What will Students learn?
During year 11 students concentrate on examining business growth and management. Theme 2 will build on the work undertaken during years 9 and 10 and examine how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. We will focus on practical measures to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, finance, operations and people management. We will also consider the impact of the wider world on the success or failure of a business.
Making Operational Decision
Making Financial Decisions
Making Human Resource Decisions.
At least 10% of work is of a mathematical nature. Specifically, this involves the manipulation and interpretation of numerical data.
We will spend time increasing student’s confidence answering exam questions and develop their exam technique answering 6,9 and 12 mark questions.
How will students be assessed?
Students will be assessed regularly in class and via completion exam style questions given for homework.
In addition, formal assessments will take place at least three times as follows:
November – 1 full past exam paper (90 minutes) covering all of theme 1 primarily with extended writing tasks (1,2, 3, 6, 9 and 12 mark questions) and 1 partial paper (90 minutes) covering theme 2 (knowledge taught to date), (1,2, 3, 6, 9 and 12 mark questions)
March – as above
May – 2 full past examination papers coving theme 1 and theme 2, both papers are 90 minutes in duration and include the full range of questions.
Students will take the following GCSE assessments during year 11:
- Paper 1: Theme One (worth 50% of overall GCSE) in May.
This is a 90-minute paper covering all theory taught in years 9 and 10. The questions will be a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short-answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions.
- Paper 2: Theme 2 (worth 50% of overall GCSE) in June
This is a 90-minute exam which covers theory from the whole of theme 2 from years 10 and 11. The questions will be a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short-answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions.
To prepare students for these exams they will be assessed thoroughly throughout the year. Emphasis will be on exam technique and students will undertake practise GCSE questions almost every week.