Students will be provided with a set of foundational skills, understandings and personal attributes, which will help them to engage with the dynamic business environment and fulfil their potential in their personal and professional lives, now and into the future.
At Key Stage 4, students will find out how entrepreneurs develop an idea, spot an opportunity and turn that into a successful business. They understand how to make a business effective and manage money. Students will also see how the world around us affects small businesses and all the people involved. They will explore financial aspects of business and be able to interpret and analyse real life business scenarios.
At Key Stage 5, our curriculum builds on students’ learning at KS4 but also provides opportunities for students to begin studying business for the first time at sixth form. Our curriculum encourages students to develop an appreciation of how their lives are shaped by economic and social factors. They are enabled to make informed decisions, to better manage their personal financial resources and to be adaptable, creative, and enterprising.
In both Key Stages, Business Studies supports the development of analytical and critical thinking skills, encouraging students to be problem solvers. It reinforces the development of students’ numeracy, literacy and digital technology skills by providing a real-life context for their application.