Welcome to the Business Department

At key stage 4 the Business GCSE introduces learners to the business world, empowering them to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, enabling them to use business information critically, to develop arguments, to make justified decisions and to prepare them for further study and career pathways.

The department helps co-ordinate various industry events throughout the key stages, and various entrepreneurs visit business classes.  The department is also responsible for the Young Enterprise Challenge within the school.


Key Stage 4

Would you like to set up your own business and be a successful entrepreneur? Be the next Alan Sugar or Levis Roots?
Would you like to be a manager for a large business, like John Lewis or M&S?
Have you got an interest in the news and how the government and their policies affect your life?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then Business is the GCSE for you! 

You will cover a range of topics in relation to both small businesses and large businesses including how to start a small business, the different type of business, finance, marketing, communication, law and external influences, including the economy.


Key Stage 5

No matter what your vocation, you will encounter the world of business. Having the ability to engage in business activity with confidence will set you apart from the crowd. 

This specification introduces learners to the dynamic business environment and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in creating business opportunities and sustaining business growth. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment.

The focus of the specification is to nurture an enthusiasm for studying business using contemporary contexts, allowing learners to develop an appreciation of the strategic, complex and inter-related nature of business issues from a local to global perspective.