Business Studies is really important in helping us to understand how companies of all sizes work – from sole traders to multinational corporations. Knowing this can be really useful as we grow up, leave school and look for employment opportunities.
Year 7 and 8 have an opportunity to experience the “Enterprise Enrichment” taster lessons. Students in these groups take seasonal opportunities to create products to sell, work out the marketing and pricing and raise money for charity – while learning how a real business would do the same things with their products.
GCSE Business Studies
Business Studies GCSE is an option for year 9, 10 and 11 students. We follow the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies course.
The course is split into two themes:
Theme 1 is investigating small businesses. We will explore enterprise and entrepreneurship, spotting a business opportunity, putting a business idea into practice, making the business effective and understanding external influences on business.
Theme 2 is about building a business. We will explore growing a business, making marketing decisions, making operational decisions, financial decisions and human resource decisions.