Business Studies

This course is both active and enjoyable. You need to be good at communicating and explaining your ideas, and not afraid of learning new
things and working with numbers to solve business problems. You will learn how to be a creative thinker and how to make decisions.
What’s more, you will also learn about the world of business through research and investigation as well as through practical tasks.



 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Year 10The dynamic nature of business
Risk and reward
The role of business enterprise
Customer needs
Market research
Market segmentation
The competitive environment
Business aims and objectives
Business revenues, costs and profits
Cash and cash-flow
Sources of business finance
The options for start-up and small businesses
Business location
The marketing mix
Business plans
Business stakeholders
Technology and business
Legislation and business
The economy and business
External influences
Year 11

Business growth
Changes in business aims and objectives
Business and globalisation
Ethics, the environment and business

Using the marketing mix to make business decisions
Business operations
Working with suppliers
Managing quality
The sales process
Business calculations
Understanding business performance
Organisational structures
Effective recruitment
Effective training and development