Curriculum Intent

Preparing students for their life after Mossley Hollins. We aim to help students become creative, safe and whose actions online are in line with their offline character.   

Curriculum Spine

Y10We strive to make the link between how the curriculum links more directly students current and future lives.  To allow students to prepare for the experience of the world of work and the recruitment process.  To ensure that students develop a mastery of the need for staff to be well motivated and trained in order to be assets to a business. To develop a strong knowledge of business operations and the impact on business.
Y11To develop a real life experience of marketing; in order to be able to market their own products, independently and skilfully.  To have a thorough understanding of the financial implications on both individual people and businesses.

Course Content:

The GCSE in Business introduces you to the world of business, where you will look at what makes someone a successful business person and find out how to develop an idea or spot an opportunity and turn that into a successful business.

If you enjoy communicating and explaining your ideas, working with numbers to solve business problems, thinking creatively and making decisions then the GCSE in Business is the right subject for you!

The GCSE in Business is packed with plenty of exciting yet useful information that will broaden your horizons in preparation for your future career. Throughout the course, you will learn:

  • What makes someone a successful business person
  • How to develop an idea or spot an opportunity and turn that into a successful business
  • How businesses promote themselves and keep their customers happy

How businesses manage both their finances and the people who work for them

The written examinations include a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short-answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions. You may, for example, be given details of a business and asked a few questions based on that business or take an exam paper with multiple-choice and objective test questions based on the unit.

How you will learn:

As part of your course, you will be required to complete assignments and essays at home. You will also be expected to revise for exams at home and will have to prepare for assessed practical assignments.

Additional Information/Skills:

If you are interested in learning about how businesses are set up and what it is that makes someone a successful entrepreneur. This course will help you to understand all this and more.

In order to achieve a higher grade in this subject, you will need to have knowledge and understanding of most aspects of the course content and be able to apply this knowledge and understanding – using terms, concepts, theories and processes – to address problems and issues. You should also be able to select, organise and interpret information and show the ability to organise and communicate it in an accurate and logical manner.

The GCSE in Business can prepare you for further and higher education courses in this subject, such as AS/A2 Levels and BTEC and NVQ courses.

The GCSE course will develop your skills in communicating, creative thinking, decision making and problem solving. You will also become skilled in dealing with data and understanding finance.

This course is a fantastic foundation for developing skills that you can take with you into a wide range of careers. It aims to give you an understanding of the workings of businesses and can particularly help you in the following career paths:

  • Solicitor
  • Teacher
  • Administration roles
  • Finance roles
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Manager
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