Curriculum Intent

The Business Studies department provide students with the opportunity to develop key skills and knowledge related to the business world. We encourage students to develop their soft skills such as interpersonal (people) skills, communication skills, listening skills and time management. Soft skills are transferable skills that can be used regardless of the person’s job. This makes job candidates with soft skills very adaptable employees. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their business skills such as planning, pitching marketing, advertising, finance. They will also investigate the details of local businesses and their owners.


Our aim is to introduce students to the various areas of business. We will support them in investigating how to set up and run a successful business and help them discover the key skills and attributes a successful business person requires.

Learning Journey

Our learning journeys give a visual overview of the curriculum content covered in each subject. They will help you understand how students make progress in different topics over the years they are with us.

Business Studies Unit 1

1AExamine the characteristics of enterprises
1BExploring market research
1CInvestigating success of an enterprise

Business Studies Unit 2

2APlan a micro-enterprise activity
2BPitch a micro-enterprise activity
2CReview your pitch for a micro-enterprise activity

Business Studies Unit 3

3BFinancial records
3CFinancial planning & forecasting


Key Stage Four Overview

A BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise at either Level 1 or Level 2, equivalent to 1 GCSE pass at 4-9 (Level 2) or 1-3 (Level 1). Business Studies will provide opportunities for you to develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to the Business world and a working life. It is an ideal course to study if you have an interest in how businesses work and/or are considering going on to a Business Studies course at college or into employment.

You will benefit from an assessment pattern, which requires hard work every lesson and doesn’t place all the emphasis on final exams.


Key Words

We aim to support students in their literacy across all curriculum subjects. We provide key word lists as a teaching and learning tool to support student understanding of the technical vocabulary needed to articulate their learning about a particular subject.

Business Studies Key Words



Mr M Carter BEng (Hons) Leader of Year and Teacher of Business, ICT and Computing

Mrs Janet Murray-Brown BEd (Hons) Assistant Head, DSL


Links to Revision and Additional Study

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Our Mission

To ensure every student achieves great outcomes to flourish and be successful
To have high expectations of all staff and students
To respect those in our community locally, nationally and internationally

Our Vision

To be the school of choice and the Learning Hub for the locality

Our Values

Our values respect the charter of the UNICEF rights of the Child and our Bourne ID mirrors this. We gained GOLD status as a rights respecting School and are building on this great achievement


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