Business Studies is a popular option choice that is offered at Key Stages 4 and 5. Students can opt to study either BTEC or GCSE when they are in Years 9, 10 and 11. At Key Stage 5, the course available is AQA Applied General Business Studies. For our post-16 Foundation students, we also offer BTEC Customer Services and Business Administration.
In lessons students will; explore the legal structure of business ownership, look at how production is organised in businesses, examine the recruitment process, investigate marketing and advertising and understand and interpret financial information among many other areas of business.
If students opt to study BTEC Business, they will sit one external examination and complete three pieces of written coursework. The students will focus on existing businesses and have the opportunity to explore and develop their own ideas for a product or service. GCSE involves one Controlled Assessment and two examinations that will be sat at the end of Year 11. Students will be assessed throughout the three years and emphasis will be on developing the skills required to analysis and evaluate situations of a business, whilst understanding what is happening in the current world of business.