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Key Stage 4 Economics

What topics do students study and in what order?

How markets work:

  • Economic foundations;
  • Resource allocation;
  • How prices are determined;
  • Production, costs, revenue and profit;
  • Competitive and concentrated markets;
  • Market failure.

How the economy works:

  • Introduction to the national economy;
  • Government objectives;
  • How the government manages the economy;
  • International trade and the global economy;
  • The role of money and financial markets.

What exam board do we follow?

AQA

How are students assessed?

2 exams at the end of year 2

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge.

Key Stage 4 Business Studies

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

  • Business activity;
  • Marketing;
  • Human Resources;
  • Operations Management;
  • Finance;
  • Influences on businesses.

What exam board do we follow?

 OCR

How are students assessed?

2 exams at the end of year 2

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge. Encourage your child to complete the Quizlets created for them on all topics listed above.

Key Stage 4 BTEC Business Studies

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

  • Finance and marketing;
  • Exploring enterprises;
  • Planning and pitching for an enterprise.

What exam board do we follow?

 Edexcel

How are students assessed?

1 exam, 3 course works

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge during the finance and marketing unit. Encourage your child to work on their coursework at home where appropriate.

Key Stage 5 Economics

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

  • The operation of markets and market failure;
  • The national economy in a global context;
  • Individuals, firms, markets and market failure.

What exam board do we follow?

AQA

How are students assessed?

 3 exams at the end of year 2

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge.

Key Stage 5 Business Studies

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

  • What is business?
  • Leadership, management and decision making;
  • Marketing;
  • Human Resources;
  • Operations management;
  • Finance;
  • Analysing strategic business position;
  • Choosing strategic direction;
  • Strategic methods;
  • Managing strategic change.

What exam board do we follow?

AQA

How are students assessed?

3 exams at the end of year 2

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge.

Key Stage 5 BTEC Business Level 3

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

  • Exploring Business;
  • Marketing and Enterprise;
  • Finance;
  • Recruitment and selection.

What exam board do we follow?

Edexcel

How are students assessed?

1 exam, 1 controlled assessment, 2 course works

How can parents best support their child?

Encourage them to watch the news at home and promote discussion around what they have seen. General testing at home using their exercise books will help to consolidate knowledge during the finance unit. Encourage your child to work on their coursework at home where appropriate.

 

 

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