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Welcome to the Business Studies Department

Careers in Business Studies:

Business Studies students typically have good commercial awareness, one of the qualities highly sought after by employers. What is more important is that they are able to effectively apply their knowledge of industries to the job -

  • accountancy
  • advertising
  • banking, investment and financial services
  • general management
  • HR/personnel
  • management consultancy
  • public relations
  • retail management

Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills Development in Business Studies:

  • Self-management
  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Working with others
  • Using ICT
  • Using Mathematics
  • Communication

GCSE Business Studies

Why study Business Studies?

If you choose to study Business at Level 2 or Level 3 you will develop a broad knowledge of business operations as well as gaining targeted skills in your specific field, such as customers, markets, finance, operations, strategy, business policy, communications and IT

  • GCSE - BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business (2018)
  • A Level - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Award in Business

 

GCSE Business Studies -

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Business

Unit 1 – Introduction to Business – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes -

  • Explore how businesses operate
  • Consider how market research helps a business to understand the market
  • Investigate the use of the marketing mix (the 4Ps)
Unit 6 – Recruitment, Selection and Employment – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • Know about job roles and functional areas in business
  • Produce documentation for specific job roles
  • Demonstrate interview skills and plan career development

 

Unit 2 – Finance for Business – Externally Examined

Learning Outcomes -

  • Understand the costs involved in business and how businesses make a profit
  • Understand how businesses plan for success
  • Understand how businesses measure success and identify areas for improvement    

Unit 3 – Enterprise in the Business World – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
  • Plan an idea for a new business
  • Present a business model for a business start-up

 

 

A-Level Business Studies

Post 16 Business Studies – Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business

 

Unit 1 – The Business Environment – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes -

  • Different businesses and their ownership
  • How businesses are organised to achieve their purposes
  • The impact of the economic environment on businesses
  • How political, legal and social factors impact on business

Unit 3 – Introduction to Marketing – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • The role of marketing in organisations
  • Marketing research and marketing planning
  • How and why customer groups are targeted
  • Develop a coherent marketing mix
Unit 13 – Recruitment and Selection in Business – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • The processes involved in recruitment planning
  • Understand the implications of the regulatory framework for the process of recruitment and selection
  • Prepare documentation involved in the selection and recruitment process
  • Participate in a selection interview

 

 

 Year 14
Unit 2 – Business Resources – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • How human resources are managed
  • The purpose of managing physical and technological resources
  • How to access sources of finance
  • Interpret financial statements

Unit 4 – Business Communication – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • Understand different types of business information
  • Present business information effectively
  • Understand the issues and constraints in relation to the use of business information in organisations
  • How to communicate business information using appropriate methods

Unit 5 – Business Accounting – Internally Marked and Externally Moderated

Learning Outcomes –

  • Understand the purpose of accounting and the categorisation of business income and expenditure
  • Prepare a cash flow forecast
  • Prepare a profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Review business performance using simple ratio analysis