Humanities Head of Faculty: Mrs C Tunaley
Students will have had no formal exposure to Business Studies before KS4.
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Business studies introduces students to the world of commerce and trade. We look at how businesses start and grow, how they adapt to survive and how they work to ensure that they stay relevant and successful in an ever changing market.
Business studies suits anyone interested in how the world of private businesses operates. You will develop a thorough working knowledge of how entrepreneurs bring their ideas to the market, develop evaluation skills and learn the value of market flexibility and research.
This course is assessed by two external exam papers taken in the summer of year 11.
Paper 1: Investigating small business (50%) - 90 minutes
Paper 2: Building a business (50%) - 90 minutes
Theme 1: Investigating small business
1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
1.4 Making the business effective
1.5 Understanding external influences on business
Theme 2: Building a business
2.1 Growing the business
2.2 Making marketing decisions
2.3 Making operational decisions
2.4 Making financial decisions
2.5 Making human resource decisions
Possible areas of future Studies
A Level Business Studies
Business and Enterprise
Business and Retail Industries
Management and Administration
Possible future careers