Business Studies

October 1st, 2018

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

Business 01: Business activity, marketing and people

  • Students are introduced to business concepts and issues concerning the activities of a business. They explore the purpose and role of a business from spotting an opportunity through to the growth of an established business. They also look at the role of marketing and human resources.

Business 02: Operations, finance and influences on business

  • Students take a closer look at the role of operations and finance in business activity. Operations include production processes, quality of goods and services, customer service, and working with suppliers. Finance covers its role, its sources, costs, profit and loss, cash and cash flow.
  • They also explore how business responds to external influences, such as ethical and environmental considerations, the economic climate and globalisation, and the interdependent nature of business.

Key Stage 4

All students study OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Business which is an up-to-date and engaging qualification that is relevant to the world of business today.

This qualification equips learners with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect business decisions. It is a well rounded introduction to the subject. The qualification will encourage learners to make informed choices about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop life skills that enable them to become financially and commercially aware.

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