This course allows you to study the world of business, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will examine the roles and responsibilities of setting up a new business and its financial management. You will also develop key skills, such as analysis and review of key financial statements. You will complete all mandatory units plus one optional unit.
Business Studies Overview
Head of Faculty: Mrs B. Newbold
A central theme in our ongoing growth as a school is our relationship with our community, both locally and globally. The composition of this faculty reflects these ambitions bringing Music, Physical Education and Computer Science together, all of whom are at the forefront of our relationship with the world outside our tight-knit community. We work closely with the British Council to develop links with schools in other countries. These enrich our curriculum and that of our partner schools, broaden the future horizons of our students and provide life changing opportunities.
Our current menu includes Music performances to public audiences at local music festivals and events on a very regular basis, Geography fieldwork in Iceland, Art curriculum projects with our partners in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine and we are currently planning an exchange visit with our partners in central China. Whilst this work is in its infancy it will be at the heart of our school’s future development as part of an international learning community.
The subjects occupy around one fifth of the lower school curriculum. The Faculty offers a range of subjects for qualification at 16, which include GCSEs in Computer Science, Music and Physical Education alongside BTECs in Business, Dance and Creative iMedia. At Advanced Level the offer is focused around preparation for future working life within the business sector and creative industries, with Advanced Level Business and Music and Advanced BTECs in Creative iMedia and Music Technology.
Students will develop and understanding of the interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support analysis of contemporary business issues and situations.