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Business Studies

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“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning”

Bill Gates

Our Curriculum

Business is dynamic and completely relevant to the world in which we live today; our curriculum allows students to explore real life business issues when starting up a business to operating global businesses in a variety of industries. Students gain first-hand experience of businesses through guest speakers and visiting multinational companies; this gives them the knowledge to write and speak confidently and contribute to our future economy.

Getting Better at Business Studies

Students get better at Business by having a thirst to delve deeper and always question. They will spend time studying current developments in business by undertaking wider reading which is relevant to the specification. They will be able to fully understand the specific demands of the question to enable them to develop clear chains of reasoning and offer clear judgements which draw on their own knowledge as well as data charts, tables and extracts provided.

Beyond School

Students will have gained knowledge in the classic business functions which will support them in setting up a business at any point in the future. They will have also gained an understanding of contemporary developments such as disruptive technology, business ethics and globalisation and the ramifications this can bring to not only competing businesses but also local communities. However they will also be aware of the benefits of these developments on society and be able to formulate informed opinions about them.

Careers

Accountant, Franchise owner, E commerce manager, Auditor, Investment analyst, Insurance and Banking.

Economics (A Level)

Who makes most money from the demand for cappuccinos early in the morning at Waterloo Station? Why is it impossible to get a foot on the property ladder? How does the Mafia make money from laundries when street gangs pushing drugs don't? Who really benefits from immigration? How can China, in just fifty years, go from the world's worst famine to one of the greatest economic revolutions of all time, lifting a million people out of poverty a month?

Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist