Business Studies provides students with skills and knowledge that will support the development into a range of different career paths. Students will understand how a business begins as a small enterprise growing into a successful Multinational, deepening an understanding of the external business environment, considering the economic environment, as wells as how to manage a successful business. Business Studies will enable students to develop as effective and independent learners and reflective thinkers with an enquiring mind; the skills that will enable success academically and professionally.
Key Stage 4
While studying the two units of this course, students are likely to learn a lot of new things about the world around them and build upon skills from Year 9. They will be introduced to the world of small businesses and will look at what makes someone a successful business person or an entrepreneur.
Students will also find out how to develop an idea and spot an opportunity and turn that into a successful business.
Focus will also be placed on how to make a business effective and how to manage money well. Students will also see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved.