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. 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. Learners will 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, exploring financial aspects of business and being able to interpret and analyse real-life business scenarios.
How will you be assessed? Students will be assessed by two external examinations at the end of Year 11. You will cover the content for Paper 1 in Year 10 and the content for Paper 2 in Year 11.