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20/11/19

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/fXs9PItlEv

19/11/19

- According to in 2016, there were 4,287 male suicides in the UK, accounting for 76% of all suicide. https://t.co/LheVtNsA1M

18/11/19

. According to 5 people are killed on UK roads everyday and more than 60 seriously injured. https://t.co/2ICdllMaTo

17/11/19

Final update! The students have returned school safe and sound albeit a little tired! Plenty of rest needed ready for school tomorrow! A huge thank you to Miss Ledingham and Mr Kett

17/11/19

update: The students and staff are on their way home! ETA 1pm depending on traffic!

17/11/19

update: Students are up, mini bus loaded and we are squeezing in some more maths revision before returning to school. Students will text ETA to parents.

16/11/19

update: Everything about this photo shows the resilience and determination of our wonderful students. at its very best! Overcoming fears, pushing themselves mentally and physically well done Year 11! https://t.co/8WDKu9to0m

16/11/19

update well done Jack, Joe and Bobby winners of this evening’s quiz!

16/11/19

update! The students have had a great action packed day and are resting before dinner

16/11/19

Go Jack! First one on the zip wire!! https://t.co/oPuIGT0LrB

16/11/19

update! The students are helping each other get ready to zip wire!! They are being so brave! https://t.co/lEhNuI6T8F

16/11/19

update problem solving activities last night with an element of competition! https://t.co/8dv5bufnNa

16/11/19

update the students are busy in their workshop the level of concentration is impressive! https://t.co/83DbIlInUW

16/11/19

update! A sunny start to the morning and the students are looking forward to the zip wire later! https://t.co/OQFfvV6e2Y

16/11/19

update! Good morning from the Year 11s! Early start for a Saturday..breakfast done now into their first maths workshop of the day https://t.co/NSbs9w15MM

15/11/19

update.... after an evening of fun filled team building activities and pizza delivered by all students are in their rooms and ready for a good sleep before their day of maths and exciting activities!

15/11/19

Year 11 and their echo! The students are straight into activities! https://t.co/39RWEoOy3d

15/11/19

Year 11 update: The students have arrived safe and sound. Phone signal is limited however they are all singing along to Shania Twain so in good spirits!

15/11/19

And away they go! Year 11 are safely on route! https://t.co/eVy7JgMQqC

15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

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