Business Studies

The aim of the department is to stimulate pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in business.

Business is a fundamental part of society and therefore often shapes the way that society operates. It is directly relevant and has an impact upon all of our lives. Knowledge of business, therefore, gives a powerful insight into why things are as they are, and how we can go about changing them.

The study of business gives access to a number of important skills that the department aims to develop and nurture. These include problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills, communication, organisation and decision making skills. In addition as the majority of lessons take place in well-equipped computer rooms, effective ICT skills are also developed.

With the above in mind the courses are taught aiming to provide an effective balance between learning and doing.

Key Stage 4 Business Courses

The following subjects may be chosen as options to be taken during years 10 and 11.

GCSE Business Studies (OCR)

GCSE Business Communication Systems (OCR)

Key Stage 5 Business Courses

In the sixth form, the department offers the following choices.

AS/A2 GCE Applied Business (OCR)

Please note that it is not a requirement to have taken a Business course at KS4 to study the above course in the sixth form.

BBC Bitesize  – GCSE Business

Tutor2U – A Level Business



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