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21/01/18

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08/12/17

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08/12/17

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09/11/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Business and Economics

The world revolves around business, whether you plan to work for yourself or seek employment you will come in contact with a business and become familiar with its operations; or set up your own business operations.

For this reason having a good broad understanding of the world of business from finance, marketing, customer service and managing people, our relevant, broad and interesting courses will prepare you for the future.

On all courses, current real-life case studies are used to analyse the business and economic environment. Small and medium sized business examples are used to engage students into the world of business and economics. Ethical, social and legal aspects of business operation are also studied to gain an understanding how and why entrepreneurs and SMEs need to act ethically, and to understand their legal obligations while trading.

For further information please contact the Deputy Director of BDICT Ms Tweedale C.Tweedale@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Curriculum summary

Key Stage 4

Year 9 Business Pathway - Preparation Year

Year 9 is an opportunity for students to become more familiar with key topics taught within business studies in years 10 and 11. It is also an opportunity to become familiar with written examinations, and an academic approach to studying business. The learning throughout the year is mapped based on the key functional areas of business and themes in business as an introduction to the assessment years of Y10 and Y11. The course aim is to prepare students for the academic focused written exam and the vocational elements of the coursework.  

Assessment: internally set theory tests – similar format to actual paper. This is also completed by project work which is based on the coursework elements of the course. For topic coverage see assessment summary section..


Year 10 and 11 BTEC First Award Level 2 in Business Studies- Awarded by Edexcel

In year 10, students commenced studying the Level 2 First Award BTEC in Business Studies, awarded by Edexcel. This qualification is the equivalent to 1 GCSE. The year is mapped along the Edexcel specification for the award. Students are taught using a variety of case studies and scenarios related to a vocational work context, to prepare students for the world of work. Please see handbook for unit content.

Assessment: Unit 1 (internal assignment worth 25% of the overall qualification), Unit 2 (external exam worth 25% of overall qualification), plus two optional units, both internally assessed through an assignment and bot worth 25% each.


Key stage 5

Level 3 CTEC in Business – Diploma and Extended Certificate (new from 2016)

In year 12 students commence studying this vocational level 3 course in Business, awarded by OCR. This qualification is the equivalent to 1 or 2 A- Levels dependent upon the students chosen option. Students are taught using a variety of case studies and scenarios related to a vocational work context, to prepare students for the world of work. Please see handbook for unit content.

Assessment: assessed through a mixture of external exams and internally tailored assignments based on the exam board’s criteria which are both internally and externally moderated. Each pupil will sit at least two exams, with Diploma students sitting three. The remaining units will be assessed through coursework assignments, with the equivalent of 10 units in total for Diploma students. Four assignments are compulsory (Units 1,2,3,4) and two are optional. With the exception of Unit 1, all units are equally weighted. The target is for 1-2 units to be completed per term.


A Level Economics OCR

Economics is a dynamic, diverse, technical and challenging course which provides excellent foundations for students who want to progress onto a very academic route at university. This course will provide students with key theoretical knowledge, which lays the foundations for applied economic analysis. It will also develop a students’ ability to manipulate, calculate and apply numbers to make sense of a range of complex contemporary issues ranging from binge drinking, to poverty, to war. Pupils will learn to ‘think like an economist’ on this course which is a lifelong skill that will help them relate to political, philosophical, environmental, legal, scientific as well as economic issues.

Assessment: AS Level – Paper 1  (Markets and Market Failure, written paper, 70 marks, 90 minutes, worth 50% of AS grade) Paper 2 written paper (National Economy in a Global Context, written paper, 70 marks, 90 minutes, worth 50% of AS grade)

Assessment: A Level - Paper 1  (Markets and Market Failure, written paper, 80 marks, 120 minutes, worth 33.33% of A Level grade), Paper 2 (National and International Economy, written paper, 80 marks, 120 minutes, worth 33.33% of A Level grade), Paper 3 (Economic Principles and Issues, written paper, 80 marks, 120 minutes, worth 33.33% of A Level grade).

Assessment

 

Key stage 4

Coursework written assignments for each completed unit, 1 external examination. (Level 2 BTEC First Award in Business Studies).

Key stage 5

CTEC: up to three exams and coursework assignments – up to a total of 10 units. For A Level, pupils will sit two exams for AS Level (Y12) and three exams for A Level (Y13).


Table summarising assessments – all are cumulative and the table below shows the new topics added to the assessments based on work in that half term.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Y9 BTEC

Business Set Up

Marketing

Finance

People in Organisations

Operations

End of Year Mock

Y9 GCSE

Business Set Up

Marketing

Finance

People in Organisations

Operations

End of Year Mock

Y10 BTEC

HR + Coursework

Finance + Coursework

Bus Environment + Coursework

Customer Service + Coursework

Marketing + Coursework

Coursework – Unit 1

Y11 BTEC

Coursework – Unit 1

Coursework – Unit 6

Coursework – Unit 6

Coursework – Unit 5

Coursework – Unit 5

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6th Form CTEC

Coursework

EXAMS

Coursework

Coursework

EXAMS

EXAMS

6th Form Economics

Supply and Demand

Elasticity and macro objectives

Market failure

Economic policies

EXAMS

Research project

 

Examples of work

Here are some examples of work created by our students as part of the Business and Economics curriculum.

Jaguar leaflet - format data to create a business leaflet, under timed exam conditions

Home page for Batman vs Superman website

Learning PowerPoint - use different elements of the software to complete set tasks, under timed exam conditions

How to revise and prepare for exams

As we head into a more challenging and demanding curriculum, assessment and examination system it is important that students in all year groups in the Academy understand how to prepare efficiently and successfully for exams.
 
Pupils will sit external exams at the end of Year 10 and possibly in Year 11, if re-takes are required. For KS5, exams are sat in January and June windows of Year 12 and depending on units chosen, also in Year 13. Pupils will be expected to complete revision tasks weekly as part of their homework and complete weekly in-class knowledge tests.

All pupils should have a copy of the subject revision materials, which are on the pupil shared area and they will also need to complete past exam questions as a regular homework exercise. There will be formal mocks for the courses, but the ongoing completion of past questions is critical to success in exams.

See our exam preparation page for information about helpful revision guides and timetables, as well as details of additional interventions for each subject.

Helpful links

Careers

Careers relevant to Business and Economics include:

  • Business owner
  • Retail manager
  • Public sector manager
  • Accountant
  • Teacher
  • HR administrator/ manager
  • Finance administrator/ manager
  • Business analyst
  • Finance analyst
  • Account manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Marketing assistant
  • Sales manager
  • Government policy development
  • Lawyer
  • Economist
  • Journalist
  • Academic
  • Politician