Business Studies is a popular option choice that is offered at Key Stages 4 and 5. Students can opt to study either OCR Cambridge Nationals 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 Cambridge Nationals Enterprise and Marketing, they will sit one external examination and complete three pieces of written coursework. The students will focus on developing and designing their own product and they will explore all of the research and skills needed to successfully introduce a product into a new or existing market. GCSE involves one 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.