As Hull Trinity House Academy has expanded, it has continued to develop its curriculum, and therefore the Academy is now running a GCSE Business Course.
Although students haven't learned Business at KS3, the course chosen, focusses on the areas of Business that students will find most interesting and accessible.
|Mrs A. Cromarty||Business Studies Teacher|
There are three main topics in the OCR GCSE Business course:
- Marketing and Enterprise
- Business and People and Production
- Finance and the External business environment
The course is taught by Mrs Cromarty with a range of resources created in school, bespoke revision interactive software and the use of the GCSEPod website.
|Exam Board: OCR|
|Controlled Assessment (Coursework)||25%||There is one controlled assessment on Marketing and Enterprise that will take approximately 16 hours. The controlled assessments will ask students to investigate a company’s marketing activities and advise on ways to improve. This is then submitted to the exam board in May.|
There are 2 papers for this examination: the first is the week before half term and the second takes place the week we return from May half term.The first exam: Business and people is worth 25% and is one hour long. This is a data response question where students will analyse the figures given in the exam. Students will answer 2 questions, which consist of multiple parts.
The second exam: Production, finance and external environment has a weighting of 50% is 1 hour and half long. This is a pre-released case study. The case study has been accessible to the students and parents on class charts since Christmas. Although there are only 3 questions, they do consist of multiple parts.
Business & People 25% 1 hour
The workforce in business:
Production, finance and the external environment 50% 1hr 30 mins
Financial information and decision making:
External influences on business activity:
|- Unit A292 Revision Guide in the shared area that can be printed |
- Unit A293 Revision Guide in the shared area that can be printed
- You tube links on a document in the shared area
- There are some revision and question sheets in my room that you can take
- Businessed website
- BBC Bitesize website
|Flash cards||Create flash cards with the most common key terms on the front and the description on the back. Use these test yourself.|
|Interactive games||On the businessed website there are some interactive games using key terms that you play.|
|Revision Guide||Read the relevant topics, copy the pages out highlighting key words and phrases. Test yourself in the revision summary section and practise the exam questions.|
|Case study||Read the case study to ensure you are fully aware of what is in it. Highlight key terms in the case study. As you are reading you may want to write notes in pencil as to questions that spring to mind when reading as this may give you some idea as to what you may be asked.|
|Theory notes||Use your books to revise topics and access the theory notes on the BBC Education website.|
Homework is varied and is based on understanding Business in a wider context as well as exam questions. It is also expected that students read the news (on newspapers or online) as there will be some occasional quizzes on relevant news stories.
In the first year, the students are encouraged to engage in extra-curricular activities which aim at enhancing their learning and help embed the theory. For example, the current Year 10 students (along with some Year 9 students) are participating in the IFS Student Investor Challenge.