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Business Studies staff


“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” 
– Jack Welch

Curriculum intent

We aim to inspire students to understand the importance of enterprise in the commercial world. Students will leave the classroom with a broad and balanced perspective of business, as well as a desire to work hard and be successful in the community. Throughout the Business curriculum, students will take a journey that develops their knowledge and skills to understand how businesses work in the commercial world. 

Our Business curriculum enables students to think commercially and creatively and to demonstrate business acumen in business situations. Students will be aware of the impact of business in the real world through exploring a range of diverse case studies of local and global businesses. Students will study how businesses operate in a modern multicultural society which will open their perspective to the ever-changing nature of the commercial world. 

Students will learn to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business skills in class activities and case studies. Lessons will provide opportunities to develop confident students with high expectations who are creative, resilient and skilled for the global workplace. Business studies allows students to develop an excellent variety of cross- transferable skills to use in the modern workplace.

What do students learn in Year 10?

Business 01: Business activity, marketing and people

Students are introduced to business concepts and issues concerning the activities of a business. They explore the purpose and role of a business from spotting an opportunity through to the growth of an established business. They also look at the role of marketing and human resources.

What do students learn in Year 11?

Business 02: Operations, finance and influences on business

Students take a closer look at the role of operations and finance in business activity. Operations include production processes, quality of goods and services, customer service, and working with suppliers. Finance covers its role, its sources, costs, profit and loss, cash and cash flow.

They also explore how business responds to external influences, such as ethical and environmental considerations, the economic climate and globalisation, and the interdependent nature of business.

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