Business Studies

Curriculum Intent and Rationale

The purpose of the business studies curriculum is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to progress in the study of business or any subject at university and succeed in this.  Business studies is the study of the world around us from a social, financial and cultural perspective.  Business is the study of the interactions and connectivity of firms and the world around us.  By gaining an understanding of economic and business theories and interrelationships between macro and micro economic issues, we aim to equip our students with the skills to make informed decisions throughout their lives and thus become more aware of business opportunities and the role firms play within our society.

The Edexcel curriculum provides ample opportunity for business studies students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills, numerical and computer skills, as well as the ability to work well either alone or within a team.  All of these skills are very transferable allowing business studies students to branch into any university discipline.  From investment banking and financial services, business and public-sector management and research, to working with charities, teaching or the media. There is little restriction on what students can do with these skills as the curriculum not only teaches the application of economic and business theory but the analysis and evaluation of data. The curriculum extends to globalisation, economic development, and behavioural business studies which ties in with many occupations and disciplines.

Implementing our curriculum

Key Stage 5