Year 9 Options 20/21 - Business

Examination Board:
Pearson
 
Course Description:
In the first year, we explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business & making
decisions to become successful including:
 
● Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Aims & Objectives, Understanding customer needs & competition.
● Analysing Costs, Revenues, Profit & Business Plans.
● Market research & the Marketing Mix & Understanding external influences on business including
stakeholders, technology, legislation & the economy.
 
In the second year, students build on their knowledge exploring decision making by National, International &
Global Businesses and focusing on:
 
● Business growth & the impact of globalisation & the ethical and environmental questions facing businesses.
● Managing the Marketing Mix & Managing Operations including design, supply, quality & sales
● Making financial decisions & Making Human Resource decisions including organisational structure,
recruitment, training & motivation
 
How will students learn?
Students are introduced to the knowledge of a topic to help explore it and apply to a variety of real-life
Businesses scenarios. Students are supported to develop their exam technique, in order to master answering
multiple choice calculations, calculations, short and written responses.
 
How will the course be assessed?
Two themes:
Investigating small Business External Assessment 50%
Building a Business External Assessment 50%
 
Education Pathways after Year 11:
Level 3 Business qualifications
 
Career Routes:
Sales
Finance
Law
Marketing
Human Resources
IT
Project Management
Product Design
Production Management
Operations
Logistics
Admin
Entrepreneur Own Business