Business Studies

Business Studies

VISION: “BUSINESS BUILDS BRILLIANCE”

Our vision is to equip students with the skill-set required for working life and the wider community. By establishing high expectations, providing a supportive environment which encourages both collaboration and leadership, we will “Equip tomorrow’s entrepreneurs today.”

Business and Enterprise seeks to develop confident, responsible and organised individuals who have the ability to innovate and be creative.

YEAR 10 & 11

Business is one of the options available to students in Year 10 and 11. Students complete the Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing Level 1/2 Certificate. The course gives students the practical skills and applied knowledge they’ll need in business. Practical elements build on theoretical knowledge so that students can put their learning into practice in a work-related context while also developing valuable transferable skills. They are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These include team working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

The Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing Level 1/2 Certificate requires the successful completion of the following units:

  • Enterprise and Marketing Concepts (exam)
  • Design a Business Proposal (coursework)
  • Market and Pitch a Business Proposal (coursework)

POST – 16

Students study for the OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business, completing the following units of study:

  • Unit 1: The Business Environment (exam)
  • Unit 2: Working in Business (exam)
  • Unit 4: Customers and Communication (coursework)
  • Unit 5: Marketing and Market Research (coursework)
  • Unit 9: Human Resources (coursework)

The Post 16 course has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the business sector.   Students are encouraged to acquire the following range of skills through the study of realistic business contexts:

  • practical skills – personal organisation and time management as well as ICT skills
  • presentational skills – producing a business report and making an oral presentation
  • personal skills – initiative, creativity, perseverance, willingness to learn and progress
  • interpersonal skills – working in teams, discussing problems or issues, leading a team
  • cognitive skills – investigative and research skills, problem solving, decision making
  • using theory to analyse real business organisations

GCE APPLIED BUSINESS – Year 13

This course consists of 6 equally weighted units (3 units at AS level and 3 units at A2).  The units covered in Year 12 were Investigating People at Work, Investigating Business and Investigating Marketing.  The Year 13 units are Business Development, Impact of Finance on Business Decision and Organising an Event.

The courses offered at Post 16 have been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the business sector.   Students are encouraged to acquire the following range of skills through the study of realistic business contexts:

  • practical skills – personal organisation and time management as well as ICT skills
  • presentational skills – producing a business report and making an oral presentation
  • personal skills – initiative, creativity, perseverance, willingness to learn and progress
  • interpersonal skills – working in teams, discussing problems or issues, leading a team
  • cognitive skills – investigative and research skills, problem solving, decision making,
  • using theory to analyse a real organisation, planning a project.