- Student Studying 2
"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."
Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Enterprises
‘it’s good as I want to develop my career’
‘this links to everyday life very well’
‘it helps to learn about the economy and business’
‘this subject prepares us for real life’
Year 10 Student (Student Voice)
"I like Business Studies as it gives me a further understanding of how business works outside of school and also enables me to understand a lot more about how our economy is in the current state as well as knowing the issues and benefits of a lot of things."
Year 11 Student (Student Voice)
"Young Enterprise is an enrichment activity that has helped to contribute to the application of my interest in this subject."
Year 12 Student (Student Voice)
The department is staffed with three fully-qualified specialist teachers, two of whom have experience of working in commerce and industry. The department is committed to raising standards and expanding opportunities at Key Stages 4 and 5.
Some of the most recent initiatives have been the introduction of BTEC Business Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business and also a half-course GCSE Economics as an extra-curricular activity at Key Stage 4. September 2012 will also see the introduction of GCSE Economics as a full option choice for Year 10 students.
At Key Stage 5, Young Enterprise has been re-introduced and links have been developed with the Ashcroft International Business School, which is part of the Anglia Ruskin University. BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business will be introduced to the curriculum from September 2012.