Business Studies Key Stage 4

Year 10

Year 10
Half Term
Topics to be coveredHome Learning
1Intro to Business Studies 1

To understand the structure of the course
To understand the skills required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding

Intro to Business Studies 2
To define the key terms “business” AO1 – Define
To list and define Goods and Services AO1 –List
To explain why businesses exist AO2 – Explain

1.1 To describe the purpose of business activity and enterprise AO1 Describe
The purpose of business activity and enterprise
Spotting an opportunity, developing an idea for a business, satisfying the needs of customers

1.1 To identify and explain the characteristics of an entrepreneur AO1 Identify, AO2 Explain
What does an entrepreneur look like?
What is the most important skill of an entrepreneur?
What characteristics could be barriers to a potential entrepreneur?

1.1 To evaluate how risk and reward may lead to business success or failure AO3 – Evaluate
Why do some businesses fail?
What is the most important feature of a successful business?
Are there more risks or rewards for an entrepreneur?

1.2 Business Planning
To identify the components of a business plan
To explain the purpose of planning business activity
To evaluate the role, importance and usefulness of a business plan

1.3 Sole Traders
Identify the features of a sole trader AO1 - Identify
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a sole trader AO2 - Explain adv/dis
Apply the knowledge of a sole trader to a business situation AO2 - Apply
Analyse and Evaluate the suitability of a sole trader in a business situation AO3 - Analyse and Evaluate

1.3 Partenships
Identify the features of a partnership AO1 - Identify
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a partnership AO2 - Explain adv/dis
Apply the knowledge of a partnership to a business situation AO2 - Apply
Analyse and Evaluate the suitability of a partnership in a business situation AO3 - Analyse and Evaluate


1.3 Partnerships and Sole Traders 2 - SIRT
Practise 9 mark questions on the topic of STs and Ps using:
Defining Skills AO1 Define
Advantages and Disadvantages AO2 Explain ADV/DIS
Recommending Skills AO3 Recommending
HL Project 1:
Research a famous entrepreneur of your choice
Who (is it)?
What (to they provide)?
When (did they set up)?
How (are they successful)?


HL Project 2:
Sole Trader (Pizza Business)
Complete your Google Classroom assignment on Emma’s Pizza Business (Sole Trader)
21.3 Private Limited Companies LTD
Identify the features of a private limited company AO1 - Identify
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a private limited company AO2 - Explain adv/dis
Apply the knowledge of a private limited company to a business situation AO2 - Apply
Analyse and Evaluate the suitability of a private limited company in a business situation AO3 - Analyse and Evaluate

1.3 Public Limited Companies
Identify the features of a public limited company AO1 - Identify
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a public limited company AO2 - Explain adv/dis
Apply the knowledge of a public limited company to a business situation AO2 - Apply
Analyse and Evaluate the suitability of a public limited company in a business situation AO3 - Analyse and Evaluate

1.3 Review of Types of Business Ownership (STs, Ps, Ltds, PLCs)
Review the types of business organisation using:
Define key ownership structures AO1 - Define
Explain Advantages and Disadvantages of structures
AO2 – Explain ADV/DIS

1.3 Franchises
Define key terms AO1 - Define
Give examples of franchises AO1 - List
State and explain advantages and disadvantages of using franchises as a business model AO2 – Explain

1.4 Aims and Objectives
To identify the aims and objectives of a business AO
To apply aims and objectives to business situations AO
To recommend aims and objectives to specific businesses AO

1.4 Aims and Objectives II
To explain how and why objectives may change as the business evolves AO
To explain why different businesses may have different objectives AO

1.5 Stakeholders
Identify and define stakeholders AO
Explain the roles of stakeholders and their objectives AO
Explain the problem of conflicting stakeholder objectives in a business situation AO
Analyse the impact of stakeholders on a business AO
What are Ltds and PLCs all about?

HL tasks set through Google Classroom
31.6 Business Growth
Define different types of business growth AO
Explain how different businesses might grow in different ways AO
Analyse and evaluate different methods of growth for specific businesses and recommend suitable methods of growth AO

1.6 Business Growth II
Define different types of business growth AO
Explain how different businesses might grow in different ways AO
Analyse and evaluate different methods of growth for specific businesses and recommend suitable methods of growth AO

1.7 Revenue, Cost and Profit
To define Sales Revenue and Gross Profit AO1 - Define
To calculate revenue and costs and profit AO2 – Apply Knowledge

1.7 Revenue, Cost and Profit
To define Sales Revenue and Gross Profit AO1 - Define
To calculate revenue and costs and profit AO2 – Apply Knowledge

2.1 The role of marketing
Identify  and  explain the role of marketing in  business activity AO
Explain how different businesses might have different approaches to marketing AO
Analyse and evaluate the purpose and importance of marketing in business activity AO

2.2 Market Research 1
Define different methods of market research AO
Explain how and why primary and secondary research are used AO
Home learning tasks set on google classroom
42.2 Market Research 2
Explain advantages and disadvantages of market research AO
Analyse different types of market research for different businesses to make recommendations AO

2.3 Market segmentation 1
Define key terms  AO
Explain how different methods of market segmentation help a business target customers AO
Analyse and evaluate different methods of market segmentation to recommend suitable methods for a business AO

2.4 The Marketing Mix 1 - Intro and Product Life Cycle
Identify and define the different parts of the marketing mix AO
Identify and explain the stages of the product life cycle AO

2.4 The Marketing Mix 2 - Price
Define and explain the role of PRICE in the marketing mix AO  Define / AO  Explain
Analyse and recommend different pricing strategies to businesses AO  Analyse and Recommend

2.4 The Marketing Mix 3 - Promotion
Define and explain the role of PROMOTION in the marketing mix AO  Define / AO  Explain
Analyse and recommend different promotional strategies to businesses AO

2.4 The Marketing Mix 4 – Place
Define and explain the role of PLACE in the marketing mix AO  Define / AO  Explain
Analyse and recommend different PLACE strategies to businesses AO  Analyse and Recommend

2.4 The Marketing Mix 5 - Chuckle Brothers
To recommend Marketing (Pricing and Promotional Strategies) for The Chuckle Brothers

Home learning tasks set on google classroom
52.4 Promotion - ABOVE THE LINE Advertising 6
To list and define different types of ABOVE THE LINE advertising strategies - AO1 List and Define
Explain the aims of promotion AO2 - Explain
To give advantages and disadvantages and to analyse different ABOVE THE LINE advertising strategies to a business AO2 – Adv/Dis and AO3 – Analyse

3.1 Human Resources Department
Define human resources AO
Explain the purpose of the human resources department AO
Evaluate the benefits and costs of completing an analysis of human resource needs for a specific business AO

3.2 Organisational Charts I
Define key terms in organisation charts AO Define
Identify different organisational structures
AO Identify
Explain why businesses have different organisational structures AO Explain
Analyse the costs and benefits of  different ways of working AO Analyse

3.3 Communication
Define key terms AO - Define
Identify different methods of communication AO - Identify
Explain the importance communication skills for businesses AO - Explain
Discuss the influence of digital communication on business activity AO - Discuss

3.3 Communication Barriers to Communication
To list communication barriers that exist in business AO List
To apply knowledge to select appropriate methods of communication for a business AO Apply

3.3 Communication Barriers to Communication II
To list communication barriers that exist in business AO List
To apply knowledge to select appropriate methods of communication for a business AO Apply

3.3 Communication Exam Practise
Apply knowledge and understanding to exam questions.
Self and peer assess.

3.4 Recruitment and Selection
Define recruitment and other key terms AO
Identify and describe different methods that businesses can recruit AO
Explain how and why businesses need to recruit AO
Analyse and discuss different methods of recruitment to suit business situations AO
Home learning tasks set on google classroom
63.5 1. Motivation and Retention
Define key terms AO
Explain the importance of motivation for a business AO
Analyse and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of motivation and the impact on worker retention AO

3.5 2. Motivation Rewards in Business – Maslow
Identify why people work AO
Explain Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs AO
Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to a business AO

3.5 3.Monetary Motivators
List and define different types of pay motivators exist AO
Calculate different methods of monetary motivation AO
Analyse and evaluate the most appropriate methods of monetary motivation for specific businesses AO

3.5 4. Monetary Motivation and Maslow
Revisit Monetary Motivation and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Monetary Motivators AO
Recommend suitable strategies for specific jobs AO
Answer exam Qs

3.5 5. Non-Monetary motivators
List and define different types of non-pay motivators exist AO
Analyse and evaluate the methods of non-monetary motivation for specific businesses AO

3.5 6. Importance of Motivation, Employee Retention
Discuss the importance of employee motivation AO
Discuss the importance of employee retention
AO

3.7 Employment Laws
Identify what workers need to be protected against in the workplace AO
Explain the purpose of Employment laws AO
Apply employment laws to business situations AO
Analyse the costs and benefits of employment laws on businesses and workers A
Home learning tasks set on google classroom

 

Year 11

Year 11
Half Term
Topics to be coveredHome Learning
14.3 The sales process and customer service
4.4 Consumer law
4.5  Business location
4.6 Working with suppliers
Online assessments using multiple choice Qs using Quizizz/Google Forms
Exam Q booklets for exam practise
25.1 The role of the finance function
5.2 Sources of finance
5.3 Revenue, costs, profit and loss
5.4 Break-even
5.5 Cash and cash flow
Online assessments using multiple choice Qs using Quizizz/Google Forms
Exam Q booklets for exam practise
36.1 Ethical and environmental considerations
6.2 The economic climate
6.3 Globalisation
7. The interdependent nature of business
Recap on all topics for exams
Online assessments using multiple choice Qs using Quizizz/Google Forms
Exam Q booklets for exam practise
4Exam Preparation:
Business 1: Business Activity, Marketing and People
Business 2: Operations, Finance, and Influences on Business
Online assessments using multiple choice Qs using Quizizz/Google Forms
Exam Q booklets for exam practise
5Exam Preparations:
Business 1: Business Activity, Marketing and People
Business 2: Operations, Finance, and Influences on Business
Online assessments using multiple choice Qs using Quizizz/Google Forms
Exam Q booklets for exam practise