We feel that studying business and enterprise gives all students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and gain useful knowledge and skills in the world of work.

Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 4
Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5

Key Stage 4 Business & Enterprise
At key stage 4 the majority of students are given the option to follow the Edexcel BTEC or the GCSE programme.

The courses are taught by specialist teachers of Business Education. The OCR Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing course accounts for 1 GCSE and includes topics such as developing an enterprise idea, planning and pitching the idea and business finance.

The GCSE course focuses on small businesses and large businesses. It covers the main business topics of business start-up, marketing, human resources, financial management and economics. It is assessed via two extended-answer examinations at the end of year 11, with both examinations being worth 50%.

Post 16 Business & Enterprise
Our courses at level 3 include the BTEC Extended Certificate and Diploma in Business. The extended certificate is equivalent to one A level and the diploma is equivalent to two A levels.

The choice of specification is based upon our particular expertise in the subjects, what we consider the most appropriate format for examination and coursework and, of course, our perception as to the specification which will give our students the greatest opportunity to gain the best grade possible.

Students will study a range of topics including an introduction to business, personal and business finance, marketing and human resources. Students studying the diploma will also study event management, visual merchandising and principles of management (both international and domestic).

Department Staff
Staff Role
Miss C Glasgow Head of Department
Miss S Baker Teacher of Business & Enterprise
Miss R Dent Teacher of Business & Enterprise
Mr D Wilson-Stonestreet Teacher of Business & Enterprise