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19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

Business Studies

What is Business Studies for at Meridian High School?

Business Studies is a KS4 subject that we aim to offer from Year 9 onwards. 

Why does Business Studies as a subject matter?

Business Studies as a subject is important as all skills, knowledge and understanding developed by students whilst studying this subject impact on their academic and working future. 

What does Business Studies help young people to achieve?

Students understand the topic of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students will develop an understanding of spotting a business opportunity. Students will know how to put a business idea into practice. Students will develop skills in making the business effective. Students will understand external influences on business.

Whilst studying Business Studies students will learn how to growing the business. How and why businesses make marketing decisions. Students will understand operational decisions. Students will know the financial decisions businesses have to make. Students will also learn the topic making human resource decisions

Students who undertake Business Studies as an option will prepared to face their future with the skills, ambition, passion and confidence needed. 


Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • How new business ideas come about
  • The role of business enterprise and the purpose of business activity
  • The role of entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Identifying and understanding customer needs
  • The purpose of market research
  • Understanding the competitive environment
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Business revenues, cost and profits
  • Interpretation of break even diagrams

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Making the business effective
  • The options for start-up and small businesses
  • The concept of limited liability
  • The types of business ownership for start-ups
  • The option of starting up and running a franchise operation
  • Factors influencing business location
  • The marketing mix
  • The role and importance of a business plan
  • Business stakeholders
  • Technology and business
  • Legislation and business
  • External influences
  • Business growth
  • Business and globalisation
  • Ethics, the environment and business

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Product life cycle
  • Branding and differentiation
  • Building a successful marketing mix
  • Meeting customer needs
  • Managing stock and quality
  • Design and research development
  • Effective customer service
  • Meeting consumer protection laws
  • Effective financial Management. How to improve cash flow
  • How to improve profit
  • Break-even charts and break-even analysis
  • Financing growth
  • Effective people management
  • Motivation theory
  • Communication
  • Remuneration
  • The wider world affecting business
  • Economic issues affecting international trade

Qualification title:

Edexcel GCSE Business Studies (2BS01) - Year 11

Edexcel GCSE Business (1BS0) - Year 9 & 10

Additional learning resources:

  • BBC news app on mobile phone
  • Watch Newsnight at least once a week
  • Watch the Apprentice
  • A-Z Business Studies

 

In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link:

 

MHS Knowledge Organisers