Business Studies

Business Studies

Department staff:

Mrs N Elvidge: Subject Leader

Miss L Pinkney

Mrs A Douglas


Key Stage 4: GCSE Business Studies

Overview of the course

The course runs over two years and acts as a great introduction to the world of business. It looks at differing functional areas such as marketing, finance, production and human resources.  Everyone will end up working in some sort of business, so this subject will also give an insight in to how businesses operate.  It will equip all students with the necessary enterprise skills to enter the ever changing world of work. It is ideal for anyone thinking of starting their own business or going on to study Business in the future.


Subject content:

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance


Assessment details

Examination board: AQA: GCSE Business Studies


Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

Overview of the course:

The qualification enables you to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment.


Subject content:

 Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises – the aim is to examine different enterprises to develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneur.

During Component 1, you will:

  • examine the characteristics of enterprises;
  • explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs and understand competitor behaviour;