Great companies start because the founders want to change the world, not make a fast buck.”
– Guy Kawasaki
Our business studies curriculum gives students a deep understanding of the world of business and enterprise. It helps shape students and inspires them to confidentally enter the world of commerce and employment.
Mrs S Jones
Head of Business Studies
Our Business Studies curriculum gives students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the concept of the world of business and enterprise. Our curriculum helps shape students and inspire them to enter into the world of commerce and employment.
It has been carefully designed and delivered to:
- provide engaging and challenging lessons that are memorable and enjoyable.
- encourage our students to look at the world with an informed and enquiring mind.
- equip all of our young people with the ability to live a full life where they can become confident and questioning individuals and provide them with the future to which they aspire.
- become the means by which our pupils can become resilient individuals who are prepared and equipped for an ever-changing world to which they feel certain they can contribute in a meaningful way
Year 10 and 11 Curriculum Content
KS4 curriculum follows the OCR National Enterprise and Marketing. The course offers both academic and practical elements so that students of all abilities can enjoy the subject. The main rationale is to provide a broad introduction to these which students will only have a basic knowledge of when starting in KS4 gathered from PSHCE lessons. A wide range of visits and speakers are used to provide students with additional insights into the business world, using businesses that are local, national and international
OCR Enterprise and Marketing
|Autumn HT1||RO64 LO1 Enterprise and Marketing Concepts / RO65 Design a Business Proposal|
|Autumn HT2||R064 LO2 A range of factors that affect the viability of products or services / LO3 Understanding product development|
|Spring HT1||R064 LO4 Factors to consider when pricing a product to attract and retain customers / LO5 Understanding factors for consideration when starting up a business|
|Spring HT2||RO64 L06 : Understand different functional activities needed to support a business start-up|
|Summer HT1||Preparation for R064 Summer External Assessment|
|Summer HT2||R065 LO2 Market Research / LO3 Design a Business Proposal|
|Autumn HT1||RO64 Recap - LO1 Segmentation and Market Research /LO2 A range of factors that affect the viability of products or services / LO3 Understanding Product Development|
|Autumn HT2||RO64 Recap - LO4 Factors to consider when pricing a product to attract and retain customers / Understand factors for consideration when starting up a business / L06 : Understand different functional activities needed to support a business start-up|
|Spring HT1||RO65 Produce product designs for a business challenge / Calculate the costs involved in a business challenge|
|Spring HT2||R065 Review the likely success of a business challenge / Identify the challenges when launching a new product.|
|Summer||RO64 Revision based on exam feedback|
Sixth Form Curriculum Content
Key Stage 4 Business students follow the Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing and Pearson GCSE in Business. For further details, please follow the link below.
Key Stage 5 business studies students follow the AQA Applied Business specification. For further details, please follow the link below.
A Student’s View
A level business is good as it allows you to be creative and design your own business. We are also able to go on trips as a class, such as to London to Innocent Smoothies head office, where we learned how the business is run. The coursework element is also good as it allows you to work independently. I am looking forward to continuing with Business Studies for my degree at Edge Hill University next year
Year 13 student