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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Business Studies
Term 1Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions   
Students will explore how each element of the marketing mix is managed and used to inform and make business decisions in a competitive marketplace.
Assessment: Students will sit an EOU Assessment based on exam questions. The areas assessed will be: - Marketing mix and it's application to varies case studies.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Term 2 Topic 2.3 Making operational decision   
This topic focuses on meeting customer needs through the design, supply, quality and sales decisions a business makes.
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice their evaluation and analysis skills in relation to how design, supply, quality can effect sales.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Term 3 Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
Students will explore the tools a business has to support financial decision making, including ratio analysis and the use and limitation of a range of financial information
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice their calculation, evaluation and analysis skills in relation to how a range of financial ratios and decision making techniques.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Term 4 Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions
Growing a business means that decisions relating to organisational structure, recruitment, training and motivation need to be made to influence business activity. These aspects are considered in this final topic.
Assessment: An end of unit assessment will be carried out using a case study to allow the student to practice how manage people. They will have to apply the theories that thye have learnt during the term.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5GCSE Examinations and Revision
Students will revise all topics for Theme 1 and 2. They will then sit: Theme 1 Examination {50% of final grade) This is a written paper with multiple choice and objective test questions. Theme 2 examination (50% of final grade) Questions will be a mixture of multiple choice, data response, short answer, extended writing and scenario based questions.
Assessment: The two papers are divided into three sections: Section A: 35 marks Section B: 30 marks Section C: 25 marks. The paper will consist of calculations, multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions. Questions in Sections B and C will be based on business contexts given in the paper.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Business 11
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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