Year 11 Business Studies - The Academy Selsey

Year 11 Business Studies

Description of activities

This course is designed to give students an insight into the structures and operations of businesses, including the internal and external influences on how the business world works. It covers everything from setting up a business to exchange rates and demand and supply. In year 11 students delve deeper into the external world of businesses and finance.

Controlled assessment, deadlines and examination


Topics Covered and Controlled Assessment  Dates

Year 11

Autumn 1st half term

Opportunity to improve the first coursework unit before starting to look at business finance, including sources of finance, break even and  cash flow.

Autumn 2nd half term

Students continue to look at finance in terms of the larger world, with exchange rates, the influence of international trading and the economic theory behind government decisions.

Spring 1st half term

Students learn about production methods and efficiencies, including economies of scale and types of production. This leads to the pre-release for their second larger exam and analysing the possible themes and outcomes.

Spring 2nd half term

Students continue to analyse the pre-release material and identify areas to focus on in preparing for the exam

Summer 1st half term

Students will finalise their coursework and any final preparation for any exams.

Summer 2nd half term


Controlled assessment/Coursework

There is one unit of coursework worth 25% of the final gtrade.

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Apps to support subject:

Planned Support:

Students can work in Room 28 every  lunchtime. They can also stay after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for individual or group support. There is also the opportunity to email for support on