CURRICULUM

Our curriculum is designed to make sure that students have the opportunities that they need to be successful. Our aim is that young people will achieve their potential to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

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Business Studies

Business Studies is one of the most dynamic subjects in the curriculum. Lessons are associated with what is happening in the economy/country/world today. If you have an interest in business and current affairs, then Business Studies could be the course for you. In Business Studies we prepare students for university life, promoting independent learning through research and encouraging presentations where possible to develop skills with confidence. Business Studies fits particularly well with subjects such as ICT, Mathematics, Languages, Art, Technology and Geography. Past pupils have progresses to a wide range of degree courses including Human Resources, Accounting, Teaching, Marketing and Law. Assistance is available throughout the course from Mrs Wright/Mr Boyd/Miss Peacock.

Subject:

Business Studies

Levels Taught:

KS3
GCSE/KS4
Post 16

Staff:

Mrs P Surgenor – (HOD)
Mrs S Wright
Mr W R Boyd

KS3:
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Year 10
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.

KS3:
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GCSE/KS4:
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Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 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 three mandatory units (ones you must do) and one optional unit (which the school will decide).

Year 11

Unit 1: Introduction to Business (Mandatory/Internal)

Unit 2: Finance for Business (Mandatory/External)

Year 12

Unit 3: Enterprise in the Business World (Mandatory Synoptic/Internal)

Unit 5: Principles of Customer Service (Mandatory/External)

Students will be awarded credits for each unit of work studied and the success criteria range from a Pass, Merit, Distinction to Distinction * all of which are equivalent to a pass at GCSE.

Post 16:
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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).

Year 13

Unit 1: Business Environment (External Examination)

Unit 11: Accounting Concepts (Assignment)

Year 14

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

Post 16:
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