Newtownhamilton High School 
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Newtownhamilton High School 
Every Child An Important Child 
Business Studies 

Business Studies at Newtownhamilton High School 

Business Studies is an exciting and enjoyable subject which prepares you to become an effective employee or indeed an entrepreneur. It will help you to appreciate how the world around you functions and how you can contribute to it. 
What will you study? 
Business Studies is a modular subject, so you will sit an exam at the end of Year 11 and a 2nd exam at the end of Year 12. 
Year 11 – Unit 1 (40%) 
• Creating a business 
• Marketing 
• Business Operations 
Year 12 – Unit 2 (40%) 
• Human Resources 
• Business Growth 
• Finance 
Year 12 – Unit 3 (Controlled Assessment) (20%) 
• Business Plan 
You will be examined by end of term tests (internally set by the class teacher) at Christmas in both year 11 and 12. You will also be given a variety of homeworks throughout the year. They may be written, oral, research or presentation. 
There are 2 external assessments - one will be taken at the end of Year 11 and is worth 40% and the other at the end of Year 12 and is worth 40%. You will also have to complete a controlled assessment which is worth 20%. 
All Year 11 and 12 pupils who opt for CCEA GCSE Business Studies study 4 periods per week in the Computer Suite with access to 24 computers. A range of active learning strategies are used in conjunction with online activities. 
Career Possibilities 
Business Studies is an excellent subject to follow as everyone will ultimately end up working in a business or some form of an organisation. A qualification in this subject opens doors for many different areas of employment. 
An enthusiastic Year 11 class were introduced to the subject of Business Studies through an auction. Through bidding for a variety of different products, under different conditions, pupils were introduced to the concepts of pricing, demand, supply, marketing and business ownership.  
Year 12 are currently working on their Controlled Assessment Task which is based on a mobile coffee shop. Pupils have been carrying out their own secondary research using textbooks, class notes and online sources. They have also designed a class questionnaire and carried out a survey on local coffee shops: - both mobile and permanent. They are currently analysing all of their research and findings to be able to give Michelle solid advice on setting up her new mobile business. 
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