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.
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
|UNIT 1||EXPLORING ENTERPRISES|
|1A||Examine the characteristics of enterprises|
|1B||Exploring market research|
|1C||Investigating success of an enterprise|
Business Studies Unit 2
|UNIT 2||PLANNING FOR AND PITCHING AN ENTERPRISE ACTIVITY|
|2A||Plan a micro-enterprise activity|
|2B||Pitch a micro-enterprise activity|
|2C||Review your pitch for a micro-enterprise activity|
Business Studies Unit 3
|UNIT 3||PROMOTION AND FINANCE FOR ENTERPRISE|
|3C||Financial 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.
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.
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
For further information Visit the Pearson’s website at https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/enterprise.html