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Course: BTEC Business

Unit 1: Exploring Business Purposes

 

Week

Aim & Content

Methods of learning

Resources

What Learners Do

What Teacher does

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1

 

Induction lesson and introduction to business

- the aims/content of the 

  course

- business simulation games

- group presentations

- Gorgeous Gateaux Game

Students will work in groups to make business decisions and plot the effects of those changes

 

They will use ICT to research businesses and present their findings.

 

Visit groups; respond to questions and prompt discussions.

 

 

 

Suggest ideas and content.

 

A2 display paper, coloured pens, graph paper

 

Computers

Newspapers

 

Week 2

 

Production of display work on businesses using magazine article and newspaper cuttings

 

 

Types of business ownership: Sole trader, partnership, public & private limited companies

 

Produce business collage

 

 

 

Make notes on ownership

 

Give support and guidance

 

 

 

Explanations and board work.

Answer questions

 

Paper

Pens

Map

Glue

Newspapers

Magazines

 

Week 3 - 4

Group visit to local shopping precinct to research the types of shops in the locality.

 

 

Different business sizes and how they are measured

 

 

 

 

 

Scale of Business ownership:

Local, regional, national etc

Make notes on different types of businesses.  Produce a map of locations

 

Make notes on theory

Research different business sizes

Relate the theory to their visit

 

Make notes on different types of markets used by businesses

Give support and guidance. Organise letters and permissions slips

 

 

 

Suggest ideas

 

 

Support and guidance

 

Encourage students to apply the theory to the businesses they have researched

Evidence of research

 

 

 

 

 

Computers

 

 

 

 

Evidence of research

Week 5 - 6

 

Understanding the classification of business activities: primary, secondary and tertiary.

 

Investigate the growth/decline of each sector.

 

Make notes on the different classifications.

 

Research the differences in each sector

 

Completion of Tasks 2 & 3

 

Offer assistance and guidance

 

 

Make suggestions and illicit responses

 

 

Text books

Newspapers

Internet

 

 

 

Task sheet

Week 7 - 8

 

To achieve an understanding of business aims and objectives

 

Explanation of SMART targets

 

Research a variety of mission and vision statements

 

Identify how successful each business has been in achieving their statements

 

Research the different aims that businesses might adopt

 

Do a presentation for the group on a selected business

 

Offer assistance and guidance

 

 

Suggest ideas and content

 

Text Books

 

Newspapers

 

Internet

 

Handouts

 

 

 

Watch episodes of Dragon’s Den

Week 9

 

To support the students in the completion of the second merit criteria

 

Use the task sheet to identify the requirements of the criteria

 

Offer support and guidance

 

Suggest ideas and content

 

 

Task sheet

 

Internet

10

Understanding how and why firms use functional areas

 

Identify the roles of different functional areas

 

Understand the importance of working together

 

Discuss the different roles and tasks carried out by businesses.

 

Relate these to different types of businesses. Draw out links between various different functions.

 

Completion of Task 5 (P4)

 

 

Teacher led discussion about functional departments

 

 

Facilitate discussion and highlight importance

 

 

 

Worksheet

 

 

 

 

Text Books

 

 

Worksheet

11 - 12

    Completion of the task sheets for the Distinction criteria.

 

Finishing off various activities

 

Need to research facts and figures for their individual companies

 

 

Assists and advises students with their research

Explains how to write a business report

 

 

Computers

Newspapers

News articles

 

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