Learn-Small Business Studies Skills

 

TERM 1

Content

Unit 3: Building a Business (50%)

Topic 3.1: Marketing – market research, product trial, product life cycle

Unit 2: Investigating Small Business (25%)

Controlled Assessment (covering topics learnt throughout the year dependant on exam board titles and choice of students)

 

Skills

Practical skills.

Presentational skills.

Interpersonal skills.

Cognitive skills.

Develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.

Develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts.

Use an enquiring and critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements.

 

TERM 2

Content

Topic 3.2: Meeting customer needs – Design and research development, stock management, quality management, cost effectiveness operations and competitiveness, consumer protection laws

Topic 3.3:  Effective financial management – How to improve cashflow and profit, break-even analysis and financing growth

Topic 3.4:  Effective people management – organisational structure, motivational theory, communication and remuneration

 

Skills

Practical skills.

Presentational skills.

Interpersonal skills.

Cognitive skills.

Develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts.

 

TERM 3

Content

Topic 3.5:  The wider world affecting business – ethics, environmental issues, economic issues affecting international trade, the impact of government and the EU

 

Skills

Practical skills.

Presentational skills.

Interpersonal skills.

Cognitive skills.Consider the extent to which business and economic activity can be ethical and sustainable

Develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts.