Business Studies

September 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the Business Studies Department

The aim of the course is to:

  • Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in one of the many business disciplines, such as marketing, finance, sales, recruitment or retail
  • Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the business sector
  • Allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context

Curriculum Content

The aim of the course is to:

  • Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in one of the many business disciplines, such as marketing, finance, sales, recruitment or retail
  • Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the business sector
  • Allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context

Year 9

Students opting for Business in Year 9 will follow a course of study that introduces them to key
elements of business such as ownership, finance, marketing, sales and customer service. Through a combination of core knowledge sessions, workshops and practical challenges students develop key business and entrepreneurial skills.

Year 10 & 11
NCFE Certificate in Business and Enterprise is made up of 4 units of study. These are:

  • Introduction to business and enterprise
  • Marketing for business and enterprise
  • Finance for enterprise
  • Plan, develop and participate in a business or enterprise project

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. There is one externally assessed unit, ‘Marketing for Business and Enterprise’ which is set by the Board to be undertaken in class under exam conditions. For the remaining units, students build a Portfolio of Evidence which demonstrates their understanding. Each unit is marked by their teacher and graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. The results of each unit are combined to give a final grade.

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