Students may also purchase the Business Revision Workbook from school which includes set questions for every topic covered – this ‘extra’ homework is useful exam practice and will help them to consolidate / extend learning beyond the classroom.
All students are advised to purchase the Business Revision Guide which contains all course content presented in an easy to follow format – they are available at a reduced price from school.
We are a successful department, although refuse to stand still – a firm focus on continuous improvement ensures that student outcomes in terms of results improve year on year.
Our aims are: At KS4, Business is an optional subject which pupils can take at Level 2. GCSE Business is based around an ‘enterprise and skills’ approach to learning.
The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress onto further study.
The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise, is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.
Students are required to carry out real research and to complete a business report on their findings – Unit 3 is delivered between Year 10 and Year 11 to allow students the time to develop and apply a breadth of knowledge to their research and report.
GCSE Business is assessed by two written examinations and a single controlled assessment.
The course is equivalent to an A*-C GCSE qualification but provides students with a more vocational approach to business rather than a traditional theoretical approach.
The BTEC First Award in business is assessed by three internal assignments and a single online external assessment.