As part of the Keystage 4 option choices, students are able to choose Business Studies as a three year course.

In the first year of study we will cover topics such as: –
  • What is business and what are the different types of business?
  • What law affect business and the customer?
  • What is the role of Human Resources?
  • How does a business produce and quality assure its products?
  • How does a business market itself?
  • How does a business look after its money?
These topics are designed to give the student a broad overview of business and how all the element impact on each other.  With this general understanding we will specifically concentrate on working towards Level 1/Level 2 ‘BTEC First in Business’ over the final 2 years of the course.  This qualification is an equivalent to a GCSE as is recognised by both Post 16 providers and Employers.  The BTEC qualification does not preclude the student from studying A level Business Studies in the next stage of their education, however some providers will have a minimum requirement of a MERIT (B at GCSE).
BTEC Business is designed to introduce learners to the world of business from the perspective of a consumer as well as industry.  As part of the BTEC qualification the students are expected to undertake 4 units of work.
  • Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World
  • Unit 2 – Finance for Business
  • Unit 3 – Promoting a Brand
  • Unit 8 – Recruitment, Selection and Employment
With the exception of Unit 2 all units will be assessed through the production of coursework.  Unit 2 will be assessed by the means of an online test, which a student can take more than once to ensure the best grade possible.  Grades are given as Distinction, Merit and Pass.  Those students who are unable to achieve the minimum standards given for a Pass can still be awarded a Level 1, which is the equivalent to D-G at GCSE.