Business Studies

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Subject information

  • Head of faculty: Mr A Nightingale

Subject statement

The Business department is committed to preparing students for the world outside education as well as realising their potential in academic studies. As in the business world, there is an element a ‘RISK’ – in our case Responsibility, Initiative and the development of Skills and Knowledge.

Meet the staff

  • Mr T Ismail Teacher of Business
  • Mr J Johal Teacher of ICT and Business
  • Mrs S Yousaf Teacher of ICT and Business

Subject overview

At the academy, Business is introduced at Key Stage 4. Students can choose the academic GCSE in Business Studies or the more vocational BTEC Level 2 in Business. Both these courses provide a good foundation for studies at Post 16.

At GCSE, students study how small businesses operate, grow and communicate. They sit external exams and complete a controlled assessment. At BTEC Level 2 the emphasis is on finding out how businesses operate and interact in the real world. This is assessed mainly through school set assignments.

At Post 16 we currently offer BTEC Level 3 in Business. There are a variety of optional units to suit individual needs, these range from Accounting to Marketing and from Human Resources to Starting a Small Business. This course doesn’t involve any exams and is currently assessed through solely through coursework. We are hoping to introduce AS and A level Business in the very near future.

Key Stage offered

Key Stage Offered Additional Information
KS4   Edexcel GCSE Business Studies, Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Business (Award)
KS5   Edexcel BTEC Level 3 in Business (Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma)

Last Updated: April 2016