To gain experience in business situations we advise our students to become involved with all extra-curricular activities offered by the department. Business Studies offers students enrichment experiences through:
Young Enterprise Company Programme
This programme is only available for students completing AS/A2 Level Business Studies. It gives the student an opportunity to be involved in a real business. They set up and run their ‘mini-company’ for an academic year, where they produce a product or service and sell within the school and at various trade fairs provide by Young Enterprise. The students compete with other schools/colleges in the region, across the UK and internationally to become Young Enterprise Company of the year. Public liability insurance and legal structure is provided by Young Enterprise.
School Business Team
Every year as a department we are responsible for many Business Management tasks relating to Annual School Production and Evening of Music. Our business team would oversee the selling of tickets, collection of money, seating arrangements, giving out programmes etc. Yet again helps our students to experience business situations and apply their knowledge.
In partnership with the Danske Bank the school offer all students in the school the option of opening up a Savings Account. The Business Studies Department select a team of students, who are directly involved with the Danske Bank to oversee the set-up of each account. The team are given a tour of the bank and learn about the banking industry. This year the school will be offering students the option of e-banking.
Young Enterprise Masterclass
This programme is run by Young Enterprise where real-life entrepreneurs share their experiences first hand with students through a dynamic series of enterprise challenges. Entrepreneurship Masterclass inspires students to turn their ideas into action.