|Ms Helen Knowles||Curriculum Team Leader Humanities|
Business Studies is offered at KS4. It is the study of how to set up and run a business, the factors that can affect a business, who is employed within a business, how businesses market themselves and how they control the finances of a business
This option will suit those who have an interest in working in a business in the future. There is a clear progression route through A-Levels, BTEC or NVQs in this subject. You need to enjoy working independently and in groups and want to try something new.
We follow the OCR GCSE in Business Studies. You can gain a grade ranging from A* - G.
YEAR 10 AND 11
Marketing and Enterprise
The focus of the business studies course is for students to study a real life working industry. The Business sector is one of the most important in the UK at the present time.
Students learn through a variety of teaching methods and will learn skills that can be used within the industry. One of the skills may be to identify what a customer will want and how you can provide the correct service to that customer.
The Business studies course involves going on educational visits and looking at how organisations within the sector operate and deal with customers. Examples of visits are to Queens Road, Cadburys World and Caterpillar
What Exams are there?
Unit 2 and 3 will be an examined unit. Unit 2 is a 1 hour exam paper and unit 3 is a 1 ½ hour exam paper to be taken at the end of year 11.
The course will help you if you wish to follow a career into business. Most jobs that you will do in the future will be linked to a business in some form of way. If you want to work in a business or set up your own business this course will help you to understand the key parts of all businesses.
This course allows progression onto college courses where you can do A-Level or BTEC qualifications. Also there are many university courses offered in Business Studies or Business Management.