KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Business Studies
Term 1Enterprise and entrepreneurship   
This unit looks at the dynamic nature of business, including why and how new businesses come about. The risk and reward involved in business, value added and how to calculate it. This unit also discusses the role of business enterprise and of entrepreneurship.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Spotting a business opportunity   
This topic area addresses the business market, including market research, market segmentation, and market mapping. The unit also looks at the competitive environment and customer needs.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Putting a business idea into practice   
This section studies business aims and objectives, revenue, costs, profit and break-even. The importance of cash, cash flow forecasts and sources of small business finance are also covered.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Making the business effective   
This unit deals with the ideas of ownership, liability and franchising. As well as the importance of business location, business plans and the marketing mix.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Understanding external influences on business   
This unit looks at the impact of technology, legislation, the economy and external influences on businesses. It also addresses the role of stakeholders on a business.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Growing the Business   
Students will study how a business grows, including how this growth is financed. They will look at how a business' aims and objectives change as it grows and how ethics are adapted for a business as it moves into a global market.
Assessment: Students will sit an end of unit assessment using exam style questions that consists of multiple choice questions and a 6 mark question in relation to the unit content. Pupils will also complete a practical project where they have the opportunity to put the unit content into practice.Key Words and Terms
 

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