Why study Business?
There can be few courses available that are as useful throughout life as Business. Regardless of whether you want a career in business, or you just want to improve your employment or promotional prospects, there is no denying its usefulness. Studying Business is also great fun with a mixture of hands on activities and educational visits to local businesses to learn about how they operate their business.
What’s on the course?
We currently offer two Business Education courses; GCSE Business Studies and the Cambridge Nationals in Business and Enterprise. If you make the wise decision to choose Business, your teacher will then decide which course best suits your needs and potential. The department prides itself on using a wide range of stimulating approaches to teaching at all levels, and actively encourages independent learning through a variety of exercises and projects.
Our GCSE Business Studies course covers all of the main aspects of business over the two year course. Topics include Marketing, Human Resource Planning, Business Organisations, Finance, Production and Business Ethics.
We start the course looking at small local businesses and then develop the business ideas to look at large global organisations and how they run their businesses. A keen interest in the real-world will certainly help to improve your understanding of the course, as many of the points for discussion in lessons are taken from real-life events that are featured in the media on a daily basis.
The BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise includes many of the above topics, with an increased emphasis on coursework. Students will have the opportunity to complete controlled assessment on topics such as – the running and promotion of a business & financial planning
Exam Board Details
GCSE Business Studies: WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Committee)
BTEC T NECH Award in Enterprise Edexcel
Mr S Mackreth
Mrs R Stoba