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Business Studies

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

At Key Stage 4 we offer two distinct business courses; firstly we have GCSE Business Studies and BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Business.

Studying GCSE Business Studies will engage a learner into understanding what is needed to start up a new business of their own and covers the important elements of marketing, customer focus and finance. They will also develop practical business skills such as problem solving, creative thinking and decision making which are of demand by employers.

Studying BTEC Business will enable learners to engage in a stimulating introduction to the world of business covering aspects of retail, recruitment and business finance. They will also develop essential interpersonal skills and knowledge required by tomorrow’s employers.

Full details in KS4 brochure


Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)

Business Studies (BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Business) Examination board: Edexcel

Economics (Two year A level course) Examination Board: OCR

Public Services (BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Certificate) Examination board: Edexcel

More details in KS5 brochure


Departmental Team

Mr D Hayden (Head of Department)
Mr M Flanagan