Business Studies & Enterprise

Business Studies

The Business Studies department aims to develop our young people into those who understand business and how it operates and are able to identify a business opportunity. We hope to develop confident individuals who can make a difference in their future employment.

Key Stage 4 Business Studies

Business students study Edexcel BTEC First Award, where they complete 3 assignments;

  • Enterprise in the Business World
  • Customer Service
  • Recruitment, Selection and Employment

Students also study for an online exam in Finance.

In August 2016 there was a level 2 Pass rate of 92% level 2 pass rate, with many of the students achieving the Merit, Distinction and Distinction* grades.

Key Stage 5 Business Studies

Business studies is offered as a single A Level and Double A Level. Students study the new BTEC Level 3 National in Business. For the students studying the single A Level the year 12 course comprises of 2 units, which are both compulsory units set by the examination board. 1 of the units comprises of 3 pieces of controlled assessment which are marked internally and the other unit is an external assessment marked by the exam board and based on a case study. The units studied are;

  • Exploring Business
  • Developing a Marketing Campaign

In Year 13 students study the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.  In this year students will complete 3 coursework assignments in the following topics;

  • Business Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Market Research in Business

August 2016 saw 93% of students achieve the grade of Distinction*.