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Business Studies

Business Studies is delivered at Whitcliffe Mount, for years 10 and 11 by the Director of Learning for SMSC, Miss Haigh. There is also dedicated faculty support from Mrs Fawcett.

The department continues to go from strength to strength, and this is reflected both in examination results and in the up-to-date and detailed schemes of work that are followed, along with a range of extra-curricular opportunities offered for students who choose these subjects.

Choosing to study for OCR Enterprise & Marketing is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. This qualification will equip you for a career in a wide range of industries as business underpins more or less any job you might have in the future - from starting your own enterprise to working for a charitable organisation.

 

The Curriculum

Year 10:

This year's Year 10 cohort will be undertaking the OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing. 

This qualification is for learners aged 14-16 who wish to develop applied knowledge and practical skills in enterprise and marketing. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare students for further study of qualifications in enterprise, marketing or business. 

What will the learner study as part of this qualification? 

All students will study three mandatory topics as follows:

  • Enterprise and marketing concepts
  • Design a business proposal
  • Market and pitch a business proposal 

Individual unit details are shown below: 

Unit R064 - Enterprise and Marketing Concepts

60 guided learning hours - 1 hour 30 minutes written examination worth 80 marks

This paper has two parts. Part A comprises of 16 multiple choice questions. Part B comprising of short answer questions and three extended response questions. 

Unit R065 - Design a Business Proposal 

30 guided learning hours - OCR-set assignment worth 60 marks

Unit R066 - Market and Pitch a Business Proposal 

30 guided learning hours - OCR-set assignment worth 60 marks

Click here to see our curriculum plan

Year 11: 

This year's Year 11 will be following the same curriculum as laid out above for Year 10.

Click here to see GCSE Business overview

Click here to see our KS4 Curriculum Plan.

 

Year 11 GCSE Revision:

Starters for 10

We have taken questions from past papers and mixed them up into groups of ten questions.  These types of question may appear on the exams in the summer.

Click here for 'Starters for 10"

Past Papers

Click here for OCR National Past Papers

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Revision Guides for OCR Enterprise & Marketing 

There is a useful revision guide on the market.  All students have the opportunity of purchasing them through school but they are also available on the high street or through an online retailer such as Amazon or eBay. The IBN number is: 978-1-5104-7171-9.

Revision notes paperback

Revision notes e-book

Extended Curriculum

Achieve sessions

The Business department offers regular after-school Achieve sessions. The Achieve sessions will focus on any individual areas for development, enabling students to raise their attainment through more detailed research and analysis. 

Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.45pm - 3.45pm

Our open door policy means students can request support from members of staff at any time.

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