Business Studies is a deep exploration of the world, where entrepreneurs seek opportunities to maximise profits in evolving global markets. Its study combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, organisational studies and economics.
Business Studies is a broad subject in the Social Sciences, allowing the in-depth study of a range of specialties such as accountancy, finance, organisation, human resources management and marketing.
Business Studies core purpose is for students go understand why a business might evolve. Students are encouraged to understand the processes of a small start-up business and also a large multinational organisation. Students will consider a range of different business types and gain an understanding of how the choice of business type might affect the objectives that are set.
Students are expected to investigate and research the internal and external factors affecting businesses, including their internal structure and how different functional areas work together. Students will explore the legal, financial and ethical factors that have an impact on businesses. Students will also research how businesses respond to changes in their economic, social and technological environment; and gain an appreciation of the influence different stakeholders can have upon a business.
Through these experiences’ students will research, analyse and evaluate information in order to make considered decisions and your students will have the opportunity to gain these vital skills.
At Key Stage 5 students can study Enterprise and Marketing. Many young people aspire to be be self-employed and start their own business. Enterprise and Marketing is a practical vocational qualification which teaches students life skills which allows the creativity and rigours required to become successful entrepreneurs.
The core purpose of this course is to develop creative and innovative thinkers. Students are expected to think creatively and develop new ideas required for new business start-ups. Students are intended to ask questions, research new product development, investigate what makes a product viable, create a business plan, consider the design and presentation of new concepts, time management, problem solving, pitching skills and business proposal using their learning, self-assessment and feedback gathered.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.