School Curriculum - Business Studies


There can be few careers where business knowledge would not be useful.  Studying Business can lay a foundation of key transferable skills to use in the workplace and make you a valuable asset to firms from any industry.

With a strong knowledge of business theories and concepts, students in this subject can be highly employable in areas such as advertising, banking, finance, personnel management and logistics, in both public and private sectors.

This course provides a broad overview of the economy and how the commercial world operates. It develops key attributes sought by employers such as critical thinking, analytical skills and evaluative judgement, as well as numeracy and the ability to research and interpret business data.

Lower School

This subject is not offered in the Lower School.

Middle School

GCSE Business Studies

Business Studies

Board: AQA 8132

GCSE Business Studies is an interesting and relevant course which will give students the opportunity to explore real business issues and how businesses work.  Students will consider the practical application of business concepts.  The units provide opportunities to explore theories and concepts in the most relevant way, through the context of events in the business and economic world.  The knowledge and skills gained from this specification will provide students with a firm foundation for further study.

Subject Content:

Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and business operating in local, national and global contexts.  Students develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.


Business Studies

Board: AQA 7132

This A-level business course introduces you to all you need to know about working in business, providing a solid foundation for further study.

With a focus on helping you to become a good decision maker, you will learn essential managerial skills, alongside techniques to help you become an analytical problem solver.  These skills are all highly sought after and valued in a wide range of careers.

BTEC Business Studies Level 3

Trips to Visit Businesses

Putting business into a practical context is a very important way of raising student awareness of the relevance of the subject and the importance of the business sector to all our lives.  Several trips, revision days, competitions and speakers from industry are arranged each year and are closely linked to the demands of the syllabus and provide an excellent opportunity for our students to network and importantly develop qualities of responsibility, leadership and self-discipline.

Further study and career opportunities

If you would like to study business, finance or management at university, A-level Business provides an excellent foundation.  The skills you learn are transferable across a broad range of subjects and careers.

Revision Clinics

GCE Business Studies E5

Tuesday 1.05 pm – 1.30 pm (Numerical Skills)

Wednesday 12.40 pm – 1.30 pm (Exam Technique)

GCE Economics E5

Thursday 12.35 pm – 1.05 pm (Exam Technique)

Thursday 1.05 pm – 1.30 pm (Consolidation)

GCSE Business Studies E5

Monday 1.05 pm – 1.30 pm (Exam Technique)

Thursday 4.05 pm – 4.45 pm (Grade Booster)