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Accounting National 5

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Preparing Financial Accounting Information

Outcome 1

You will:
Record straightforward financial accounting transactions to the trial balance stage by:
1.1 Collecting relevant accounting data from business documents that cover a range of transactions
1.2 Recording transactions in ledger accounts using double entry
1.3 Preparing a trial balance from available ledger account balances

Outcome 2

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of accounting concepts in the preparation of period-end adjustments by:
2.1 Explaining why businesses need to account for period-end adjustments
2.2 Calculating period-end adjustments from accounting data provided
2.3 Describing the effect of period-end adjustments on net profit and the balance sheet

Outcome 3

You will:
Prepare period-end financial accounting statements that show net profit and net worth by:
3.1 Selecting relevant information from a trial balance and period-end adjustments
3.2 Preparing a trading and profit and loss account and a balance sheet in accordance with standard accounting layouts

Preparing Management Accounting Information

Outcome 1

You will:
Describe management accounting concepts by:
1.1 Describing direct and indirect costs and classifying the elements of these costs
1.2 Describing fixed and variable costs and classifying them in order to aid break-even analysis
1.3 Defining a cash budget and outlining why it is prepared

Outcome 2

You will:
Prepare management accounting statements by:
2.1 Preparing accounting statements from a given range
2.2 Calculating break-even information
2.3 Preparing a cash budget from given data for a specified accounting period

Analyzing Accounting Information

Outcome 1

You will:
Use accounting information to aid decision making by:
1.1 Calculating and assessing the effect of a change in costs and selling price on break-even point and profit
1.2 Calculating and assessing the impact that a limiting factor has on profit maximisation
1.3 Interpreting a cash budget and outlining possible courses of action

Outcome 2

You will:
Record straightforward financial accounting transactions to the trial balance stage by:
1.1 Calculating accounting ratios that assess the profitability, liquidity and efficiency of an organisation
1.2 Recording transactions in ledger accounts using double entry
1.3 Comparing ratios based on given yardsticks of comparison to evaluate and report on the organisation’s performance

Admin & IT National 3

IT Solutions for Administrators

Outcome 1

You will:
Use basic spreadsheet functions by:
1.1 Editing a worksheet
1.2 Creating charts to present numerical data from the worksheet

Outcome 2

You will:
Use basic database functions by:
2.1 Populating a flat database
2.2 Editing data in a flat database

Outcome 3

You will:
Use basic word processing functions by:
3.1 Editing simple business documents
3.2 Formatting simple business documents

Communication in Administration

Outcome 1

You will:
Use technology to access information by:
1.1 Searching for web pages
1.2 Finding information on an internal network (intranet)

Outcome 2

You will:
Use basic functions of technology to prepare and communicate information by:
2.1 Creating a presentation that includes a range of text, formatting and graphics
2.2 Enhancing a business document using desktop publishing
2.3 E-mailing short simple messages

Administration in Action

Outcome 1

You will:
Work through a series of simple administration- and IT-based tasks given in a scenario by:
1.1 Entering a limited amount of simple data into a spreadsheet or database
1.2 Editing a simple business document with text, graphics and data from either the spreadsheet or the database
1.3 Creating a presentation that includes a range of text, formatting and graphics
1.4 Editing a given presentation by adding and formatting text and adding graphics
1.5 Sending an e-mail to multiple recipients, attaching completed documents

Admin & IT National 4

Added Value Unit - Administration and IT Assignment

Administrative Practices

Outcome 1

You will:
Provide an overview of administration in the workplace by:
1.1 Naming the main tasks, skills and qualities of an administrative assistant
1.2 Outlining the key features of good customer care
1.3 Outlining the key employee responsibilities in terms of health and safety
1.4 Outlining the key employee responsibilities in terms of the security of people, property and information

Outcome 2

You will:
Carry out administrative tasks in the context of organising and supporting small-scale events, according to a simple brief, by:
2.1 Carrying out straightforward planning tasks for the event
2.2 Editing documents to support the event
2.3 Carrying out follow-up activities

IT Solutions for Administrators

Outcome 1

You will:
Use functions of a spreadsheet in line with a given task by:
1.1 Editing a spreadsheet, applying simple formulae
1.2 Sorting data within the worksheet
1.3 Creating a simple chart from a specified range

Outcome 2

You will:
Use functions of a flat database in line with a given task by:
2.1 Populating a database, using forms
2.2 Editing a database
2.3 Manipulating information by searching and sorting
2.4 Creating a simple report

Outcome 3

You will:
Use functions of word processing in line with a given task by:
3.1 Creating and editing simple business documents, complying with the prescribed house style
3.2 Creating a simple table and sorting the data
3.3 Importing data into a simple business document

Communication in Administration

Outcome 1

You will:
Use technology to gather information in line with a simple brief by:
1.1 Searching for and extracting simple information from the internet
1.2 Searching for and extracting simple information using an internal network (intranet)

Outcome 2

You will:
Use functions of technology to prepare and communicate simple information in line with a simple brief by:
2.1 Using multimedia to create a simple presentation
2.2 Using desktop publishing to produce a simple document
2.3 Using an electronic method to communicate information

Added Value Unit - Administration and IT Assignment

Outcome 1

You will:
Organise and support a small-scale event to a given brief, making use of current or emerging equivalent technologies, by:
1.1 Preparing for a small-scale event, making use of appropriate technologies where necessary
1.2 Preparing simple documents to support the event, using standard templates and utilising functions of IT applications
1.3 Communicating using electronic methods, showing a basic awareness of the communication’s context, audience and purpose
1.4 Carrying out straightforward follow-up tasks, making use of appropriate technologies where necessary

Admin & IT National 5

Course Assessment (Assignment)

Administrative Practices

Outcome 1

You will:
Provide an account of administration in the workplace by:
1.1 Describing the tasks, skills and qualities of an administrative assistant
1.2 Describing the key features of good customer care in the context of administration
1.3 Describing the organisational responsibilities in terms of health and safety
1.4 Describing the key organisational responsibilities in terms of the security of people, property and information

Outcome 2

You will:
Interpret a given brief and carry out administrative tasks in the context of organising and supporting events by:
2.1 Carrying out planning tasks, taking account of the budget available
2.2 Preparing documents to support the event
2.2 Carrying out follow-up activities

IT Solutions for Administrators

Outcome 1

You will:
Use a spreadsheet application, to interpret a given brief by:
1.1 Creating, editing and applying advanced functions and formulae to a workbook
1.2 Creating a suitable chart

Outcome 2

You will:
Use advanced functions of a relational database to interpret a given brief by:
2.1 Populating a database, using forms
2.2 Editing a database
2.3 Manipulating information in a simple relational database
2.4 Presenting information in a report, to a professional standard

Outcome 3

You will:
Use advanced functions of word processing to interpret a given brief by:
3.1 Editing business documents, applying the house style
3.2 Creating and/or editing a table
3.3 Importing data from a spreadsheet and/or database dynamically into a business document
3.4 Merging appropriate data from a spreadsheet or database into a business document

Communication in Administration

Outcome 1

You will:
Use technology to extract information and be able to evaluate sources of information by:
1.1 Searching for and extracting/downloading relevant information to interpret a given brief
1.2 Outlining key features of reliable sources of information
1.3 Explaining the consequences of using unreliable internet sources of information

Outcome 2

You will:
Use advanced functions of technology to prepare and communicate information by interpreting a given brief, to convey a professional image by:
2.1 Using functions of multimedia applications to create a presentation
2.2 Using functions of desktop publishing to produce a document
2.3 Using electronic methods to communicate information

Art & Design National 3

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Expressive Activity 

Outcome 1

You will:
Describe artists’ work and the things that inspired it by:
1.1 Identifying how artists have used art materials equipment, techniques and/or technology in their work
1.2 Identifying the artists’ theme or stimuli
1.3 Expressing basic facts and personal opinions about the artists’ work

Outcome 2

You will:
Develop personal ideas for expressive art by:
2.1 Selecting, with some support, suitable stimuli for an expressive art activity
2.2 Selecting and using a variety of art materials, basic techniques and/or technology to represent their subject matter
2.3 Producing observational drawings and studies, showing a basic understanding of the subject matter and the visual elements
2.4 Developing compositions and expressive art work in 2D and/or 3D
2.5 Reflecting, with some support, on their expressive art work

Design Activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Identify the things that have inspired and influenced designers and their work by:
1.1 Identifying how designers use materials, basic techniques and/or technology in their work in a given design area
1.2 Identifying the things that have inspired these designers and the work that they produce
1.3 Expressing basic facts and personal opinions about the designers’ work

Outcome 2

You will:
Develop creative design work in response to a given design brief by:
2.1 Identifying the main requirements of the design brief
2.2 Collecting examples of designers’ work and producing simple investigative research for the design brief
2.3 Selecting and using a variety of design materials, basic techniques and/or technology in imaginative ways when developing their ideas
2.4 Reflecting, with some support, on their design work

Art & Design National 4

Added Value Unit - Practical activity

Expressive Activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Describe the things that have influenced and inspired artists and their work by:
1.1 Describing how artists have used art materials, techniques and/or technology in their work
1.2 Identifying the things that have inspired and influenced artists and their work
1.3 Expressing facts and personal opinions about the artists’ work.

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce creative ideas for expressive art work by:
2.1 Selecting suitable subject matter for an expressive art activity
2.2 Using a variety of art materials, techniques and/or technology creatively to represent the subject matter
2.3 Producing observational drawings and studies showing understanding of the subject matter and the visual elements
2.4 Developing compositions and ideas for expressive art in 2D and/or 3D formats
2.5 Using simple evaluation skills in the creative process when developing their expressive art work

Design Activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Describe the things that have inspired and influenced designers and their work by:
1.1 Describing how designers use design materials, techniques and/or technology in their work
1.2 Describing the things that have influenced these designers and the work they produce
1.3 Expressing facts and personal opinions about the designers’ work

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce creative design ideas and development work in response to a given design brief by:
2.1 Identifying the main design opportunities, issues and constraints in the brief
2.2 Producing relevant investigative studies and market research in response to the brief
2.3 Using design materials, techniques and/or technology in creative ways
2.4 Using simple evaluation skills in the creative process when developing their creative design ideas

Added Value Unit - Practical activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Produce a piece of expressive art in response to a theme or stimuli by:
1.1 Selecting, with some support, a straightforward development idea
1.2 Identifying and planning how to develop their expressive art work
1.3 Selecting and using art materials, techniques and/or technology creatively and imaginatively
1.4 Using the visual elements with some skill, and resolving straightforward visual problems
1.5 Reflecting on the visual qualities of their art work

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce a piece of design work in response to a design brief by:
2.1 Selecting, with some support, a straightforward development idea
2.2 Producing a simple plan for developing their design idea
2.3 Selecting and using design materials, techniques and/or technology creatively and imaginatively
2.4 Developing and refining their design idea and resolving simple design problems
2.5 Reflecting on the effectiveness of their design against the requirements of the brief

Art & Design National 5

Course Assessment (Portfolio, Question Paper)

Expressive Activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Analyse the factors influencing artists and art practice by:
1.1 Describing how artists use a range of art materials, techniques and/or technology in their work
1.2 Describing the impact of artists’ creative choices in a range of artists’ work
1.3 Analysing the impact of social and cultural influences on selected artists and their practic

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce creative development ideas for expressive artwork by:
2.1 Selecting suitable subject matter for an expressive activity
2.2 Producing analytical drawings, studies and investigative research to represent specific feature of the subjects
2.3 Using a selection of art materials, techniques and/or technology expressively
2.4 Developing selected visual elements and refining compositional ideas creatively in 2D and/or 3D
2.5 Using problem solving and evaluation skills when developing ideas for expressive artwork

Design Activity

Outcome 1

You will:
Analyse the factors influencing designers and design practice by:
1.1 Describing how designers use design materials, techniques and technology in their work
1.2 Describing the impact of the designers’ creative choices and design decisions
1.3 Analysing the impact of social and cultural influences on designers and their work

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce creative design ideas and development work for a design brief by
2.1 Identifying the design opportunities, issues and constraints in the brief
2.2 Producing a variety of relevant investigative and market research in response to the design brief
2.3 Using a variety of materials, techniques and/or technology for creative effect
2.4 Developing and refining experimental design ideas, taking account of the design brief requirements
2.5 Using design-based problem solving, planning and evaluation skills in the creative process

Biology National 3

Cell Biology

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Multicellular Organisms

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Life on Earth

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Biology National 4

Added Value Unit - Biology Assignment 

Cell Biology

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Multicellular Organisms

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Life on Earth

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Added Value Unit - Biology Assignment

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills and knowledge to investigate a topical issue in biology and its impact on society/the environment by:
1.1 Choosing, with justification, a relevant issue in biology
1.2 Researching the issue
1.3 Presenting appropriate information/data
1.4 Explaining the impact, in terms of the biology involved
1.5 Communicating the findings of the investigation

Biology National 5

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Cell Biology

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Multicellular Organisms

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Life on Earth

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation by:
1.1 Planning an experiment/practical investigation
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a biological issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Business National 3

Business in Action

Outcome 1

You will:
Research a small business and present the findings by:
1.1 Identifying key stakeholders in small businesses
1.2 Identifying the enterprising skills and personal attributes of the business owner(s)
1.3 Giving a brief description of how the business ensures it satisfies customers’ needs
1.4 Identifying sources of business financial support and/or advice
1.5 Outlining an advantage and a disadvantage of the type of business

Outcome 2

You will:
Apply an understanding of functional activities supporting small businesses by:
2.1 Outlining the ways in which the functional activities support a small business
2.2 Selecting and using ICT to produce information used by each of the functional activities of marketing, human resources, operations and finance

Influences on Business

Outcome 1

You will:
Give an overview of key stakeholders’ interests in small businesses by:
1.1 Identifying key stakeholders in small businesses
1.2 Outlining the key stakeholders’ interests in small businesses

Outcome 2

You will:
Identify how internal factors influence small businesses by:
2.1 Stating suitable methods of recruitment or training for staff
2.2 Preparing a simple budget or cost statement

Outcome 3

You will:
Identify how external factors influence small businesses by:
3.1 Identifying how a business might respond to the actions of a business competitor
3.2 Identifying how a business might respond to an economic or environmental influence
3.3 Identifying how a business might respond to a change in business legislation

Business National 4

Added Value Unit - Business Assignment 

Business in Action

Outcome 1

You will:
Give an overview of how small businesses operate by:
1.1 Outlining reasons for individuals setting up in business
1.2 Describing skills and attributes of entrepreneurs when developing a business
1.3 Selecting a type of small business and outlining its features
1.4 Describing sources of business finance and support when setting up a small business

Outcome 2

You will:
Give an overview of how small businesses satisfy customer needs by:
2.1 Stating the importance to a business of satisfying customer needs
2.2 Outlining how small businesses use market research information to satisfy the needs of customers
2.3 Describing promotional strategies used by small businesses
2.4 Describing quality measures used by small businesses

Outcome 3

You will:
Prepare
3.1 Describing the way in which each of the functional activities of marketing, operations, human resources and finance support a small business
3.2 Outlining how two functional activities work together in supporting small businesses

Influences on Business

Outcome 1

You will:
Give an overview of key stakeholders in a small business and their influence on it by:
1.1 Identifying internal and external stakeholders in a small business
1.2 Describing the influences stakeholders can have on a small business

Outcome 2

You will:
Make decisions on the running of a small business, taking account of internal influences by:
2.1 Interpreting a simple cash budget or breakeven chart in order to reach a decision
2.2 Interpreting a simple job costing statement from data provided in order to reach a decision
2.3 Outlining the purpose of training employees
2.4 Describing methods of motivating staff

Outcome 3

You will:
Give an overview of external influences that affect small businesses by:
3.1 Identifying the influences
3.2 Outlining the impact of the influences on small businesses
3.3 Describing a response to the influences by the small businesses

Added Value Unit - Business Assignment 

Outcome 1

You will:
Prepare a simple business proposal for an aspect of a small business, making use of appropriate technology where applicable by:
1.1 Choosing, with support, an aspect of a new small business to consider
1.2 Choosing and selecting appropriate information from sources relevant to the business aspect
1.3 Preparing a simple business proposal, based on research findings and relating to the context of the business aspect
1.4 Presenting the business proposal to others, using a method suitable for the context of the business aspect chosen
1.5 Making comments relating to the likely outcome of the proposal

Outcome 2

You will:
Make decisions on the running of a small business, taking account of internal influences by:
2.1 Interpreting a simple cash budget or breakeven chart in order to reach a decision
2.2 Interpreting a simple job costing statement from data provided in order to reach a decision
2.3 Outlining the purpose of training employees
2.4 Describing methods of motivating staff

Outcome 3

You will:
Give an overview of external influences that affect small businesses by:
3.1 Identifying the influences
3.2 Outlining the impact of the influences on small businesses
3.3 Describing a response to the influences by the small businesses

Business Practice National 2

Taking Part in a Business Enterprise

Outcome 1

You will:
Take part in a business enterprise activity by:
1.1 Identifying an appropriate small business activity
1.2 Planning an appropriate small business activity in a basic way
1.3 Contributing to the small business activity
1.4 Reflecting on their contribution to the small business activity

Outcome 2

You will:
Identify and make use of basic business concepts by:
2.1 Identifying the basic business concepts of the small business activity
2.2 Making use of these basic concepts in the context of the chosen business activity

Customer Care

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate appropriate behaviour when dealing with a customer by:
1.1 Greeting a customer appropriately
1.2 Demonstrating helpful behaviour to a customer
1.3 Using appropriate body language

Outcome 2

You will:
Assist with a customer’s complaint or refund by
2.1Listening carefully to a customer
2.2 Assisting with a customer’s complaint or refund

Using ICT in Business

Outcome 1

You will:
Use software to support a business enterprise by:
1.1 Selecting appropriate software to support a business enterprise
1.2 Inputting, editing, saving and printing data, using the software selected

Outcome 2

You will:
Use ICT (information and communications technology) to research and communicate information to support a business enterprise by:
2.1 Using ICT to research information
2.2 Using ICT to communicate simple information

Business Management 5

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Understanding Business

Outcome 1

You will:
Give an account of the key objectives and activities of small and medium-sized business organisations by:
1.1 Outlining the role of business organisations in society
1.2 Outlining why customer satisfaction is crucial to the success of a business organisation
1.3 Outlining the objectives of business organisations in different sectors of the economy

Outcome 2

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of factors that impact on the activities of small and medium-sized business organisations by:
2.1 Outlining how internal factors impact on business activity
2.2 Outlining how external factors impact on business activity
2.3 Examining the impact stakeholders have on business activity

Management of People and Finance

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of how the management of people contributes to the success of small and medium sized organisations by:
1.1 Describing stages of the recruitment process
1.2 Describing methods of training and outlining their costs and benefits
1.3 Examining methods of motivating staff and outlining their costs and benefits
1.4 Outlining current employment legislation

Outcome 2

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of how the management of finance contributes to the success of small and medium sized organisations by:
2.1 Describing sources of finance and outlining their costs and benefits
2.2 Interpreting a breakeven chart
2.3 Interpreting a cash budget to identify cash flow issues and outlining appropriate solutions
2.4 Preparing a simple profit and loss statement from data provided

Management of Marketing and Operations

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of how the marketing function contributes to the success of small and medium sized organisations by:
1.1 Describing methods of market research and outlining their costs and benefits
1.2 Outlining the stages of the product life cycle
1.3 Describing elements of the marketing mix
1.4 Outlining ways ICT can be used to contribute to effective marketing

Outcome 2

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of how the operations function contributes to the success of small and medium sized organisations by:
2.1 Describing factors to consider when choosing a suitable supplier
2.2 Describing consequences of over- or under-stocking for an organisation
2.3 Describing factors to consider when choosing a suitable production method
2.4 Outlining methods of ensuring high quality in production practices
2.5 Outlining how technology can be used to contribute to effective operational activity

Cantonese 3

Understanding Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Understand simple written language by:
1.1 Identifying overall purpose and some main points
1.2 Applying basic knowledge of the modern language

Outcome 2

You will:
Understand simple spoken language by:
2.1 Identifying overall purpose and some main points
2.2 Applying basic knowledge of the modern language

Using Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Use simple spoken language in conversations by:
1.1 Using simple ideas and content
1.2 Applying knowledge of simple language
1.3 Conveying meaning to a sympathetic listener

Outcome 2

You will:
Use simple written language by:
2.1 Using simple ideas and content
2.2 Applying knowledge of simple language
2.3 Communicating with sufficient accuracy

Cantonese 4

Added Value Unit - Assignment 

Understanding Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Understand straightforward written language by:
1.1 Identifying overall purpose and main points
1.2 Applying knowledge of the modern language

Outcome 2

You will:
Understand straightforward spoken language by:
2.1 Identifying overall purpose and main points
2.2 Applying knowledge of the modern language

Using Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Use straightforward spoken language in conversations by:
1.1 Using relevant ideas and content
1.2 Applying knowledge of straightforward language
1.3 Conveying meaning to a sympathetic listener

Outcome 2

You will:
Use straightforward written language by
2.1 Using relevant ideas and content
2.2 Applying knowledge of straightforward language
2.3 Communicating with sufficient accuracy

Added Value Unit - Assignment 

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply language skills to investigate and report on a chosen topic in the modern language by:
1.1 Reading straightforward texts in the modern language
1.2 Selecting relevant information from the texts
1.3 Presenting their findings orally, in the modern language, to convey meaning
1.4 Responding to questions in the modern language relevant to the chosen topic

Cantonese 5

Course Assessment (Performance, Question Paper x 2)

Understanding Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Understand detailed written language by:
1.1 Identifying overall purpose and main points
1.2 Applying knowledge and understanding of the modern language

Outcome 2

You will:
Understand detailed spoken language by:
2.1 Identifying overall purpose and main points
2.2 Applying knowledge and understanding of the modern language

Using Language

Outcome 1

You will:
Use detailed spoken language in conversations by:
1.1 Using relevant ideas and content
1.2 Applying knowledge and understanding of detailed language
1.3 Conveying meaning to a sympathetic listener

Outcome 2

You will:
Use detailed written language by:
2.1 Using relevant ideas and content
2.2 Applying knowledge and understanding of detailed language
2.3 Communicating with accuracy

Care 4

Investigating Services Assignment)

Values and Principles

Outcome 1

You will:
Investigate how care services meet the needs of individuals by
1.1 Describing the needs of individuals using care services
1.2 Describing the skills and qualities a care worker could use to meet needs Identifying and describing basic features of positive care practice, including values and principles
1.3 Identifying and describing care services and explaining how they meet need

Human Development and Behaviour

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of development and behaviour to individuals using care services by:
1.1 Describing development at different stages of the life span
1.2 Explaining how a care worker could use psychological concepts to understand the behaviour of individual

Social Influences

Outcome 1

You will:
Describe how social influences affect individuals using care services by:
1.1 Identifying and describing social influences on individuals, using sociological concepts
1.2 Identifying and describing how these influences could affect the life chances of individuals, using sociological concepts
1.3 Identifying and describing actions taken in society to improve the life chances of individuals

Investigating Services Assignment

Outcome 1

You will:
Investigate care services that meet the needs of an individual by:
1.1 Identifying and describing an individual for study
1.2 investigating the needs of that individual applying knowledge and understanding of psychological and/or sociological concepts to that individual investigating services which could meet the needs of that individual presenting findings in an appropriate format reviewing skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated during the assignment

Care 5

Course Assessment

Values and Principles

Outcome 1

You will:
Investigate how care services meet the needs of individuals by:
1.1 Explaining the needs of individuals using care services
1.2 Explaining how methods of assessment are used to identify needs
1.3 Describing features of positive care practice, including values and principles
1.4 Describing positive care environments and explaining how they meet needs 1.5 Describing the role of legislation in promoting a positive care environment

Human Development and Behaviour

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply knowledge and understanding of development and behaviour to individuals using care services by:
1.1 Explaining development at different stages of the life span
1.2 Describing the effects of life experiences on individuals
1.3 Explaining how a care worker could use psychological theories to understand the behaviour of individuals

Social Influences

Outcome 1

You will:
Explain how social influences affect individuals using care services by:
1.1 Identifying and explaining social influences on individuals, using sociological concepts
1.2 Identifying and explaining the impact of social influences on the life chances of individuals, using sociological concepts
1.3 Identifying and explaining actions taken in society to improve the life chances of individuals

Chemistry 3

Chemical Changes and Structure

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Nature’s Chemistry

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Chemistry in Society

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Following given procedures safely
1.2 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.3 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.4 Drawing valid conclusions
1.5 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing a given application
2.3 Describing a given chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Chemistry 4

Added Value Unit - Chemistry Assignment)

Chemical Changes and Structure

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Nature’s Chemistry

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Chemistry in Society

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Added Value Unit - Chemistry Assignment

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills and knowledge to investigate a topical issue in chemistry and its impact on society/the environment by:
1.1 Choosing, with justification, a relevant issue in chemistry
1.2 Researching the issue
1.3 Presenting appropriate information/data
1.4 Explaining the impact, in terms of the chemistry involved
1.5 Communicating the findings of the investigation

Chemistry 5

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Chemical Changes and Structure

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Nature’s Chemistry

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Chemistry in Society

Outcome 1

You will:
Apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment by:
1.1 Planning an experiment
1.2 Following procedures safely
1.3 Making and recording observations/measurements accurately
1.4 Presenting results in an appropriate format
1.5 Drawing valid conclusions
1.6 Evaluating experimental procedures

Outcome 2

You will:
Draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills by:
2.1 Making accurate statements
2.2 Describing an application
2.3 Describing a chemical issue in terms of the effect on the environment/society
2.4 Solving problems

Creative Arts 2

Course Assessment (Assignment, Question Paper)

Developing Skills in Creative Arts

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate an awareness of how creative work is produced by:
1.1 Identifying a variety of techniques and processes
1.2 Identifying a variety of materials
1.3 Matching techniques and processes with materials

Outcome 2

You will:
Participate in creative activity in response to given stimuli by:
2.1 Developing ideas
2.2 Choosing a creative activity
2.3 Choosing techniques and processes appropriate to the creative activity
2.4 Choosing materials appropriate to the creative activity
2.5 Using selected techniques, processes and materials to convey ideas

Optional Units - 2 from 4 - Working with Images, Graphics and Sound

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate skills in using images, graphics and sound creatively by:
1.1 Using a range of techniques or processes to work with images, graphics and sound
1.2 Developing ideas for creative work

Outcome 2

You will:
Use images, graphics and sound to produce creative work by
2.1 Choosing a creative activity
2.2 Choosing techniques/processes and media/technologies appropriate to the creative activity
2.3 Choosing images, graphics and sound appropriate to the creative activity
2.4 Producing creative work

Optional Units - 2 from 4 - Working with Textiles

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate skills and knowledge in working creatively with textiles by:
1.1 Demonstrating an understanding of how skills and textiles are used in creative work
1.2 Using skills in working creatively with a range of textiles

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce a creative textile item by:
2.1 Choosing a creative item
2.2 Choosing materials and equipment essential to making the item
2.3 Using selected materials and equipment appropriately
2.4 Following safe work practices for using the equipment correctly
2.5 Completing the item

Optional Units - 2 from 4 - Creating Materials for Performance

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate skills and knowledge across a range of techniques and processes used to create materials which could be used in a performance by:
1.1 Working with a range of techniques and processes
1.2 Developing ideas to create materials for performance

Outcome 2

You will:
Create original work which could be used in a performance by:
2.1 Choosing a performance genre
2.2 Choosing techniques, processes, materials, media or technologies appropriate to the performance genre
2.3 Using selected techniques, processes, materials, media or technologies
2.4 Producing original work which could be used in a performance

Optional Units - 2 from 4 - Creating Materials for Display

Outcome 1

You will:
Demonstrate skills and knowledge across a range of techniques, processes and materials used to produce creative work for display by:
1.1 Working with a range of techniques, processes and materials
1.2 Developing ideas to create materials for display

Outcome 2

You will:
Produce and display original creative work by:
2.1 Choosing an item of creative work for display
2.2 Choosing techniques and processes appropriate to the chosen item
2.3 Choosing materials appropriate to the chosen item
2.4 Using selected techniques, processes and materials
2.5 Creating original work
2.5 Displaying the finished creative work