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Business Studies

Business Studies is a diverse and exciting subject which provides challenge and a practical focus.  Students have the opportunity to explore the wide range of segments which make up the world of business.  In addition to the study of the business theory students have the opportunity to develop skills in problem-solving and team work.  Students study OCR GCSE Business Studies (J253)

Business Studies KS4

The BTEC Technical award in Enterprise is our preferred course at KS4.  The Technical award is 75% coursework, 25% external exam on Finance.

This course offers you an insight into the world of business using knowledge-based exercises and simulated situations. The course follows the following aspects of business:

Exploring enterprises (30% internal assessment)

Planning for and pitching and enterprise activity (30% internal assessment)

Promotion and finance for enterprise (40% external assessment)


Covering all the main basic topics students should be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors. The course will allow them to make informed decisions about learning opportunities and career choices.

Assessment will be a mixture of internal and external assessments.

Activities & Learning Experiences

Knowledge and understanding will be achieved through notes, discussions, worksheet tasks, and case study activities which will be completed in class and for homework.


Business Studies is an academic subject and you will be expected to take notes in class and pay full attention. Homework is set once a week and will extend and build upon your existing knowledge. You will be expected to use your business skills and imagination to solve real life business problems.

Opportunities at the end of the course

A-level in Business Studies and College courses can help lead you straight into many full-time employment jobs.

Success and interest in this area will allow you to develop your studies further in our Sixth Form .

Course Leader Mrs P Hall

Head of Faculty for Business Studies, Computing and ICT 

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