Business Studies

KS3 Curriculum

Key Themes/Topics Year 9: What is Business, Aims and objectives, customer needs, business location factors, market research, price, product, place and promotion. (This is a taster for those students who are considering Business a GCSE option.)

Assessments – Students will complete a progress test termly in Business. They will have mini topic tests half termly to monitor pupils understanding of key topics.

KS4 Curriculum

Exam- Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Business

Assessment- 2×90 minute written exams at the end of Year 11

Key Themes/Topics Year 10:

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Putting a business idea in to practice
  • Making the business effective
  • Understanding external influences

Key Themes/Topics Year 11:

  • Growing the business
  • Making marketing decisions
  • Making operational decisions
  • Making financial decisions
  • Making human resource decisions

Recommended revision materials and websites:

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Business – Revision guide

Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Business – Revision workbook


Glossary of terms (This can be collected from Mr Buckley or Miss Pearson)