Curriculum Detail - Business Studies

1 YR Option

HT1

Students start unit 1, section 1 of the OCR Business Studies course. This unit is Business Activity and in the first half term, students will learn about what is a business, why are businesses set up, the role of an entrepreneur. .

HT2

Students will continue with unit 1 which is ‘business activity’ but continue with stakeholders and ownership and finish with growth

HT3

Students will begin alternate units between 2 teachers. This half term, students will look at the role of marketing and market research as well as the role of HR, organisational structures and communication in business.

HT4

Students will continue finance and influences on a business in time for the 2nd set of mock exams

HT5

Students will have their second mock at this point and start off with going through the paper and learning what improvements which they needed to make. Students will then go back to unit 1 and revise what they had learnt before Christmas.

HT6

Students will be working on ‘finance’ and ‘influences on a business’ revision which they learnt post-Christmas. They will have both Business 1 and Business 2 final exams towards the end of this half term.

Year 12

HT1

Students start work on their Unit 4 customers and communication coursework. This includes a visit to a local golf course. They also begin work for the unit 1 examination unit looking at different types of business, their objectives and legal ownership.

HT2

Students continue work on their Unit 4 customers and communication coursework. In the unit 1 examination unit they will look at how organisational structures effect how a business operates as well as how to use financial information to check the financial health of a business.

HT3

Students will look at the external influences on a business and business planning. They will be continuing with unit 4 of their coursework. Students will be continuing unit 4 of their coursework and starting to complete their first drafts towards the end of the year which can then be marked.

HT4

Students will start unit 5 of the coursework which is ‘customers and communication.’

HT5

Students will make improvements on unit 4 coursework in time for the final moderation. They will work on the pre-release for the unit 1 exam which is later this half term.

HT6

Once the exam has been completed students will make final changes to their unit 5 coursework before making a start on units 2 and 8.

Year 13

HT1

Students will continue with unit 5 of their CTEC course which is ‘Marketing and Market Research.’

HT2

Students will continue working on Unit 5. They will continue Unit 2 exam module which includes arrangement of business meetings and business documents. Students will sit Prelims at the end of this half term.

HT3

Students will complete unit 2 looking at how businesses communicate with stakeholders. They will be continuing with unit 5 of their coursework. Students will continue with unit 5 of their coursework with the first draft ready towards the end of the year to mark and give feedback on generally at the beginning of next half term.

HT4

Students will be revising and preparing for their external exam. Students will be starting on coursework 3/3 which is unit 8, ‘introduction to human resources.’

HT5

Students will make improvements on unit 8 coursework in time for the final moderation. Students will complete revision for the unit 2 exam.

Updated 20/11/2019

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