Year 10 Business Studies

Subject: Business Studies GCSE

Description of activities:-


This course develops the understanding of the economic and socioeconomic world that surrounds each of us. We will all work for a business in some capacity and students get the chance to experience the types of ownership, structure, financial and legal framework every business has to work within, with a strong emphasis on ‘the more you know, the better your decisions will be’.


This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Business ownership
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Marketing
  • The role of people within the business
  • Organisational structure
  • Business law
  • Finance (including break even and cash flow)
  • The Government influence on business
  • The Economy


Learning will be assessed by:

  • Unit 1 – a 90 minute exam made up of multiple choice questions and longer questions focussing on applying business decision making to different scenarios on business activity, marketing and people in business
  • Unit 2 – also 90 minutes and a mixture of multiple choice and longer style questions based on finance, operations and external influence on business.


Topics Covered Each Half Term


Topics Covered

Year 10

Autumn 1st half term

Business activity 1.

1.1 The role of business enterprise and entrepreneurship

1.2 Business planning

1.3 Business ownership


Autumn 2nd half term

Business activity 2,

1.4 Business aims and objectives

1.5 Stakeholders in business

1.6 Business growth


Spring 1st half term


2.1 The role of marketing

2.2 Market research

2.3 Market segmentation

2.4 The marketing mix


Spring 2nd half term

People in Business 1.

3.1 The role of human resources

3.2 Organisational structures and different ways of working

3.3 Communication in business 3.4 Recruitment and selection


Summer 1st half term

People in Business 1.

3.5 Motivation and retention

3.6 Training and development

3.7 Employment law


Summer 2nd half term

Year 10 Exam preparation and Revision Techniques

Development of exam strategy and technique based on past paper questions and analysis.



Websites to Support Learning


www.ocr.org.uk – Course specification and guidance


www.s-cool.co.uk – additional input and video activities


www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - revision material and past paper questions


Planned Support:


Support is available after school by arrangement with Mr Tymon or via email. Mr Tymon will be happy to respond to any queries sent to –