Welcome to Business Studies
Madam C. J. Walker (the first millionaires of colour in history) famously said ‘don’t sit and wait for opportunities to come, get up and make them’.
In Business Studies we aim to develop the skills and characteristics students will need to be successful across a broad range of industries in order to seek out those opportunities to build on their own success, whatever their chosen pathway may be.
Through Business Studies we explore a wide range of knowledge areas in order to allow students to develop a holistic understanding of Business Studies. Through our curriculum we aim to ensure that our students:
Know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society
Apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts
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
Develop as effective and independent students, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
Use an enquiring, critical approach to make informed judgements
Investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues to construct well-argued, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth and understanding of business
Develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business, including using and interpreting data to strengthen their mathematical skills.
Through our department, we also offer many opportunities to broaden student’s experiences and education outside of the classroom with various school trips throughout all key stages as well as extracurricular activities including our very successful Enterprise Club. In our after school Enterprise club we have seen students compete both locally and nationally to win externally recognised industry awards as well as having the opportunity to work alongside important people within government and commerce.
"Business Studies is all about creativity, risk taking and rising to the challenge. It promises to be a wild adventure, full of interesting subject matter, engaging activities and creative learning experiences"