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Year 10

Half term

Unit(s) of work

Home study

Autumn 1

Introduction to the course and Unit 1 Enterprise in the Business World

  • Introduction Task

Legal Structures, Business Aims and Objectives

  • Look at some local businesses and create a table describing what type of ownership structure they have
  • Using a TV programme (e.g. Coronation Street), identify different types of businesses portrayed and identify their respective legal structure and ownership type
  • Using a map of the local area and Yell.com identify and colour code the different types of businesses and their legal structures / ownership
  • Make a list of aims and objectives about yourself
  • Write five SMART objectives that you want to achieve by the end of this course
  • Choose 2 PLC’s and 2 Ltd’s and find out what their aims and objectives are

Business Location and Functional Areas of Businesses

  • Write a page about why you think location is (or isn’t) important to a business
  • Using a map of the local area and Yell.com identify and colour code the different types of businesses
  • Find out why large businesses have more functional areas than smaller ones
  • List the different functional areas within either Tesco or Amazon and for each identify 2/3 roles that the area is responsible for

Autumn 2

Business Communications

  • Make a list of as many different types of communication you can think of and give examples of how and when they could be used
  • Write a business letter either inviting a candidate for interview or letting a candidate know that they have been un / successful for a job

External Influences on Business, Impact of Local and National Factors on Business

  • List as many different external influences on business that you can find and break your list down by sector (primary, sector and tertiary)
  • Come up with a list of external factors related to Brexit that you think may affect businesses in the UK and explain the reasons why
  • Create a questionnaire and ask 5 local business owners what they feel are the most significant external factors that affect them and their business.  Present your findings as a report
  • Write an explanation of the difference between a local and national factor and give some examples
  • Choose a local business, identify 3 local and 3 national factors on this business and explain the reasons why

Social, Technological, Environmental and Ethical Trends that affect Business

  • Using the Office of National Statistics website look at how the age, gender and employment status of people On the Wirral has changed since 1981
  • Using the McDonalds website identify the environmental strategies they have introduced and explain what impact this has had on the company (make sure you include relevant evidence to support your reasons)
  • Create a revision poster for this topic area

Spring 1

SWOT Analysis and Comparisons of two Successful Business

  • Write a definition of what a SWOT analysis is with examples for each section
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis for a local business of your choice and display your results in the form of a report and identify suitable recommendations for change

Creating a Business Plan

  • Download a template for a business plan from a bank or building society that would be suitable for a small business user
  • Prepare a realistic business plan for a small business within the local area
  • Create a revision poster for this topic area

Introduction to Unit 2 Finance for Business External Exam

  • Introduction Task

Spring 2

Start Up Costs, Operating Costs, Fixed and Variable Costs, Direct and Indirect Costs and Total Costs (TC=FC+VC)

  • Using websites such as “BBC Bitesize” or “Tutor2u” find definitions, and examples where appropriate, for these terms and abbreviations and note them down

Generate Revenue, Sources of Revenue (R=S*P), Expenditure, Profit and Loss (P=R-E)

  • Using websites such as “BBC Bitesize” or “Tutor2u” find definitions, and examples where appropriate, for these terms and abbreviations and note them down

Breakeven,  Margin of Safety

  • Draw and label a break even chart showing the margin of safety

Summer 1

Budgeting,  Cash Flow Forecasting

  • Create a basic cash flow forecast for yourself

Making a Profit (GP = R-COS) (NP = GP –E), Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheets

  • Using websites such as “BBC Bitesize” or “Tutor2u” find definitions, and examples where appropriate, for these terms and abbreviations and note them down
  • Create a revision poster for this topic area

Exam Practice Papers and External Examination

  • Complete additional mock exam papers to check your exam technique and identify areas for improvement

Summer 2

Introduction to Unit 8 Recruitment, Selection and Employment

  • Create a CV using a template of your choice from either Microsoft Word or the National Carers Service website
  • Write a letter of application for a job of your choice

Organisational Structures and Functional Areas in Business

  • Research the most commonly used types of organisational structures and give example of where each different type is used

Job Roles and Responsibilities, Recruitment, Job Description and Person Specification.

  • Using a recruitment website download a job description and person specification
  • Write a job description and person specification for a job of your choosing