Business Studies

The Business Studies department is committed to providing a learning experience to help all pupils achieve their full potential. The department studies a range of topic areas and enhances the development of future work-related skills. The subjects that we offer include GCSE Applied Business and BTEC First (NQF) in Business.

  • Develop and maintain strong links with local and national businesses to contextualise learning through the use of real-life situations and problem-solving scenarios
  • Develop students’ skills ready for the workplace, which in turn will contribute to their economic well-being
  • Give students real insight into the world of business through related educational visits
  • To help students acquire a range of skills, including decision-making, problem-solving, innovation, risk-taking and leadership
Head of Department

Head of Department: Mr M. Zaheer

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Termly Topics (SOW Overview)
  • Financial documents and stakeholders
  • Business sectors and marketing
  • Business costs and production
  • Ownership and organisational structure
  • Money and finance, and personal finance.
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)

GCSE Business Studies

  • Aims and objectives and business ethics
  • Organisational structures and functional departments
  • Forms of communication
  • Financial documents and forms of payment
  • Profit and loss and cash flow
  • Ratios.

BTEC Business Studies

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Promoting a brand
  • Introducing retail business.
Termly Topics (SOW Overview)

GCSE Business Studies

  • Aims and objectives and business ethics
  • Organisational structures and functional departments
  • Forms of communication
  • Financial documents and forms of payment
  • Profit and loss and cash flow
  • Ratios.

BTEC Business Studies

  • Enterprise in the business world
  • Finance for business
  • Promoting a brand
  • Introducing retail business.
Recommended resources and reading books
Qualification, Examination and Assessment

Edexcel GCSE Applied Business; (60% Coursework, 40% Exam)

Edexcel BTEC Business Level 2 (75% Coursework, 25% Exam).