Department Vision:

The Business Studies department aims to provide our pupils with the skills and knowledge required in an ever changing post industrial society. We aim to ensure that our pupils can go out into the world of work with the attributes necessary to be successful. Our pupils will be entrepreneurial, independent learners, confident presenters and strong team players.

To achieve our aims we provide different academic and vocational pathways from 14 – 19. This will ensure that our pupils are all given the chance to fulfill their potential in an environment that suits them.

 

Curriculum Information

Key Stage 4

Year 10

Term 1 Topics & Content: Money- understand the personal life cycle, making decisions, choosing to spend, choosing to save, choosing to borrow money.Term 2 Topics & Content: Work – why people work and the nature of work, the reward for work, understanding what affects pay, understanding unemployment.Term 3 Topics & Content: National and Global economy – understanding international trade, exchange rates, the power of the consumer, understanding work in the national and global economy.

 

Year 11

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Managing the Economy – Economic objectives of the Government. Economic growth and ethical issues
  • The Welfare state and its alternatives

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • The economy at work, Government economic policy, The role of the E.U.

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Current Economic Issues.

 

Year 12 Economics AQA  7136

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Economic methodology and the economic problem.
  • Economic resources.
  • The meaning of market failure.
  • Public goods and private goods.

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Price determination in a competitive market.
  • Equilibrium market prices
  • Demand and Supply analysis

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Production costs and revenue
  • Competitive and concentrated markets
  • The meaning of market failure.
  • Macroeconomic performance
  • Macroeconomic policy.

 

Btec National Edexcel –  Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma.

Exploring Business – term 1 & 2.

  • Personal and Business Finance – term 2 & 3.
  • Recruitment & Selection – term 1 & 2.
  • Managing an Event – term 1 & 2.
  • International Business – term 3.
  • Principles of Management – term 3.
  • Work experience in Business – term 3.

Year 13

Term 1: Functional objectives and strategies, Financial Strategies and Accounts, Marketing Strategies, Operational Strategies.

Term 2: Human Resource Strategies, Corporate Aims and Objectives, Assessing Changes in the Business Environment.

Term 3: Managing Change.

 

Key Stage 5 BTEC

Year  12

Term 1  Topics:

  • Single / Double – Unit 1 The Business Environment.
  • Double only – Unit 9 Creative Product Promotion.

Term 2 Topics:

  • Single / Double – Unit 3 Introduction to Marketing.
  • Double only –Unit 15 Development Planning for a Career in Business.

Term 3 Topics:

  • Single / Double  – Unit 4 Business Communication.
  • Double only – Unit 18 Managing a Business Event.

Year 13

Term 1 Topics:

  • Single / Double – Unit 2 Business Resources.
  • Unit 13 – Recruitment and Selection in Business.
  • Double only – Unit 19 Developing Teams in Business.  Unit 36 – Starting a Small Business.

Term 2

  • Single / Double – Unit 13 – Recruitment and Selection in Business –cont’d.
  • Unit 10 – Market Research in Business.
  •  Double only – Unit 19 Developing Teams in Business –cont’d.   Unit 36 – Starting a Small Business – cont’d.
  • Unit 16 – Human Resource Management in Business.

Term 3

  • Single/ Double – Market Research in Business –cont’d.
  • Double only – Unit 36 – Starting a Small Business – cont’d.
  • Unit 16 – Human Resource Management in Business cont’d.

Department Staff:

  • Mr R. Conroy - Head of Department
  • Miss N. Johnston
  • Mrs L. Morgan
  • Mr N. Rooney

Department Courses:

Key Stage 4:

GCSE Economics

Key Stage 5:

A Level Business Studies A Level Economics Btec Extended Certificate / Diploma / Extended Diploma ( Year 12 ) Btec Diploma & Subsidiary Diploma ( Year 13)

Out of Hours Activities:

NightOwl:

As per NightOwl Timetable

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