The Business department aims to provide students with an understanding of the business world and prepare them for the world of work and enterprise. It is an excellent basis for a career in Business, Finance, Economics or the Social Sciences.
Studying Business might not make you a millionaire by the time you are 21. It will however, provide an excellent insight into the dynamic world of business, giving the basic skills necessary to produce a realistic business plan.
You will learn the importance of marketing, how to identify, target and satisfy customer requirements and how to motivate people, in order to maximise their output. You will learn that every business decision has financial implications, and you will be taught how to calculate profit
forecast cash flow and analyse business accounts.
Apart from learning the theoretical aspects of business, examining case studies encourages students to use their initiative in problem solving and gives rise to lively class discussions.
Past trips have included educational visits to Drayton Manor Theme Park and Cadbury World. New trips are identified regularly to suit the needs of the course.
"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"
KEY STAGE 3
The new KS3 curriculum is designed to give students an introduction to the world of business & enterprise. Students will develop a range of skills including research, presentation and team working through studying successful entrepreneurs and designing and developing their own product.
KEY STAGE 4
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business
The KS4 curriculum is designed to give students a good solid foundation of business and the world of work. Students will build on skills developed at KS3 to enable them to investigate a range of
businesses and how they operate, developing strong analytical and evaluative skills.
KEY STAGE 5
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business
The KS5 curriculum is designed to provide students with a pathway to employment or a higher education course, building on skills developed at KS4. Students will have the opportunity to carry out
a work placement at PWC, voted the UK’s Top Graduate Employer in the Times 100 Graduate Employers 2016.