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Business Studies

Business makes the world go round! GCSE Business Studies prepares you with the skills needed for your life after Hermitage Academy. Students will understand how a business operates and how they are financed.
One student said “I love Business Studies so much, I went on to study it at sixth form and I’m going to study it at university. The Business staff really helped me to be the best I could be and challenged me in lessons so I could make excellent progress.”

How will you be assessed? You will be assessed by two external examinations at the end of Year 11. You will cover the content for Paper 1 in Year 10 and the content for Paper 2 in Year 11.

 

GCSE business studies

 Year 10

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 10 Business Studies curriculum covers Theme 1 – Investigating Small Business. This is the content for Paper 1 at the end of year 11. The exam is 90 minutes long and worth 50% of your final grade.

List of topics taught

1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship

1.2 Spotting a business opportunity

1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

1.4 Making the business effective

1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Year 11

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 10 Business Studies curriculum covers Theme 2 – Building a Business. This is the content for Paper 2 at the end of year 11. The exam is 90 minutes long and worth 50% of your final grade.

List of topics taught

2.1 Growing the business

2.2 Making marketing decisions

2.3 Making operational decisions

2.4 Making financial decisions

2.5 Making human resource decisions

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“I love Business Studies so much, I went on to study it at sixth form and I’m going to study it at university. The Business staff really helped me to be the best I could be and challenged me in lessons so I could make excellent progress.”
Hermitage Academy student

A level business studies

Year 12

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 12 business studies curriculum covers theme 1 – Marketing and people and theme 2 – Managing business activities.

List of topics taught

Meeting customer needs

The market

Marketing mix and strategy

Managing people

Entrepreneurs and leaders

Raising finance

Financial planning

Managing finance

Resource management

External influences

Year 13

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 12 business studies curriculum covers theme 3 – Business decisions and strategy, and theme 4 – Global business. Students will also research a pre-released context document which is released in November from Edexcel.

List of topics taught

Globalisation

Global markets and business expansion

Global marketing

Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Business objectives and strategy

Business growth

Decision-making techniques

Influences on business decisions

Assessing competitiveness

Managing change

For more information, click here.

Business studies has provided me with the skills I need to succeed at university. The staff were always there to help me and I really enjoyed my lessons.
Hermitage Sixth Form student

BTEC business studies

Year 12

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 12 Business Studies curriculum covers Theme 1 – Marketing and People and Theme 2 – Managing Business Activities.

List of topics taught

Meeting customer needs

The market

Marketing mix and strategy

Managing People

Entrepreneurs and leaders

Raising finance

Financial Planning

Managing finance

Resource management

External influences

 

Year 13

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 12 Business Studies curriculum covers Theme 3 – Business Decisions and Strategy, and Theme 4 – Global Business. Students will also research a pre-released context document which is released in November from Edexcel.

List of topics taught

Globalisation

Global markets and business expansion

Global marketing

Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Business objectives and strategy

Business growth

Decision-making techniques

Influences on business decisions

Assessing competitiveness

Managing change

 

For more information, please click here.