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Business Studies and Economics

GCSE Business (OCR)     

Business Department intent

The Business curriculum is designed to: 

  • Create students that are able to investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues and can construct well-debated, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of business.  
  • Create students that are aware of and understand contemporary business issues as well as the different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts 
  • Develop students to become effective and independent learners as well as being critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.  
  • Enable students to draw on real business / industry examples to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.  
  • Equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to develop their employability.

Topics covered in KS4, Years 10 and 11

  • Business activity
  • Marketing
  • People
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influence on a business
  • Interdependent nature of a business

You are assessed at the end of year 11 through two written exams.

What will I study at GCSE Business?

  • The wide aspects of business and its ever changing character.
  • The links between the business world and of business itself with people.
  • An understanding of organisations, the markets they sell to and how they run.
  • An awareness that business behaviour can be viewed from many different viewpoints.
  • The importance of influences outside the business and how it affects what a business does.

Key Stage 5 – Next steps with Business:

Students that show an interest in business can further their studies by studying Business or Economics at KS5.

Business will equip you with many of the valuable skills required in the modern employment market. As there are so many different themes within business you will have a real insight into a number of areas which you can go on to further specialise in, i.e. sixth form, college, higher education and employment such as management, accounting, marketing, consultancy, finance and many other opportunities.

Any Questions? Students can discuss further with teachers in Room 8A.  Please speak to Ms O’Neill (Head of Department) or Mr Odell (Head of Faculty).

Please view the Business Studies and Economics Learning Journey.