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 F. Wilmot
Our creative studies offer, which is core to our ethos, includes Art, Textiles and Photography. These subjects offer invaluable opportunities to develop the skills of self-expression through the creation of artefacts. Not only of great worth in their own right, these skills transfer well to other facets of human life. Students learn organisational and planning skills and most importantly, confidence in their own decision making and capacity to develop and present their own ideas and concepts.
In addition to these creative subjects, the faculty also includes the Enterprise subjects Business Studies, Creative iMedia, Computer Science and Mathematics. These subjects allow the student to investigate the world of Business, including examining the methodology of setting up a new business including budgeting and financial statements, whereas Creative iMedia shows students that digital design and learning play an important role in all aspects of business and industry and develops links with Art in website and graphic design as well as photo manipulation. Computer Science teaches the skills of writing computer programs using coding and how to problem solve computer coding issues and Mathematics permeates and underpins all aspects of the above subjects as well as introducing the beauty and logic of the subject itself.
The Faculty offers GCSEs in Art, Art Textiles, Business Studies, Computer Science and Mathematics with Creative iMedia offered as a Cambridge National Level 1 or 2. There is also the opportunity to study the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics for those students in Set 1 for GCSE Mathematics. The Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics not only further develops the understanding of the GCSE curriculum but is also a good preparation for those considering taking A Level Mathematics. At Advanced Level the comprehensive offer incudes Advanced Level Fine Art, Computer Science, Business Studies, Mathematics, Photography and Textile Design. In addition, we offer Creative iMedia at Cambridge National Level 3 and an AS in Further Mathematics.
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.