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20/10/17

All the teachers at Harris Academy South Norwood wish you all a very safe half term.

19/10/17

Yesterday saw over 200 students come to Harris South Norwood to explore their dream: be the first https://t.co/uwxYU3vNYB

18/10/17

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A 'healthy school' rating system that Ofsted would use should be compulsory, says Jamie Oliver https://t.co/wnPfGD0P4q

18/10/17

Lots of young people considering how to learn mandarin tonight https://t.co/DMvuCcdS1G

18/10/17

5 new planters designed & built by Mr Blake - will green our site even more https://t.co/n79YK7bqzM

18/10/17

Lovely to see so many visitors at our Sixth Form Open Evening https://t.co/0DaoYLfR9r https://t.co/gWkF0nb9ct

18/10/17

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Harris Sixth Form students working with to create innovative advertising campaigns https://t.co/EGCcStloHt

17/10/17

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Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

Netball season has got off to a great start. Y8 team beat Shirley 5-2 on Monday and the Y9 team beat Harris Crystal Palace 13-5 earlier. https://t.co/UmLWlPMeSb

17/10/17

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Inspiring whole staff email on the trials of challenge for all

17/10/17

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Our students taking part in the Harris in Harmony performance today at the ExCel centre. Well done. https://t.co/0fGqgmmCdJ

17/10/17

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17/10/17

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17/10/17

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Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Year 8 girls’ Netball team won 5-2 against Shirley High school last night

17/10/17

Mr Limb continues to share his teaching content in science https://t.co/MiX5jduMlj

17/10/17

Focusing on language and vocabulary. What we say can hurt or can inspire https://t.co/Vj9bW9nQcg

16/10/17

Y10s lost out to an excellent team. Couple of wonder tries by John-Kymani not enough in a 34-31 loss. Thanks for hosting us. https://t.co/DVUE9tYbBm

15/10/17

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15/10/17

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Business Studies

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Why study  GCSE  Business Studies?

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Would you like to set up you own business and be a  successful entrepreneur like Alan Sugar or Levis Roots?

Would you like to go and be a manager for a large business like John Lewis or M&S?

Have you got an interest in the news and how the government and their policies affect your life?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions then Business Studies is the GCSE for you! 

Course Outline

You will cover a range of topics in relation to both small businesses and large businesses including starting a small business or the different type of business organisations, finance, marketing, people and operational management.

These topics will be covered in lessons in preparation for the two examination.  The controlled assessment with be 5-8 hours of research based on the theory learnt in class followed by a three hour write up of these findings  under controlled conditions.  You will also develop a range of skills including presentation, communication, problem solving and leadership.

Assessment

Unit 1 - Starting a Small Business Examination 60 Marks 1 Hour Examination 40%
Unit 2 - Growing as a Business Examination 60 Marks 1 Hour 35%
Unit 3 - Investigating Business Control Assessment 40 Marks 25%

Required skills and attributes

You are required to be committed to your learning and your revision of the topics. You are required to work well in teams and have good communication and presentation skills.  Good numeracy and good literacy skills are required.

Future pathways

Business Studies GCSE can be useful for absolutely every job. Business Studies is particular relevant if you want work in the Human Resources, Marketing and Finance department of either a small or large business. It  is also relevant if you want to work as an accountant, stoke broker, recruitment consultant or be an entrepreneur and set up your own business.

Business Studies is useful if you want to  study Business Studies, Accounts or Economics A Level or Business BTEC at Level 3.

Useful page links

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business

www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies

www.samlearning.com