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Business Studies

Key Stage 4 Overview

Through the study of GCSE Business you will explore real business issues and how businesses work.

Year 9 

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Setting up a business
  • Project Management
  • The importance of location to a business
  • Creating ideas - Invention and innovation
  • External influences on a business
  • Marketing 

Year 10

  • Dynamic nature of business
  • Risk and reward
  • Business enterprise
  • Customer needs ·    Market research
  • Market segmentation
  • Competition
  • Aims and objectives
  • Revenue, cost and profit
  • Cash-flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Starting a small business
  • Business location
  • The marketing mix
  • Business planning
  • Stakeholders
  • Technology and business
  • Legislation and business
  • The economy and business
  • External influences on business

Year 11

  • Business growth
  • Changing aims and objectives
  • Globalisation
  • Ethics and the environment
  • Making marketing decisions
  • Business operations
  • Working with suppliers
  • Managing quality
  • The sales process
  • Business calculations
  • Understanding business performance
  • Organisational structures
  • Effective recruitment
  • Effective training and development
  • Motivation