Business Studies is relevant to every job. It is also useful if you want to be an entrepreneur and set up your own business or to help run a family business. Many of our 6th form pupils choose to study Business Studies to A Level. It is accepted for most degree courses as it is an excellent general A Level. Past pupils have progressed to a wide range of degree courses including Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing, Law and Teaching.
(Permanent staff only)
Miss J Peacock (HOD)
Mr W R Boyd
This is an introductory course in Business Studies to enable pupils to make a more informed decision when choosing their GCSE options. Pupils will complete the Young Enterprise QuickStart Programme. This programme challenges pupils to work together, setting up and running their own real company.
Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business
This course has been designed to be an interesting introduction to the world of business. It builds on the learning from Key Stage 3 for those who may wish to explore a more vocational route in Key Stage 4. It also provides a good introduction to business at post-16 or provides a route into employment. The qualification is structured into mandatory units (ones you must do) and optional units (which the school will decide).
Unit 2: Finance for Business (External Examination)
Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment (Assignment)
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World (Assignment)
Unit 6: Introducing Retail Business (Assignment)
Students will be awarded credits for each unit of work studied and the success criteria ranges from a Pass, Merit, Distinction to Distinction * all of which are equivalent to passes at GCSE.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business
This course has been designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the world of business including the areas of Management, Marketing, Finance, Production and Human Resources.
It builds on the learning from Key Stage 4 and is based on a vocational structure. Pupils will engage with local businesses to examine how they operate and apply these experiences to their learning. The qualification is structured into mandatory units
(ones you must do) and optional units (which the school will decide).
Unit 1: Business Environment (External Examination)
Unit 11: Accounting Concepts (Assignment)
Unit 2: Working in Business (External Examination)
Unit 3: Business Decisions (External Examination)
Unit 4: Customers and Communication (Assignment)
Students will be awarded credits for each unit of work studied and the success criteria ranges from a Pass, Merit, Distinction to Distinction * all of which are equivalent to passes at A level.
Distinction = Grade A
Merit = Grade C
Pass = Grade E