Business studies

Our aim is to ensure that students following our Business Studies courses develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic, global business environment in which we live. 

For many students, Business Studies inspires an entrepreneurial spirit which ultimately leads to the setting up of successful business enterprises. For most students, Business Studies engenders an important understanding of the economic environment in which we exist and which impacts so strongly on our lives. For all students, Business Studies provides a valuable insight into the world of work to which we all ultimately progress as employees or employers.

I am really enjoying Business Studies. This course isn’t necessarily about being the next Alan Sugar and making lots of money, it’s about being prepared for the future and seeing that starting your own business really is an option.

Year 11 student

Year 9

OCR Cambridge National; Business: Enterprise & Marketing
An exciting new course made up of three core units:

  • Enterprise and Marketing Concepts;
  • Design a Business Proposal;
  • Market and Pitch a Business Proposal.

Year 10

The BTEC First Award in Business is studied by students in Year 10.

This is made up of four units:

  • Enterprise in the Business World;
  • Finance for Business;
  • Promoting a Brand and Recruitment;
  • Selection & Employment.

Year 11

In their final GCSE year, students will focus on building a business. This unit examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on practical methods used to build a business, including:

  • Marketing;
  • Customer service;
  • Financial and people management.

It also considers the impact of the wider world on the success or failure of a business.

Where Can I Find out More?

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