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Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Investigate marketing activities of businesses, including market research and how businesses persuade people to buy their products and services.
  • Identify the stages of the product life cycle and understand how businesses successfully manage their product portfolio.
  • Examine the benefits of branding and product differentiation.

ASSESSMENT

3.1 Marketing end of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

3.1 Marketing Unit 3 practice exam questions

Term 1.2
  • Analyse the role of design and research development in businesses.
  • Distinguish the differences between various stock and quality management methods and consider how businesses can be cost-effective.
  • Discover the importance of effective customer service and recognise how businesses must meet consumer protection laws.

ASSESSMENT

3.2 Meeting customer needs end of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

3.2 Meeting customer needs Unit 3 practice exam questions

Term 2.1
  • Investigate methods of improving a business' cash flow in order to maximise the profits made.
  • Construct break-even charts, analyse break-even points and discuss how this information can help to manage business' resources effectively.
  • Assess the different sources of finance available in order to be able to grow and develop into a successful business.

ASSESSMENT

3.3 Effective financial management end of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

3.3 Effective financial management Unit 3 practice exam questions

Term 2.2
  • Discuss how businesses structure the people in their organisations, identify levels of hierarchy and chains of command.
  • Research and compare the different motivation methods used by businesses to get the best performance from their employees including the different forms of payment available.
  • Examine the importance of effective communication within businesses and consider barriers to communication and their impact on business activities.

ASSESSMENT

3.4 Effective people management end of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

3.4 Effective people management Unit 3 practice exam questions

Term 3.1
  • Investigate the different ethical issues businesses face and how they manage their activities in order to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Examine economic issues which affect businesses both nationally and internationally.
  • Evaluate the impacts of UK government and EU regulations on businesses.

ASSESSMENT

3.5 The wider world affecting business end of topic assessment

HOMEWORK

3.5 The wider world affecting business Unit 3 practice exam questions

Term 3.2
  • Revise the content of Unit 1 (Year 10) in preparation for the Unit 1 exam.
  • Revise the content of Unit 3 (Year 11) in preparation for the Unit 3 exam.
  • Practise how to construct answers for Unit 3 questions.

ASSESSMENT

GCSE Units 1 & 3 exams

HOMEWORK

Units 1 & 3 revision