Business Studies (Business Studies, Economics & Financial Studies)
Head of Department
|Mrs K Bennett||Head of Business Studies|
|Mr A Chisty||Teacher of Business Studies|
|Miss K Cutts||Teacher of Business Studies|
|Mrs K Franks||Teacher of Business Studies|
Our Curriculum Intent
We aim to create outstanding Business students. The aim of the Business curriculum is to develop students’ understanding of how the local / national / global economy works through evaluating and analysing economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life. The aim of the Business curriculum is to equip students with the appropriate knowledge to study the subject at a higher level and to develop employability skills for the future.
We do this by quality first teaching which ensures students understand underlying Business theory which students apply to a variety of familiar and unfamiliar case studies. We want students to be able to think analytically, reach logical conclusions based on data, and make judgements on future changes to markets and the economy.
Our curriculum in Business supports the ethos statement of the school. Students are constantly challenged to work collaboratively and think independently when engaging in all lessons and class debates. Through teacher modelling, we encourage our students to demonstrate manners, respect and tolerance in Business lessons. This allows students to express themselves in a confident manner. Lesson materials are engaging to promote topical discussion and encourage students to develop an enquiring mind.
As a knowledge-based curriculum we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills. Content is delivered to students and then built upon through a variety of practice questions and topic assessments with regular quality feedback being given to support student progress. The knowledge acquired then allows students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.
Our curriculum design includes revisiting and building on existing knowledge. We ensure the level of challenge is high enough for the most able, with scaffold and support available for students who need it. We are committed to developing our schemes of work continuously and fluidly. We use all available resources and teaching strategies to ensure that students have a comprehensive knowledge of the specifications and are capable of going beyond what is taught in lessons.
What Will Students Learn In Each Year?
The links below give a detailed breakdown of what is taught in the the curriculum for each year.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Accommodation and Resources
Three well-equipped rooms, with paper-based and IT resources
Extended Opportunities For Learning
To ensure that the subject is kept up to date with current business practices, there are visits to a wide variety of business sectors and in-school opportunities to experience some elements of the business world.