Business Studies and Economics

Business Studies and Economics

What is the Department Vision?

To ensure engagement and academic success for all students.

KS4

BTEC BUSINESS STUDIES

What exam board do we use? Edexcel: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/business/Pages/default.aspx

How is the course assessed? 75% coursework, 25% exam

How long is the examination? 50 mins

What is covered on the course? Planning you r own business, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance.

What websites would you recommend? www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk, www.tutor2u.net

What equipment will my child need? Pens, calculator, ipad (if they have one)

How can I support my child through KS4 BTEC Business Studies? General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate finance knowledge for the exam.

How will my child be assessed in KS4 BTEC Business Studies? Pass- Distinction*


GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES

What exam board do we use? OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-business-studies-j253-from-2012/

How is the course assessed? 25% controlled assessment, 75% exam

How long are the examinations? 60 mins (25% exam) and 90 mins (50% exam)

What is covered on the course? Start-up for new Businesses, Human Resources, Marketing, Enterprise, Finance, Production & External Environment

What websites would you recommend? www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk, www.tutor2u.net

What equipment will my child need? Pens, calculator, ipad (if they have one)

How can I support my child through KS4 Business Studies? Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussions around what they have seen. General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge.

How will my child be assessed in KS4 GCSE Business Studies? A*-E

GCSE ECONOMICS

What exam board do we use? AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-studies/gcse/business-subjects-and-economics-4130

How is the course assessed? Exam (2 exams worth 50% each)

How long are the examinations? 2 x 75min exams

What is covered on the course? Money, Work, National & Global Economy, Managing the Economy & Current Economic Issues

What websites would you recommend? www.tutor2u.co.uk, www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/economy/, www.bized.co.uk, www.economicsonline.co.uk, www.jrf.org.uk

What equipment will my child need? Pens, calculator, ipad (if they have one)

How can I support my child through KS4 Economics? Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussions around what they have seen. General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge.

How will my child be assessed in KS4 GCSE Economics? A*-E

KS5

APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES

What exam board do we use? Edexcel: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/app-gce/business/Pages/default.aspx

How is the course assessed? 4 courseworks (worth 66.6%), 2 exams (worth 33.3%)

How long are the examinations? 90 mins

Are there controlled assessments? No

What is covered on the course? Human & Physical Resources, Marketing, Enterprise, Finance

What websites would you recommend? www.tutor2u.net

How can I support my child through KS5 Applied Business Studies? Helping to ensure they are meeting the regular deadlines set for coursework. General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge for the exam.

How will my child be assessed in KS5 Applied Business Studies? A-E

BUSINESS STUDIES

What exam board do we use? AQA: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/specifications/alevel/AQA-2130-W-SP-14.PDF

How is the course assessed? 3 Exams

Are there controlled assessments? No

What is covered on the course? Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Operations Management, The Business Environment, Managing  Change, Global Business

What websites would you recommend? www.tutor2u.net, www.bbc.co.uk/news

How can I support my child through KS5 Business Studies?? Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussions around what they have seen. General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge for the exam.

How will my child be assessed in KS5 Applied Business Studies? A-E

Economics 

What exam board do we use? AQA: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/specifications/alevel/AQA-2140-W-SP-14.PDF

How is the course assessed? 3 Exams

Are there controlled assessments? No

What is covered on the course? Markets & Market Failure, National Economy, Business Economics & Distribution of Income, International Economy

What websites would you recommend? www.tutor2u.net, www.economicsonline.co.uk, www.bbc.co.uk/news/economy, www.jrf.org.uk

How can I support my child through KS5 Economics?  Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussions around what they have seen. General testing at home using their revision guide/ exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge for the exam.

How will my child be assessed in KS5 Economics? A-E