Business Studies – Year 10


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What will pupils learn?

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

During year 10 pupils look at the issues involved in setting up and running a small business or franchise. 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:

Putting a business idea into practice

Making the start-up effective

Understanding external influences

Making marketing decisions

Managing finances

A more detailed scheme of work attached here


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

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

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

March – Mock exam paper covering first three modules of unit one (multi choice questions) and several extended writing tasks adapted from previous years exam papers

May – End of year 10 Mock exam paper – pupils will be given a full past GCSE paper for unit one.