Subject Vision and Intent

The Business Studies department at Hodge Hill Girls School aims to prepare students to have a deeper understanding of the vast, dynamic, and complex business environment that affects the lives of individuals every day. Regardless of the career path students choose, it will involve some interaction with businesses. It is, therefore, essential for them to understand the dynamics of how businesses are set up and organised, the key driving factors and inhibitors that influence the business environment and the impact of these on individuals and the wider society.  
 

Our Business Studies Curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities and is designed to give students the scope to explore real business issues and how businesses work whilst developing skills that go beyond simply starting their own business. With a combination of teacher led delivery, independent research, teamwork and presentation activities we aim to enable students to access and engage with the world of business through both practical and theoretical business concepts and prepare students for further study or employment. 

 

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn Term 1  

     

 Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship  

Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity  

Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
Autumn Term 2       Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice 

Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions  

Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions 

Spring Term 1      

Topic 1.4 Making the business effective

Exam Technique and Practice 
Spring Term 2       Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business Exam Technique and Practice
Summer Term 1       Topic 2.1 Growing the business

 

Summer Term 2       Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions  

 

Key Stage 4

 

GCSE Business Studies

Exam Board

Edexcel

Examinations

GCSE Business Studies consists of 2 papers 

 

Paper 1: Investigating small business, 1 hour 30 minutes 

Paper  2: Building a business, 1 hour 30 minutes 

Key Topics

Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship  

Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity  

Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice  

Topic 1.4 Making the business effective  

Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business 

 

Topic 2.1 Growing the business  

Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions  

Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions  

Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions  

Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions