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14/09/17

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12/09/17

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07/09/17

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24/08/17

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20/07/17

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19/07/17

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18/07/17

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18/07/17

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17/07/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Business

This is the Curriculum Overview for Business.  A Long Term Plan for each year group can be viewed by opening each section below.  Links to the homework and a breakdowns for each unit (Medium Term Plan) will be made available by the start of each half-term.    

You can contact the Subject Coordinator of Business by emailing business@harrispurley.org.uk

Year 9

Autumn 1

ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Assessment Focus

Students are introduced to the dynamic nature of business in relation to how and why business ideas come about. They also explore the impact of risk and reward on business activity and the role of entrepreneurship. 

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

SPOTTING A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Assessment Focus

Students will explore how new and small businesses identify opportunities through understanding customer needs and conducting market research. They will also focus on understanding the competition.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

PUTTING A BUSINESS IDEA INTO PRACTICE

Assessment Focus

This topic focuses on making a business idea happen through identifying aims and objectives and concentrating on the financial aspects.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

MAKING A BUSINESS EFFECTIVE

Assessment Focus

Students will explore a range of factors that impact on the success of the business, including location, the marketing mix and the business plan.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON THE BUSINESS

Assessment Focus

Students are introduced to a range of factors, many of which are outside of the immediate control of the business, such as stakeholders, technology, legislation and the economy. Students will explore how businesses respond to these influences.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 2

REVISION OF UNIT 1 MATERIAL

Assessment Focus

Students will recap the year’s material in detail, with specific focus on skill development for exam technique in preparation for their complete mock paper and end of year assessment.

HOMEWORK

Year 10

Autumn 1

Assessment Focus: The key to success in identifying a new business opportunity is careful research and analysis of a local or national market. This enables a business to gain insight into its marketplace (both customers and competitors) and focus on identifying a competitive advantage or opportunity.

MEDIUM TERM PLAN

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

The Key Stage 4 Enterprise and Business curriculum has been designed to continue to develop the skills, attitudes, experience and knowledge of four different Enterprise strands focused on in Key Stage 3.  All students are entered for a formal qualification in either Business or Economics.  From Sept 2012 students choose which Enterprise subject they would like to study in Key Stage 4 from a suite of option.  The options were: Business Studies, Economics or Citizenship.  Students that choose Business Studies were then set into GCSE or BTEC subjects.  

Assessment Focus:  This topic looks at the skills needed to be enterprising. This involves asking questions and seeking answers without feeling the need for certainty. These skills could be of benefit in any workplace situation, but especially in the context of a business start-up.

MEDIUM TERM PLAN

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

Assessment Focus:  This topic considers the practicalities of making a business idea happen and emphasises how focus on the financial aspects should not distract from the importance of effective management of marketing and human factors.

PUTTING A BUSINESS IDEA INTO PRACTICE

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

Assessment Focus:  This topic focuses on the customer and staff, showing that success in any business is based on far more than the skills or inspiration of a single individual; business is about people, not a person.

MAKING A START-UP EFFECTIVE

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

Assessment Focus:  The emphasis here is not macro-economics but the factors outside the control of the business that may prevent it from meeting its objectives.

UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC CONTEXT

HOMEWORK

 

 

 

Summer 2

Assessment Focus:  Students will recap the year’s material in detail, with specific focus on skill development for exam technique in preparation for their complete mock paper and end of year assessment.

REVISION OF UNIT 1 MATERIAL

HOMEWORK

Year 11

Autumn 1

MEETING CUSTOMER NEEDS

In this unit students will be examining the meaning of the term marketing and how market research is collected, interpreted and used to make decisions.

Assessment Focus

3.1 38 mark test MCQ, short and extended answer questions

HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

Meeting Customer Needs

MEETING CUSTOMER NEEDS

In this unit students will be considering the effects of design and research and development on product differentiation and meeting customer needs.

Assessment Focus

3.2 36 mark test MCQ, short and extended answer questions

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

In this unit students will be examining how to improve cash flow and profit, analyse break-even charts and their uses, consider how price and costs can affect the break-even points and examine the different internal and external sources of finance available to a growing business.

Assessment Focus

3.3 39 mark test MCQ, short and extended answer questions.

HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

EFFECTIVE PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

In this unit, students examine how the organization structure of a business can be reflected in an organisational chart. The various different types of structures used in business and the factors that impact the structure being used by each type of business. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is examined and how to motivate employees. Students will examine the impacts of effective and poor communication within a business and the barriers to communication, along with different payment systems used for employees in business. 

Assessment Focus

3.4 38 mark test MCQ, short and extended answer questions

HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

THE WIDER WORLD AFFECTING BUSINESS

In this unit students will examine the meaning and nature of ethics in business and the trade-off between ethics and profit, how businesses are affected by environmental issues and controls, how income differentials can affect international trade and the ways in which export and import controls, legislation , regulation and taxation affect international trade and businesses.

Assessment Focus

3.5 43 mark test MCQ, short and extended answer questions

 

 

Summer 2

Revision, multiple choice and essay practice. Teaching in response to the needs of the group.

Assessment Focus

Past papers for both Unit 1 and Unit 2 material.

HOMEWORK

Year 12 A-Level

Autumn 1

💾  UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE AND NATURE OF BUSINESS

We examine why businesses exist, focusing on key objectives including profit, growth, survival, cash flow and social and ethical objectives

Assessment Focus

Induction test – mock style test on Unit 1, in class quizzes MCQ

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

💾  MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING

Students review leadership styles and the theories behind them, they consider influences on the various styles and review their effectiveness

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ and an in class mock-style assessment

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

💾  MARKETING

Students examine marketing objectives, including key objectives such as anticipating and satisfying consumer wants

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ and an in class mock-style assessment.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

💾  OPERATIONS

Students examine external and internal influences on operations management, they consider objectives for a variety of businesses such as cost, quality, speed of response, flexibility, dependability and environmental objectives. 

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, calculations and an in class mock-style assessment.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

 

Summer 1

💾  FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Students look at concepts including ROI, liquidity, gearing and the difference between cash flow, profit and gross profit.. 

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, financial calculations and an in class mock-style assessment

 

 

Summer 2

💾  HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Students consider how HR objectives are related and linked to employee engagement and involvement, talent development, training, diversity, alignment of values and skills

Assessment Focus

in class quizzes MCQ, financial calculations and an overall mock for the year. Finally, they will sit their AS exams.

Year 12 Cambridge Technical

Year 13 A-Level

Autumn 1

💾  MISSION, CORPORATE OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY

Students consider internal and external influences on corporate objectives and decisions, including the pressures of short-termism, business ownership and the external and internal environment

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, calculations and an in class mock-style assessment

💾  HOMEWORK 

 

Autumn 2

💾  FINANCIAL RATIO ANALYSIS

Students investigate company accounts, focusing on the balance sheet and the income statement, they look at how these are constructed and can be used to show the strengths and weaknesses of a business’s financial position

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, calculations and an in class mock-style assessment

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 1

💾  STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING

Students analyse how strategic decision-making could help businesses decide between market penetration, product development, market development and diversification

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, calculations and an in class mock-style assessment

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

💾  CHANGES IN SCALE AND INNOVATION

Students analyse how businesses are affected by changes in scale, globalization and how a greater use of technology has placed added pressure on them to innovate

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, financial calculations and an in class mock-style assessment.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Summer 1

Managing strategic change

Students examine how businesses cope with ever-changing markets. They look at organizational culture, managing strategic implementation and will discuss problems with strategy and why these sometimes fail

Assessment Focus

In-class quizzes MCQ, financial calculations and an in class mock-style assessment

 

 

Summer 2

Revision for exams

Students will revise both AS and A level content in preparation for final exams

Assessment Focus

Full-scale mock exams

Year 13 BTEC

Autumn 1

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Autumn 2

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

Spring 1

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

💾  HOMEWORK

 

 

Spring 2

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

💾  HOMEWORK

 
 

Summer 1

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

 

 
 

Summer 2

 

Assessment Focus

End of unit test.

 

 

Past Exam Papers