Well done for your choice of subject! We are delighted you have chosen this course and hopefully you have chosen business as you have an interest in a subject which affects everyday lives. For example; COVID-19 and the impacts this has had on businesses, both short term and long term; new business trends for 2021 need to be understood for their impacts, such as the impact of more people working from home, increased automation, virtual interfaces, the move from global to local suppliers, sustainability, social media and the need for the younger generation to be part of something purposeful and meaningful. All of these are areas which we will explore within the course.
Remember: ‘You are either going to work for a business or own one’ – our course revolves around this statement.
We would like to receive the four tasks below via the following email please before 1 September 2021: email@example.com.
Please label your attachments (project) with your name.
If you need any further clarification on any of the tasks just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your tasks and hopefully, this will be the start of something great!
Please write a brief paragraph about yourself and why you are interested in business. Please share with us your ‘business’ experiences. Do you volunteer? Have a part time job? Or do you help in a family business? All experiences are valid and we would like you to share them with us.
Create a glossary of key terms.
There will be some key terms you should know for your Unit 1 exam in January 2022. These can be found in Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Business. We highly recommend that students purchase this book in advance of starting the course. We would like students to become especially familiar with the following key terms. Please give us a brief description of what you understand the term to mean. We will keep adding to this glossary throughout the course.
|Key Term||Description (Examples)|
|Primary business activity|
|Secondary business activity|
|Tertiary business activity|
|Private Sector of operation|
|Public Sector of operation|
|Third sector of operation|
|Private Limited Company (Ltd)|
|Public Limited Company (PLC)|
|State/government owned businesses|
|Charity/not for profit Organisations|
|Community Interest companies (CIC)|
|Aims and objectives|
|Functional areas within a business|
|Division of work|
|Span of control|
|Margin of safety|
These should give you plenty to think about. These terms will be integral in your understanding of business.
Research a fact file on a business of your choice.
It is good to understand businesses around you so that you have evidence within your coursework and examined units which covers all aspects of business. An understanding of businesses will help you contextualise your answers. You will be asked to provide a brief talk of your business in week 1/2 of the course so that the whole class can benefit from your research and discuss.
Can you pick either a multinational private sector business (for example Nike, Apple, Starbucks, Amazon, Netflix) OR a public sector business (for example NHS, HSDC, Network Rail) OR a Community Interest Company/Charity (see local examples such as clubs etc. too) and complete the following research.
Let us see what you can do, be creative and make your work look professional.
Create a fact file using any format to include the following:
Read one book or watch one film related to business and write a review which we will upload to our Google Classroom resources for other students to enjoy. Remember to give it a star rating out of 5!
Examples: The Founder (McDonald’s story) – book and film, The Big Short, The Fyre, Shoe dog (Nike story) etc.
Gather your resources.
Other good sources include; The Guardian, The FT, Tutor2U website and Reuters.
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