Business Studies – Year 11


Year 9     Year 10     Year 11     Unit One Revision     Unit 3 Revision and Exam Papers


What will Pupils learn?

What skills do pupils need for this course?

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

We follow the Edexcel specification “Business Studies”. All lessons are delivered by Miss Jackson in BE2.

What do pupils learn in year 11?

During year 11 pupils concentrate on examining business growth and management. Unit 3 will build on the work undertaken during year 10 on units 1 and 2 and examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on practical measures to build up a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, customer service, financial and people management. It also considers the impact of the wider world on the success or failure of a business.

Units covered:

Marketing

Meeting Customer Needs

Effective Financial Management

Effective People Management

The Wider World Effecting Business

A more detailed scheme of work can be found here


Assessment

GCSE EXAMINATIONS:  Students will take the following GCSE assessments during year 11:

  1. A multi choice examination(worth 25% of overall GCSE) in May.

This is a 45-minute paper covering all theory covered in year 10

  1. A controlled assessment project(25% overall GCSE) in January /February

Controlled Assessment – students are given a list of tasks and topics to choose from, having chosen one topic area, they will then carry out an investigation of a local business explaining their findings in relation to that topic, for example they might be looking at how a local business advertises it products or how they make sure that they provide good customer service.

  1. A written exam(50% of overall GCSE) in June

Written Exam – This is a 90 minute exam which covers theory from the whole of the GCSE course.   The questions will be a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short-answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions.

To prepare pupils for these exams they will be assess thoroughly throughout the year.  Emphasis will be on exam technique and pupils will undertake practise GCSE questions almost every week.

Formal assessment will take place three times during the year as follows:

November   

Mock paper based on typical exam questions from all of unit one and topics one and two from unit two  (written and multi choice)


February  

Mock paper based on typical exam questions from all of unit one and topics one, to and three from unit three.


April 

TWO Mock papers, both based on typical exam papers – one for unit one (multi choice) and one from unit three (extended writing)


Assessment

GCSE EXAMINATIONS:  Students will take the following GCSE assessments during year 11:

  1. A multi choice examination(worth 25% of overall GCSE) in May.

This is a 45-minute paper covering all theory covered in year 10

  1. A controlled assessment project(25% overall GCSE) in January /February

Controlled Assessment – students are given a list of tasks and topics to choose from, having chosen one topic area, they will then carry out an investigation of a local business explaining their findings in relation to that topic, for example they might be looking at how a local business advertises it products or how they make sure that they provide good customer service.

  1. A written exam(50% of overall GCSE) in June

Written Exam – This is a 90 minute exam which covers theory from the whole of the GCSE course.   The questions will be a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short-answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions.

To prepare pupils for these exams they will be assess thoroughly throughout the year.  Emphasis will be on exam technique and pupils will undertake practise GCSE questions almost every week.

Formal assessment will take place three times during the year as follows:

November   

Mock paper based on typical exam questions from all of unit one and topics one and two from unit two  (written and multi choice)


February  

Mock paper based on typical exam questions from all of unit one and topics one, to and three from unit three.


April 

TWO Mock papers, both based on typical exam papers – one for unit one (multi choice) and one from unit three (extended writing)