Business Studies

Curriculum Intent

All pupils:

  • To be engaged in Business studies and make outstanding progress
  • To be aware of the current business and economic issues happening around them
  • To be able to analyse the effects of decisions made by businesses on their consumers, employees, shareholders, the wider community and the economy
  • To develop the skills to become enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively in order to solve business problems
  • To have the ability to construct balanced arguments and make supported judgements
  • To be confident in their use of business terminology
  • To be able to apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts
  • To develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business, including using and interpreting data.

Key Stage 4

This GCSE course is both active and enjoyable. You need to be good at communicating, explaining your ideas and being analytical. You will learn how to be a creative thinker and how to make decisions. You will learn about real businesses through research, investigation and practical tasks.

At the end of Year 11, you will take two written examinations each worth 50% of your final grade. These exams are made up of a mixture of multiple-choice, data response, short answer, extended-writing and scenario-based questions.

You will be encouraged to keep up to date with current affairs in the business world and wider economy so that you can apply the theory learnt in lessons to real life situations.

Revision Video

Mrs M Mcloughlin

Curriculum Leader

Erin Lees

Exam specifications

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Financial sector


Self employment

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