Key Stage 4

Understanding Business offers many opportunities for employment. The choice of units within this qualification reflects this, with units about entrepreneurship, marketing and finance.

What will I learn if I am in Year 9?

Course details to be confirmed shortly

 

What will I learn if I am in Year 10?

Unit 1 – Introduction to business and enterprise

Learners will learn about the purpose and ownership of businesses and the contact in which organisations operate.  This is assessed by internally marked coursework.

Unit 2 – Introduction to finance

Learners will study how businesses operate in terms of their finance.  They will study financial accounts and learn how to make a profit.  This is assessed by an online exam.

Unit 3 – Promoting a brand

You will investigate the importance of branding a business, the types of branding that are available and why businesses need to review and update their brands.  This is assessed by internally marked coursework.

Unit 8 – Recruitment, selection and employment

In this unit you will be introduced to the variety of job roles that exist within businesses and the various functions that are performed by individual roles, as well as the types of organisational structures used in businesses.  This is assessed by internally marked coursework.

 

What will I learn if I am in Year 11?

Unit 1 – Introduction to business and enterprise

Learners will understand the different types of business, the characteristics of an entrepreneur and know the risks and rewards in business and enterprise.  Internally assessed portfolio of evidence.

Unit 2 – Marketing for business and enterprise

Learners will understand the different aspects of marketing, methods of market research, the marketing mix and will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of different marketing methods.  Externally assessed assignment.

Unit 3 – Finance for business and enterprise

Learners will understand the sources of business funding, be able to produce a financial pan and understand the responsibilities regarding tax and national insurance liabilities in the UK.  Internally assessed portfolio.

Unit 4 – Plan, develop and participate in a business or enterprise project

Learners will plan, research and run a business project.

How will I learn?

You will receive practical lessons as well as theory based lessons.  You will be taught using a wide variety of interesting teaching methods.

What abilities, aptitudes, skills and interests will I need?

You should be able to use a computer confidently and be inspired to learn more about Business.

What opportunities can this course and qualification lead to?

This course could lead you onto a successful career in various parts of industry.  It can also lead you onto studying Business at AS/A levels to college or 6th Form.