2 Unit 1 Setting up a Business Unit 2 Growing as a Business Starting a BusinessStarting a business enterpriseSetting business aims and objectivesBusiness planningLegal structureLocationMarketingMarket researchMarketing mixFinanceFinance and support for a small businessFinancial terms and calculationsUsing cash flowPeople in BusinessRecruitingMotivating staffLegislationOperations ManagementProduction methodsCustomer serviceUnit 2 Growing as a BusinessThe Business OrganisationExpanding a businessChoosing the legal structureChanging aims and objectivesChoosing the best locationMarketingProductPricePromotionPlaceFinanceFinance for large businessesProfit and loss accountsBalance sheetsPeople in BusinessOrganisational structureRecruitment and retention of staffOperations ManagementProduction methodsChallenges of growthQuality assurance
3 Examination Structure Unit 1 Setting up a BusinessWritten Paper (1 hour) marks / 40%Unit 2 Growing as a BusinessWritten Paper (1 hour) 60 marks / 35%Unit 3 Investigating BusinessesControlled Assessment 40 marks / 25%
4 Results AQA GCSE Grades A*/A = 52 % 79.5% A*-B grades B = 27.5% 22 students studying AS Business Studies
5 Skills Decision making skills Problem solving ICT skills Numeracy skillsWorking with others
6 Requirements No previous knowledge needed Hard work Commitment Interest
7 Future? Study of the subject at AS/A level Business/Accounts courses at universityJobs in industry, banking and finance, marketing, management, teaching.Even if you are going to be a Vet, Doctor, Lawyer etc some business knowledge is useful as many of these professionals set up their own practices ie their own businesses.
8 Leading to… Degree Course/FE Course/Apprenticeship University Business ManagementQUBCommunication with CounsellingULSTERComputer Information TechnologyEnvironmental HealthActuarial Science and Risk ManagementLawEvents ManagementLiverpool John MooresFood Design and NutritionCAFRE: Loughry CollegeComputing TechnologyInternational Politics and Conflict StudiesTeacher TrainingSt Mary's University CollegeArt and DesignFood Business ManagementMarketingHND BusinessBelfast Met.