Mrs L Williams
Subject supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:
Students in KS4: Students are empowered to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, enabling them to use business information critically, to develop arguments, to make justified decisions and to prepare them for further study and career pathways.
Students in KS5: Students will be introduced to the dynamic business environment and the importance of entrepreneurial activity in creating opportunities and sustaining business growth. Learners will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of essential skills required for higher education and employment.
Lunch-time Drop In sessions are also available to students who need further guidance or use of ICT facilities.
Wherever possible the department utilises the expertise of a wide range of external business partners to provide real-life examples of business practice. Regular visits are made to a number of organisations. For example, Jaguar/Land- Rover, Cadbury World, Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, etc.
Possible areas of future study:
There are a wide range of courses which can be pursued with a Business qualification. Common course options include: accounting, business administration, business analysis, business computing, business ethics, business statistics, commercial law, developing markets, economic principles, finance, human resources, international studies, management, marketing, operations management, research and technology
Possible future careers:
Accountants, Solicitors, Management Consultancy, Investment Banking, Estate Agency, Business Owner, Human Resources Officer, Marketing Positions, Logistics. Business Studies is seen as a good ‘all round’ qualification which can lead to a career in an organisation or support other qualifications.
Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments. Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of Business. The Eduqas website (https://www.eduqas.co.uk) has a lot of information for all courses offered by the Business Studies Department. This is a very useful, free resource.