Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Business Studies
Term 1Term 1 Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions   
Students will explore how each element of the marketing mix is managed and used to inform and make business decisions in a competitive marketplace.
Assessment: Students will sit an EOU Assessment based on exam questions. The areas assessed will be: - Marketing mix and it's application to varies case studies.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Term 2 Topic 2.3 Making operational decision   
This topic focuses on meeting customer needs through the design, supply, quality and sales decisions a business makes
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice their evaluation and analysis skills in relation to how design, supply, quality can effect sales. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Term 3 Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions   
Students will explore the tools a business has to support financial decision making, including ratio analysis and the use and limitation of a range of financial information.
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice their calculation, evaluation and analysis skills in relation to how a range of financial ratios and decision making techniques.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Term 4 Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions   
Growing a business means that decisions relating to organisational structure, recruitment, training and motivation need to be made to influence business activity. These aspects are considered in this final topic.
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice how manage people. They will have to apply the theories that thye have learnt during the term.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Term 5 GCSE Examinations and Revision   
Students will revise all topics for Theme 1 and 2. They will then sit: Theme 1 Examination {50% of final grade) This is a written paper with multiple choice and objective test questions. Theme 2 examination (50% of final grade) Questions will be a mixture of multiple choice, data response, short answer, extended writing and scenario based questions.
Assessment: Assessment overview - The two papers are divided into three sections: Section A: 35 marks Section B: 30 marks Section C: 25 marks. The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions. Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper. Key Words and Terms
 

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