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Year 9


Autumn 1

Business Activity

Introduction to business sectors and how they operate

Chain of Production

Interdependence definition and how businesses need each other

Business ownership

Autumn 2

Characteristics of successful businesses

Starting your own business

Characteristics of an entrepreneur

Features of a successful business

Identifying a gap in the market

Spring 1


Why do we work

What is motivation

Motivational theorists

Motivation and success

Spring 2

Functional areas

Inside a business

Roles and responsibilities

Financial roles

Organisational structures

Summer 1

Marketing and Promotion

Market research

Target market


Methods of promotion

Pricing strategies

Summer 2

Local successful enterprises

Local business talks

Independent research into business success

Interview strategies

Report writing