Business Studies

Mrs H Turney:  hturney@huntcliffschool.co.uk

Rationale

Business studies is a popular course at all key stages. If you wish to study Business at college or 6th form then GCSE Business Studies is the place to start! Learn what it takes to be an Entrepreneur and open the door to your potential.

Syllabus

Business studies at Huntcliff comprises of three units. The course follows the Edexcel syllabus and all students will study the following curriculum:

  • Unit one: Introduction to Small Business
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Showing enterprise
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the start-up effective
  • Understanding the economic context

Assessment: External examination lasting 45 minutes.

  • Unit two: Investigating Small Business
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Showing enterprise
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the start-up effective
  • Understanding the economic context

Assessment: Controlled assessment.

  • Unit three: Building a Business
  • Marketing
  • Meeting customer needs
  • Effective financial management
  • Effective people management
  • The wider world affecting business

Assessment

Written examination lasting one hour 30 minutes.

Staff

Mrs H Turney

Resources

The lessons are delivered in ICT1 where students have access to the online textbooks as well as having regular activities using the Interactive whiteboard. The facilities allow for speedy research tasks and creation of primary research materials such as questionnaires.

Extra-curricular opportunities

This course is new to the school and, as such, has no extracurricular opportunities at present. However, it is anticipated that this will change as the course develops.