Business Studies Overview

Why do we study Business? 

The business curriculum is intended to enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary business issues and of different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts. This ensures that Students have a full understanding of Business structure and location that differs by size and type. 

By doing this, students will develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.  This enables the students to incorporate both skills and knowledge into their written work as well as developing as a young entrepreneur.   

Business had cross curricular links with other subjects ensuring students can develop an understanding of the world around them and to prepare them for life beyond school as citizens in the local community, including skills needed for future employment. 

KS4 – Business is offered as GCSE option for 2 years, students are given the opportunity to explore key business areas for both small independent businesses as well as large well established businesses. The enable students to ensure that they can differentiate between skills and finance needed for a start up compared to a large multi – national business. Students enhance their enterprising skills as well as the ability to think about financial and social implications on businesses. Students are also given the opportunity to discuss and question ideas with peers to ensure they understand how to build ideas within a team.