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Business Studies

Business Studies is an option taken at GCSE level in years 10 and 11. It is also available as a single award or double award sixth form option.

At Key Stage 4 the students are able to follow a new course recently released by OCR Cambridge Nationals. This new course is being delivered to years 9 and 10. The structure of the course allows students to complete two coursework based units focusing on enterprise and marketing of business. There is also an examination which students complete which is based on their previously learnt knowledge.

In Year 11 however, these students are currently completing the GCSE course which is comprised of two examinations. During the 2 years students will have the opportunity to research and evaluate established international businesses alongside a range of local businesses.

Our Key Stage 5 students follow the BTEC First qualification studying marketing, marketing strategy, international business strategy, accounting and finance through a number of coursework based tasks alongside examined units. All students have the opportunity to take part in a number of extra curricular activities such as the student investor challenge and the young enterprise competition.