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Business Studies

Higher Line

GCSE Business Studies introduces students to the fundamentals of business, with a broad range of topics covered, including: small businesses, building a business, business communication and competition in business.

Grammar Term 1 

  • Spotting a Business Opportunity 
  • Market Mapping 
  • Added Value 
  • Franchising 

Grammar Term 2

  • Showing Enterprise 
  • Thinking creatively 
  • Invention & Innovation 
  • Calculated Risk 
  • Enterprise Skills 
  • Putting a Business Idea into Practice 
  • Business Objectives 
  • Finance (Cash Flow, costs, revenue, profit, business plan) 

Grammar Term 3 

  • Marketing Mix – 4 P’s 
  • Recruitment & Training 
  • Types of Liability 
  • Legal & Tax issues 
  • The Economic Context 
  • Demand and Supply 
  • Interest & Exchange Rates 
  • Stakeholders 
  • Imports and Exports 

Syntax Term 3 

  • Marketing 
  • Product Trial & Repeat Purchase 
  • Product Life Cycle 
  • Branding & Differentiation 
  • Building a successful marketing mix 

Syntax Term 2 

  •  Managing Stock Quality 
  • Customer Service 
  • Consumer Protection 
  • Laws 
  • Effective Financial Management 
  • How to improve Cash Flow & Profit 
  • Break Even Chart & Analysis 

 

Syntax Term 3 

  • Effective People 
  • Management 
  • Organisational 
  • Structure 
  • Motivation Theory 
  • Remuneration 
  • Business Ethics 
  • The impact of Government  & the EU 

Sixth Form

A level Business Studies aims for pupils to develop an interest and enthusiasm for the study of business through gaining a holistic understanding of how businesses operate.  Topics of study include: business objectives, strategic decisions, external influences facing businesses, marketing and marketing strategies, human resources, and accounting and financial considerations. 
 

Poetry Term 1

  • An Introduction to Business 
  • The Nature of Business 
  • Classification of Business 
  • Objectives 
  • Other Influences 

Poetry Term 2 

  • Business Functions 
  • Marketing 
  • Accounting & Finance 
  • People in Organisations 
  • Operations 
  • Management 

Poetry Term 3 

  • Motivation & Leadership 
  • Stock Control 
  • Investment Decisions 

Rhetoric Term 1 

  • Marketing 
  • The Market 
  • Market Segmentation 
  • Market Research 

Rhetoric Term 2 

  • Market Planning 
  • Models of Marketing 
  • The Marketing Mix 
  • Strategic Management 
  • Business Objectives & Strategy 

Rhetoric Term 2 

  • Business Analysis 
  • External Influences 
  • Change