Business Studies


Facilities

The department occupies two well maintained and equipped rooms in Gorton Block.  Our rooms have access to computers and audio visual facilities as well as interactive whiteboards. The department is stocked with a wide range of resources to which pupils at both kS4 & 5 have access to under supervision.

 

Curriculum

At Key Stage 4 Students will first study an introduction to the subject which includes enterprise activities. They will then go on to study for their GCSE in Business Studies covering the units Business & People, Marketing and Enterprise and Production, Finance and the external business environment. The exam board is OCR.

At Key Stage 5 we offer both Business Studies and Economics. In Business Studies the pupils will apply real life business concepts to their coursework and exams. Students are encouraged to do individual research and to develop their skills to work and think independently. The exam board is OCR. In Economics pupils will study both the macro and micro environment. The exam board is AQA.

 

Ethos

The subjects lead students to relate to the world around them, and staff strive to teach them to apply the business concepts studied to what is happening in an ever changing environment. The department prides itself on the achievement of its pupils.

 

Additional Activities

  • Young Enterprise (Post 16)
  • Industry Visits
  • Cross curricular trips with Modern Foreign Languages