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The Meridian School • Garden Walk • Royston • Hertfordshire • SG8 7JH

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Key Stage 3
Year 9
All students can opt to study Business Studies. The course aims to lay the foundation for those who wish to study the subject at GCSE., but also give students an insight into the business world. Students follow a varied curriculum that looks at the following subject areas.

  • Business Types
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

Students undertake a number of practical tasks as they cover the areas of study such as producing a marketing strategy for a new chocolate bar, developing an Eco Bag project for Charity and a Dragons Den Project.
Students can opt to take Business at Key stage 4
Key stage 4
OCR Cambridge National – Marketing and Enterprise
Term 1

  • Customer and Market Segmentation and the benefits
  • Market Research – Primary and Secondary
  • Customer feedback techniques
  • Cost of producing the product or service
  • Revenue generated by sales of the product or service

Term 2

  • Break Even
  • Profit Levels
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Extension Strategies
  • Product differentiation
  • Impact of external Factors on product development

Term 3

  • Factors to consider when pricing a product
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Advertising methods
  • Sales Promotions
  • Customer Service


GCSE Edexcel Applied Business

Term 1

  • Stakeholders
  • Why are customers important?
  • The power of customers
  • The needs of different customers
  • Employees – their rights and responsibilities

Term 2

  • Types of financial documents
  • Importance of financial documents
  • Computerised accounting systems
  • Types of cash and non-cash payment methods
  • Sources of revenue and costs
  • Profit and loss account
  • Terminology in financial statements
  • Balance sheet


Term 3

  • Profitability ratios
  • Liquidity ratios
  • Importance of financial statements to stakeholders
  • Past Papers/Revision


AQA Business and Communication Systems

Term 1
Controlled Assessment 25% - Promoting 5 a day

  • Rolling Display
  • Competition
  • Web design
  • Annotations

Term 2

  • Selection and Use of Appropriate Software for Business Purposes
  • Using Appropriate Software: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Graphics, Presentations, Web authoring
  • The Business Environment
  • Business Administration
  • Workplace Organisation
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • ICT Data Systems in Business
  • Security of Data
  • Recruitment and Selection of Staff
  • Training
  • Rewarding Staff
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Term 3

  • The Purpose of Communication
  • Communication Systems
  • The Importance of ICT in Business Communications
  • The Internet and E-Commerce
  • Past Papers/Revision




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