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18/04/18

Safe and happy - see the results of our student survey https://t.co/fJuS90wOZl. “I am delighted that our students feel so safe and happy while at school. I am especially pleased with how secure they feel during unstructured time such as break and lunch." Mr Carey https://t.co/94KF5JQGLz

16/04/18

Stuck for ideas on what to read? Wondering what to read after 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'? Check out our recommended reading lists including top 10 for and loads more at https://t.co/M73fZYHs9t https://t.co/cr0AlWcrNv

11/04/18

"Very proud of all our MANY boys who received certificates for outstanding effort, attainment and progress at the end of last term." Mr Ingham Full story and pics at https://t.co/GSiu4haHE1 https://t.co/0e9O6WsxKw

07/04/18

Download pictures and films from . Loads to look back on and enjoy here https://t.co/TkFvpv6ovE https://t.co/3Tuk6LWf3v

07/04/18

A huge THANK YOU to our staff who gave up 9 days of their Easter hols to make happen, to the families who saved up for the trip, and to this fabulous group of students who made friends wherever they went by their exemplary behaviour. Simply unforgettable! https://t.co/GwmyqnlSTj

05/04/18

Our beginner groups took the challenging run through the forest this morning at . Watch them in action! https://t.co/PP8VLP82oK. Fantastic work everyone... https://t.co/V2Y2re6rg4

05/04/18

Boys.... stuck for ideas on what to read??? Check out the Year 7-10 recommended reading lists on our page at https://t.co/SYV3OIzweZ. Loads of compelling suggestions, plus new recommendations for the summer term https://t.co/mYysPIDFh6

04/04/18

Lots of pictures and films from Crans Montana today at https://t.co/a434hrUVPI. See our beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders in action... We're soooo proud of this group and how well they are doing! https://t.co/EjoJhKBD66

04/04/18

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04/04/18

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Students are developing nicely with a push for beginners to move to the intermediate levels tomorrow. https://t.co/2ZL7iWKG9F https://t.co/OYAvW0oVEU

03/04/18

Day 3 of saw blue skies again. See more pics of our snowboarders and skiers as they develop their skills and take on new challenges https://t.co/BPlI1gPj9D. Great work everyone! https://t.co/WzH7iOT5fB

02/04/18

News and pics from Day 2 of with and . Beautiful sunrise, fantastic conditions, amazing progress - and relaxing in a thermal spa at day's end. Heaven! More pics and full report https://t.co/BPlI1gPj9D. Great work everyone... https://t.co/2lUAPVlyIN

02/04/18

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An inflatable challenge. https://t.co/mDrHkr7dX3

01/04/18

Day one on the slopes . A few faces in the snow, bumps and bruises but loads of learning and fun. Novices now snowploughing. Advanced group at 2257 feet! Proud of you all... More pics and full report at https://t.co/BPlI1gPj9D https://t.co/VJgD6Nq2jp

31/03/18

We've arrived safely in , Switzerland, for 2018 snow sports trip. Greeted by heavy snow. Bodes well! Reports and pictures from tomorrow at https://t.co/BPlI1gPj9D

29/03/18

We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event! https://t.co/ibK8Urmb3H

28/03/18

Retweetd From Georgia Hewson

"Wotsists for 50p" brilliant speech by Crispin from about the black market in unhealthy snacks on the playground fuelling an unhealthy lifestyle.

28/03/18

Retweetd From Josie Verghese

Amazing to have so many Southwark schools represented by impressive young people at tonight’s event - high 5 Teams and SILS!

27/03/18

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Good afternoon Please can you let your students 16+ know we are recruiting thank you ☺ https://t.co/BPdAyAyyCK

27/03/18

Great game indeed and congratulations to the winners too! :-)

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