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Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA

Subject Leader: Hayley Marston

Spiritual: education in Business at BHA encourages students to explore topics such as discrimination act which enable students to express their own opinion. Students are encouraged to explore different businesses and challenge the actions that businesses take

Social: education in Business at BHA gives students the opportunities to develop their team working skills through collaboration work and research. The students also explore the concept of teams and roles that individuals have to play and how this can impact a business. Throughout the curriculum students are given the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills. Students often work collaboratively to understand new concepts and share information researched.

Moral: development in Business at BHA requires students to draw conclusions using observations, evidence and case studies to support this. Students explore the issues surrounding misuse of information in order to make a justified judgment

Cultural: education in Business at BHA involves trading internationally and the barriers to this. Students are also actively encouraged to go on visits to explore local businesses and also larger multinational businesses such as Cadbury. Students also investigate the changes within society on both and local and national level

BHA Skills and Attributes Development

The following are skills within business contexts you would expect a student to develop during the course:

    • practical skills – time management, personal organisation and action planning
    • presentational skills – addressing audiences using a variety of media and forms
    • personal skills – showing evidence of progression
    • interpersonal skills – communication and group work
  • cognitive skills – reflection and review of own and others’ performances

 

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More Able Students:

This GCSE specification requires more able students to:

 

  • Actively engage in the study of business and economics to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • Use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements
  • Develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts
  • Appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities
  • Consider the extent to which business and economic activity can be ethical and sustainable.

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

Y10

Cambridge Nationals – Business

Pupils studying Business and Enterprise will develop and extend their understanding in the following areas:

Introduction to business – Learners will be taught different forms of business ownership and consider which of these forms of ownership are appropriate for different forms of business. They will be introduced to the concept of business objectives and understand how, and why, they are important to a business, and indeed why they may change over time.

Assessment – External Examination. Written paper 1 hour. 25% of overall grade

Planning for work – They will learn why it is important for businesses to recruit the right staff with the right skills in order to produce goods/services to meet customer requirements. They will also learn about the recruitment process, including finding out about job descriptions, personal specifications and how these are used by businesses to recruit employees. Learners will gain knowledge of how businesses use these tools, and then go on to use this knowledge as applicants. They will learn techniques for self-assessment, how to identify employment areas of interest to them and how to match job role requirements to their own self-assessment. They will learn how to apply for a job and how to produce a career plan. Learners will be able to use this work as a basis to plan for future employment opportunities

Assessment – Controlled Assessment. 25% of overall grade

Setting up and running an enterprise – Learners will look at what an enterprise activity is and factors which make one viable. They will be able to identify any constraints which may affect the success of an enterprise and consider how to overcome these. Learners will be encouraged to generate their own innovative ideas for an enterprise activity, which if deemed viable, will form the basis of the rest of this unit

Assessment – Controlled Assessment. 50% of overall grade

Additional Reading – Read a broadsheet newspaper at once a week

How parents can support: parents should Ensure that your child is completing all homework set each week and is accessing online business resources which will reinforced the learning taking place in lessons. Access to good quality newspapers will also give them the opportunity to see their learning in real life scenarios. Also watching the national/international news frequently will also allow them to strengthen their business understanding and will help when answering questions in the examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y11

Unit 1 – Introduction to a Small Business

Content overview

This unit concentrates on the key issues and skills involved in enterprise. It provides a framework to consider the marketing, financial, human and operational issues involved in starting and running a small business.

 

This unit contains five topic areas.

Topic 1.1 Spotting a business opportunity

Topic 1.2 Showing enterprise

Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice

Topic 1.4 Making the start-up effective

Topic 1.5 Understanding the economic context

 

Assessment overview

 

This unit will be externally assessed.

 

  • Written examination: 45 minutes.
  • The paper is untiered and consists of multiple-choice and objective test questions.
  • Students are required to answer all questions.
  • The paper will be marked out of 40.

 

Unit 2 – Investigating small Business

Content overview

Unit 2 contains the content of Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business. In this unit, students will use the content to research, analyse and evaluate a selected task on enterprise issues.

 

Assessment overview

 

This unit will be internally assessed.

 

  • Students select one Edexcel-set task from a choice of five. Tasks are changed annually.
  • Researching the task should take approximately two curriculum weeks of time (a maximum of six hours) and can be completed under limited supervision. The writing-up session(s) should take approximately one week of curriculum time (a maximum of three hours) and must be completed under formal supervision (i.e. students must be in direct sight of the supervisor/invigilator at all times). Students must produce their final write-up of the task individually.

 

Unit 4 – Business Communication

Content overview

This unit looks at the purpose and process of communication. It then considers how and why businesses communicate with their various stakeholders, the appropriateness of the different methods of business communication and the variety of communication tools.

This unit consists of four topic areas.

Topic 4.1 Communication

Topic 4.2 Communication with stakeholders of a business

Topic 4.3 Business communication tools

Topic 4.4 Communication via the web

 

Assessment overview

 

This unit will be externally assessed.

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Students will be required to answer all questions.
  • The paper is untiered and divided into three sections. Questions will require a mixture of multiple-choice selection, short- and extended/long-answers. Sections B and C will both consist of questions based on a scenario given in the paper*.

 

Additional Reading: Read a broadsheet newspaper at once a week

How parents can support: parents should Ensure that your child is completing all homework set each week and is accessing online business resources which will reinforced the learning taking place in lessons. Access to good quality newspapers will also give them the opportunity to see their learning in real life scenarios. Also watching the national/international news frequently will also allow them to strengthen their business understanding and will help when answering questions in the examination.

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