Our team of specialist teachers delivers courses throughout Key Stages 4 and 5.
Business Studies is a very popular subject among our students. Each teacher in the department has a different range of skills, and all have different specialist backgrounds from industry and education.
At Key Stage 4, Business Studies is a very popular subject to choose at GCSE.
At Key Stage 5, Business Studies continues to be very popular.
We offer A level Business Studies and a vocational BTEC Level 3 course in Business where the students are able to further develop their skills.
Subject Leader for Business / BTEC Quality Assurance Manager: Mr D Cheetham
Teacher of Business/Business and Enterprise Clubs Coordinator Mr A Bobbo Teacher of Business/ Assistant Headteacher: Mrs F Wood Teacher of Business/ Assistant Headteacher: Mr A Lawson
The subject is taught in year 9 as part of the GCSE course.
At Key Stage 4, Business is very popular to choose at GCSE. The course is assessed at the end of year 11 with 2 exams (Theme 1 and Theme 2). There is no coursework in the subject.
Teachers in the department specialise according to their particular area of strength and interest.
At Key Stage 5, Business continues to be very popular. We offer A level Business and a vocational BTEC Level 3 course in Business. A lot of the students who study in the department go on to study Business related degrees at University.
We have taken part in Young Enterprise, with the previous group winning the ‘Best Trade Stand’ at the regional finals. Students in the department have also taken part in the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge, and one of our groups went onto the South East regional final at St Mary’s - the home of Southampton FC. We take GCSE and A level groups of students to grade boosting courses in London so that they can reach their full potential. A speaker from the business SAGE come into school as well as Legal and General to do a talk on finance.
As a department, we aim to convey to students the importance of the wide range of aspects of Business, so that they are able to use the knowledge and skills they acquire in future careers.