In Business Studies, we aim to develop a greater understanding and interest in how businesses and the economy work so that our pupils will be well prepared for the complex, technical, business orientated world they will enter as young adults.
Each pupil in Year 10 undertakes a ‘Taster Course’ in Business Studies – 1 period for the full academic year. This course introduces the pupils to some basic business concepts such as:
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Business Organisations
- Sale and Marketing
- Business Finance
The pupils also take part in a Connected Learning programme with ICT (Movie Maker Project). Here they have the opportunity to consolidate marketing theory/ concepts by producing a short advertisement for a product of their choice.
We want our pupils to discover what it takes to be a successful Entrepreneur and what major decisions they would have to make in order to ensure the survival of their own businesses. They learn about the world of work so that they will know what will be expected of them in the competitive world. As a consumer we want them to be well informed so that when they buy goods and services, they get what they want and know what to do and where to go when they are dissatisfied.
Business Studies is fun, relevant and challenging. We encourage our pupils to have opinions and ideas and to be able to communicate them in the most effective way. Through maintaining strong links with Young Enterprise, Sentinus and local companies our pupils also develop more general business, presentation and team working skills.
Is GCSE Business Studies for me?
This course is both active and enjoyable. You need to be good at communicating and explaining your ideas, and not afraid of learning new things and working with numbers to solve business problems. You will learn how to be a creative thinker and how to make decisions. What’s more, you will also learn about the world of business through research and investigation, as well as through practical tasks.