Business Studies KS4


This qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.

Component 1- Students will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.

Component 2- Students will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch

Component 3- Students will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. Learners will explore financial documents and how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise in order to make decisions and recommend strategies for success.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Year 10

Component 1 - different local enterprises

Component 3 - promotional methods used by enterprises

Year 11

Component 3 - promotional methods used by enterprises

Component 2 - micro-enterprise activity