Business Studies – Year 10

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What will pupils learn?

We follow the Edexcel specificaton for Business Studies. All lessons are taught by Miss Jackson in BE2.

Pupils taking Business Studies should have a good grasp of the English Language due to the amount of extended writing required, it is also an advantage to be confident working with numbers as there are finance modules in year 10 and year 11.

During year 10 pupils look at the issues involved in setting up and running a small business or franchise. In year 11 pupils will focus on issues faced with business growth.


While studying the first two units of this course student will learn many new terms and concepts. They will be introduced to the world of small businesses and will look at what makes someone a successful business person. Students will find out how to develop an idea and spot an opportunity, and turn that into a successful business.

They will also understand how to make a business effective, manage staff and money well as well as appreciating how the world around us affects small businesses.


Year 10 Units covered:

Spotting a business opportunity

Showing Enterprise

Putting a Business Idea into Practice

Making the Start up Effective

The Economic Context

A more detailed scheme of work attached here

Pupil will be assessed regulary in class and via completion exam style questions given for homework.

In addition formal assessments will take place three times as follows:


w/c 11 January 2016

Exam mock paper primarily covering first two modules of unit one (multi choice questions) and a number of extended writing activities (unit three)


w/c 7 March 2016

Mock exam paper covering first three modules of unit one (multi choice questinos) and serveral extended writing tasks adapted from preouis years exam papers


w/c 16 May 2016

End of year 10 Mock exam paper – pupils will be given a full past GCSE exam paper for unit one plus a number of extended writing tasks.