co.uk/      

Useful Reading Material:

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business

BTEC Enterprise

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

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.

Core Units:

Unit 1 - Enterprise in the Business World (internal assessment)

Unit 2 - Finance for Business (external assessment)

Optional units:

Unit 3 - Promoting a Brand (internal assessment)

Unit 8 - Recruitment, selection and employment (internal assessment)

Year 9 

Autumn Spring Summer

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand

Unit 3: Promoting a Brand

Enterprise project

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.

KS4 Assessment:

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.

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.

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.

Year 10  

Autumn Spring Summer

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.

KS4 Assessment:

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.

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.

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.

Year 11 

Autumn Spring Summer

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World

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.

KS4 Assessment:

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.

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.

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.

25% of the qualification is externally assessed, 75% of the qualification is internally assessed where students are required to complete a series of assignments.

Examination Board :

Edexcel

Course Specification:

Edexcel  600/4786/0

Qualification obtained:

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business

Useful Websites:

www.edexcel.org.uk                              

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

http://qualifications.pearson.com/           

http://www.businessed.co.uk/      

Useful Reading Material:

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)

Useful Websites:

www.edexcel.org.uk                              

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

http://qualifications.pearson.com/           

http://www.businessed.co.uk/      

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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