Over the past few years Business Studies as a subject has developed significantly as students gain a large amount of knowledge and develop a multitude of different skills such as interpersonal and communication skills. As a department we ensure that enriching student’s knowledge is of primary importance. Therefore we provide a great deal of time enhancing lessons to accommodate the wider economy and political change which could impact them in the future. We also have started building links with the local community and enterprise schemes which provide students with relevant day to day case studies integrated with regular trips.
At KS4 we offer Business Studies at BTEC Level 2. This course has become increasingly more popular amongst the students as it provides a detailed overview of the running of a Business. The course is based over two years and the students cover four separate units including, enterprise, finance, branding and customer service with the aim to finish two units each year. Business Studies BTEC is heavily coursework based however an exam in finance is conducted usually at the end of the first year. There are also plans in place to introduce GCSE Business Studies in the near future which comprises of 60% coursework and 40% written exam.
At KS5 we offer Business Studies at BTEC Level 3 which contains 12 different units covered over two years. This course enhances the knowledge that the students gained in the Level 2 BTEC focusing on marketing and recruitment in greater depth along with the development of ICT and external influences that impact our economy. The skills that students develop at Level 3 provide students with in-depth knowledge which will support them with the courses that they undertake at university in the future.