274 SHP BTEC Unit 1 Exploring Business Activity by m1eZfPmJ

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DEPARTMENT                      Business Education       Planned by..         SHP
YEAR AND GROUP                  Yr 12 AS BTEC            TIME:                40 lessons
RATIONALE/CONTEXT/STRAND OF     BTEC National Award in Business – Unit 1 Exploring Business Activity
SPECIFICATION/SYLLABUS

KEYASSESSMENT TASKS             Coursework portfolio tasks                                     Week in which the
                                                                                               assessment will take
                                                                                               place.
                                                                                                          27/02/09
CROSS-CURRICULUM DIMENSIONS     N/A
at Key Stage 3



CONTRIBUTION TO CITIZENSHIP,    Students will learn how to identify and analyse the factors that affect the success
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL          of businesses; people, competition, and Governments. This understanding can easily
WELL-BEING, PERSONAL WELL-      be transferred when they analyse the changes that affect them, their families and
BEING at Key Stage 3            friends, their education and career choices.
HEALTH AND SAFETY (Science,     N/A
Technology, PE, ICT and Art)

LEVEL or GRADE RANGE            Pass, Merit, Distinction
e.g. levels 5-6, grades A*-G



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Learning Objectives            Learning Activities             Learning outcomes -          Assessment/   Using language
                               Including resources             including all learners       Home work     across the
                                                               (All/most/some)                            curriculum/using
                                                                                                          information and
                                                                                                          communication
                                                                                                          technology
                                                                                                          across the
                                                                                                          curriculum
Understand the different       3 lessons                       Describe the activities of   Task 1        A1 – 5
types of business activities                                   different businesses,                      B1 - 5
                               Discuss students’               Explain the activities of
                               experiences of business         different businesses,
                               activities as consumers,        Evaluate the activities of
                               employees and members of        different businesses.
                               community,
                               Posters,
                               Investigate local businesses,
                               Report,
                               Questions,
                               Case study materials




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Understand the different      3 lessons                       Describe the ownership of    Task 1   A1 – 5
types of business ownership                                   different businesses,                 B1 – 5
                              Discuss students’               Explain the ownership of
                              experiences of business         different businesses,
                              activities as consumers,        Evaluate the ownership of
                              employees and members of        different businesses.
                              community,
                              Posters,
                              Investigate local businesses,
                              Report,
                              Questions,
                              Case study materials
Know the key stakeholders     3 lessons                       Describe how the different   Task 2   A1 – 5
of businesses                                                 stakeholders can affect               B1 – 5
                              Investigate local businesses,   different businesses,
                              Presentation,                   Explain how different
                              Questions,                      stakeholders can affect
                              Case study materials            different businesses,
                                                              Explain how different
                                                              stakeholders can influence
                                                              the strategic planning of
                                                              different businesses.




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Know how to strategically     4 lessons                 Describe the process actual     Task 3   A1 – 5
plan a business                                         businesses use to analyse                B1 – 5
                              Analysis of current       the market, set aims, set
                              examples,                 objectives, and develop
                              Questions on key terms,   strategies,
                              Case study materials      Analyse the process actual
                                                        businesses use to analyse
                                                        the market, set aims, set
                                                        objectives, and develop
                                                        strategies,
                                                        Evaluate the process actual
                                                        businesses use to analyse
                                                        the market, set aims, set
                                                        objectives, and develop
                                                        strategies.
Understand public and         2 lessons                 Describe the strategies         Task 3   A1 – 5
voluntary sector strategies                             public and voluntary sector              B1 – 5
                              Analysis of current       businesses use to achieve
                              examples,                 their aims,
                              Questions on key terms,   Explain the strategies public
                              Case study materials      and voluntary sector
                                                        businesses use to achieve
                                                        their aims,
                                                        Evaluate the strategies
                                                        public and voluntary sector
                                                        businesses use to achieve
                                                        their aims.




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Understand private sector   2 lessons                       Describe the strategies        Task 3   A1 – 5
strategies                                                  private sector businesses               B1 – 5
                            Analysis of current             use to achieve their aims,
                            examples,                       Explain the strategies
                            Questions on key terms,         private sector businesses
                            Case study materials            use to achieve their aims,
                                                            Analyse the strategies
                                                            private sector businesses
                                                            use to achieve their aims.
Know how to measure         2 lessons                       Describe the different         Task 3   A1 – 5
business growth                                             methods businesses can use              B1 – 5
                            Analysis of current             to measure growth,
                            examples,                       Analyse the different
                            Questions on key terms,         methods businesses can use
                            Case study materials            to measure growth,
                                                            Evaluate the different
                                                            methods businesses can use
                                                            to measure growth.
Understand the functional   3 lessons                       Describe the functional        Task 4   A1 – 5
areas within businesses                                     areas of different                      B1 – 5
                            Investigate local businesses,   businesses and explain how
                            Diagram and written             they inter-relate,
                            explanation,                    Explain at least two factors
                            Questions,                      that affect the functional
                            Case study materials            areas of different
                                                            businesses,
                            Influencing factors = size,     Compare the factors that
                            business environment,           affect the functional areas
                            strategic plans                 of different businesses.


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Understand the structure    3 lessons                       Describe the structure and     Task 4   A1 – 5
and purpose of                                              purpose of the organisation             B1 – 5
organisational structures   Investigate local businesses,   structures of different
                            Diagram and written             businesses,
                            explanation,                    Explain at least two factors
                            Questions,                      that affect the organisation
                            Case study materials            structures of different
                                                            businesses,
                            Influencing factors = size,     Compare the factors that
                            business environment,           affect the organisation
                            strategic plans                 structures of different
                                                            businesses.
Know how external factors   5 lessons                       Describe how at least three    Task 5   A1 – 5
affect businesses                                           external factors have                   B1 – 5
                            Analysis of current             affected two different
                            examples,                       businesses,
                            Questions,                      Analyse how at least three
                            Case study materials,           external factors have
                            Investigate local businesses,   affected two different
                            Report or presentation          businesses,
                                                            Evaluate the effects three
                                                            external factors could have
                                                            on two different businesses
                                                            in the future.
                            5 lessons for CW




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                                  Unit 1 – Exploring Business Activity – Assessment Sheet

Task 1                                                                             Student Assessment   Teacher Assessment
P1 describe the type of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting
organisations
Task 2                                                                             Student Assessment   Teacher Assessment
P2 describe the different stakeholders who influence the purpose of two
contrasting organisations
M1 explain the points of view from different stakeholders seeking to influence
the strategic aims and objectives of two contrasting organisations
Task 3                                                                             Student Assessment   Teacher Assessment
P3 outline the rationale of the strategic aims and objectives of two
contrasting organisations
Task 4                                                                             Student Assessment   Teacher Assessment
P4 describe the functional activities, and their interdependencies in two
contrasting organisations
M2 compare the factors which influence the development of the internal
structures and functional activities of two contrasting organisations
Task 5                                                                             Student Assessment   Teacher Assessment
P5 describe how three external factors are impacting upon the business
activities of the selected organisations and their stakeholders.
M3 analyse how external factors have impacted on the two contrasting
organisations.
D1 evaluate how external factors, over a specified future period, may impact
on the business activities, strategy, internal structures, functional activities
and stakeholders of a specified organisation.




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                           Unit 1 – Exploring Business Activity – Assessment Sheet



Student name: __________________________________ Student signature: __________________________________

Date: __________________                           Teacher signature: ___________________________________




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Use of language across the curriculum


A1 In writing, pupils should be taught to use correct spelling and punctuation and follow grammatical conventions. They should be taught to organise their
writing in logical and coherent forms.

A2 In speaking, pupils should be taught to use language precisely and cogently.

A3 Pupils should be taught to listen to others, and to respond and build on their ideas and views constructively.

A4 In reading, pupils should be taught strategies to help them read with understanding, to locate and use information, to follow a process or argument
and summarise, and to synthesise and adapt what they learn from their reading.

A5 Pupils should be taught the technical and specialist vocabulary of subjects and how to use and spell these words.




Use of ICT across the curriculum

B1 Pupils should Pupils should be given opportunities to apply and develop their ICT capability through the use of ICT tools to support their learning in all
subjects.

Pupils should be given opportunities to support their work by being taught to:

B2 find things out from a variety of sources, selecting and synthesising the information to meet their needs and developing an ability to question its
accuracy, bias and plausibility

B3 develop their ideas using ICT tools to amend and refine their work and enhance its quality and accuracy

B4 exchange and share information, both directly and through electronic media

B5 review, modify and evaluate their work, reflecting critically on its quality, as it progresses




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