Business Studies

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Year 8 Finance Level 1
Course title: Lessons In Financial Education LiFE Level 1
Examination Specification: LIBF

• What is money?
• What is income?
• How do we calculate income?
• Sources of money
• Where can we store money?
• How do bank accounts work?
• What is spending?
• What is budgeting?
• How can we save money?
• What is selling?
• What is borrowing?
• How do we borrow sensibly?
• What is insurance?
• How do we keep our money safe?

Year 9 Business

Course Title: AQA GCSE Business 8132


Unit 1
• Purpose and Nature of Businesses
• Ownership types
• Aims and Objectives
• Stakeholders
• Business Location
• Business Planning
• Expanding a business

Year 10 Business
Course Title: AQA GCSE Business 8132

Unit 2
• Influences on business
• Technology influences
• Economic influences
• Legal influences
• Social influences
• Ethical influences
• Economic environment
Unit 4
• Organisational structures
• Recruitment and selection
• Motivation
• Training

Year 11 Business

Course Title: AQA GCSE Business 8132

Unit 3
• Production processes
• The role of procurement
• Quality
• Customer service

Unit 5
• Identifying and understanding customers
• Segmentation
• Market research
• Marketing Mix

Unit 6
• Sources of finance
• Cash flow
• Financial terms and calculations
• Analysing financial performance

Year 12 Business

Course title: AQA GCE A Level Business 7132


Unit 1
• The purpose and nature of business
• Business forms
• External environment

Unit 2
• Understanding management, leadership and decision making
• Management decision making
• Stakeholder and their influence

Unit 3
• Setting Marketing objectives
• Understanding markets and customers
• Marketing decisions (STP)
• Marketing mix

Unit 4
• Setting Operational objectives
• Analysing operational performance
• Making operational decisions to improve efficiency and productivity
• Making operational decisions to improve quality
• Making operational decisions to improve inventory and supply chains

Unit 5
• Setting Financial objectives
• Analysing financial performance
• Sources of finance
• Cash flow and profits

Year 13 Business
Course title: AQA GCE A Level Business 7132

Unit 7
• Mission statements, Corporate strategy and objectives
• Internal position of a business SWOT
• Internal position of a business ratio analysis
• External position of a business (Legal, Economic, Political, Technological, Social Competitive environment)
• Analysing strategic options (Investment appraisal)

Unit 8
• Strategic decision: which markets to compete in
• Strategic positioning: how to compete

Unit 9
• Assessing a change in scale
• Assessing innovation
• Assessing internationalisation
• Assessing greater use of digital technology

Unit 10
• Managing change
• Managing organisational culture
• Managing strategic implementation
• Problems with strategies and why they fail

Year 12 Finance
Course title: LIBF Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)


Unit 1
• The value and purposes of money
• Personal life cycle and the impact of external influences
• Features of different types of financial services product
• Key stakeholders in financial services provision
• Characteristics of financial products for managing money
• Managing finance in the short term and the impact of poor decision making
• Impact of legislation and regulations on earnings
• Key features of income tax and National Insurance
• Individual’s financial needs through the various life stages

Unit 2
• Influence of values, needs, wants and aspirations on financial decision making
• Budgeting for future aspirations and life events
• Planning for medium- and long-term financial needs
• Features of risks and rewards in managing personal finances
• Features of different types of financial services product
• Informed financial choices in the selection of financial services products
• When, where and how an individual can get financial help and advice

Year 13 Finance
Course title: LIBF Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)

Unit 3
• Importance of financial sustainability for individuals and the measures in place to support an individual’s sustainability
• Key external financial factors influencing financial performance and the resulting effect on the consumer
• Monitoring personal budgets and adapt plans in response to changes in circumstances
• Personal implications of debt and borrowing solutions for individuals in different circumstances and from different cultures
• Impact of global events, developments and ethical considerations upon the financial services industry and ultimately the consumer
• Impact on the consumer of changes that have occurred in the financial services
industry in recent years

Unit 4
• How financial services providers work and the competitive environment in which they operate
• Importance of sustainability for financial services providers and systems
• Influences of external factors upon financial services providers and the impact on the products and services they provide
• Effectiveness of marketing materials produced by financial services providers
• Approaches used by financial services providers to attract, retain and satisfy consumers
• Market segmentation and product development



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