The aim of the Business Studies course is to prepare learners to take active roles in business and organisational settings. It develops essential communication, planning and evaluation skills and gives them the knowledge and understanding to use these skills appropriately in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
This course is designed to deepen their understanding of the way in which businesses operate in a dynamic, changing and competitive environment.
At KS4, learners will study the AQA syllabus which includes topics such as 'Starting a business', 'Marketing', 'Finance', 'People in business' and 'Operations management'. The interest in enterprise will be fostered in KS3, where learners through Art & Design will be encouraged to create their own branded products and to use their skills and talents to start their own businesses.