Business

Department Description / Curriculum Intent

The Business Studies department aims to provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an ever-changing competitive environment. We aim to ensure that all our students can go out into the world of work with the attributes necessary to be a success. To achieve our aims we ensure we provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all our learners and set the highest standards and expectations. We encourage all our students to be the best that they can be.

Department Staff 

Mr I Martin - Subject Leader
Mrs C Murray

Curriculum Content
KS4/GCSE

Year 10

Term 1:

  • Component 1: Exploring Enterprises

Term 2:

  • Component 1: Exploring Enterprises
  • Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity

Term 3:

  • Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity

Year 11

Term 1:

  • Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

Term 2:

  • Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise
  • Component 1: Exploring Enterprises

Term 3:

  • Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise
  • Component 2: Planning for and Pitching and Enterprise Activity


Curriculum Content
KS5/A-Level

Year 12

Term 1:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance
  • Unit 5: International Business (Diploma students only)

Term 2:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Unit 5: International Business (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 4: Planning an Event (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance

Term 3:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Unit 5: International Business (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 4: Planning an Event (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance


Year 13

Term 1:

  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 6: Principles of Management (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process

Term 2:

  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 6: Principles of Management (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 19: Pitching for a New Business (Diploma students only)

Term 3:

  • Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign
  • Unit 6: Principles of Management (Diploma students only)
  • Unit 19: Pitching for a New Business (Diploma students only)


Department Courses

BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 in Enterprise
BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business
BTEC National Diploma in Business

Exam Board

Edexcel

Useful Links

Pearson

BBC
Business Case Studies
Tutor2U

Extra-Curricular

Additional support is offered throughout the year to help the students complete their internally assessed units and to prepare for external assessments.