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Key Stage 4 Business

GCSE

Year 10 - From September 2017 we will be teaching the new OCR Business (9-1) - Spec Code J204

Year 11 - Final group to take the AQA BACS Course Summer 2018 (details below)

 


Course title - AQA GCSE in Business and Communication Systems - Specification code 4130 - Units 8,9 and 10

Content and topics studied:

Unit 8

ICT Systems in Business

1. Administration
This section introduces students to the importance of administration and how it supports the main functions of a business from its initial setting up to ensuring its continued survival and growth when faced with increasing competition.

2. Human Resources
This section introduces students to the importance of people in helping businesses achieve their objectives. In particular the importance of recruiting, retaining and rewarding staff, and providing a safe working environment.

3. Communication
This section provides students with an understanding of the structure and importance of communication systems in meeting the aims and objectives of business.

Unit 9

Using ICT in Business

This unit introduces Students to a range of software applications used to support each function of a business. It helps Students to understand how a business can use software to capture, store, retrieve and analyse data so as to meet its requirements.

Unit 10

Investigating ICT in Business

This unit is a controlled assessment and assesses the subject content in Unit 9 Using ICT in Business. The work must be each candidate’s own individual response, produced under controlled conditions.

Task Setting

All controlled assessment tasks will be set by AQA. Tasks will be replaced each year and will only be available for one assessment opportunity. AQA will provide schools with pre-released material. This will require students to undertake an investigation into the use of ICT in business and a practical exercise.