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As a department we endorse the school’s vision of being D.R.I.V.E.N. by encouraging students to achieve their potential through an engaging curriculum. Our vision is to develop real world, enterprising, and employability skills for tomorrow's leaders and to prepare our students for an ever changing and challenging business environment. We believe students values and enthusiasm is as important as the skills and knowledge they develop, therefore we have carefully selected a curriculum which interests and challenges our students by applying their learning to real business organisations and real-time business news. Both GCSE and A-Level courses focus on building logical arguments for achieving specific Business or Economic decisions, based on knowledge and evidence from case studies or live business situations We provide an environment for all students to be entrepreneurial, independent learners, confident presenters and strong team players with a sound understanding of the world in which they live. Our lessons are designed to inspire and challenge our students to value diversity, be open- minded, develop teamwork skills, take risks and develop their financial awareness. 

As a department we are passionate about students developing their entrepreneurial skills and their understanding of the world that we live in. As a result we provide a range of extra-curricular opportunities which includes trips to institutions which are linked to our curriculum, guest speakers and encourage students to participate in Enterprise challenges or competitions.

Curriculum Content

GCSE Business – (Edexcel)

Year 10: Theme 1: Investigating Small Business (50% of the qualification) 

Content Overview

  • 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 
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business  

Year 11: Theme 2: Building a Business( (50% of the qualification) 

Content overview

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making product decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Assessment – 100% written Exams

GCE ALEVEL Business (Edexcel)

Year 1 AS Business Curriculum Content

Theme 1 Marketing and people

 1.1 Meeting customer needs

1.2 The market

1.3 Marketing mix and strategy

1.4 Managing people

1.5 Entrepreneurs and leaders

Theme 2 Managing business activities

2.1 Raising finance

2.2 Financial planning

2.3 Managing finance

2.4 Resource management

2.5 External influences

Year 2 A2 Business Curriculum  Content

Theme 4 Global business

 4.1 Globalisation

4.2 Global markets and business expansion

4.3 Global marketing

4.4 Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Theme 3 Business decisions and strategy

3.1 Business objectives and strategy

3.2 Business growth

3.3 Decision-making techniques

3.4 Influences on business decisions

3.5 Assessing competitiveness

3.6 Managing change

BTEC Nationals  LEVEL 3 Extended Certificate in Business ( Edexcel)

Unit Title

Guided Learning hours

Type

Assessment

Exploring Business

90

Mandatory

Internal

Developing a Marketing Campaign

90

Mandatory

External

Personal and Business Finance

120

Mandatory

External

Recruitment and Selection Process

60

Optional

Internal

GCE A LEVEL  Economics A (Edexcel)

Year 1 ( AS Economics- Curriculum Content  )

Theme 1 Introduction to markets and market failure

1.1 The nature of economics

 1.2 How markets work

 1.3 Market failure

 1.4 Government intervention

Theme 2 The UK economy – performance and policies

2.1 Measures of economic performance

 2.2 Aggregate demand

2.3 Aggregate supply

2.4 National income

 2.5 Economic growth

2.6 Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Year 2 ( A2 Economics Curriculum Content )

Theme 3 Business behaviour and the labour market

 3.1 Business growth

3.2 Business objectives

3.3 Revenues, costs, and profit

 3.4 Market structures

3.5 The labour market

3.6 Government intervention

Theme 4 A global perspective

4.1 International economics

4.2 Poverty and inequality

4.3 Emerging and developing economies

4.4 The financial sector

4.5 Role of the state in the macroeconomy

Our Teachers

  • Miss S Momoh (CTL)
  • Mr B. Wilson 
  • Mr K. Mahon 
  • Mr R. Edun 
  • Ms K. Iqbal

Please click on the link below to view the 2021-22 Curriculum Maps for Business Studies & Economics.

Year 10 GCSE Business Curriculum MapYear 11 GCSE Business Curriculum MapYear 12 A level Business Curriculum MapYear 13 A level Business Curriculum Map

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 National Extended certificate in Business Curriculum MapYear 13 GCE A level Economics Curriculum Map

Year 12 GCE Business Curriculum Map

 

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