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19/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/02/18

Retweetd From Charlie Comerford

Amazing week teaching and learning in with - such incredible students and staff https://t.co/lqnIs9kXwN

15/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - flight is on time and should be landing in approximately 1hour45mins.

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Absolutely fantastic day in Ugrachandi Boarding School looking at world hunger and how we can work collaboratively to resolve this. Kids have been brilliant today in evaluating strategies https://t.co/S1PMTa86Re

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Great session today learning about democracy and thinking critically! https://t.co/rFEgURFTPE

14/02/18

Barcelona https://t.co/MAjmpWQntY

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students at La Sagrada Familia https://t.co/5jbersyFB6

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 Students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/bIWrqiWqte

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/ATIGeDleao

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - The view from Castell de Montjuic after a hike to the top and the sun is shining! https://t.co/wDrUJrPcfe

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - year 9's at the Olympic stadium https://t.co/sPCmaseSHs

12/02/18

Flight was on time and students have arrived in Barcelona safely.

12/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great work by the Yr9/10 Sports leaders today at the KS1 multi skills festival. https://t.co/YPfixNlYWm

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the U14 boys rugby team who finished as joint winners in the project tournament today despite being 1/2 years younger than the Rest of the teams. https://t.co/6ecqQOUwXD

08/02/18

The February edition of our newsletter is now available on our site at https://t.co/sDlLuRmOvE https://t.co/LlDVbOdtoQ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Superb performance by the ever improving Yr10 handball team tonight against a strong side. https://t.co/VqSofoijPC

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Nice move by Zealinjo in today’s Yr10 handball game. https://t.co/nJHq2zUKJB

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

So close from the U16 girls football team tonight in their league fixture against coloma. https://t.co/CREe4XPHeu

06/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the karting team on winning their local heat and qualifying for the SE England final in April! https://t.co/NmtnC4VRh9

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Business Studies

Year 9 overview

 
Overview Autumn Term:
In Year 9 students begin their Business Studies experience developing their knowledge and building a foundation of key business terms. Students embark on a six week course of creating their own business (market stall) and creating a key USP. In order to allow them to sell their products at the Harris Market run at the end of the half term. Over the course of the first half term they learn the key skills which help them in their second half term where they learn about business structures and setting up a business.
 
Overview Spring Term:
In the spring term students build upon their knowledge of business structures and look at how marketing works in a new business. They develop this by analysing how different marketing strategies support a new business and its products. Students will also learn the fundamentals of finance within a start-up business, analysing basic profit and loss accounts and identifying different sources of finance.
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the summer term students look to develop their knowledge of how production and recruitment operates in a start-up business, identifying the key aspects of the employment process and basic production methods.
 

Assessments:

End of Unit Exams (25 minutes)
Short Answer and long answer questions, from stating definitions to Analysis of business strategies.
 

Homework:

  • Case Study based questions.
  • Glossary (keyword) building.
  • Research and article annotations.
 

Events and Trips:

  • Business Market Stall Challenge
  • Coca-cola Challenge
  • Juiceburst Enterprise
 

Other resources:

Websites:
BBC.bitesize
BBC.news.com
Skynews.com
Forbes.com
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The economist
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc
@hcacp

Year 10 overview

 
Overview Autumn Term:
In Year 10 students look to build on the experiences and knowledge they learnt in year 9 by developing their own business events management company, looking at the core fundamentals of running events and marketing a business. In the second half term students begin to look in detail at how to grow a business and the reasons behind both internal and external growth.
 
Overview Spring Term:
In the Spring term students take a detailed look at the different marketing strategies utilized by firms looking to grow and expand their businesses. They begin to look at pricing strategies and source of finance which assist growth. Further to this they analyse different accounting structure for limited companies and how to structure and report financial figures.
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the Spring term students take a detailed look at the different marketing strategies utilized by firms looking to grow and expand their businesses. They begin to look at pricing strategies and source of finance which assist growth. Further to this they analyse different accounting structure for limited companies and how to structure and report financial figures.
 

Assessments:

End of Unit Exams (25 minutes)
Short Answer and long answer questions, from stating definitions to Analysis of business strategies.
Project based coursework (NCFE Level 2 Business and Enterprise)

Homework:

  • Case Study based questions.
  • Glossary (keyword) building.
  • Research and article annotations.
 

Events and Trips:

  • Business Events Management
  • Controlled Assessment local business research and interview
  • Coca-cola Challenge
  • Juiceburst Enterprise
 

Other resources:

Websites:
BBC.bitesize
BBC.news.com
Skynews.com
Forbes.com
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The economist
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Controlled Assessment local business research and interview.
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
@hcacp

Year 11 overview

 
Overview Autumn Term:
In the Autumn term students begin Year 11 by looking at recruitment, selection and leadership styles in business. The students take detailed looks at different business leaders and analyse suitability for management of different styles in regards to business’ maturity. Students also complete a recap of finance where they complete the final coursework based unit of the NCFE Level 2 Business and Enterprise qualification.
 
Overview Spring Term:
In the spring term students complete their business understanding by developing their understanding of production and economies of scale within in growing businesses. In this term students take a profound look at how to maximise productivity and efficiency. In Spring two students also complete 3 written external examinations for the Level 2 NCFE Business and Enterprise qualification, all of which are 1 hour in length, these are focuses around Marketing.
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the summer term of Year 11 students recap the knowledge which they have developed over the previous year and look to at exam technique in relation to their 2 examination papers at the end of the year.
 

Assessments:

75% External written Assessment (2 papers made up of short, medium and long answer, 1 hour each).
25% Controlled Assessment (3 hour Written Report completed in year 10).
Coursework based unit on Finance.
External Examination 3 I hour papers on Marketing.

Homework:

  • Case Study based questions.
  • Glossary (keyword) building.
  • Research and article annotations.
 

Events and Trips:

  • Business outreach meet
  • Controlled Assessment local business research and interview
  • Business Speed Interviews
  • Enterprise speakers
 

Other useful resources that may help to support your child with their learning:

Websites:
BBC.bitesize
BBC.news.com
Sky.news.com
Forbes.com
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The economist
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Controlled Assessment local business research and interview
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
@hcacp

Year 12 overview

 
Overview Autumn Term:
In year 12 students look at specific concepts as stated below:
  • Stakeholder
  • Business Ownership
  • Public and Private Sectors.
 
In the Cambridge technical pupils look at the below specific concepts:
  • Marketing
  • Business Ownership
 
Overview Spring Term:
In the spring term students look at specific concepts as stated below:
  • Marketing
  • Managing a business and Data
In the Cambridge technical pupils look at the below specific concepts:
  • Business Structures
  • Developing Marketing
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the Summer term the A Level students further develop their business ownership and structure knowledge, while beginning their exam revision content and examination skills.
 
The Cambridge technical students being to look in more detail at planning business events and the requirements which they must follow in order to plan their own events.
 

Assessments:

Linear Assessment
100% Examination (3 exam)
3 exams, mixture of short, medium and long answer questions. One exam paper pre-release.
 

Homework:

Essay based questions.
Pre-release articles.
Article research and annotations.
 

Events and Trips:

Business outreach meet
Enterprise speakers
Canary Wharf Law firm
Exam Board Conference
 

Other resources:

Websites:
BBC.bitesize
BBC.news.com
Skynews.com
Forbes.com
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The economist
The Business Advisor
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Enterprise speakers
Canary Wharf Law firm
Exam Board Conference
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
@hcacp
 

Year 13 overview

 
Overview Autumn Term:

In year 13 students look at specific concepts as stated below:

  • Mission, corporate objectives and strategy.
  • Analysing the internal and external environment of a business.
  • Managing Strategic Change.
In the Cambridge technical pupils look at the below specific concepts:
  • Customer Service
  • Event management
 
Overview Spring Term:
In the spring term students look at specific concepts as stated below:
  • Strategic direction
  • Managing Strategic implementation
In the Cambridge technical pupils look at the below specific concepts:
  • Business Structures
  • Developing Marketing
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the Summer term the A Level students further develop their business ownership and structure knowledge, while beginning their exam revision content and examination skills.
 
The Cambridge technical students being to look in more detail at planning business events and the requirements which they must follow in order to plan their own events.
 

Assessments:

Linear Assessment
100% Examination (3 exam)
3 exams, mixture of short, medium and long answer questions. One exam paper pre-release.
 

Homework:

  • Essay based questions.
  • Pre-release articles.
  • Article research and annotations.
 

Events and Trips:

  • Business outreach meet
  • Enterprise speakers
  • Exam Board Conference
 

Other resources:

Websites:
BBC.bitesize
BBC.news.com
Skynews.com
Forbes.com
beebusinessbee.co.uk
Tutor2u.com
tutor2u.net/business
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The economist
The Business Advisor
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Enterprise speakers
Canary Wharf Law firm
Exam Board Conference
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
@hcacp
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