Business studies

Business at Burlington Danes provides students with both a practical and theoretical understanding of the world of business. By the end of their study at the academy, students will have acquired strong communication and organisation skills, and will have an in-depth knowledge of how a range of businesses function on a national and international scale. They will be well prepared to study business at college or university.

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: Starting a Business Enterprise; Setting Business Aims and Objectives; Business Planning; Legal structures; Location of a business
  • Half Term 2: The Marketing Mix
  • Half Term 3: Financing a Business; Financial terms and calculations; using cash flow
  • Half Term 4: People in Business; recruiting; Motivating staff; protecting staff by understanding legislation
  • Half Term 5: Operations Management; production methods; customer service
  • Half Term 6: Controlled Assessment

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Growth of a business; choosing the right legal structure; choosing business aims and objectives
  • Half Term 2: Developing the marketing mix; price; place; product; promotion
  • Half Term 3: Finance for large businesses; profit and loss and balance sheets
  • Half Term 4: Reorganisation of businesses; recruiting and retention of staff; production methods, maintaining quality assurance

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12

  • Half Term 1: Understand the formalities businesses have to follow in order to start up. Enterprise, business plans, markets, raising finance. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 2: In-depth look at the financial planning that business face. Costs revenues and profits, breakeven, cashflow and budgets. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation (ongoing)
  • Half Term 3: Unit 1 – BUSS1 Planning and Financing. Unit 2 – BUSS2 Managing a Business. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 4: In-depth look at the financial planning that business face. Costs revenues and profits, breakeven, cashflow and budgets. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation (ongoing)
  • Half Term 5: Unit 1 – BUSS1 Planning and Financing. Unit 2 – BUSS2 Managing a Business. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 6: Finance. How businesses use budgets, improve cash flow. Knowing the methods of measuring and improving profit. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: Finance. How businesses use budgets, improve cash flow. Knowing the methods of measuring and improving profit. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 2: People in business. Organisational structures, recruitment process, motivating employees. Exam practice. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 3: Operations management. Quality, customer service, technology. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 4: Marketing. Marketing mix, competitiveness. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation
  • Half Term 5: Whole A2 syllabus. Revision of all AS and A2 topics. Skills: Knowledge, Application, Analysis, Evaluation